July, 2009

Students and Retirees Bond Over Weevils and Weeds

By NWF July 28, 2009 The Kendal-Crosslands retirement community (KCC) in Pennsylvania is host to more than book clubs and bridge groups. Residents can often find students from nearby University … Read more

Town & Country: A Tale of Two Cultures

By NWF July 28, 2009 “Andy Dunham’s lettuce looks like a bouquet of flowers, and his farm is a five minute walk from campus. Who can beat that?” asks Grinnell … Read more

Video: Diving With Penguins

Did you know? Some penguins prefer tropical waters. This clip from the BBC’s Dive Galapagos shows a diver getting up close and personal with a group of Galapagos penquins. She … Read more

Radar Could Protect Birds From Wind Generators

As the number of wind farms increases in the United States the number of bird deaths will likely go up. Designers are looking to a variety of ways to avoid … Read more

Week Three: Get Out and Grow Some Bubbles!

Jennifer Ward shares tips for making GINORMOUS bubbles outside. Read more

Insurers Call for Climate Action

A coalition of insurance groups and conservation advocates has just sent a joint letter (PDF) to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) highlighting “the urgent need to move away from the carbon … Read more

Video: Handling Hawks in an Urban Habitat

Residents of the Washington, DC area have watched in wonder over the last few decades as hawks have slowly returned to the area. There was even a “scandal” a couple … Read more

Part 2: 10 Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes at Bay

Read Part 1 here… Remove unnecessary standing water around your home. Typical hot-beds for mosquito reproduction are clogged gutters, flower-pot drainage dishes, children’s play equipment, tarps and any debris that … Read more

High Altitude Wind Energy ‘Hot Spots’ Studied

High altitude wind generation is getting more serious attention these days and a new study assesses some wind energy “hot spots” in the heavens. Stuart Fox at PopSci.com reports: “With … Read more

Nearly Extinct Frog Is Rediscovered

It is always god news for wildlife lovers to learn that a lost species is not lost at all. Inland News.com “For the first time in nearly 50 years, a … Read more