2013

John Gale on a farm hunting

Weekly News Roundup- November 8, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week?  Nature is Us. Toys and Nature: They Can Play Nice! It’s a Whale of a Problem. Oil is hurting the Gulf’s Sperm …

Toxic Algae: Florida’s Manatees in Crisis

While “red tide” may sound like a biblical catastrophe, it is simply an unusual bloom of a common alga—karenia brevis—that turns saltwater a rust color.  While not supernatural this algae …

Germany’s Offshore Wind Power Leaders Cross the Atlantic to Share their Success

“We here in New Bedford consider ourselves to be dry sponges. Determined dry sponges.” – Mayor Jon Mitchell On Tuesday, New Bedford’s dry sponges absorbed a whole lot of inspiration …

Testifying for Wildlife and Climate Action

Earlier today, I testified at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listening session in Washington, DC  to provide input on the agency’s plans to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. I spoke …

With Support of Nonprofits, Hunters Help to Feed Nation’s Food Insecure

Good nutrition. It’s an essential component of healthy living. Food fuels physical growth, mental well-being, academic achievement and economic productivity. But according to research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, …

When Scientists Get Tattoos, Do Instructors Respond for Students? A Survey Inquires

Back in fall of 1989, in one of my earliest experiences as a conservation organizer, a professor stood up before about 200 students and faculty we’d assembled at the University …

Toys and Nature: They Can Play Nice

There has been a bit of discussion lately around the entertainment value of toys vs. natural, outdoor experiences for kids. So which is cooler? Toys or nature; nature or toys? …

NYC Eco-Schools Go Solar!

According to a landmark 2012 report, “Rooftop Revolution,” by the Manhattan Borough President’s office, there are 2.7 million square feet of usable roof space on NYC’s public schools. These rooftops represent …

No Till, Cover Crops and Wildlife: A Lively Combination

After harvest of winter wheat earlier this year, an interesting thing happened: my field, with the wheat residue remaining and cover crops growing, became migratory waterfowl Mecca. Why was this?  …

Beach Whale

Is the Oil Spill Affecting the Gulf’s Sperm Whales?

A sick and severely emaciated adolescent female sperm whale was found beached on the Florida coast near Tampa on Halloween. After the necropsy, officials said there were indications of an infection …

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