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You can't get more green than this! On St. Patrick's Day, celebrate good times with friends and the health of our planet at the same time. Find out how!

A Clean and Healthy Future for All
A Clean and Healthy Future for All
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Spring Baby Boom
Young orangutans at Tanjung Putting National Park in Borneo, Indonesia.
Photo © James J. Stachecki
Spring Baby Boom
Sure, young orangutans are cute. But have you ever seen baby oyster (spat)? How about a King penguin chick (okumboy)? Enjoy these photos of some youthful faces from the animal kingdom, from the familiar—elephants, sea lions and turtles!—to the unusual.

Celebrate Women and Water
Women and water.
Photo © TNC
Celebrate Women and Water
March 8 is International Women's Day and women around the world are coming together over the common issue of water. For many women, water is at the core of their everyday lives—whether as caregivers, scientists or farmers. Explore the issue, then share your own thoughts and photos about what water means to you.

Use Your Outside Voice
Chasing butterflies near Aurora, Nebraska.
Photo © Chris Helzer/TNC
Use Your Outside Voice
The U.S. Congress is considering serious cuts to conservation funding. Speak up! Urge your Senators to save the programs that protect the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe.

Is There Hope for Coral Reefs?
Bleached coral in waters off Phuket, Thailand.
Photo © Aeysea/Flickr through a Creative Commons license
Is There Hope for Coral Reefs?
A new report co-authored by the Conservancy says 75 percent of the world’s coral reefs are threatened. But our marine scientist is still hopeful about their future. Why? Find out in this Q&A.

 A New Way to Look at Nature
Visit the new nature.org © TNC
A New Way to Look at Nature
You told us what you liked (and didn't like) about nature.org, and we listened. That's why we're about to launch a new website with bigger images, more multimedia and improved interactivity. Get a sneak peek now, then check back later this month to see our new look.

 How Green Is Your Beer?
Silver Creek Preserve, Idaho.
Photo © Harold E. Malde
How Green Is Your Beer?
With the ultimate green-beer day coming up just around the corner (ahem, St. Patrick's Day), here's an opportunity to learn about sustainable beer. See how we're working with brewers in Idaho to ensure that barley farming practices protect wildlife habitat and conserve water supplies.

 Beyond Man vs. Nature
Peter Kareiva, chief scientist for the Conservancy.
Photo © Dave Lauridsen
Beyond Man vs. Nature
Call him a contrarian, heretic or dissident, just don't call him a "biodiversity guy." Peter Kareiva, the Conservancy's chief scientist, is ushering in a new era of conservation—find out how his radical views are shaking up the world of environmental science.

 Ask the Conservationist: Save a Tree, Save How Much CO2?
Forest in Ohio's "Sunshine Corridor."
Photo © Lucy Miller/TNC
Ask the Conservationist: Save a Tree, Save How Much CO2?
A reader from Ohio helped save 170 acres of forest from development. But do such efforts to save small forest tracts really have much of an impact? Our conservation director adds up the numbers to calculate the carbon savings of this grassroots effort.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“People came out by the hundreds to build a living reef…”

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Volunteers build an oyster reef in the Gulf of Mexico.
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 Your Pets
Read our top 5 tips for reducing your pets' "pawprint."
Garden with Native Plants
Get ready for spring planting!
Save the World in Your Pajamas
Is telecommuting the answer to the climate crisis?
Green Your Household Products
Make your household products more green!
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Simon Podgorsek (Dog on a leash); © Harold E. Malde (Purple sage, Texas); © Paladin27/Flickr through a Creative Commons license (Computer station); © Robert Lalasz/TNC (Household cleaning products).
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