March, 2011

5 Ways to Lure Teens Off the Couch and Outside

As a mom of two teenage girls, I’m more than often hearing the same old excuse,

“There’s nothing to do outside”

“I’m bored.”

It frustrates me to see them on the couch wasting their valuable time watching TV or playing video games when they could be outside enjoying the outdoors, co-existing with nature, getting some exercise, and being with friends.

Clean Air Act Event, Stark State College, Ohio

Video: Too much clean air?

Why would Congress seek to weaken the Clean Air Act?  Do Members of Congress really believe we have too much clean air?  These were some of the questions asked by …

Get Real, Get Outside

What are you missing when you’re looking at screens? Play Again, a documentary shown as part of DC’s Environmental Film Festival, tackled this question, portraying the changing balance between the …

Shedding Dogs Help Wildlife

Do you have a dog that sheds his winter coat leaving clumps of fur all over your house?  I have a Shepard/Akita that is shedding like crazy at this time …

Parents' Choice Award Gold Medal

Congrats, Ranger Rick!

As the newest editor on the Ranger Rick staff, I can take exactly none of the credit for the magazine’s most recent big award. But I can already see the everyday, behind-the-scenes work that makes these magazines so extraordinary. Potty humor, anyone?

The Exxon Valdez Disaster, Now In Its 22nd Year

It was 22 years ago today that, with a captain who’d been drinking and an exhausted mate at the wheel, the Exxon Valdez hit a reef in Alaska’s Prince William …

House and Senate Bills Offer a Breath of Fresh Air from Fossil Fuels

Lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate are working to keep air and water clean and protect wildlife habitats and public health from the impacts of oil and gas drilling. …

Highway to Hell and the Roads Along the Way (Part 1 of 2)

People around the globe value the Boreal forest in Alberta, Canada for a number of reasons. For one, the forest represents ¼ of the earth’s remaining intact forest, but it is under attack from Big Oil.

Let Your Dog Be Your Nature Guide

5 Ways to Tune in to the Outdoors with Your Four-Legged Friend

American robin feeding chicks by Robert Palmer

Bird of the Week: American Robin

It’s finally spring, and no bird symbolizes springtime quite like the American robin. As the soil warms up across much of the country, robins by the dozens are hopping across …

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