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Scientist Explore Plan To Use Trees To Clean Pollution

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green

FREEPORT, Texas (AP) — Before Houston and its suburbs were built, a dense forest naturally purified the coastal air along a stretch of the Texas Gul...

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part III -- An Interview With Carl LoBue of The Nature Conservancy

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.17.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

I first got to know Carl in August of 2012, shortly after founding Save The Great South Bay. We new that if The Great South Bay was to be saved, it was going to have to be through bringing science to the problem.

The World Really Is A Beautiful Place

Posted 11.23.2013 | Green

The world really is a beautiful place. The Nature Conservancy's annual photo contest is coming to a close after receiving more than 16,000 stunning...

De-tusking Mountain Bull

M. Sanjayan | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
M. Sanjayan

Rangers were attempting a risky and controversial operation on the bull elephant. The plan: to saw off about a third of its tusks in an effort to make the animal less attractive to poachers -- but also to keep him from breaking fences and leaving the protected areas.

A Tsunami of Suds

M. Sanjayan | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
M. Sanjayan

The soapy surge was well over two stories high in places. It rose from the fast-flowing creek that runs below the road, whose waters were now a mounting froth spilling over the banks. A scene like this can't help but make you grateful for the Clean Water Act in the U.S.

Where Does Your Water Come From? (Hint: Nature)

M. Sanjayan | Posted 12.12.2012 | Green
M. Sanjayan

The Nature Conservancy just released a study that identifies drinking water sources for 493 cities across the globe, including the 27 most populated U.S. cities. The interactive web tool also reveals how these sources are being used, as well as their protection status.

The End of Cities: The Coming 'Great Rural Migration'

Stephen Estes | Posted 11.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Stephen Estes

If the benefits of living in a city are diminished because the Internet brings access to the world to you, then why deal with the high real estate prices, traffic, crime, pollution and difficulty of living alongside millions of other people?

Big Conservation Benefits a Little Bird

Michelle Brown | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green
Michelle Brown

Bicknell's thrush (scientific name, Catharus bicknelli) is one of the rarest birds to inhabit the high elevation forests of the Adirondacks. They face pressures, primarily from deforestation, and the population has been in decline.

Fearing Water Scarcity, Unlikely Industry Pushes Green Efforts

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 10.08.2012 | Green

WEST COLUMBIA, Texas (AP) — Fifty miles outside the nation's fourth-largest city is a massive field of waist-high grass, buzzing bees and palm-size ...

A Refuge From Climate Change?

Posted 06.06.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: North America's Appalachian Mountains may be a safe haven from climate change, according to a new st...

Climate Impact Day

Alana Lea | Posted 05.05.2012 | Green
Alana Lea

I finally discovered, over the last couple of years developing a reforestation project in Brazil, where I was born, that deforestation and reforestation are both profitable.

Jennifer Bendery

Seven-Year-Old Raises Thousands For Wildlife Preservation After Being Told Her Idea Was 'Stupid'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- When 7-year-old Winter Slade decided that she didn't want presents for her birthday, but instead wanted people to give money to a charit...

This Earth Day, Appreciate the Value of Small Actions

M. Sanjayan | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
M. Sanjayan

Large-scale action, like legislation, corporate practices and government investment, are critical to designing a different future. But over time, small personal actions can also evolve into cultural consciousness shifts.

Partnering With Oil Co. To Save Island?

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green

ARANSAS PASS, Texas (AP) — An eroding Texas island where more than 20,000 birds nest in scraggly trees and on a narrow patch of sand will be built b...

National Fish and Wildlife Earns Grant to Restore Long Leaf Pines

Mike Smith | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green
Mike Smith

The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), a non-profit located in Washington, has been awarded a public/private grant to help restore native long-leaf pine trees through re-planting and conservation.

PHOTOS: Making A Difference In The Caribbean

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 12.25.2011 | Travel
Melissa Biggs Bradley

The Caribbean islands are some of the most-visited tourism destinations in the world, yet few travelers seem aware of just how threatened the region's incredibly fragile ecosystem is.

Boy, 7, Donates Piggy Bank Of Tooth Fairy Money To Nature Conservancy

San Francisco Chronicle | Posted 10.13.2011 | Impact

On Tuesday, Andrew Kirz, 7, of Mill Valley, stopped by The Nature Conservancy offices in San Francisco to donate the entire contents of his piggy bank...

What Oceans Provide

M. Sanjayan | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
M. Sanjayan

Though we have feet not fins, we are more dependent on the oceans than you may imagine. On World Oceans Day it pays to reflect on all that our seas provide and how we can repay the many favors.

Why Summit Is on Top

M. Sanjayan | Posted 07.04.2011 | Green
M. Sanjayan

Recently I did something I had never done before: I got on a cruise. But not just any cruise. This was a three-day sail into Bahamian waters hosted by...

PHOTOS: Underwater Paper, Amphibious Vehicles And Other Astounding Gadgets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By The Nature Conservancy's Madeline Breen and James Miller: From peeper scopes to duct tape -- learn more about the cool tools Nature Conservancy sc...

Protecting Our Wild Prairies

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Massive over-use of synthetic herbicides, pesticides, miticides and fungicides on our Great Plains grasslands is destroying crucial natural habitat.

Why The Sierra Club No Longer Deserves Your Trust

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jane Hamsher

The Sierra Club's ability to successfully advocate for environmental causes doesn't depend on access to politicians. But they have opted for an "inside" game, and have thus dropped the ball on pressuring officials from the outside.

Water Environment Protection Efforts Must Be Collaborative

Michael Deane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Deane

Let me ask you a question. When someone asks where your water comes from, do you point to your kitchen faucet, or does your mind go to the lake 30 min...

Governors' Global Climate Summit: Thinking As One Planet

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paige Donner

What was heard at the Governor's Global Climate Summit, held earlier this week in Los Angeles, was a chorus of international voices.