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April 4, 2012
Volume 12, Issue 4


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Happy Earth Day!
Celebrate the planet we live on with good food and great company.
Photo © Ian Muttoo/Flickr via a Creative Commons license
Happy Earth Day!
You're invited to the world's largest — and most delicious — Earth Day celebration. Join us on April 22 by attending, hosting or donating to a Picnic for the Planet.

Restoring the Gulf
An egret at the site of an oyster restoration project in the Gulf of Mexico.
Photo © Erika Nortemann/TNC
Restoring the Gulf
Two years ago, the Deepwater Horizon unleashed the most devastating oil spill in our nation's history. See what it will take to restore the Gulf of Mexico — not just from the effects of the oil spill, but from the decades of degradation that have gone before.

 Nature’s a Family Affair
Mother and daughter bird-tagging team.
Photo © Christina Kondrat-Smith
Nature's a Family Affair
Who inspired you to smell the flowers? Lead a trail hike? Give back to nature? Share your story and pictures with other Conservancy members through our virtual photo album that spans the generations.

 A Conservation Mission in Mongolia
Chief Barry Dana.
Photo © Sean Fitzpatrick/TNC
Team Penobscot:
Running for the River
On April 16, three representatives of Maine's Penobscot Indian Nation are running the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon to raise money to restore their tribe's namesake river, the mighty Penobscot. Says runner and former Chief Barry Dana: "This run is about restoring a piece of creation to its original intent."

 Would the Titanic Still Sink in 2012?
Iceberg at LeConte Bay of Frederick Sound in Alaska.
Photo © Bill Kamin
Would the Titanic Still Sink in 2012?
April 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Could this ship navigate today's changing oceans? Our scientist explains how climate change may actually be responsible for more icebergs in our oceans.

 Ask the Conservationist
Bikers ride along the coast of Puget Sound, Seattle.
Photo © Erika Nortemann/TNC
Ask the Conservationist: How Can I Make My Office Bike-Friendly?
Congrats on making the decision to bike to work! Our green living expert (and a regular bike commuter) shares how encouraging your office to become more bike friendly will lead to biking success.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“On this particular morning, the light was beautiful and the shadows from the hay bales added to the patterns in the short-cropped grass.”

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The Conservancy's Brown Tract along the Central Platte River in Nebraska.
Photo © Chris Helzer/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
5 tips for reducing your pets' pawprint on the planet.
Drink Local
Raise your glass to small, local breweries.
Leave Your Computer On
Computer geeks can help solve climate change!
Green Your Lawn and Garden
Keep your lawn looking great while helping your local water source.
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Simon Podgorsek (Dog on leash); © Beaufort's The Digitel/Flickr (Growler); © iStockphoto.com (Computer); © Robert S. Donovan/Flickr (Sprinkler watering a lawn).
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