Perception can be a tricky thing when it comes to science. A flock of birds flying overhead may appear to negate the finding of their endangered status, or it could be the last flock of passenger pigeons in your neighborhood – a glimpse before their 1914 extinction.
Oddly enough, we can accept raccoon or deer overpopulation much more easily than we can accept human overpopulation.
Land management is a lot like cooking.
Plenty of people are exposed to the outdoors briefly every day. However, for many of them, it takes a bit more than encounters with nature to inspire respect and love.
Officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are now poring over more than 15,000 officially submitted public comments about the level of ethanol and other biofuels to be used in the nation’s liquid fuel supply.
By Gary Huxel The drought in California is stretching into Texas leaving much of the country’s prime agricultural areas in dire need of water and declining production of vegetables and fruit. This drought and the drought over the past decade have shown us that our food production system cannot be sustainable as our climate changes….
By Terrah Baker Build a bat house — Bats have been on the decline throughout the country thanks to a somewhat mysterious disease called White Nose Syndrome, where a fungus grows on bats noses as they hibernate, waking them up when there is no food, causing many to die of starvation or sickness. Bats are…
By Terrah Baker There comes a time in most Americans’ lives when they need to think about investing. When the time came for me — maybe a little later than it should have — I was not only at odds with my conscious and the companies I would be investing in, but with my future,…
By Amanda Bancroft FreeCyclers be warned: some free gifts come with strings attached. According to the main website, FreeCycle.org, “The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,121 groups with 7,117,991 members around the world. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns….
Global warming isn’t just bad for the environment. There are several ways that it is expected to take a toll on human health. For starters, the extreme summer heat that is becoming more normal in a warming world can directly impact the health of billions of people. “Extreme high air temperatures contribute directly to deaths…