December, 2011

Are You Game for the Asian Carp Invasion?

Flying fish are flooding the Great Lakes, terrorizing boaters, anglers and native species. Asian carp are infiltrating the region, becoming a silvery, bigheaded  menace underwater and in the air.  Now, …

Could We Hibernate?

It’s that time of year again. I am sitting on my couch under my heaviest blanket with my third cup of coffee, stirred with a candy cane, after just having …

Can Obama Administration Pursue ‘Big’ Clean Energy and Avoid Big Impacts to Wildlife?

Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made several announcements regarding progress in pursing large renewable energy projects on America’s public lands and waters.  Secretary Salazar announced that the relevant Federal …

Moss-covered tree, WA, 1927 Credit: Darius Kinsey

3 Cheerful Eco-Friendly Tips to Brighten the Darkest Days of the Year

Try these three easy eco-friendly tips to brighten your day! 1. Purchase live trees, flowers, and plants instead of cut varieties Beautiful bouquets of flowers are hard to resist, especially in winter …

Tips for Talking Climate Change at the Holiday Party

Several years ago at the holiday party for my husband’s company, one of his colleagues began spouting off about how climate change was not real. Those at the table who …

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…” to see Bald Eagles and Wild Ponies

Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife and nature …

Diamond Weevil: A Bug with Real Bling

  Some people may dream of being covered in diamonds, but one bug is close to making it a reality. The wings of the diamond weevil are full of gem-like …

A Pleasant Surprise: Migrating Tundra Swans Overhead!

One of the things I most enjoy when I’m hunting is watching all the other wildlife I see.  I thought you might enjoy hearing about the wildlife I saw during …

New Mercury Limits Protect Wildlife and People Alike!

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new air pollution standards that will result in the first-ever national limits on the amount of mercuryspewing from the nation’s coal-fired power plants. …

Mid-Week Refresh: And You Thought Shopping for Your Family was Hard…

Still looking for the perfect holiday present for your loved ones? Look no further! Last week, Houston Zoo brought some holiday cheer to their most adorable animal residents with a …

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