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The Nature Conservancy

A Conversation With Bill McKibben

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Bill is founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in nearly 200 countries in the past four years. Read on for his thoughts on the Keystone XL pipeline, how environmental organizations can get more done and what he would do if he had my job leading TNC.

Wildlife Tracking in the Adirondacks (PHOTOS)

Alissa Rafferty | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Alissa Rafferty

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As BP Trial Begins, Gulf Businesses and Communities Call for Ecosystem Restoration and Economic Opportunity

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Monday marked the beginning of arguably the biggest trial of this century, as the U.S. Department of Justice went to court with global oil giant, BP. With money most likely on the way to states, and needs still so acute, the question is, how to invest it most effectively.

Pinnacles Rocks: One of California's Best Kept Secrets

Mike Sweeney | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Mike Sweeney

There's an incredible diversity of nature in California, and we now have more national parks than any other state to prove it. There is really no better place to experience all the central coast has to offer than at Pinnacles National Park.

Love to Die For (SLIDESHOW)

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

Just for fun, we thought we'd explore the darker side of love in the wild -- with animals that are willing to die for it!

Investing in Nature in a Post-Sandy World

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.17.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Hurricane Sandy has made it clear that addressing coastal resiliency and protecting coastal communities is fundamental to public safety, health and economic well-being. With the enormous opportunity that comes with rebuilding, New York can be a leader.

Unorthodox Conservation

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 02.17.2013 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

The Nature Conservancy works with unlikely allies to create economically and environmentally sustainable solutions. Brian Stranko, our north and central coast regional director, explains how we develop creative approaches to complex problems to get the job done.

Holiday Recipes: Cook With the Seasons

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 01.30.2013 | Taste
The Nature Conservancy in California

What better time than the holiday season to celebrate the bounty of California? To make it easy for you, the Conservancy asked chefs and food producers to share a favorite recipe that features sustainable, seasonal ingredients.

President Obama's False Choice: Global Warming or the Economy?

M. Sanjayan | Posted 01.21.2013 | Green
M. Sanjayan

On the issue of global warming, we certainly don't have the luxury of time. What we do have, however, is an opportunity to move our economy forward and create new jobs by addressing the largest threat to our long-term prosperity.

They Did Not Pave Paradise... and We're So Thankful!

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

We're thankful for three remarkable locations that were destined for the bulldozer but were saved from a future under asphalt: the Marin Headlands, the Ramona Grasslands and the Santa Rosa Plateau.

The Next Four Years: Invest in Nature for a Stronger America

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Our country's leaders cannot put aside this problem for later. They should work now to put a price on carbon, invest in advanced energy research and development and help communities adapt to climate impacts, especially by investments in natural infrastructure.

Go Native This Fall

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

Fall is typically the time to start cleaning up and closing down for the winter. Not so in California. Fall's the prime time to plant our spectacular California natives.

Do You Know Your Drinking Water?

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

Stand at your kitchen sink and fill up a glass of water from the tap. Can you guess where that water comes from? Or how far it traveled to get to your tap? What about how adequately -- or not -- the land at the source is protected?

Punt Now, Pay Later: Why Congress Should Pass the Farm Bill Now

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

As rising temperatures and soaring demands for food and energy put more pressure on our planet's resources, we can invest wisely in food and environmental security by helping America's farmers, ranchers and foresters act as good stewards of our lands and waters.

Impact Investing Goes Green

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

As the field of impact investing gains momentum, we have an exciting opportunity to unlock a whole new source of funding to further magnify our impact on the lands and waters that sustain all life.

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.

Climate Change Innovation on the Half Shell

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

What one thing can we do to protect our shores from climate-change driven erosion, clean our water, provide habitat for diverse organisms and eventually enjoy a delicious appetizer?

Cool off Streamside: Ten Uniquely California Rivers

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

What makes the best summer vacations or a Labor Day escape? Rivers. Swimming, fishing, napping on a shady riverbank -- there's no better getaway. Fortunately, dozens of jaw-droppingly beautiful rivers run through the Golden State.

Nature Conservancy LEAF Program

Ishmael Akahoho | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
Ishmael Akahoho

These experiences I had while working for the Nature Conservancy LEAF program made me realize that there are people out there who love doing what I used to love and that they are willing to help me.

The Nonprofit Of The Year Is..

Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact

By The NonProfit Times Acquiring more new and younger donors through direct mail in combination with other channels has resulted in the 2012 Nonpro...

$80 Million for Wetlands and Working Ranches in the Everglades

Mark Tercek | Posted 09.15.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

In the highly partisan atmosphere of a presidential election year, it's encouraging to see examples of one thing that Americans can agree on: the importance of preserving our nation's natural heritage.

Indonesian President Calls for a Green Economy

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

Indonesia has significant challenges ahead to realize its president's ambitious goals. But it is significant is that Indonesia's leadership understands that economic growth can -- and must -- go hand-in-hand with conserving nature.

Historic Dam Removal to Benefit Nature and People

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

Our work isn't done, but today's removal of the first portion of the Great Works Dam is an important step toward restoring the health of the Penobscot River, widely regarded as our best hope for bringing back endangered Atlantic salmon.

More Hope for Our Oceans Than We Think

Adam Lowry | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Adam Lowry

Take a moment to consider all that is being done to protect and preserve our oceans, and just appreciate it. Appreciation is a necessary ingredient of hope, and hope leads to progress.

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.