The Conservation Fund in the News

October 12, 2016
National Geographic Ocean Views, 12 October 2016 – October is National Seafood Month. What better time to examine the critical role seafood plays in our global food system? Given that over 90 percent  of U.S. seafood is currently imported, and that twice the current supply will be needed by 2050, there is an urgent need for new ways to produce high-quality, local fish without putting more pressure on our oceans. 

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October 6, 2016
Joe Dexter, Rockingham Now, 6 October 2016 – Current and future students at New Vision School of Science, Math, and Technology, Western Rockingham Middle School and Dillard Elementary will now have an opportunity to experience the benefit of learning outdoors.

The nearly 1,200 students enrolled at the three schools, as well as their teachers, will have access to a newly-constructed outdoor classroom and trail that sits behind Western Rockingham Middle School at 915 Ayersville Road.

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September 28, 2016
Alyse Thompson, Candy Industry, 28 September 2016 – A new partnership will help American Licorice Co. advance its sustainability efforts.

Through an investment in The Conservation Fund’s sustainable working redwood forests in northern California, the company, which produces Red Vines, plans to purchase 20,000 tons of verified carbon offsets to counteract carbon dioxide emissions from electricity and fuel used at its headquarters in La Porte, Ind., and offices in Union City, Calif.

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September 27, 2016
Larry Olmstead, Serious Eats, 27 September 2016 – A few weeks ago, the nonprofit conservation group Oceana released the latest in a long series of seafood fraud studies. The big reveal? Roughly 20% of seafood worldwide is mislabeled, allowing cheaper species to masquerade as more expensive ones with astonishing regularity.

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August 30, 2016
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK 102.1 NPR, 30 August 2016 – So far this year 25 public beaches on Lake Michigan have had closures due to high bacteria levels. As sewers and septic tanks age, they can leak human waste into streams and lakes - which can make people sick. Some cities and towns are trying to fix this old infrastructure.

But there’s a problem - how do you find out which pipes are leaking? A company founded in Michigan, Environmental Canine Services, uses dogs to sniff out wastewater.

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August 25, 2016
Greensboro News & Record, 25 August 2016 – The Blue Ridge Parkway has made one of its most significant gains since adding lands once owned by Greensboro magnates Moses Cone and Julian Price more than 60 years ago.

More than 5,300 acres in the Plott Balsam mountain range overlooking Maggie Valley in Haywood County were deeded to the National Park Service by four private conservation groups, it was announced Tuesday.

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August 25, 2016
Karen Chávez, Asheville Citizen-Times, 25 August 2016 – Jake Blood likes nothing more than a hard, calf-burning climb up a high mountain peak, the more patches of wild blackberries and need for bushwhacking, the better.

That’s why he finds such satisfaction in a hike amid the Black Mountains, which buttress Mount Mitchell and its sky-scraping elevation of 6,684 feet, the highest east of the Mississippi..

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August 24, 2016
Karen Chávez, Asheville Citizen-Times, 24 August 2016 – A drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway just wouldn’t be the same if the views looked like downtown Charlotte.

That’s one of many reasons supporters have worked for the past century to keep the parkway viewshed full of rippling mountains and bucolic farmland, rather than towering hotels and office buildings.

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