Written by Adam Bloom | January 7th, 2014
Science gets to the bottom of mysteries like widely reported “earthquake lights” and the true age of the cockroach in today’s green news.
1. While people for millenia have reported seeing mysterious lights immediately before earthquakes, scientists think they’ve found the answer in a unique reaction by stressed rocks. (National Geographic)
2. Researchers in northwest Colorado recently discovered 49-million-year-old fossilized cockroaches, pushing back the bug’s known Earth record by a full 5 million years. (Live Science)
3. California’s lack of snowfall this winter hurts more than avid skiers; it means people and nature in the state will have a lot less freshwater at their disposal. (Grist)
4. Windpower in the UK generated a record 10% of the country’s electricity in December, enough for 5.7 million homes during one of the most energy-intensive times of the year. (TreeHugger)
Written by Megan Sheehan | November 7th, 2013
Written by Eric Kripke | April 15th, 2013
NBC Revolution’s Zak Orth and Matt Pitts know a thing or two about living in a world without television, music and electricity. What would you do if the power went out?
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | April 10th, 2013
New watering restrictions in Fort Collins, Colorado are a stark reminder that it’s up to us to chart a smarter course toward meeting the future needs of our thirsty cities.
Written by Megan Sheehan | March 20th, 2013
Written by Charles Bedford | February 11th, 2013
Charles Bedford, Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Asia-Pacific region, explains why conserving nature in Hong Kong is a bigger issue than you might think.
Written by Taylor Hawes | December 12th, 2012
A new study on the Colorado River Basin — the West’s most iconic river — could be a roadmap for how we can protect this freshwater ecosystem and still use its precious water.
Written by Mark Tercek | November 2nd, 2012
Can both sides of the aisle come together to recognize the importance of investing in our lands and waters for people and wildlife?
Written by abridges | November 2nd, 2012
Are you voting on Tuesday? We’ve gathered the top 10 conservation measures from around the country — take a look and do your part to vote for nature!
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | October 26th, 2012
Serene. Majestic. Awe-inspiring. The list of adjectives never stops when it comes to describing this amazing photograph of Maroon Bells, CO. Flickr photographer kadek susanto submitted it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. Thank you! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you […]