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articles by: The Nature Conservancy

Find Your Place in Nature With the Christmas Bird Count

What types of holiday traditions does your family have? In our household, trimming the tree is an all-in family activity requiring Santa hats and (when the Texas weather cooperates) mugs of hot cocoa.…

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The Healing Power of Nature: Reflections from Sandy Hook

As an employee of the Nature Conservancy, I have the privilege of doing work that I love and that is making a difference in the world. As an ecologist, I have an understanding of the importance of nat…

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Creative Recycling: Craft Ideas for the Holidays

While there are many ways to reduce consumption and waste during the holidays, homemade gifts are one of our favorites. Not only are homemade gifts personal and heartfelt in a way that store bought gi…

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10 Reasons to be Thankful for Forests

As you gather with family and friends to enjoy a hearty meal and a flurry of holiday events, your plans are probably focused inside -- seated around a table, in front of the television watching the bi…

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Oysters: The Unsung Heroes of the Gulf of Mexico

photo: A "living shoreline" of oyster shells just a few miles from Half Moon Reef; many Gulf Coast bays and estuaries have little to no natural oyster shell left. © Jerod Foster While oysters are o…

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Why Do You Give Back to Nature?

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and along with it -- the season of giving back and giving thanks. At The Nature Conservancy, the environmental nonprofit where I work, we recently reached out to ou…

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Your 6-Step Guide to Climate Change

By The Nature Conservancy When the world's foremost authority on climate change (1500 reviewing scientists from 47 countries) released its most recent findings, I was pleased that several friends a…

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It’s Been One Year Since Sandy. Are We Prepared for the Next Big Storm?

As communities in New York, New Jersey and along the U.S. Northeast coast mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating Superstorm Sandy, many people are working to make their communities more resi…

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Vote For America’s Top Green Restaurants

By Katherine Sather / The Nature Conservancy Restaurants throughout the United States are vying for votes this month in the 2013 People's Choice Nature's Plate Awards, a Nature Conservancy contest …

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Why Walking To School is Better For You & Your Kid

By Kerry Crisley, The Nature Conservancy "Itís Octoooooberrrr!" So shouts my seven-year old, Erin, as she skips down our street, stopping to collect a leaf that's the perfect shade of orange. My…

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