Tag: South America

Por Favor, Brasil: Keep Debating, and You Can Change the World

Written by | January 30th, 2014

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Food. Water. Energy. All this situated within some of the most beautiful, productive and diverse ecosystems on the planet. That’s Brazil. And who can make the decisions to integrate all these needs and make wise decisions to shape the world? Brazilians, of course.

Farm to Closet: Do You Know Where Your Wool Comes From?

Written by | September 3rd, 2013

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Knowing where your food comes from – the “farm to table” concept – is all the rage. But what about your clothes? Can it still be done “naturally”? Is it possible to follow that path?

Operation Osprey Banding

Written by | August 12th, 2013

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Don your hip waders and join our New Jersey staff as they navigate thick marsh and even thicker swarms of flies into raptor territory for an incredible osprey banding experience.

The Amazon: It is a Marvel to Behold

Written by | January 24th, 2013

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Our blogger follows his grandfather’s advice and travels to the Amazon. But will it be there for his grandchildren to see?

Goodnight Stars’ Twinkling Light, Goodnight Clean Water, Burning Bright

Written by | March 21st, 2012

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Can conservation make people feel better? Our freshwater scientist shares how one micro sewage treatment plant improves the lives of a small community in Brazil.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 25

Written by | January 25th, 2012

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If the sun can’t save us from climate change, what can?

  1. President Obama addressed clean energy, environmental policy– and even name-checked climate change– in last night’s State of the Union. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Are you under 31? Then you probably want a hybrid car. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Scientists discovered 46 new species in the tiny little South American country of Suriname. (Mongabay)
  4. These old dumps are being converted to parks and nature preserves. (Grist)
  5. New research reveals that the sun can’t save us from climate change. (Guardian.co.uk)

Nature Photo of the Week: South American Tanager

Written by | December 23rd, 2011

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Birds can be tricky to photograph, but Flickr user Techuser makes it look easy with this breathtaking photo of a Magpie Tanager (Cissopis leveriana). Thanks for sharing this photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you—at my.nature.org. And […]

Traveling the Magdalena River: Day 2, Illegal Mining

Written by | December 8th, 2011

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Colombia wants to be a top mining country, but is this country really prepared to assume such challenge? We travel to an illegal mine to learn more.

Traveling the Magdalena River: Day 1, the Llanito Lake

Written by | December 5th, 2011

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The team goes fishing with a group of local fishermen at the Magdalena River’s Llanito Lake, where fishermen still practice the “corral” fishing technique, a more sustainable and collective way of fishing.

Traveling the Magdalena River

Written by | December 2nd, 2011

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Join a team of Nature Conservancy staff and scientists as they navigate Colombia’s Magdalena River and bring to life its rich communities and culture through this series of blog posts.

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