Nature

Time Is Running Out for the Sumatran Rhino

Time Is Running Out for the Sumatran Rhino

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 [...]

6 Organic Mosquito Repellents That Actually Work

6 Organic Mosquito Repellents That Actually Work

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 12 Least-Visited National Parks

The 12 Least-Visited National Parks

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: Economic Development Systems of the 21st Century

Pete Eshelman: Economic Development Systems of the 21st Century

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 [...]

Five things to do for Earth Day

Five things to do for Earth Day

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 [...]

Annual CITES Conference to Address Wildlife Protection Proposals

Annual CITES Conference to Address Wildlife Protection Proposals

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

Q & A with Marco Tedesco: Presenting Climate Science Through Art

Q & A with Marco Tedesco: Presenting Climate Science Through Art

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. 

Quagga Mussel: Scourge of the Great Lakes

Quagga Mussel: Scourge of the Great Lakes

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 [...]

Top 6 Places to Spot Bears

Top 6 Places to Spot Bears

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.

Athlete’s Foot Threatens Worldwide Frog Populations

Athlete’s Foot Threatens Worldwide Frog Populations

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.