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2011-11-01 14:00:00

The organization and its partners encourage shoppers to give âœresponsible, meaningfulâ gifts this holiday season Arlington, VA (PRWEB) November 01, 2011 On November 28 and throughout the holiday season, The Nature Conservancy is encouraging consumers to purchase responsible, meaningful gifts during the second annual Green Gift Monday campaign. Last year on Cyber Monday, shoppers spent a record $1 billion online. âœImagine the...

2011-10-27 18:00:00

The Conservancy Identifies Top Nature Resurgences Arlington, VA (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 Decades ago, few would have predicted that bald eagles would be a common sight over the Potomac River in the 21st Century. But as The Nature Conservancy celebrates its 60th anniversary this month, eagles are among the top 10 success stories of modern conservation, as identified by Conservancy scientists in a new report. âœNature is resilient,â said M. Sanjayan, lead...

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:...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.