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.
As unpleasant as athlete’s foot is to humans, recent studies show the bacterial fungus is having a devastating effect on frog populations in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Australia.
The Suffield National Wildlife Area is located in the southeast portion of the province of Alberta, Canada. Created in 2003, Suffield NWA (SNWA) was created with the purpose of preserving the land and providing a
Heli-skiing is about as exhilarating as winter sports get. The helicopter ride in itself is a rush, but to have full access to miles of pristine, unconquered terrain is an experience worth adding to the bucket list.
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
My friends and I played that Modest Mouse song nonstop before our ascent of The Grand Teton. Driving through Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in the shadow of the mountain, we listened as Isaac Brock sang, “Blame
There are places where the waters of a hot spring – normally so scalding hot that you’d die if you went in – intersect with a cool river. The confluence of hot and cold creates pleasant waters in which to bathe, called a hot pot (not to be confused with [...]
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.
Did you know that burrs clinging to animal hair led to the invention of Velcro, or that the first jet planes were designed to emulate the aerodynamic capabilities of avian species? Across the globe, scientists
The steam rises up into the forest as you breathe in the vapors of the natural pool you lay in, gazing into the mountains. There’s nothing quite like finding a hot spring in the middle
Attempting to summit the tallest mountains this world has to offer is a popular activity amongst the elite adventurers of this planet. Climbing the notorious ‘seven summits’ is an achievement of incomparable magnitude, however it