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2012-03-22 06:21:11

ARLINGTON, Va., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the arrival of spring, homeowners and gardeners are beginning the task of cleaning up their yards and gardens to prepare for the growing season. Spring also can bring rain and wind, knocking down branches and trees weakened by ice or late winter storms. Gardeners, landscapers, and anyone working outside this spring need to know that tree branches, firewood, and cleared brush can harbor...

2012-03-01 20:00:00

Most water used worldwide goes toward feeding people, says report published in PLoS ONE Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 A new report published in the online journal PLoS ONE, analyzing water consumption in 405 river basins around the world, found that water scarcity impacts at least 2.7 billion people for at least one month each year. “Freshwater is a scarce resource; its annual availability is limited and demand is growing,” said Arjen Hoekstra, professor in water...

2012-02-28 11:29:00

Project to Support Coastal Protection with Green Infrastructure WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Beck, Ph.D., lead scientist of the Global Marine Team at The Nature Conservancy, has been awarded a 2012 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation. His project seeks to promote 'green infrastructure' as a strategy for adapting to climate change and to support ecosystem recovery to help make communities less vulnerable to current coastal hazards. "With the...

2012-02-22 11:10:00

The Asian longhorned beetle could put an end to an American staple at the breakfast table ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As winter begins to wane, the maple sugaring season begins in the Northeast and the Midwest. The centuries-old tradition of tapping maple trees for sap to make syrup is threatened by the spread of the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), which kills maple trees and travels on infested firewood. Because these beetles are not native to this...

2012-02-17 21:00:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment and The Nature Conservancy announced today the launch of their environmental action campaign "The Lorax Speaks." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/LA33027LOGO) The project aims to start a movement that generates support and awareness to save one of the planet's most endangered tropical forests. The Atlantic Forest in Brazil once spanned 330 million acres and...

2012-01-26 07:23:00

DENVER, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For five thousand years, trees have been providing the material for ski making. Colorado ski maker, SKILOGIK, turned that around today by providing funds to plant 3,000 trees in a rainforest restoration project being carried out by The Nature Conservancy. The trees will be used to help restore and preserve threatened portions of Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120126/LA42324) Skilogik Founder David...

2012-01-17 05:04:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Among all adults who are familiar with them, the American Red Cross, the Consumers Union, the Nature Conservancy, American Public Transportation Association and AARP are seen as the most trusted among 12 large organizations that have considerable influence on public policy, business and are frequently reported on in the media. Conversely, the AFL-CIO, PhRMA, the NRA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are perceived to be the least trusted....

2011-12-28 08:00:00

By donating a portion of their profits from document scanning services, Digiscribe is helping The Nature Conservancy Plant a Billion Trees. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) December 28, 2011 Digiscribe, a metro-New-York based document scanning company, is turning scanned documents back into trees by supporting The Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees. This is the fourth consecutive year that Digiscribe is donating a portion of their profits from their document scanning services to The Nature...

2011-12-22 04:00:00

PADOVA, Italy, December 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Marc by Marc Jacobs chic, vintage inspired eyewear, derived from a company well known for a commitment to charitable projects is supporting The Nature Conservancy, the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters, through a newly created "PLANT A SEED - GROW YOUR TREE AND SAVE THE FOREST" program. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:...

2011-12-08 14:03:00

Informed purchases and adherence to state and federal regulations can prevent spread of forest pests ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Buying freshly-cut evergreen trees and greenery to decorate during the holiday season is a time-honored and favorite tradition. Unfortunately, harmful non-native insects and diseases can hitchhike on these trees and branches, starting new infestations in communities that were previously pest-free. This has become such a serious...