Tag: conservation

Ken Burns’ ‘Dust Bowl’ a Cautionary Tale

Written by | November 21st, 2012

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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?

No Power = Clean Water?

Written by | November 11th, 2012

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A healthy watershed is a prerequisite for clean water, and that’s one of the (admittedly few) things the characters in NBC’s Revolution have working in their favor.

The Next Four Years: Invest in Nature for a Stronger America

Written by | November 7th, 2012

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On Election Day, Americans agreed that conservation is a worthwhile investment. As we look ahead, President Obama and Congress have an opportunity to show their leadership on the preservation of our country’s natural heritage.

Vote for Nature in Your State

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

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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!

Creative Conservation

Written by | October 16th, 2012

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No place, not even Yellowstone in winter, is unaffected by human impacts. This means every place requires some form of management, even if only to protect what remains of its “natural” condition.

Feeling Stressed? Biodiversity Can Help

Written by | October 4th, 2012

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A lab experiment involving 3,500 beakers of microalgae sheds light on how ecosystems respond to stress like heat, and why biodiversity actually matters to conservation.

Conservation in a World of Senior Citizens

Written by | October 2nd, 2012

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How will an aging population influence the way we do conservation in 2050? It could be a blessing, says our chief scientist–as long as we start preparing now.

Cool Career: Data Scientist

Written by | October 1st, 2012

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Do you want to work in the “sexiest job of the 21st century”? Look no further than conservation groups like The Nature Conservancy.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 8

Written by | August 8th, 2012

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It’s a Cool Green Wednesday as my guitar gently weeps. Let me explain…

  1. Gibson Guitar Company admits to using illegal rainforest wood for their guitars. (Treehugger)
  2. Charts show the endangered status of the world’s major mammal groups. (Mongabay)
  3. Beverage companies need water to succeed, so major players in the business are now investing millions in conservation. (Washington Post)
  4. How to make a bird-friendly building? Get architects and ornithologists together. (NPR)
  5. Drought Pics: Some interesting — and sometimes surprising — images of what the drought has done throughout the U.S. (National Geographic)

$80 Million for Wetlands and Working Ranches in the Everglades

Written by | July 13th, 2012

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Our president and CEO Mark Tercek travels to the Florida Everglades for an important announcement of new funding to protect and restore wetland habitat on working ranches in the Everglades.

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