We’ve been dreading the impending extinction of the Sumatran rhinoceros for decades, and sadly, it appears the stoic beast may not have much time left. With worldwide numbers dwindling to new lows, a team of zoologists in Cincinnati are resorting to an extreme measure: mating a brother and sister. This [...]
What’s worse: being covered in mosquito bites, or slathering yourself with chemical compounds to just to keep the bugs off your skin? Thanks to advances in organic pest control, this is a tough decision you no longer have to make. Here are a few organic ways to keep the skeeters [...]
The U.S. is home to just under 60 national parks, but sometimes, going to the favorites can ensure a bit of a crowded time (especially on holidays with gorgeous weather). There are some that don’t get as many visitors, though, and make for some good solo time in nature. Looking [...]
Pete Eshelman is the Director of Outdoor Branding for the Roanoke Regional Partnership, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization trying to find ways to sustainably grow Roanoke’s economy. Their solution? A plan to embrace the outdoors with Pete at the helm of the wheel. I sat down with him in his [...]
As you may or may not be aware, Earth Day is today. Usually the day will consist of churches and local organizations going out and picking up trash along a river, walking trail, or road. While this can be good, it doesn’t last very long. Here are five ways you can [...]
The northern lights, or auroras, are a natural and colorful light display in the sky that is caused by a collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the thermosphere. The sun is the creator of the northern lights. Essentially, during large solar explosions, the sun releases particles deep into [...]
Next month, the Geneva-based Convention on Illegal Trading in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will convene in Bangkok for the organization’s annual international powwow. The CITES Conference of the Parties will be held March 3-14; during the event, member states will vote to
One of the hot topics in environmental news has been the melting of Greenland. Some use this as a political arena while others, like Professor Marco Tedesco, merely wish for people to understand what’s going on in our world.
Back in the 1990s, Bill Clinton was president, alternative music was all the rage, and the Zebra was the mussel du jour of the Great Lakes. In the mussel community, it’s quite gauche to tear apart the native ecosystem one small link at a time over the span of several [...]
Viewing bears in nature is a magnificent experience, especially for photographers. These powerful, yet majestic, creatures seen in the natural environment is a once in a lifetime opportunity.