Environment

Petroglyphs: Ancient American History in the American Southwest

Petroglyphs: Ancient American History in the American Southwest

One of the greatest untruths about America is that it’s a young nation, that it’s short on history. This is an insult to the cultures that for centuries inhabited this land. While ancient American Indian

Pan-Okhotsk: A Story of Climate Change

Pan-Okhotsk: A Story of Climate Change

The Pan-Okhotsk region begins with the Sea of Okhotsk nestled between Russia and Japan. The area encompasses more than the sea itself, however, stretching east-to-west from Alaska all the way to Russia, and

New Study Reveals Bleak Outlook for Northeast Ski Resorts

New Study Reveals Bleak Outlook for Northeast Ski Resorts

An article that appeared a few days ago in The New York Times contained some very disheartening news for skiers and snowboarders in in the northeastern United States. And yes, it involves climate change.

Chasing Ice: Before it’s all gone

Chasing Ice has earned its place as one of the film festival darlings of the year. With awards from Sundance, River Run, SXSW, Silverdocs, and others, the film is bound to make an impact on human history; if anything, by documenting some of the the last remaining ice environments in [...]

Earthen Building: Why and How-To

Earthen Building: Why and How-To

There are many ways that people can change in order to relieve the burden of destruction from the shoulders of the environment. More efficient electric cars are being produced, wind farms are popping up all over the place, and small, organic gardens seem to be taking over grassy lawns.

An Artistic Solution to the Everest Garbage Crisis

An Artistic Solution to the Everest Garbage Crisis

In the six decades since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay Sherpa completed the first successful summit of Mount Everest, more than 4,000 daring souls have followed in their footsteps. Unfortunately, the high volume of climbing expeditions has taken a toll on the

How to Keep Wild Animals out of Your Backyard

How to Keep Wild Animals out of Your Backyard

Those who own property in rural areas of the United States are often forced to deal with animal intrusion. Whether it’s a pack of raccoons rummaging through the trash, deer or elk damaging crops or

The Geoduck: Mysterious, Controversial and Delicious

The Geoduck: Mysterious, Controversial and Delicious

Most folks who visit the tidelands of coastal Washington encounter crabs, seagulls and other denizens common to any other beach in the United States. However, those who dig deep enough are likely to come face-to-face with a geoduck, the largest burrowing clam on Earth.

The Rooftop Garden Hall of Fame

The Rooftop Garden Hall of Fame

Aesthetics aside, rooftop gardens are highly beneficial to urban areas. They regulate temperature inside their buildings using organic means, absorb carbon emissions from traffic below, provide

Green Rankings 2012: Big Companies Making a Big Environmental Difference

Green Rankings 2012: Big Companies Making a Big Environmental Difference

Every year, Newsweek and The Daily Beast compile ‘Green Rankings’, a comprehensive list of companies that are leading the world in reduced environmental impact and sustainable management practices.