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  • @MarkTercek

    Mark Lynas and the GMO Debate 07 Jan '13, 6pm

    Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek and find more of his writing on The Huffington Post . Until a few days ago, the name Mark Lynas was little known outside the environmental community. An effective campaigner, Lyn...

  • How picking berries can connect your kiddos closer to where their food comes from. #kidsinnature

    Eating Local: A Lesson in Berry Picking | Conservancy Talk 26 Jun '13, 12pm

    If you’re not sure if there’s a farm near you or what produce is available, check out crop calendars and farm locations by state at . Choose a farm that fits your window of time: How long do you plan to stay – an hour or several? If it’s the latter, look for a farm tha...

  • Can Mangroves Adapt to Rising Seas? 08 Aug '13, 10am

    new report from The Nature Conservancy, Wetlands International and the Cambridge Coastal Research Unit , mangroves could be able to keep pace with sea level rise in some places . The authors found evidence that mangroves can build up soil at rates of 1 to 10 mm per year. In many place...

  • No debate: nature helps protect people from natural disasters! #WorldRiskReport2012:

    People at Risk to Natural Disasters and How Nature Can Help 11 Oct '12, 8am

    As a marine scientist, and surfer, I’m always initially surprised when I hear that many island folks, like most of my friends in Eleuthera (Bahamas, 25° 8′ 22″ N; 76° 8′ 59″ W), are scared of the sea. That’s of course before I quickly remind myself that people on Eleuthera (an island ...

  • A bat that eats scorpions? Welcome to the weird world of the pallid bat. #bats

    Weird Nature: A Bat that Eats Scorpions 20 Aug '13, 12pm

    There is an important concept in science known as “Occam’s Razor”, or the “Principle of Parsimony” which states that given competing hypotheses the one which depends upon the fewest assumptions should be selected. Given that; (1) Pallid Bats make no particular specialization on scorpi...

  • Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Edward Norton: Since joining The Nature Conservancy, and over the cour...

    Q&A with Edward Norton | Conservancy Talk 06 May '13, 3pm

    I think that the environmental movement is wisely moving away from a largely emotion-based argument for the spiritual or intrinsic value of Nature with a capital “N” and evolving toward a very hard-nosed case for the economic value of natural capital, ecosystem services, biodiversity,...

  • Citizen scientists + cloud computing = warriors in the fight against #invasive species!

    Cloud Computing: A Key Tool in the Fight Against Invasive Species 30 Jul '13, 10pm

    Cloud Computing: A Key Tool in the Fight Against Invasive Species July 17, 2013 | by: Darci Palmquist | 1 Middle school students collect data about an infestation of the invasive common reed (Phragmites australis) to enter into iMapInvasives for New York. Photo: Bryan Banks By Darci P...

  • Hey, guess what? It's #MothWeek! Learn 5 things you didn't know about moths

    5 Cool Things You Don't Know About Moths (But Should!) | Conservancy Talk 20 Jul '13, 2pm

    Khara McKeen is a digital marketing coordinator for The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Moths often take a back seat to their flashier cousin, the butterfly. Case in point: I have three friends that have a butterfly tattoo somewhere on their bod...

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