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The Sagebrush Sea: The “Land In Between” Finally Gets the Spotlight

This week PBS Nature airs The Sagebrush Sea, one of the first nature documentaries focused on this often unappreciated ecosystem. Blogger Holly Copeland offers a scientist’s view of the habitat.

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Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Haoran Yang

More than half of the energy generated in the U.S. is lost as heat. Where some people might see only wasted potential, NatureNet Fellow Haoran Yang sees a huge opportunity.

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Recent Study Offers First Comprehensive Picture of Appalachian Energy Development

Energy development is booming in the Appalachians. What does this mean for conservation? A new study offers the first comprehensive picture.

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NatureNet Fellows 2015: Energy Tech from Clams, Rethinking Island Biogeography & More

What’s the future of conservation science? Look no further than this year’s NatureNet Science Fellows cohort — developing and field testing solutions-based science to some of the world’s most urgent environmental challenges.

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Going Solar: The 21st Century Family Home Project

Living amidst Wyoming’s energy boom, Holly Copeland has seen firsthand the unraveling of habitats caused by energy extraction. Looking to reduce dependence on fossil fuel led her home, installing solar panels.

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A Different Perspective to Understand How Energy Impacts Biodiversity

New research reveals how little we know about how energy development impacts biodiversity, and pinpoints a potential solution.

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Wind Turbines and Birds: What’s the Real Story?

Cats and window collisions kill more birds, but that doesn’t mean conservationists should ignore the effects of wind turbines. Blogger David Mehlman takes a look at the science, and finds significant impacts to both birds and bats.

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Protecting the Amargosa: From Suspicion to Support for a Desert River

Anti-environmental sentiments in rural Nevada have been in the news a lot lately. Here’s a different narrative. In the Mojave Desert of remote Nevada and California, conservationists are part of the community and working to overcome suspicion to protect a vibrant river.

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Pupfish: Conserving a Mojave Desert Survivor

Sure, desert pupfish are tough. Hot water temperatures? They thrive in it. Creeks saltier than the ocean? No problem. But now pupfish face a bigger challenge — people and their need for lots of water.

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Grouse Robot: Remote-Controlled Bird Assists Conservation

A grouse robot? You bet. And no, it’s not a gimmick. On the sagebrush plains of Wyoming, researchers are deploying the fake birds to study how males react to females — and helping to protect the species in the process.

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A Conservation Scientist’s Advice on “Green” Light Bulbs

LED? CFL? What’s the best light bulb for the environment? Scientist Craig Leisher has been experimenting with light bulbs in his own home, weighing the pros and cons. His message: don’t be an early adopter.

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How Can We Make Energy Security Sustainable?

Meeting our energy development needs will require converting land from current uses. That’s a given. But can we achieve energy security without risking the security of the lands and waters on which all life depends?

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Conservation Future: Announcing the 2013 NatureNet Fellows

Nine young scientists — with specialties ranging from energy infrastructure to urban ecology, Kenyan pastoral techniques to nanotechnology — inaugurate a program designed to help kick-start conservation toward addressing the challenges facing people and nature in the 21st century.

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