Big storms and coastal flooding hit one Massachusetts neighborhood twice in as many years – is this the “new normal” we’ve been warned about? And what can we do to prepare for the next storm?
With a tourism-based economy that depends on coral reefs, fisheries and coastal communities, the people of the Florida Keys are taking local actions to fight global warming and sea level rise. Check out this video to learn what’s happening in Monroe County.
Is it feasible to fit a morning walk to school with your kids into your life? One Nature Conservancy staffer and mom is finding ways to make it happen. She shares her story for National Walk to School Day tomorrow.
A 10-member crew from Papua New Guinea uses traditional seafaring knowledge to raise awareness of threats that climate change is bringing to their islands and culture.
After too many encounters with “I”-named hurricanes, Sarene Marshall’s family has kept a wary eye on storm Isaac brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.
A Conservancy carbon market specialist looks to family history to inspire his work valuing the carbon stored in forests in order to fight global warming and finance forest restoration.
Residents of Monroe County and the Florida Keys seek solutions as they look to the future and see more salt water rising all around. Joining with partners and government officials, staff from The Nature Conservancy are joining the conversation about a county plan.
The final post from the First Stewards symposium held in Washington, D.C. last week shares insights learned by the symposium’s official witnesses whose goal it is to ensure the learnings from the symposium will be carried forward.
Coastal residents of indigenous communities in Alaska are literally losing land and landmarks to the sea as permafrost melts and sea levels rise. Some traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to share their stories of climate change with other Native American groups at a First Stewards symposium.
Representatives of North American indigenous tribes from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico are gathering at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian this week to give voice to the changes they are experiencing in the climate around them.
An unusually warm March lulled Michigan cherry blossoms into blooming early so that April frosts decimated the crop. The tough year for northern growers won’t stop the National Cherry Festival this week, but the luscious, local fruits are hard to come by – and pricey if you can find them. Another sign of climate change?
Stress can be high and recovery slow in the wake of extreme weather events. And in some places, like Massachusetts, which marks the first anniversary of damaging tornadoes today, severe weather events are piling up.
Angie Cook lives in Keene Valley, NY, and her house was damaged by Hurricane Irene in August, 2011. This is the third in a three-part series in which Angie will share her story of the storm and its aftermath.
Angie Cook lives in Keene Valley, NY, and her house was damaged by Hurricane Irene in August, 2011. This is the second in a three-part series in which Angie will share her story of the storm and its aftermath.
Angie Cook lives in Keene Valley, NY, and her house was damaged by Hurricane Irene in August, 2011. This is the first of a three-part series in which Angie will share her story of the storm and its aftermath.
Our electricity bill is one-third of what it was when we had electric heat, and provides a corresponding decrease in the carbon needed to generate that electricity.
Living in the southern San Joaquin Valley of California, air quality and sufficient water are daily issues.