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  • Weed and grass killers
    Earth Day memo: Pesticide and herbicide use causing an environmental nightmare
    Millions of Americans are to blame for the serious problems that are occurring due to our obsessions with nicely manicured lawns and well-maintained golf courses. The use of chemicals on our lawns is leading to illnesses, diseases and the death of...
  • Student Conservation Association
    Cleaning up Fort Totten Park
    More than 300 volunteers are expected to clean up Fort Totten Park Saturday, as part of an Earth Day project sponsored by the Student Conservation Assocation (SCA) and the National Park Service (NPS). Lori Roberston, Events Manager at SCA, says...
  • Maryland Science Center: Spring Clean and Green Workshops
    Maryland Science Center: Spring Clean and Green Workshops
    After record snowfall and too many snow days to count, Spring is finally here. Soon enough the leaves will start turning green, Flowers will appear. And we will forget all about winter!The Maryland Science Center is open March 30, 2015, to June 21...
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    Another Earth Day
    April 22nd is the 45th anniversary of the first official Earth Day. Began in 1970 by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, the day was initiated as a national “teach-in” about environmental issues. Nelson’s environmental...
  • Apple packaging
    Apple partners with The Conservation Fund for packaging improvements
    With all the Apple products in the world, packaging impacts can really add up. Since Apple recently announced all of its U.S. facilities are run on 100 percent renewable energy, you won’t be surprised to hear of their latest initiative, an...
  • Lawn watering restrictions during California drought
    California drought update: will the newly-imposed restrictions yield results?
    California residents are now facing limits on water consumption, an action initiated by Governor Jerry Brown in response to the persistent, devastating drought conditions in the state. But the mandated changes--including rules regarding home and...
  • Sudan the rhino
    Ol Pejeta Conservancy needs help to keep Kenya's last male northern white rhino
    Time is running short for the northern white rhino. With only five left in the world, pressure to get the beasts to reproduce is reaching a fever pitch. Unfortunately, the issue isn't as simple as putting on some Barry White, lighting a few...
  • Eastern coyote
    Coyote sightings in Bethlehem Township lead to warning for residents
    Coyote sightings in our area have been on the rise for decades. Once a rare sight coyotes are now regularly seen darting across roads, feeding on road-kills, sitting or hunting in fields and even wandering through suburban neighborhoods during the...
  • Beached salmon
    California’s water diversion plan spells disaster for salmon, imperiled species
    The drought in California has been reported as the worst in a thousand years and people are finally driven to think about climate change as their lush, manicured lawns are replaced by brown thatch.According to a report in San Jose Mercury News,...
  • Members of the Valdosta Rotary Club learn forestry tidbits during a field day excursion sponsored by the Gaskins Forest Education Center in Alapaha, Georgia, on June 21, 2013
    Gaskins Forest Education Center debuts 'Day in the Woods' event in South Georgia
    The Gaskins Forest Education Center, a spectacular privately owned conservation reserve nestled on nearly five thousand acres of pine trees bordering the Alapaha River, will be debuting a community event on Saturday, April 18, in Alapaha, Georgia....
  • City of Stuart to host free Energy Fest in downtown Stuart April 18
    City of Stuart to host free Energy Fest in downtown Stuart April 18
    The third annual Energy Fest, hosted by the City of Stuart, will take place April 18 at the city’s downtown Memorial Park on East Ocean Boulevard and is a free event to the public. From 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, those...
  • Northern Rocky Mountain Gray Wolf
    Rocky Mountain Gray Wolf population remains steady
    Federal, state and tribal agencies have announced that their study into the numbers of Northern Rocky Mountain (NRM) Gray Wolf population shows that the numbers have remained steady. The annual study and report is done to make sure that the Gray...
  • Bald eagle rehabbing
    Wildlife rehabilitator seeking funds
    Being a wildlife rehabilitator is a tough job. Long hours, little or no pay. Most, if not all wild animal rehabilitation facilities rely on donations, grants and fees earned from educational presentations. There are few rehabilitators for what...
  • An adult Taylor’s checkerspot perches on a paintbrush plant at the Oregon Zoo
    Oregon Zoo releases endangered butterflies
    The Oregon Zoo just released more than 500 endangered caterpillars into the wild. In an effort to save a species of butterfly currently listed under the U.S Endangered Species Act. Zoo staffers traveled to central Washington to release the...
  • CADFW report on deer herd size
    California Dept. of Fish & WIldlife Deer Management Program
    The following is on the CADFW's web site hereCalifornia's deer herds are a valuable resource to both hunters and non-hunters alike. Deer can be seen throughout most of California providing enjoyment for many outdoor enthusiasts. For future...
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