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  • Memorial garden at First UU Columbus
    Saturday: Wild Ones' Native Plant Palooza at First Unitarian Universalist Church
    Native plants have an essential role in maintaining a healthy local ecosystem. They're important as wildlife habitat, food for pollinators, and soil builders.OnSaturday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Columbus chapter of Wild Ones is...
  • Bees are essential to the ecosystem.
    Open Source Beehives: Helping to Save Bees
    Bees are insects that are essential to the environment yet they are also creatures that few people are found of. Although their unique yellow and black striped pattern makes them instantly recognizable insects, their ability to sting people makes...
  • Tuki and Moka: A Tale of Two Tamarins
    'Tuki and Moka: A Tale of Two Tamarins': a great nonfiction picture book
    “Tuki and Moka: A Tale of Two Tamarins,” by Judy Young with illustrations by Jim Madsen, is a beautifully done picture book that will entertainingly teach children about animals and the environment.The story is fascinating from the...
  • Mysterious Disease Causes Starfish to Fatally Rip Themselves Apart
    Mysterious Disease Causes Starfish to Fatally Rip Themselves Apart
    From Alaska down to San Diego tens of thousands of Pacific coast starfish are becoming sick and ripping themselves apart. The uncanny disease, dubbed 'sea star wasting syndrome,' causes starfish arms to uncontrollably crawl in opposite...
  • Sardines swimming in a tank
    Sharp drop in sardines having an effect on California's ecosystem
    There has been a noticeable drop in Pacific sardine numbers off the coast of California in recent years. The number of sardines has also dropped dramatically off the coast of Mexico as well. Many fishermen have been returning with empty boats...
  • Starfish in US are dying in huge numbers due to mysterious disease
    Starfish in US are dying in huge numbers due to mysterious disease
    According to LiveScience on Tuesday, amysterious disease has turned hundreds of starfish into limp lumps of goo along both the East and West coasts in recent months, and could potentially induce a cascade of other ecological effects in tidal...
  • 5 options for keeping the pool “green” a chlorine-free pool
    5 options for keeping the pool “green” a chlorine-free pool
    Swimming naturally differs dramatically from a public pool that is looking t kill germs quickly and cheaply, with possible side-effects to your hair, skin and lungs. Researchers are investigating the results of swimming in chlorine mixed with...
  • Carp are bass, lake, ecosystem killers
    Carp are bass, lake, ecosystem killers
    Companies fund the vegetation kill in lakes, because people think they want clear water to fish from. One of the strongest tools they have since the aquatic vegetation sprays are so strong and been destroying, now the carp are being used since the...
  • Loreen Niewenhuis releases new book
    Loreen Niewenhuis to release her new book in June
    Author Loreen Niewenhuis will be releasing her new book, "A 1000-mile Great Lakes Walk" on June 1.It was a mid-life crisis that evolved into a mid-life adventure that led to Niewenhuis’s first book.When she turned 45-years-old, she...
  • Fish tank in the Mote Marine Laboratory exhibit
    Key West, Fla. (Part 4): The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
    As you begin your visit to Key West, in addition to a trolley tour filled with highlights and local lore, you also will want to visit to the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. Here, you will “journey into the world of the native plants and...
  • Global Warming Activists Demonstrate In High Tide Flooding Area in Florida.
    Adapting nature conservation policies to a changing climate
    The nation needs to rethink its policies on conservation, says a report from the U.S. Global Change Research Program. According to a Dec. 18, 2012, news release issued by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), climate change has already had a major...
  • RacePointBeach
    Sustainability 92: Cape Cod National Seashore
    Sheltering more than 20 miles of eastern coastline of the State of Massachusetts, as well as the 604 square miles of the intervening Cape Cod Bay, is the expanse of the Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS). This vast national park was created by...
  • 2011 Insect Rearing Workshop
    Insect Rearing Center houses insects that benefit ecosystem
    The lifecycle of anything affects the life of all, be it another insect, animal or human. Also, pretty much all locations can benefit from this lifecycle. Starkville, Mississippi at Mississippi State University (MSU), is one of those locations.How...
  • Garry Oak Meadow in Victoria, BC.
    Garry Oak meadows of Vancouver Island
    Garry Oak meadows, open stands of gnarled oak trees (Quercus garryana) with an understory of shrubs and/or wildflowers, were once common on southeastern Vancouver Island.Seeing the meadows in spring, vivid with blooming wildflowers, enthralled...
  • Peconic Bay
    Just say no to phosphorus
    As the New Year rang in, a new law wasput in place, the “Dishwasher Detergent and Nutrient Runoff Law,” intended to reduce phosphorous runoff into our water bodies and improve water quality in New York. According to the New York State...