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Investing in the Hardest Working Body of Water in the World

Virtually everyone living in the United States has a vested interest in the viability of our coastal communities—they are home to a growing number of Americans, support our vast and mounting food and …

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If You Love Whales, Fight for a Silent Ocean

It's time to end the cruel slaughter of whales and leave these magnificent creatures alone. ~ Paul McCartney Living in coastal New England has its perks—Cape Cod day trips, fishing your own lobster…

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5 Ways to Help the Mighty Colorado River

From the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California, the Colorado River flows through some of the world’s most majestic landscapes. Spanning seven U.S. states and two in Mexico, she supplies drinkin…

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WATCH: Baby Sea Turtles Race to the Ocean!

Whether you stay at home or vacation at the beach this summer, be on the lookout for turtles as they make their way out of their natural aquatic habitats to lay their eggs on dry land. Nesting seas…

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In Case You Forgot, Forests Are Awesome…

President Obama made history when he endorsed a new EPA rule that would (finally) crack down on some of the worst polluters in America: dirty power plants. While the proposed rules are far from perfec…

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Are Carbon Offsets Effective?

I love trees. Not for nothing am I called, on occasion, a tree hugger. But I got to wondering recently about the popular belief that planting trees will help save the environment; does planti…

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Want to Work With the Environment? 10 Practical Tips to Land Your Dream Job

OK, so you love animals. You sleep and breathe nature. And you want to work in the field of conservation. Super! Now here's the hard part: figuring out how to land your dream gig. The most common q…

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These 5 Animals Are About To Become Extinct

The Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973, which means that 2013 has marked the 40th anniversary of this nation-wide government-funded conservation effort. The ESA was originally enacted with the …

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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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10 Scary Facts About Bats For Halloween

Happy Halloween! The swooping, black bat is a common symbol of this holiday, and many people are terrified by the thought of encountering a bat at night. Despite their spooky image, bats are far…

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"Experts estimate one in four mammals are bats." Wow! I consider myself a fan of bats but I learn…

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thanks for the tips. I work in a kitchen full of women, and I will definitely pass on the info

Of course candy and refined sugar in all it's forms are bad for your teeth and your waistline. As …