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One of the Smartest Investments We Can Make

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

By Jane Lubchenco, Former Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Mark R. Tercek, President and CEO, The Nature Conservan...

Finally: Our Waters Could Be Given Their Clean Water Protections Back

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

Polluters and their friends in Congress will cry that this amounts to government overreach -- that the EPA wants to regulate the puddles at the end of our driveways. But this isn't about puddles; it's about protecting the critical sources of our drinking water.

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?

Good News For Great Lakes Wetlands

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 03.07.2014 | Green

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Honking geese soar overhead in a V formation, buffeted by bitter gusts off nearby Lake Erie, while flocks of mallards bob along...

Kansas Highway Construction May Unearth Human Remains

Sarah Smarsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sarah Smarsh

No habitat goes unchanged, and our species is a flicker in infinite transitions of place. But we choose what role we play in that unfolding, and our choices reveal what we value, what our highways mean to us. An improved life? For whom?

Why You Should Care About Everglades Restoration

Jane Graham | Posted 12.25.2013 | Miami
Jane Graham

Okay, I get it. The only alligator you like is the one on your Lacoste polo shirt. Your favorite bird is either barbequed or fried. And you utterly despise mosquitos. Why then, you ask, should you care about Everglades restoration? Your water.

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.

Enormous Wetland Restoration Nears Completion

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green

In one of the Bay Area's largest natural restoration projects, biologists and construction crews have been able to turn back the time 150 years on a N...

Flood Board Sues Oil And Gas Industry Over Eroding Wetlands

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and KEVIN McGILL | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The oil and gas industry has cost Louisiana hundreds of thousands acres of coastal land that serve as a natural buffer against flo...

Threatened coastal stretch of Louisiana Highway One needs funding

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 8, 2013 edition.) The lower section of LA Highway 1, which runs from Grand Isle in ...

Louisiana's Pointe-au-Chien Tribe Struggles to Preserve Its Way of Life

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 17, 2013 edition.) Theresa Dardar, a member of the Pointe-au-Chien tribe in Terrebon...

Louisiana turns sand berms into barrier islands

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.02.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 3, 2013 edition.) Scientists and engineers questioned the cost and longevity of san...

10 Surprising Senators Who Voted Against Clean Water This Week

Steve Fleischli | Posted 07.16.2013 | Green
Steve Fleischli

Some members of Congress consistently vote against clean water, and many others are reliable champions. The senators profiled below were the biggest surprises in their vote to block protections for our nation's waterways.

Missing Illinois' Lost Wetlands

Jack Darin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Chicago
Jack Darin

Wetlands are also very good at filtering pollution out of our water supply, and provide critical wildlife habitat for most species. But today we're especially missing their flood protection superpowers aren't we?

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.

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.

New Orleans Ninth-Ward Bayou Needs Funds To Bounce Back

Susan Buchanan | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Dec. 3, 2012 issue.) The feds and the state want to see Bayou Bienvenue in the Crescent ...

Louisiana Sinkhole Evacuees Won't Be Home For Awhile

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

At the eight-acre, Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish, owners of slab houses are waiting for methane-gas monitors to be installed in December.

As Not Seen on TV: BP Fails to "Measure Up" on Promises to Gulf Coast

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Buchanan

With less than seven percent of this initial commitment to the Gulf Coast met, it's fair to say BP must do a better job of working fairly with the state and federal trustee to move projects forward.

Louisiana Parishes Fault Coast Guard For Slow Removal Of BP Oil

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.05.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

BP oil and tar that washed ashore or was uncovered in Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Bernard and other Louisiana parishes during Hurricane Isaac is settling into wetlands and shutting some public beaches.

40 Years Ago Clean Water Act Transformed How America Views Water, Time to Do It Again

Peter Lehner | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

We still have a lot of work to do, but there is no doubt that our water is safer to fish from and cleaner to swim in than it was when Congress passed this law. Yet even as we continue to make progress, it is time for another transformative change.

Louisiana's Lafitte Area Wants Levee Plans Expedited Following Isaac

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.09.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Residents of the Jefferson Parish town of Jean Lafitte, 25 miles south of New Orleans, hope a levee can be built soon after they were inundated by Isaac in August and a string of earlier storms.

Louisiana Coal Hubs Ignite Human Health and Coastal Restoration Concerns

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.02.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Armstrong Energy in Missouri hopes to open a company-backed RAM coal terminal in Alliance, La. on the west bank of the lower Mississippi River in 2014. But residents of Ironton, located just south of RAM's site, say they don't want their air quality to get any worse than it is now.

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.

Rebirth of a Wetland: Emiquon Restoration Receives International Recognition

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

Healthy wetlands act like a giant sponge, relieving pressure on levee systems downstream, lessening flood risk and filtering harmful agricultural runoff.