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Nature Makes Us Smarter. OK, Now What?

Research says being in nature makes you smarter. But what does that mean, exactly? Bob Lalasz looks at some questions remaining for the science of nature’s cognitive benefits.

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Go to Your Happy Place: Understanding Why Nature Makes Us Feel Better

Experiences in nature make us feel better — but why? Scientist Greg Bratman is lifting the lid on what’s happening in our brains — and his research might revolutionize the way we use and conserve green space.

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Urban Water Footprint: Extensive and Expensive

A new global database of urban water sources developed by the Conservancy’s Rob McDonald highlights just how far water travels and how much it can cost to get it there.

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Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Rob McDonald

Conservationists have typically viewed cities as the enemy of the environment — to embrace urban growth is akin to heresy. But that viewpoint is changing by necessity.

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New Report: What Will the Urban Century Mean for Nature?

Can biodiversity thrive in an increasingly urban world — or are the predictions of disasters destined to be correct? A new UN report co-authored by TNC’s Rob McDonald has some surprising answers.

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