Soil Carbon: Complexity, Context + A Way Forward

Researchers highlight agreements and uncertainties around soil carbon and argue that “action can happen despite unanswered scientific questions.”

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Nature Improves Crop Production

New study shows that promoting nature around farm fields is essential to ensuring and maintaining abundant and stable food production.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Fields on Fire: Can Agricultural Alternatives Mean Cleaner Air in India?

Agriculture burning contributes significantly to air pollution in India, a country with some of the least healthy air in the […]

Priya Shyamsundar and Matthew L. Miller

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Experimenting with Water Funds + Behavior Change

Can targeted, farm-level recommendations spark adoption at the scale needed to ensure the city of Nairobi a sustainable water supply? TNC scientists are experimenting to find out.

Stephen Wood

Dirt to Soil: A Farmer’s Tell-all Puts Soil First

North Dakota farmer Gabe Brown’s journey to regenerative agriculture.

Dustin Solberg

Like to Eat? Then You Should Care About Biodiversity

Farming and ranching can be converted from a global environmental problem into the leading edge of an effort to avert looming biological disaster – and farmers themselves can become more productive and profitable.

Ginya Truitt Nakata

Sharing Water: How I Met the MacGyvers of Water Use

Conservationists at The Nature Conservancy and USFS are improving spring boxes so that ranchers can easily “turn off the faucet” when they’re not using it. Sometimes we can meet everyone’s needs with a little PVC pipe and a lot of ingenuity.

Lisa Feldkamp

Bumper-Crop Birds: Pop-Up Wetlands Are a Success in California

By partnering with rice farmers in California, the Conservancy is transforming fields into pop-up wetlands for migrant shorebirds, yielding the largest average shorebird densities ever reported for agriculture in the region.

Justine E. Hausheer

Scaling Sustainable Agriculture

To feed the world in 2050, we will need to grow roughly 40% more food. To be sustainable, we need our farms to survive and keep producing food, while also protecting the environment that we rely on to sustain us all.

Jon Fisher

The Mountain Lion in the Window

The subject of the message was: OMG! Mountain Lion Kitten in Window Well!!!! And really, it just got more interesting from there.

Cara Cannon Byington

Tracing the Wild Origins of the Domestic Turkey

What are the wild origins of our domestic turkey – and who did the domesticating? It’s a remarkable story that includes a lost turkey subspecies.

Joe Smith

Can We End Hunger and Protect the Forest in Africa?

Expanding agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa often comes at the expense of forests. Can this challenge be resolved?

Jensen Montambault