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Making the Business Case for Conservation

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

What is the business case for conservation? Just a few years ago, I don't think many people in either the business or conservation communities would have thought to even pose that question. But times are changing.

Smart Resource Management: Good for Nature, People and Business

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business
Mark Tercek

Rising incomes, of course, are a good thing. But a rapidly growing and more affluent population are straining the natural systems on which natural diversity, human health and prosperity depend.

Poachers Threaten Venus Flytraps

AP | By EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 01.25.2012 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Venus flytrap's precarious survival in the wild along the coast of the Carolinas faces an added threat from poachers looking to c...

Improving Forestry for Nature, People and the Climate

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.21.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

As we watch the world debate how best to address climate change, and as carbon emissions continue to soar, at least one climate strategy strikes me as a "no-brainer." We should do everything we can to save the world's forests.

Greening Latin America: Investing in Nature for a Sustainable Future

Mark Tercek | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

In the recent past, sugarcane growers and conservationists may have seemed unlikely allies. Today, however, some of Latin America's leading agricultural businesses understand that improving sustainability has a positive impact on their bottom line.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday Alternative: Charities That Stretch Your Dollar The Most

Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact

These charities will make your money multiply! This Black Friday or Cyber Monday, make your dollars count. Our top picks of charities that, for exampl...

Rebuilding Fisheries: There's an App for That

Mike Sweeney | Posted 01.15.2012 | Green
Mike Sweeney

Enter eCatch, a new app developed by The Nature Conservancy and fishermen that lets them load their catch data at sea and have real time access to the latest information on where the fish are -- the ones they want to catch and the ones they need to avoid.

Message to Congress: Healthy Lands and Waters Support a Healthy Economy

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

As federal budget deadlines loom, I hope that Congress recognizes the immense value of programs that sustain our country's irreplaceable natural resources. Healthy natural systems are the foundation for a healthy economy.

WATCH: Cutting Trees To Save The Coho Salmon

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Christian | Posted 01.09.2012 | Green

Cutting down forests to increase the dwindling number of coho salmon may seem unusual, but groups are embracing this in California's Garcia River Fore...

How to Feed 7 Billion and Counting

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

Where others saw Mexican peasant farmers struggling with poor harvests and diseased crops -- not an attractive business opportunity -- Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug saw not problems, but potential.

A Letter to #7,000,000,000

M. Sanjayan | Posted 12.31.2011 | Green
M. Sanjayan

Planet Earth is the only home we have ever known, and it's likely to remain that way for a very, very long time. It's an inaccessible universe and we, your ancestors, have poked some big holes in this shared life raft. It's deflating fast!

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.

Bonnie Christian

Kristen Bell: 'You Don't Have To Be Sacrificial' To Conserve Water | Bonnie Christian | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

Actress Kristen Bell took to the stage on Monday night in support of water conservation, saying "you don't have to be sacrificial" to save water. B...

Lynne Peeples

Wangari Maathai Knew Nature Pays For Itself | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.21.2012 | Green

Wangari Maathai knew her country's wilderness was priceless. Still, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate -- who died of cancer on Sunday at the age of 71 --...

Getting Water Right -- With and for Women (VIDEO)

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

Water is the thread that runs through all of the world's biggest challenges: food security, health issues, fair access to energy, truly sustainable economic growth, education and of course, the welfare of women and children.

Fishermen And Conservationists Team Up To Improve Californian Fisheries

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Christian | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

In a unique partnership, conservationists and fisherman are working together to improve the sustainability of fisheries while keeping fishermen fishin...

The Kids Are All Right

M. Sanjayan | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green
M. Sanjayan

Given that most East Coasters live just a couple of hours' drive from great national parks and the Atlantic coast, this paucity of nature in our children's lives is hard to understand and harder still to accept.

Thelon Expedition: Final Camp -- Where God Began

M. Sanjayan | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
M. Sanjayan

I am more convinced than ever that in faraway places, for conservation to work, the people closest to the land must have a voice. Without their voice all we can hope for is a park, while with it we have a place.

Design for a Living World: Top Designers Make Sustainability Stylish

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.10.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

2011-08-10-Screenshot20110810at3.26.43PM.jpg These creations help us consider where our products come from, how they are made and the impact they have on our planet.

Thelon Expedition: The Country

M. Sanjayan | Posted 10.08.2011 | Green
M. Sanjayan

The only constant is the river, the only direction is down. Without this compass, each vista looks alike, and I am adrift in a featureless terrain. Now, on our eighth day out, it is as if I am seeing the barren lands for the first time.

Gulf 'Dead Zone' Threatens Seafood, Tourism Industries

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

The Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone" -- an area of water where oxygen is depleted, preventing any marine life from surviving -- is now 6,765 square miles wide. That's bigger than the state of Connecticut.

Thelon Expedition: Mosquitoes Rule the Tundra

M. Sanjayan | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
M. Sanjayan

There are two constants on the Thelon Expedition: paddling six to eight hours each day, and the biting bugs. Black flies and mosquitoes are everywhere.

The Place Where God Began

M. Sanjayan | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green
M. Sanjayan

From July 24 to August 4, young members of the Dene First Nation of Canada will embark on an exploration through one of Canada's most pristine and sac...

The Federal Budget Cannot Be Balanced on the Back of America's Lands and Waters

Mark Tercek | Posted 09.23.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

Conservation did not cause the budget deficit and cutting conservation cannot fix the deficit.

Cutting Conservation Cannot Fix the Deficit

Mark Tercek | Posted 09.14.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

Conservation spending did not cause the budget deficit and cutting conservation cannot fix the deficit. The Interior and Environment bill cuts too deeply into conservation programs.