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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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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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Why Walking To School is Better For You & Your Kid

By Kerry Crisley, The Nature Conservancy "It’s 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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5 Things I Learned About Trees & CO2

After spending a summer in the forests and rural villages of Mexico, the Ellis family shares what they learned about their scientist dad and his work with carbon. By Jes Ellis We've been b…

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Chasing Carbon: Headed to Mexico with Scientist Dad

It's the end of the school year and I am about to lose my mind. Every day there is another Important Event that threatens to be forgotten but cannot be missed: baseball games, graduation ceremonies, p…

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Remember Mother Earth This Mom’s Day

When I was a child, I looked forward to Mother's Day with extreme excitement. Not the waiting-for-Santa-Claus type of holiday thrill, but the anticipated joy of putting a smile on my mother's face by …

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Oysters Threatened by Ocean Acidification

In my last blog, I celebrated emerging efforts to restore native Olympia oysters in San Francisco Bay for their value in mitigating coastal erosion, improving water quality, and other benefits. But…

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Which Species Die—or Kill—for Love?

We've all seen those beautiful penguin photos, beaks together forming a heart, on Valentine's Day. And don't get us wrong; we love how adorable and sweet nature can be. But just for fun, we thought we…

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A Smarter Way to Rebuild After Hurricanes

Seven short weeks ago, after days of storm warnings and evacuation orders, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the United States. The entire eastern seaboard, from Florida to Maine, was affected, as tropical…

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