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Nine Community College Faculty Gather in Virginia to Integrate NASA Tools into their Curriculum

2/28/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Last Thursday & Friday, February 23 & 24, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Jobs for the Future (JFF) hosted a professional development institute in Reston, Virginia, at NWF HQs for the community college faculty participants of the Building a Diverse, Green […] Read more >

Image: Flickr (mellyjean)

A Valentine’s Day Without Chocolate?

2/9/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

As far as I’m concerned, Valentine’s Day is all about the chocolate. What’s better than a day to indulge my chocoholic inclinations guilt-free? But, recent reports have me worried that the future of chocolate is fraught with uncertainty. This month’s […] Read more >

The waves at Porto Covo, west coast of Portugal. Photo credit:  Alvesgaspar

We Must Care for the Oceans

2/7/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

Six decades ago, Rachel Carson wrote about the “bewildering abundance” of life found in the surface waters of the seas. While conducting her studies, she discovered that some fish migratory patterns were changing. She was the first scientist to suggest […] Read more >

Cherry blossoms in the Washington, DC area captured on February 4, 2012 (Kelly Senser)

Wildlife Finding the Warm Winter Rather Bewildering

2/6/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

  Punxsutawney Phil might think we have 6 more weeks of winter, but the geese, daffodils, and mosquitoes have a different idea. Across the continental United States, people are noticing that it’s been unseasonably warm this winter. My colleague Tony Iallonardo […] Read more >

Mississippi Freighter

From the Great Lakes to Coastal Louisiana: Climate Change Will Affect Everyone

1/30/2012 // By Celia Haven

I spent last week in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the American Meteorological Society’s Annual Meeting. The Great Lakes Regional Center‘s Adaptation Program Manager Melinda Koslow and I traveled to the Big Easy to learn about climate change programs around the country […] Read more >

Kudzu (National Park Service)

New Plant Hardiness Zones Confirm What Gardeners Already Know about Global Warming

1/26/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

Gardeners who have noticed some unusual goings-on had their suspicions confirmed this week, and the culprit is global warming. The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday released a new map of plant hardiness zones, which confirms what many gardeners had already […] Read more >

Whooping Cranes

Tar Sands Spell Big Trouble for Whooping Cranes

1/10/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

The recovery of the North American whooping crane is one of conservation’s most inspiring success stories. A century ago, there were thought to be between 500 and 1,400 of these birds living in the wild, but loss of habitat and […] Read more >

Australian black tip shark (Flickr's Paul Benjamin)

New Hybrid Shark a Sign of Climate Change Adaptation?

1/3/2012 // By Miles Grant

Are sharks smarter than some of our elected officials? While Congress may be ignoring climate change, there’s startling new evidencethat sharks are adapting to warming ocean waters: Scientists said on Tuesday that they had discovered the world’s first hybrid sharks […] Read more >

Tuckerman Ravine Trail 1962, The Forest Historical Society

NH Scientists Speaking Up

12/29/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

Today, 50 scientists from New Hampshire released a letter urging candidates for public office to: “acknowledge the overwhelming balance of evidence for the underlying causes of climate change, to support appropriate responses to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, and […] Read more >

Via Flickr's Adam Fagen

The Top 10 Dumbest Things Congress Did in 2011 (And How You Can Get Smart)

12/27/2011 // By Miles Grant

How bad was 2011 for America’s wildlife, air, water, land and public health? After taking 191 anti-conservation votes, even the House of Representatives’ own members called it “the most anti-environment House in the history of Congress.” That’s not to say the […] Read more >