Nature Conservancy

A large excavator is drops a load of limestone boulders from a barge into the gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. The huge boulders are being put in place to help rebuild a reef that once filled some 400 acres and now barely exists. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Major oyster reef rebuilding begins on Texas coast

MATAGORDA, Texas (AP) — A deep sea oyster reef restoration being touted as the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico began in an unlikely place: a quarry in landlocked Missouri. That is where years […]

11/01/2013

In this August 9, 2013 photo provided by Island Conservation, a Tufted Puffin flies over Hawadax Island, Alaska. (AP Photo/Island Conservation)

Former ‘Rat Island’ in Alaska has whole new look

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Conservationists and federal wildlife officials are reporting success, five years after undertaking an effort to eradicate rats from a remote Alaska island. Officials with Island Conservation, The Nature Conservancy and U.S. […]

10/23/2013

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