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Great Places
April 7, 2010
Volume 10, Issue 4

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Earth Day is Coming April 22!
Photo © Jayme Frye/Creative Commons
Earth Day is Coming April 22!
You can honor the 40th anniversary of Earth Day! From greening your garden to using reusable bags, The Nature Conservancy shows everyday ways to make a difference for marine life and healthy oceans.

Get Involved: Save Oceans
Nature Conservancy marine scientist Ancilleno Davis measures and records coral growth and fish size.
Photo © Jeff Yonover
Get Involved: Save Oceans
Find two ways to save oceans this Earth Day! Adopt a Coral Reef or take a friend to see Disneynature’s OCEANS between April 22-28, when a portion of ticket sales benefits the Conservancy’s marine work in The Bahamas.

 Eat Sustainably
Mario Batali
Photo © Melanie Dunea
Eat Sustainably
Do you love to cook? Find out why ocean conservation is important to world-renowned chef Mario Batali … and get one of his favorite sustainable seafood recipes: Mackerel in Scapece with Lemon Thyme and Sweet Peppers.

 Hatching Hope for Bald Eagles
Baby bald eagles
Photo © Dave Menke/USFWS
Hatching Hope for Bald Eagles
If you’re egg-cited about bald eagles, then get ready — they’ve returned! Take a virtual journey to Santa Cruz Island, California and watch via live webcam as the proud eagle parents prepare for their two eggs to hatch this spring.

Plan for Nature and Your Future
Orly Yadin and Bob Summers in Burlington, Vermont.
Photo © Mark Godfrey/TNC
Plan for Nature and Your Future
By working with a Conservancy gift planner to establish a charitable remainder trust, Bob Summers and Orly Yadin were able to make a gift that helps nurture the lands and waters they care about while providing supplemental income with potential for growth for their later years.

 Great Plains Poll: And the Winner is...
Monarch butterfly, Webster County, Nebraska.
Photo © Michael Forsberg
Great Plains Poll: And the Winner is...
You voted for your favorite Great Plains image and the results are in. The Conservancy’s next e-card will feature Michael Forsberg’s beautiful Monarch butterfly photographed in Webster County, Nebraska.

 Ask the Conservationist: Are Snowstorms a Sign of Global Warming?
Snowman in front of the U.S. Capitol.
Photo © DCist/Creative Commons
Ask the Conservationist: Are Snowstorms a Sign of Global Warming?
From “Snowmageddon” to “Snowpocalypse,” the eastern United States had a clever nickname for every snowstorm that blanketed our region this winter. Is it possible that this winter’s intense snowstorms are a sign of global warming?

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“Coming face-to-face with a shark is not unusual for experienced divers but it was a first for me!”

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Nurse Sharks, The Bahamas.
Photo © Mark Godfrey/TNC

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.
The Bilingual Sparrow
As temperatures warm, millions of birds fly north for spring. Produced by Bradley Klein
Elephant Orphans
An elephant orphanage in Kenya is keeping baby elephants alive. Produced by Susan Shepherd for Living on Earth
Cheetah of the Sky
Hear how falcons have reclaimed the sky. Produced by Kellie Hudson with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Virgin Forest
Can we save old growth trees from dying out? Produced by Hillary Frank for Weekend America
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Chris Helzer/TNC; © Anand Mishra/TNC; © Janet Haas; © Eric Aldrich/TNC.
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