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Noah: Would 40 Days of Rain Solve California's Drought Problem?

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

Even in extreme drought, 40 days and 40 nights of rain is not the answer.

Kate Sheppard

Marcellus Energy Development Could Pave Over An Area Bigger Than The State Of Delaware

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green

Development of natural gas and wind resources in the Marcellus shale region could cover up nearly 1.3 million acres of land, an area bigger than the s...

California Must Look Beneath the Surface to Solve Water Woes

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

If we don't start managing our groundwater, we will be trying to fill a tub with a hole in it. All of our other actions and investments won't fix the problem. We need to do more than hope for more rain.

They're Getting It Right "Down Under" and the U.S. Should Follow Their Lead

Lisa Novick | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Lisa Novick

Though recent news hasn't been good -- record drought in the Southwest, the precipitous decline of Monarch butterflies, the extermination of top predators that keep our ecosystems healthy -- my recent trip to Australia made me feel more hopeful than in a long time.

Building From a Merger That Didn't Happen

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

The following post is jointly authored by Mark Tercek, President & CEO of The Nature Conservancy and Brett Jenks, President & CEO of Rare. Last fa...

Business Resilience Comes From Working With Nature

Andrew Winston | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

With these once extraordinary events becoming more ordinary, it's becoming clearer that businesses in vulnerable regions need to prepare. But how should companies go about building resilient enterprises that are ready to face extreme weather and other effects of climate change?

Q&A With Judith Rodin: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.08.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the series is my conversation with ...

Q&A With Paul Sabin: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the series is my conversation with...

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...

Solution Search: Local Projects Inspire Global Action

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Global conservation challenges are very complex. Take your pick: climate change, deforestation, water security, overfishing--the list of problems go...

Interior Secretary Jewell Announces Strong Conservation Agenda

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

'Mitigation' is not mysterious. It simply means taking reasonable steps to avoid harm to our natural resources, reducing that harm as much as possible if it can't be avoided and compensating for any harm that remains.

Biologist Creates Android App To Save Disappearing 'Fish Of Death'

Civil Beat | Manjari Fergusson | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green

The lives of fishermen have been washed away as they tried to pry opihi from rocks in rough waves. It is why the shellfish has been dubbed the “fish...

Innovation Earth: Green Bus To The Rescue

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 12.22.2013 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

While this year's hurricane season has been thankfully quiet so far, it does have some now questioning global warming's role in all of this; that is, whether climate change will actually increase, or decrease, the likelihood of Superstorm Sandy-type storms. I say forget all that.

Q&A With Timothy Egan: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"The leading early environmentalists were all Republicans -- Teddy Roosevelt, foremost among them. The way to make it bipartisan is to convince people that the consequence of doing nothing hurts all of us."

Q&A With Steve McCormick: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the series is my conversation with Steve McCormick, president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

26 Films Every Food Activist Must Watch

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.01.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Films and short videos are a powerful way of increasing awareness of in the food system. With equal parts technology and artistry, filmmakers can bring an audience to a vegetable garden in Uganda, a fast food workers' rights protest in New York City, or an urban farm in Singapore.

Beyond The Beach: Six Hawaii Excursions That Stray From The Shore

Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel

With 75 degree water temperatures, year-round surf and some of the most vibrant sea life in the world, it would be easy to never leave the ocean on a ...

How to Get More Conservation Done Now: Joining Forces to Save Nature

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

I was excited to announce this week that The Nature Conservancy and Rare -- a long-time partner organization that inspires change so people and nature can thrive -- will merge. Together we can get more done for conservation.

Tackling Our Planet's Most Pressing Challenges

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Our planet's population is nearing 7 billion. The nexus between human well-being and conservation of nature needs our attention more than ever.

Announcing SNAP: Because Everyone's Prosperity Depends on Nature

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Protecting nature really is the bottom line for human prosperity. But how does conservation help the world better understand that? And then act on that knowledge?

New Water Fund in Mexico for People and Nature

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

As the Latin American economy and population both expand -- and as climate change intensifies the water challenges that the region is already facing -- Water Funds are a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate that smart partnerships can lead to positive breakthroughs.

Q&A With Tony Juniper: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the series is my conversation with Tony Juniper, author of What Has Nature Ever Done for Us? How Money Really Does Grow on Trees.

What the Conservation Movement Can Learn From Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

The challenge in our field is to have calm, respectful conversations with people with whom we do not agree, to understand the basis of those disagreements and to build broad coalitions to move forward. In the words of Dr. King, "We cannot walk alone."

PHOTOS: Take A Look At These Breathtaking Contest Entries

Posted 08.20.2013 | Green

Calling all photographers! The Nature Conservancy's annual photo contest has begun, and some stunning entries have already started to flow in. Fin...

Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.15.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

For an environmental organization, working with major companies is complicated territory. Some critics view these alliances as consorting with the ene...