A (Happy) Climate Change Science Surprise

Conservancy scientists were not surprised that changes in the way California manages its natural and agricultural lands could contribute to meeting the state’s climate change goals. What did surprise them was just how substantial that contribution could be.

Cara Cannon Byington

New Science Shows Nature’s Potential to Fight Climate Change

New research shows that we have vastly underestimated the potential for nature to fight climate change. Nature isn’t the victim, it’s the solution.

Justine E. Hausheer

Reefs Like Zombies?

Coral reefs, parrotfish, climate change, Michigan tourists, and, well, zombies.

Cara Cannon Byington

Hurricane Sandy and the Flooding That Wasn’t

Most visitors come her for the warblers, but some come for the weirs.

Cara Cannon Byington

Saved by Sand Dunes

On the five year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a return to the Jersey Shore towns saved by sand dunes.

Cara Cannon Byington

Adaptation as Acceptance: Toward a New Normal in the Northwoods

Acceptance is all about adjusting expectations. Saving the great Northwoods might mean transforming it.

Meredith Cornett

A Tale of Climate Change and Two Cities

While it is almost impossible to attribute an individual event to climate change, the reality is that we live in a climate altered world.

Rob McDonald

Coastal Wetlands Prevented $625M in Property Damage During Hurricane Sandy

Put a dollar value on it: engineers, ecologists and risk modelers team up to measure the value of coastal wetlands for reducing hurricane risk.

Siddharth Narayan and Mike Beck

Climate Change is Already Heating Up the World’s Cities

While it is hard to attribute any single event like the "Lucifer" heat wave to climate change, new science makes it abundantly clear that climate change has already made our summers hotter and riskier.

Rob McDonald

The Quest to Restore American Elms: Nearing the Finish Line

The quest to restore the American elm has been underway for more than 50 years. Now success is closer than ever.

Suki Casanave

Kids, Drones & Science at the Water’s Edge in Grenada

The future of Grenada is in good hands because kids like this — who can plant mangroves and test water quality without even wrinkling their clothes — kids like this can probably do just about anything.

Cara Cannon Byington

Adventures in Self-Experimentation: Matrix Pills & Plowing Tropical Fields

Scientists Nick Wolff and Yuta Masuda recount their experiences testing new technology first-hand in the fields of Indonesia.

Yuta J. Masuda and Nicholas H. Wolff