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Get People Back on the Land for Health and Peace –AASHE 2008

11/11/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

In the space of an hour, Vandana Shiva, physicist and agricultural activist, managed to connect the oil and human labor inputs required by modern agriculture, the nutritional deficit of monocrops, the dangers of species loss, the moisture depletion of agro-chemically […] Read more >

Living Buildings

9/19/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

A recent Chronicle post about Sierra magazine drew a lot of commenter ire, including a nasty call for Scott Carlson, the writer of the piece, to be reassigned to the obituary column. Several of these commenters seemed to take offense […] Read more >

Preserving habitats on campus

6/12/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Being part of National Wildlife Federation, those of us at Campus Ecology talk a lot about wildlife habitats. Not only are we invested in maintaining biological diversity and preserving the migration paths of plants, birds, butterflies and animals, we also […] Read more >

Stream Restoration at Appalachian State U.

5/27/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

This underwhelming waterway is known as Kraut Creek to residents of Boone, NC, who remember the days when a local sauerkraut factory sent its runoff downstream, polluting air and water alike. Now that the factory is long gone, a group […] Read more >

Scaling Mountains: The Big Guy and the Monster

8/10/2006 // By Kristin Kranendonk

My friend, Justin, just climbed Denali and the official expedition name was “Big Guy and the Monster”. And Denali is, indeed, a monster! Seeing Justin’s amazing summit pictures made me realize that I will never, ever, become a mountaineer. Denali […] Read more >

Global warming continues to impact wildlife

8/3/2006 // By Kristy Jones

Tigers are a valuable species and indeed, among many others, being impacted by global warming (thanks for the tip, Puja!). According to the World Wildlife Fund, the Sundarbans delta — the world’s largest mangrove ecosystem (home to tigers), which stretches […] Read more >

A Walk in the Park

6/20/2006 // By NWF

NWF’s mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future. The National Park Service was created to preserve natural resources. So it would be logical to assume that the park service and NWF have similar interests. And […] Read more >

Global Warming Impacts Wildlife: How Campuses Can Help

6/16/2006 // By NWF

As temperatures increase due to global warming wildlife and wildlife habitat are impacted. A recent study by The Wildlife Society shows North American wildlife species are beginning to shift their ranges northward and upward in elevation in response to temperature […] Read more >

Get Outta Here Invasives!

5/9/2006 // By NWF

Having just relocated to Virginia from Juneau, Alaska, I have to admit that I know next to nothing about the invasive species present here. In Alaska, the worry is that Atlantic salmon, mollusks from New Zealand, or crabs from China […] Read more >

Capture Carbon on Campus by Restoring Habitat

5/2/2006 // By NWF

(Left) University of Central Florida in Orlando commits to a fire program over the next five years that will reduce harmful fuel loads and restore native Florida habitats. Campus habitats such as forests, prairies and gardens serve two very important […] Read more >