Results: Great News for Shad

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Alabama shad once shaped ecosystems. Alabama shad once migrated in huge numbers up many southern rivers, and as far north as Iowa. Could conservation locking help restore Alabama shad more broadly across their range? Shad once played a huge role in river ecosystems.

Nature and People: How Can the US Federal Government Put Them Together?

Nature Conservancy - Science

By Lydia Olander, Ecosystem Services Program Director at the Nicholas Institute and Heather Tallis, lead scientist. Agencies have yet to ensure that the full range of benefits nature provides to people, also called ecosystem services, are fairly considered in their decisions.

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Osprey Cam: Reality TV Featuring Our Wild Neighbors

Nature Conservancy - Science

By Jeff Dequattro, Coastal Programs Office, Alabama. Allie and Bama recently moved to Orange Beach, Alabama. The survival and proliferation of this osprey family is rooted in a healthy and resilient ecosystem. There are some new neighbors in town, and I can’t stop spying on them! They live on prime real estate in this pristine beach town along the northern Gulf Coast. The climate is sub-tropical, grocery shopping is close-by, and the commute to work is more than manageable.

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For the Love of Oysters

Nature Conservancy - Science

I get a little giddy when I see people enjoying our locally-farmed, boutique oysters in my adopted hometown of Mobile, Alabama. Jenn Greene lives in Mobile, Alabama, and has served as a marine scientist for The Nature Conservancy since 2008.

2016 114

Coastal Wetland Restoration: One of the Smartest Investments We Can Make

Nature Conservancy - Science

Volunteers help restore oyster reefs in Alabama. Conservation News coastal coastal wetlands Conservation Brief Ecosystem Services Ensia Mark Tercek oyster reefs wetlands Photo: © Erika Nortemann/TNC.

For the Love of Oysters

Nature Conservancy - Science

I get a little giddy when I see people enjoying our locally-farmed, boutique oysters in my adopted hometown of Mobile, Alabama. Jenn Greene lives in Mobile, Alabama, and has served as a marine scientist for The Nature Conservancy since 2008.

2016 83

Living Shorelines: The Space Where Engineering Meets Science

Nature Conservancy - Science

In comes the Conservancy’s Jeff DeQuattro , Director of Restoration for the Gulf of Mexico Program, who manages multiple shoreline and oyster restoration projects in Alabama, including the $3 million Recovery Act project to restore 1.5

2015 114

One of the Smartest Investments We Can Make

Conservancy Talk

That means on average the equivalent of seven American football fields of these ecosystems disappear into the ocean every hour of every day. By Jane Lubchenco, Former Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and. Mark R. Tercek, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy.

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Osprey Cam Is Back and Better Than Ever

Nature Conservancy - Science

The camera is trained on a nest in Alabama’s Wolf Bay, providing 24/7 views of nesting ospreys (thanks to an infra-red sensor for night viewing). Osprey conservation efforts have been a stunning success, but the birds still rely on healthy ecosystems and a healthy Gulf.

2016 83

Bringing Nature into the Engineer’s Toolbox

Nature Conservancy - Science

They see opportunity: They see that nature and ecosystems can be part of the solution. But ecosystems don’t come with specifications or technical standards for how they will perform.

2015 114

Reclaiming Country: Combining Traditional Knowledge & Science to Care for Desert Waterholes

Nature Conservancy - Science

After 20 years of absence, the Martu people returned to their land in the 1980s and continued cultural practices that care for the country and the desert ecosystem. Their land forms part of the largest intact arid ecosystem on earth, covering more than 40 percent of the Australian continent.

Citizen Science Tuesday: IceWatch USA

Nature Conservancy - Science

Seasonal changes in ice cover are important for ecosystems and wildlife. We now have about 1,000 IceWatch USA volunteers participating from forty-eight states, everywhere but Hawaii and Alabama,” Hughes-Wert notes. Fox on ice at Derrickson Creek in Delaware.

2014 113

10 Innovations That Are Changing Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

As Justine Hausheer writes in her in-depth blog on the topic , “Crudely, the more complex and complete the soundscape, the healthier the ecosystem and the greater the biodiversity.”. An “Encyclopedia of Ecosystems”. An Alabama shad.

Blue Carbon, Cocoa Agroforestry, & Bioacoustics: Meet the The 2017 Science Impact Project Class

Nature Conservancy - Science

His results will help provide guidance so that reforestation can be done in a manner that prioritizes biodiversity alongside other ecosystem. Marthinus will assess carbon fluxes in mangrove ecosystems due to aquaculture conversion. Oyster reef restoration in Mobile Bay, Alabama.

2017 78

Lest we Forget – BP Oil Spill 2010

10,000 Birds

Oil on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama I covered the spill for several months for a special TV series on the Gulf Disaster. July 6, 2010 Oil enters Lake Pontchartrain, a massive estuary in Louisiana, potentially threatening a thriving and diverse ecosystem.

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Looking Back at Paris: Investing in Nature Gains Traction as Climate Solution

Conservancy Talk

It includes case studies from different industries that demonstrate how organizations can leverage various ecosystem services. At the same event in Paris, Brandy Wilson, CH2M’s Global Sustainability Director, recalled an oyster reef-building project we hosted together on the Alabama coast.

2015 83

Ginseng Digging: Local Traditions and Global Markets for Appalachia’s Medicinal Plants

Nature Conservancy - Science

I grew up in the flat-topped foothills of the Cumberland Mountains in north Alabama, and my mother was a student of wild herbs, wildflowers, and native medicinal plants.

2016 83

Oil Dispersants Impact Bottom Of Food Chain According To Study

Eco Friendly Daily

But for the ecosystems it impacted, it is not a memory but an ongoing reality of consequences. The study, performed at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab located in Alabama, compared the effects of applying dispersant versus allowing oil to disperse on its own.

Father’s Day: Playing with Fire

Conservancy Talk

Sam Lindblom: My first experiences with the restorative power of fire came while backpacking as a young boy through the Conecuh National Forest near my hometown in south Alabama with my own father, brother, and our Scout troop. “Don’t play with fire.”. As kids most of us heard that line.

2013 105

10 Fish Conservation Success Stories to Celebrate

Nature Conservancy - Science

We’ve lost spectacular migratory fish runs that once fed people and shaped ecosystems. In the Bristol Bay watershed, the impact of salmon is everywhere, in literally every living thing. Photo: Chris DeNatale. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

Environmental Economics: Join the fishery management team today!

Environmental Economics

Committee members will be selected during the next meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, scheduled for April 11 – 14, 2011 in Orange Beach, Alabama.

A Better Way to Meet America’s Needs: Invest in Nature

Conservancy Talk

Healthy ecosystems provide vital public services, including water supply, flood protection, air and water quality, and more. Media reports this week indicate that the Trump administration is considering substantial funding cuts in federal environmental and natural resource programs.

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College Athletic Department Subsidies | The Sports Economist

Environmental Economics

Alabama-Birmingham Conference USA $10,519,032 $24,273,967 43.3%

2011 173

At the risk of further embarrassment

Environmental Economics

The sample consists of oyster consumers from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and California and the survey was administered in 2010. Here is the paper I submitted for the AERE 2nd Annual Summer Conference : Paper ID: 369 Paper Title: WILLINGNESS-TO-PAY FOR OYSTER CONSUMPTION MORTALITY RISK REDUCTIONS Select Session Type: Contributed Session Organized Session: No Abstract: Oyster consumers are at risk from the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria.

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Solutions for Ant Problems

Green Living Ideas

Fire ants were accidentally imported from Brazil to Mobile, Alabama in the 1930s. They have had a devastating affect on native ecosystems, having a two-fold decrease in populations as diverse as insects to birds to mammals. Editors Note: Many thanks to Jami, who wrote this post in response to an ant problem that is plaguing each and every one of my plants on my lanai (balcony) in Honolulu. There is so much good information here- I hope you find it as useful as I did! aloha, ADB.

Curriculum & Resources: Water

The Green Changemakers

3 big ideas to make water last Take care of the ecosystems that supply us. Oil from the BP disaster washes up on Orange Beach in Alabama. Exxon Valdez—20 Years Later Fishing communities and ecosystem still struggle after 1989 oil spill.

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Models for Protecting the Environment for Future Generations

The Green Changemakers

Called the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment , the study involved 1300 researchers from 95 countries, who spent four years examining 24 ecosystems worldwide. The main conclusion: of 24 ecosystems studied, 15 (about 2/3rds) are in serious decline as a result of human activities. Human activity is putting so much strain on the natural functions of Earth that the ability of the planet's ecosystem to support future generations can no longer be taken for granted."

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Sustainable Happiness Resource Guide

The Green Changemakers

www.newmindspace.com Find Fulfilling Work and Activities The Great Plains Restoration Council engages youth in programs to learn about their own health while working to improve the health of prairie ecosystems, and organizes campaigns to support prairie conservation. Letters from the Dhamma Brothers: Meditation Behind Bars , by Jenny Phillips, tells the inspiring story of a meditation program that took place in a high-security prison in Alabama, and the impacts on the men who participated.

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