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Remember That Catastrophic Natural Gas Leak in California? Yeah, That Could Happen Again
New research finds 1 in 5 active underground natural gas storage wells in the U.S. could be vulnerable to large-scale accidental releases, like the one at California's Aliso Canyon well field in October 2015.
Rwanda Looks to National Parks as Part of a Peaceful, Hopeful Future
On the Rwandan Genocide Memorial Day, a look at how national parks could be a part of the country’s vision for a peaceful, prosperous future.
The Power of a Healthy Watershed for Energy Security in Gabon
Can Gabon develop its energy resources in a way that provides for people and nature?
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 […]
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.
When Can Sustainability Drive Business Growth?
The next wave of corporate sustainability has a new mind-set. That mind-set sees products as potential solutions to environmental problems, not just creators of environmental problems.
The Effectiveness, Costs and Coastal Protection Benefits of Natural and Nature-Based Defenses
A global synthesis of field measurements shows that coastal habitats – particularly coral reefs and mangroves, can be physically and economically effective at protecting coastlines.
The Transformation of Gabon: Can Nature Make Economic Development Work Better for People?
Can Gabon find a way to achieve its development goals while protecting nature? Can valuing nature's services to people help achieve that balance?
A Renter’s Market: BirdReturns Offers Innovative Conservation
How can conservationists protect one million acres of migratory bird habitat in Central California, particularly when that property is highly valuable agricultural land? The solution: Pop-up wetlands.
Building Wetlands for Clean Drinking Water
Can building wetlands reduce dangerous high nitrate levels and thus provide clean, safe drinking water for thousands of people? Yes. But, when it comes to ensuring clean water, not all wetlands are created equal. Biologists know how to restore great wetlands to draw in ducks and shorebirds. Restoring wetlands to also help people may require a different approach. That’s the focus of an intensive research effort conducted by Nature Conservancy scientists on the Mackinaw River watershed in central Illinois. The wetlands—while providing wildlife habitat and healthier rivers—are being designed and tested to provide safe drinking water for the 90,000 residents of Bloomington, Illinois and surrounding communities where the town’s primary reservoir has had a history of high nitrate levels.