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Sweet Success: Bronx Guild High School’s Urban Farm

3/21/2014 // By Guest Author

By Amy Sirot At Bronx Guild High School, a small inner-city Eco-School with an extremely diverse minority population of 325, students are raising chickens, cultivating honeybees, growing organic produce and improving green space for use as carbon sequestration zones.  The […] Read more >

A may fly. Photo by Dave Funk, courtesy Stroud Research Center.

Bugs Are Beautiful (Really!)

3/20/2014 // By Guest Author

By Beverly Payton  Chances are that if you were asked to name some animals that make up the wonderful diversity of wildlife in and around our streams and rivers, you probably mention fish, frogs, turtles and, maybe, some aquatic mammals, […] Read more >

Hellbender salamander photo by Flickr user KErry Wixted.

The Hellbender Salamander – Our Most Bizarre National Treasure

3/18/2014 // By Guest Author

The hellbender is an animal of contradictions. It has lungs, but is not an air breather. Young hellbenders are fish food, but adults swallow fish whole. Sometimes hellbenders eat other hellbenders. During the breeding season, a single male vigilantly guards […] Read more >

Blue-spotted salamander photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Patrick Anderson.

Big Night: Teaching Kids About Vernal Pools

3/12/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Heather Stephenson. In late March or early April, a warm rain will fall and spotted salamanders will emerge from underground in the evening to return to vernal pools to breed. This phenomenon is known as “Big Night,” […] Read more >

Adult female Rusty Blackbird

The Rusty Blackbird: 9 Things You Need to Know to Help Them

3/6/2014 // By Guest Author

1. The Rusty Blackbird is one of North America’s most rapidly declining migratory birds. Once abundant, populations have declined an estimated 85-95% in the past 40 years.  2. Scientists aren’t sure why the bird is in chronic decline. Although several […] Read more >

Ball State University Geothermal Heat Pump System. Photo Credit: BSU Photo Services

Ball State University to Host Its Second Geothermal Conference

2/26/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest Post by Robert J. Koester, Ball State University On April 10, Ball State University will host a second gathering of academic and facilities personnel interested in knowing more about the design, installation and operations of district-scale geothermal heat pump […] Read more >

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Training Florida’s Next Generation of Climate Leaders

2/25/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by NWF Campus Ecology Fellow, Shaza Hussein As an NWF Campus Ecology Fellow at the University of South Florida in Tampa, my campaign goal is to bring the Divestment/Reinvestment Movement to the “Dirty South” in order to end […] Read more >

A pair of wind turbines Flickr photo by Mike Atkins.

Renewable Energy and Public Lands

2/6/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Hayley Connolly-Newman I was recently a participant in a National Wildlife Federation lobby day fly-in to Washington D.C. Not only was jetlag having effects of what felt like a 4:30 a.m. wake up call, but I had […] Read more >

Gardening for Wildlife in Indiana

1/30/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Certified Wildlife Habitat participant Pat Grigg. Gardening for wildlife was not the original plan for my modest-sized garden. Many years ago I planted flowering plants, shrubs and trees to be seen from every window, and to flower […] Read more >

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Winter Hiking for Kids: Creating Memories in the Snow

1/25/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Kristen Laine. It was as a young adult that Yemaya Maurer, coauthor of AMC Guide to Winter Hiking & Camping, became aware of the pleasures of traveling through a winter landscape and mourned a childhood that hadn’t included […] Read more >