Latest Nature Conservancy News

New California wildlife preserve gives animals room to roam

Jan. 03, 2022 20:04 PM EST

TEHACHAPI, Calif. (AP) — Mountain lions, eagles, salamanders and other protected animals will have room to roam without threat of encroaching development thanks to a vast new nature preserve that creates a wildlife corridor connecting Northern and Southern California. The Randall...

Minnesota lake ice shrinking as climate change warms winters

Dec. 12, 2021 12:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota lakes have lost nearly two weeks of lake ice over the past 50 years as climate change diminishes the state's winters, officials from Minnesota’s natural resources and pollution control agencies said Friday. According to newly released data from the...

New study outlines high costs of extreme heat in Phoenix

Dec. 06, 2021 19:08 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme heat is expensive. That's the conclusion of a study presented Monday by The Nature Conservancy, which commissioned a look at the costs of rising temperatures in Phoenix. Working with infrastructure consulting firm AECOM, the nonprofit...

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...