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Blooming wildflowers, California.
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Experience Yellowstone with GeoRoamer
Experience Yellowstone with GeoRoamer
GeoRoamer Yellowstone, a new iPhone app by VentureDNA, is the first fully integrated GPS and audio tour guide that can be used in the park without cell service. It contains over 150 waypoints with corresponding historic information. And 5 percent of net sales from each app downloaded will go to the Conservancy in Wyoming!

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Great Places
September 8, 2010
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This Land Is <em>Your</em> Land
The view at the Conservancy's Bear Rocks Preserve, West Virginia.
Photo © Kent Mason
This Land Is Your Land
Everyone knows the old Woody Guthrie song — "From the redwood forest to the Gulf stream waters …" — but did you know that the Conservancy has been helping to protect your public lands for more than 50 years? See how we've helped create, expand and improve parks around the world!

Wow! Amazing Wildlife Photography
Lion and cub.
Photo © Suzi Eszterhas
Wow! Amazing Wildlife Photography
Impala, wildebeest, jackal and the cutest cubs you've ever seen (cheetahs and lion!) … Suzi Eszterhas' wildlife photos are extraordinary. View her incredible images and listen in as Suzi speaks with our director of photography in this audio slideshow.

 One Simple Thing You Can Do for the Gulf
Setting containment booms over oyster reefs in the Gulf of Mexico.
Photo © Bridget Besaw
One Simple Thing You Can Do for the Gulf
The wellhead is capped but the story's not over. Legislation that will provide much needed aid to restore the Gulf of Mexico — and protect land and water across the country — is now before Congress. Find out how passing it will help the wildlife and people who depend on the Gulf.

The Coral Nursery
A nursery of staghorn coral.
Photo © Tim Calver
The Coral Nursery
Can reseeding reefs and building nurseries help corals face threats like climate change? The Nature Conservancy is cultivating a series of underwater laboratories in an effort to revive bleached and dying reefs from Miami to the Virgin Islands.

 Acai: Brazil’s Super Fruit
Paddling through a flooded acai palm woodland.
Photo © Haroldo Palo, Jr
Acai: Brazil's Super Fruit
It's the latest food trend to hit mainstream grocery stores in the United States, but for indigenous people in northern Brazil, acai has been a diet staple for centuries. See how the Conservancy is working with them to help make the most of this burgeoning demand.

 Photo Contest Ends October 4
Penguins on Deception Island, Antarctica. Photo © Eric Guth, 2009 Finalist
Photo Contest Ends October 4
Have you been outside this summer, snapping great nature shots? Now is the time to submit your best ones to our 2010 photo contest! Check out last year's winners, then submit your own shots.

 Ask the Conservationist
Camping in Canada's Quetico Provincial Park.
Photo © Mark Godfrey/TNC
Ask the Conservationist: Campfires and CO2
A concerned camper from Florida wrote to us with a burning question: how does the CO2 output of campfires compare to letting wood rot? Our Conservancy fire ecologist and forest carbon scientist have the answer!

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“Waterfalls appeared out of nowhere…”

Read More and Download the Photo as Desktop Wallpaper

Photo © Erika Nortemann/TNC

Go Green Go Green
Explore eco-tips from Nature Conservancy staff and leading environment bloggers on how to make personal, science-based choices to help save the planet. Get more tips at our Everyday Environmentalist web page.
Green Reads
Want to start a green book club? Learn how!
Go Paperless
Switch to paperless bills — an easy way to be green!
Eat More Veggies
Learn how reducing your meat intake helps the environment.
Fries for Fuel
Run your car on waste vegetable oil — it's cheap and green!
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Mark Godfrey (Mark Godfrey); © Jeff Metzger/iStockphoto (Bills past due); © Kondor83/iStockphoto (Veggie display at market); © Gabe Cahalan (Cross-country on waste vegetable oil).
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