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2011-08-15 08:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill has announced a new $3 million grant to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to protect the Brazilian rainforest and help farmers grow soy more sustainably. The grant expands a program that has already helped 383 farmers comply with conservation laws. Since 2004, the Responsible Soy project has successfully promoted responsible soy production in the Santarem area in the Brazilian state of Para, where Cargill has a soy terminal, by helping...

2011-08-01 10:02:00

As Senators consider bill on oil spill penalties, conservationists urge lawmakers to invest fines in Gulf's natural systems and communities that need them WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading conservation groups working across the Gulf of Mexico have submitted to the White House a blueprint for action that federal, state and local governments can take to restore the region's threatened natural systems and to help communities that rely on the Gulf for survival. The...

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2011-07-11 09:15:00

America get ready: a new delicacy may be coming to a table near you. That's right, environmentalists, consumer groups and scientists are seriously working up new solutions to control the ever rising populations of invasive aquatic species in America, and want people to step up their eating game and devour away the infestation.Among the top offenders is the lionfish. With its dark red and black stripes, spotted fins and venomous black spikes, it seems like it wouldn't make a nice meal choice....

2011-06-15 09:30:00

Revised rules will help prevent future infestations of non-native invasive insects, diseases, and plants ARLINGTON, Va., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalized changes to regulations governing international trade in plants used in gardening and landscape design, which will go into effect on June 27, 2011. The Nature Conservancy has encouraged the USDA to revise these antiquated regulations to improve the ongoing efforts by the...

2011-06-10 08:00:00

ATLANTA, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Enterprises today announced a $1 million contribution to The Nature Conservancy's "Georgia for Generations" campaign made by the James M. Cox Foundation. The gift will be given in the form of $250,000 annually over the next four years. "The James M. Cox Foundation and Cox Enterprises have supported The Nature Conservancy for more than 20 years, and the "Georgia for Generations" campaign allows us to make a lasting impact by protecting and...

2011-05-05 06:07:00

Deal connects one of the largest, most scenic dune fields in North America AUSTIN, Texas, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy has donated its 177-acre Gypsum Dunes Preserve in the famed Texas panhandle to the National Park Service. The preserve, which is part of the second largest dune field in the continental United States and possibly in all of North America, will be incorporated into the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. (Photo:...

2011-04-28 12:05:00

The general public is on the front lines of detection of tree-killing insects and diseases ARLINGTON, Va., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now that spring has arrived, and summer is quickly approaching, The Nature Conservancy, along with nursery industry partners and scientists, encourages people to take the time to learn more about tree-killing invasive insects and diseases as they spend more time outdoors. Everyday citizens can help detect forest pests and prevent their spread...

2011-04-26 00:00:26

Fans Can Vote Online to Help The Nature Conservancy Win Internet's Top Honor Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 The Nature Conservancy announced today that its blog, Cool Green Science, has been nominated for Best Green Website in the 15th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The Cool Green Science blog features Nature Conservancy staff and invited...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'