How Much Do Wetlands Reduce Property Damage During Hurricanes?

A Collaborative Study with the Insurance Industry Four years ago this month, Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the US Atlantic […]

Siddharth Narayan

Pika Quest

Meet the American pika; an adorable relative of the rabbit that hides high in the “sky islands” of mountain slopes. Adapted to a cold environment, these furry mammals are at risk in a warming world.

Lisa Feldkamp

Energy Sprawl is the Largest Driver of Land Use Change in the U.S.

The development of new land area required for energy production is, and will likely continue to be, the largest driver of land use change in the U.S. for the foreseeable future.

Cara Cannon Byington

Migration in Motion: Visualizing Species Movements Due to Climate Change

Climate change is already forcing species to migrate to cooler climates, and Conservancy scientists are mapping these predicted migrations.

Justine E. Hausheer

Progress in the Search for Better Battery Tech

A new paper by Conservancy NatureNet Science Fellow Won-Hee Ryu may ultimately help scientists overcome one of the most intractable technological obstacles to wholesale adoption of clean energy.

Cara Cannon Byington

Technology to the Rescue for Foresters in the Thick of It

Managing forests to remain resilient through wildfire, drought, and forest pests in a changing climate is complicated. New technology is helping forest managers to restore forests to a healthy mix of spatial diversity.

Lisa Feldkamp

Maintaining Healthy Forests Takes More than Planting Trees

Conservationists should plant more trees, but that’s not the whole story. America’s forests must be resilient to survive wildfires and invading forest pests in a changing climate.

Lisa Feldkamp

A Dirty Solution to Cleaning the Atmosphere

Soils have twice as much carbon as the atmosphere. Which means there’s a lot of interest in figuring out if soil can hold even more carbon—to help fight climate change.

Stephen Wood

R&D for a Future Powered by Clean Energy

Building a Better Battery: NatureNet Science Fellow makes a breakthrough in the effort to build cost-effective and energy-efficient ways to store clean energy on the world's power grids.

Cara Cannon Byington

10 Innovations That Are Changing Conservation

Around the globe, conservationists are employing the latest technological advances to make a difference for people, wildlife, oceans, forests and clean water.

Matthew L. Miller

10 Unexpected Impacts of Climate Change

Climate change will affect your health, your sports, even what you drink. A look at some of the more unexpected impacts.

Matthew L. Miller

The Four Biggest Hazards Facing Monarch Butterflies, and How You Can Help

A recent scientific paper argues that monarch butterflies are at risk of “quasi-extinction.” But what does this mean? Our blogger breaks down the issues facing butterflies.

Christine Peterson