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The Atlas of Global Conservation, available Earth Day 2010, is a premier resource for everyone concerned about the natural world. Pre-order your copy today, and as a Conservancy member, you'll receive a 20% discount off the $49.95 cover price!

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Celebrate World Water Day: March 22
Crystal Light
Crystal Light will help support the Conservancy's freshwater conservation projects that sustain life and livelihood along some of America's most celebrated bodies of water. On World Water Day, March 22, Crystal Light will give 100 percent of the net profits from Crystal Light powdered drink mix products sold that day — no less than $350,000 and up to $750,000 — to support the Conservancy's freshwater work in the U.S.

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Great Places
March 3, 2010
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Where Does Your H2O Come From?
Graphic © TNC
Where Does Your H2O Come From?
Do you know where the clean drinking water from your faucet comes from? Find out with our interactive map that illustrates how nature brings water to your area.

Natural Light: Spring Flowers
Lousewort at Warm Springs Mountain, Virginia.
Photo © Dana Blackmer Photography
Natural Light: Spring Flowers
The first day of spring is around the corner and what better way to say hello to the sunshine and warm air than with The Nature Conservancy's spring flower photo slideshow. From lousewort to lupines — see what's blooming in your area!

 Hope on the Zambezi River
A woman from the Tonga tribal community along the Zambezi.
Photo © Brian Richter/TNC
Hope on the Zambezi River
As poorly planned dams unravel ecosystems, cultures and livelihoods along Africa's Zambezi River and around the world, the Conservancy is racing to help people balance competing demands on rivers.

 An Invisible Bird Killer
Cardinal on bird feeder.
Photo © Lee Coursey/Creative Commons
An Invisible Bird Killer
It's a surprising statistic — between 100 million and 1 billion individual birds are killed annually by collisions with windows in the United States alone. What can we do about this phenomenon?

Discover America’s Heartland
Windmill, Cherry County, Nebraska.
Photo © Michael Forsberg
Discover America's Heartland
West of the Mississippi River and east of the Rocky Mountains, a massive prairie stretches from Northern Mexico to Canada. To many, the Great Plains is little more than fly-over country. But to photographer Michael Forsberg, it is a varied landscape teeming with life.

 Help for Haiti
Haitian children.
Photo © Nicolas Jolliet/Creative Commons
Help for Haiti
From rescue missions to distribution of emergency supplies, see how Nature Conservancy maps are providing much-needed clarity to our partners working in the aftermath of the devastating Haiti earthquake.

 Ask the Conservationist: How is the Conservancy’s Office Sustainable?
Rebecca Goodstein explains how the Conservancy is going green.
Photo © TNC
Ask the Conservationist: Is the Conservancy's Headquarters Sustainable?
Is the world's largest conservation organization "walking to the talk" when it comes to sustainability? Go inside the Conservancy's headquarters and see how we're reducing our carbon footprint.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“Keep the focus sharp until the very end; the rewards may be a colorful harvest!”

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Seaweed harvest in Wakatobi National Park, Indonesia.
Photo © Bridget Besaw

Nature Stories Podcast Podcasts
Each week, our Nature Stories podcast brings you unexpected tales of people's connections with the natural world. You may subscribe to the series or download the individual stories through the links below.
When Scientists and Eskimos Meet
Do scientists and Native Americans see the natural world differently? Produced by Robert Woolsey with Lisa Busch
The Well
Piped water could make all the difference in Ethiopia. Produced by Dick Miller for the CBC
Utah's Dark Triangle
Is the night sky a threatened natural resource? Produced by Ross Chambliss
Savoonga: The Walrus Capital of the World
What would life be like here without walrus hunting? Produced by Gretchen Parrish and Robert Woolsey
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Nancy Anne L. Merolle via a Creative Commons license; © Scott Simon/TNC; © jpstanleyvia via a Creative Commons license; © Gunther Matschke.
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