Empowering Communities with Solar

The ongoing transformation of the U.S.’s energy systems creates a compelling opportunity to build the energy infrastructure of the future.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Coral Atolls are Not a Lost Cause

An international team argues that strategic ecological restoration could save coral atoll islands from the rising seas of climate change.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Loss of Coastal Ecosystems Increases Risk from Tropical Cyclones

Science identifies where coastal ecosystems will be crucial for coastal protection services in a world altered by climate change.

Sarah Hülsen

Larger Beaks, Smaller Bodies: Could Climate Change Literally Change Birds?

Climate change might change more about birds than their migration patterns.

Christine Peterson

Nature and Equity: The Future of Lasting Conservation?

Solutions to the challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change may require entwined solutions framed by “Nature and Equity.”

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Market-based Climate Mitigation and Biodiversity Conservation Solutions Must Consider Gender

To be equitable, market-based climate mitigation and biodiversity conservation solutions must also consider gender at their core.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Forest Management Can Keep Carbon in Forests and Protect Communities from Wildfire in the American West

The U.S. is investing billions of dollars to reduce forest fire risks. New research maps the hot spots where investments in strategic forest management could offer the biggest payoff for people and climate.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Solar Energy Development Doesn’t Have to Destroy Vital Habitat (but It Could)

With careful planning, the U.S. could produce needed solar energy and still protect lands important for animal movement and migration.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Small Land Holders Can Lead the Way in Tropical Tree Cover Restoration

Science shows that when it comes to tropical forest restoration at scale, small landholders matter. A lot.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Liana Cutting in Selectively Logged Forests Increases Carbon Sequestration

Cutting lianas, a diverse group of woody climbing plants, is a well-known way to increase carbon sequestration and timber production.

Matthew L. Miller

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Make Lithium Extraction in the U.S. “Smart from the Start”

While the U.S. has potential to be a global lithium producer, careful planning will be required to avoid and limit damage near potential extraction sites.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Resilience and Stability on Palmyra’s Coral Reefs

In hopeful news, coral reefs at Palmyra Atoll show long-term stability, recovery and resilience, despite two bleaching events within the last decade.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief