Tag: oyster reef

Contest Spotlights Best Ideas for Climate Adaptation

Written by | July 11th, 2013

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Sometimes global conservation challenges seem so overwhelming that we don’t even know where to begin. But Solution Search, a global contest to find successful innovation in conservation, aims to change that.

Cities and Climate After Sandy: How Should We Prepare?

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Hurricane Sandy was a wakeup call for coastal cities — but what should we do next? Five experts took on that question in the first of this spring’s “Nature and Our Future” panel discussions from the Conservancy.

Rebuild, but Stronger

Written by | January 18th, 2013

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The impacts of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt up and down the eastern seaboard. We must look to create a new and alternative future for the coast.

Rebuilding Safer in Sandy’s Aftermath

Written by | November 21st, 2012

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As rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy begins, we need to help orient communities sensibly and compassionately towards solutions that will reduce their long term risk.

How’s Our Water Doing? Answering that Question in the Bayou State

Written by | October 11th, 2012

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Louisiana has historically been a water-rich state, but that could change as sea-level rise and scarcity problems come closer. See how scientists are helping devise a state-wide water plan.

Alligator Hunt: A Conservation Story

Written by | March 5th, 2012

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Is this man a hunter, a conservationist, or both? Ecologist Bryan Piazza explains how science and community action helped bring the alligator back and restore a cultural tradition in Louisiana.

The Mississippi River Flood: A Louisiana Scientist’s View

Written by | May 19th, 2011

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The high waters of the Mississippi are coming to Louisiana — but can we stop these floods from happening in the future? Bryan Piazza, father, husband and Nature Conservancy ecologist in Louisiana, says using natural systems smartly can help.

Oyster Reefs Are in Trouble…So Can We Still Eat Oysters?

Written by | March 8th, 2011

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Conservancy marine scientist Mike Beck sets the record straight in this Q&A. Hint: If you like oysters, you’ll like what he has to say!

Crazy, Muddy Fun in the Gulf of Mexico

Written by | January 25th, 2011

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They were cold, wet and happy to be helping restore the Gulf—500+ volunteers helped us build the beginning of a new oyster reef in Mobile Bay, Alabama.

Hope on the Half-Shell

Written by | January 19th, 2011

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Can the Gulf of Mexico truly be restored? Cindy Brown says it’s already happening, and another major step towards achieving that goal will be taken this weekend.

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