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Walk Score: How Walkable Is Your Neighborhood?
Environment  (tags: environment, walk, walking, sustainability, sustainable development, urban planning, urban sprawl, sprawl, community, communities, neighhborhood, neighborhoods, life, living, health, fitness )

- 3045 days ago -
Type in your home address to get the "walkability" of your neighborhood assessed. I scored an 88 out of 100 - can you beat that?
The State of the World's Oceans
Environment  (tags: oceans, water, marine life, science, conservation, marine biology, seas, underwater, fish, fisheries, pollution, climate change, global warming, habitat, conservation science, the nature conservancy, tnc, nature, environment )

- 3070 days ago -
Oceans are vitally important to human communities around the world. We depend on oceans and coasts for food, medicines and protection from storms -- altogether, more than $20 trillion annually in ecological goods and services come from our world's oceans.
"Domesticated" Nature: There's No More Wilderness Left on Earth
Environment  (tags: conservation, climate, animals, environment, habitat, pollution, sustainability, wildlife, world, ecosystems, extinction, endangered, water, research, scienceClimateChange, globalwarming )

- 3076 days ago -
A new study evaluates how mankind has significantly altered the environment, resulting in increased vulnerability to natural disasters, extinctions, and diseases. So are there any wild places left on Earth? PLEASE answer in the comments below..
How Many People Do Grasslands Support Around the World?
Environment  (tags: conservation, grasslands, nature, prairies )

- 3160 days ago -
800 million! Yet less than five percent of all grasslands globally have been protected for conservation. They provide food, medicine and economic opportunities--but they're under siege.
World Water Day: 1 BILLION PEOPLE Lack Access to Clean Drinking Water
Environment  (tags: water, world water day, conservation, environment, health, drinking water, freshwater )

- 3178 days ago -
Every eight seconds, a young child dies from lack of water or a waterborne disease. That's the same as a 747 jetliner full of kids going down every hour. The majority of water-related diseases are linked to what humans are doing to our land and water.
Rhapsody in Blue: A Photo Essay of the World's Luckiest Butterfly
Environment  (tags: environment, endangered, wildlife, animal, goodnews, butterly, butterflies, pictures, nature photos, nature, environment, habitat, conservation, tnc, nature conservancy, the nature conservancy )

- 3201 days ago -
For decades, the amazing Karner blue butterfly was on the verge of becoming extinct as its oak savannas and pine barrens disappeared. But now, with efforts to restore its habitat, the Karner blue 's future is decidedly more upbeat.
To Shoot a Lion...
Animals  (tags: )

- 3230 days ago -
What do you tell a tall blond lion researcher when she asks (in a clipped British accent) if you "might go and shoot a lion" with her? You'll probably say yes...
5 MILLION ACRES of the Great Bear Rainforest Saved From Logging
Environment  (tags: )

- 3235 days ago -
The Nature Conservancy and partners have just secured $120 million to protect Canada's Great Bear Rainforest, 21 million acres and home to the rare, white "Spirit Bear". Great Flash photo essay with lots of pictures after the jump.
Conservation 2.0: The Next Wave in Environmental Action
Environment  (tags: )

- 3241 days ago -
The enviro crisis just gets worse: extinctions and climate change scaring everybody. What to do? Six scientists from The Nature Conservancy tell you the next big ideas in conservation -- everything from buying underwater land to ending the "War on Terra."
A One-of-Akind Year for Conservation in Maine
Environment  (tags: )

- 3259 days ago -
2006 is being called a banner year for land conservation in Maine, continuing the rapid growth of privately held lands held in conservation in the state, including donations of land to The Nature Conservancy.
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