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Creating a Field Guide to Your Backyard, Part II

9/27/2008 // By Jane Kirkland

In April I introduced a no-cost, low-impact way to observe and enjoy nature with your kids by creating a field guide to your own backyard. Taking as little or as much time as your family can spare, it’s a way […] Read more >

MU Researchers Find that Submerged Oak Trees Store Carbon 2,000 Years Longer

8/26/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The role that forests play in climate conditions is vast and complex, including conversion of carbon dioxide into oxygen, stabilization of coastlines and open terrain, shade provision, and the reflection or absorption of sunlight. Because trees lock carbon dioxide away […] Read more >

The Joy of Camping

6/18/2008 // By Kate Hofmann

What’s the best thing about camping? These days, I’d say it’s getting away from my car and my computer for a few days. When I was a kid, I would have made a different list. Setting up house in a […] Read more >

Wherever You Live, Changing Climate is Shifting Spring

3/20/2008 // By Miles Grant

The Associated Press has a great roundup the local impacts of a delayed spring thanks to climate change: The capital’s famous cherry trees are primed to burst out in a perfect pink peak about the end of this month. Thirty […] Read more >