Written by Mark Tercek | November 21st, 2012
Ken Burns called the Dust Bowl “one of the great cautionary tales of all time.” We learned, then, about the need to care for nature. Are we so absorbed today by political division that we cannot or will not heed nature’s latest warnings?
Written by Mark Tercek | September 20th, 2012
Reauthorization of the Farm Bill is critical to the health and well-being of our country’s lands and waters, farm families and our national economy.
Written by Darci Palmquist | September 13th, 2012
The Himalayan glaciers are called the “third pole” because they contain the largest ice fields outside the polar regions—how will their retreat affect people living downstream?
Written by Eddie Game | August 23rd, 2012
The answer might surprise you–and it all comes down to a little concept known as a counterfactual. Intrigued? Read on.
Written by Bob Bendick | June 22nd, 2012
The U.S. Senate passed a Farm Bill with strong bi-partisan support. The Nature Conservancy takes a look at several particularly good features of this important conservation milestone.
Written by Mark Tercek | June 15th, 2012
Our president and CEO Mark Tercek urges congressional leaders not to further cut funding to vital conservation programs in the Farm Bill — programs that protect the health of America’s soil, water, wildlife and other natural resources essential to our lives and livelihoods.
Written by Bob Bendick | June 14th, 2012
The Farm Bill should be passed as it stands. We need to be able to agree that healthy lands and waters are essential to the productivity of agriculture and forest lands.
Written by Mike Sweeney | May 8th, 2012
The consequences of foodborne illness can be devastating, and we need to deal with the problem. A smart, science-based approach can help us make sure our response actually addresses the sources of risk.
Written by Mark Tercek | May 7th, 2012
May 9th marks the anniversary of one of the worst man-made disasters ever to hit the U.S.: the Dust Bowl. Our CEO explains how conservation practices put in place as a result have helped prevent similar catastrophic events.
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | May 7th, 2012