Latest Nature Conservancy News

Bins let New Orleans oyster lovers give shells for reefs

Nov. 28, 2021 15:37 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An environmental group that makes oyster reefs from shells collected at New Orleans area restaurants now has a new partner so anyone can contribute. “After enjoying oysters at home with family and friends, you can help protect our coast" by...

Nonprofit plans Mississippi oyster shell recycling program

Nov. 06, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An environmental group is using fines from the 2010 BP oil spill to plan Mississippi’s first oyster shell recycling program. “It’s very straight forward — take the actual oyster shell and reuse it to help restore the very resource it’s...

Corps of Engineers considers nature-based flood control

Oct. 05, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is known for damming rivers and building levees to keep waterways at bay. But a new initiative seeks natural flood control solutions as climate change brings increasingly frequent and severe weather events that test the limits of concrete and steel. ...

Conservation organizations recognize removal of large dam

Sep. 21, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

ROUNDHILL, Ky. (AP) — Conservation organizations are recognizing the removal of a large dam on the Green River in southcentral Kentucky. Representatives from The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kentucky Department of...

The Nature Conservancy buys 13.5K acres in Hancock County

Sep. 19, 2021 08:45 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Nature Conservancy has acquired approximately 13,500 acres of forested land north of Tunk Mountain in Hancock County. The land, which will continue to be open for birding, hunting and fishing, abuts an existing preserve to the north of Tunk...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Sep. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. Sept. 9, 2021. Editorial: One in four children are food insecure As a bank distributes cash to customers, Second Harvest, the only food bank in Northeast Tennessee, distributes nourishment, lots of it, to a whole lot of what are...

Dominion to partner on solar project in Virginia coalfields

Sep. 13, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A global conservation nonprofit and Virginia's largest electricity utility announced plans Monday to develop what they say will be a large-scale solar project on former surface mines in the southwest Virginia coalfields. Dominion Energy Virginia...

Conservation group creating oyster reef off Phippsburg

Sep. 12, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

PHIPPSBURG, Maine (AP) — A group wants to create an oyster reef off the coast of Phippsburg to improve water quality, protect a shoreline from storm surges and act as a habitat for other smaller shellfish. The oyster reef is part of the fight against “the immense...