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Unanticipated Spectacle

Unanticipated Spectacle

Morning dawns at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area, northwest of Washington DC and close by the Potomac River. The sunflowers will be aglow in minutes. (Photos: Clandestine Wren Photography) Each July and August several fields at the 2,000 acre McKee-Beshers...

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Farms Amidst the Pandemic, Part 1

Farms Amidst the Pandemic, Part 1

Masked up shoppers at the Anne Arundel County Farmer's Market in Annapolis (above), and apparently at other markets, have driven sales higher for a number of Chesapeake farmers during the pandemic. (Photos: above and first two below -- Doherty; others --...

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Open Space for People, not Cars

Open Space for People, not Cars

Now is the time for thinking about creative solutions to public open space, including reducing the vast swaths of urban real estate dedicated to cars, not people. (Illustration: Practice for Architecture and Urbanism via New York Times)Back in May, still in the...

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Global 30×30 Economics — Regional Actions

Global 30×30 Economics — Regional Actions

The economic benefits of conserving 30 percent of the planet are substantial. But, we might have known that already. So we ask ourselves, what steps are we taking to advance a stronger movement toward policies, practices and financing to conserve nature? (Photos:...

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The Race for Nature

The Race for Nature

The Center for American Progress recently released "The Race for Nature," the third report in a continuing series on strategies for achieving a "30 x 30" conservation goal.We continue to explore implications for conservation from both the coronavirus and the movement...

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Maps to Understand Our World

Maps to Understand Our World

Earlier this month, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the release of ConserveVirginia 2.0, an interactive map system for viewing Virginia land conservation priorities. (Image: Virginia DCR) Conservationists have always relied on maps. And that is never more...

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