May, 2012

Alberta Oil Spill: 924,000 Gallons and Rising

A major oil pipeline spill in Alberta, Canada has dealt another painful blow in the fight against reckless development.

Great egret by Flickr member East Wind

Photo of the Day: Plumage Explosion

Great egret courtship display Photo by Flickr member East Wind See more of East Wind’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature …

Tom Petty was Right… the Waiting Really is the Hardest Part: An Urban Garden Update

In February, I conquered my fear of the gardening world, and began building my own urban garden. With Urban Organic Gardening expert Mike Lieberman at my side and encouraging me that “you …

An Artist’s Take: Tar Sands and Canada’s War on Mother Nature

Tar sands development threatens iconic species like gray wolves and caribou, and puts humans in harm’s way. In her new visual essay, Canadian artist Franke James tackles a question that’s being hotly debated on both sides of the border: What are we willing to risk for the sake of oil industry profits?

Delta Study Confirms Later Duck Seasons

This recent study confirms what has long been observed by hunters: later duck harvest seasons.

Sportsmen Come to DC to Protect Arctic Wildlife

VIDEO: Five Voices for Protecting Arctic Wildlife

How does oil and gas drilling in the Arctic affect a farmer in Indiana? What about a sportsman in New Mexico? Last week, a group of five dedicated folks from …

Broad-tailed hummingbird in Colorado

Six Tips For Photographing Hummingbirds

Some of the same qualities that make hummingbirds the unique, animated creatures that we love can also make them a challenge to photograph. Here’s some tips that may help you …

Digitizing the Outdoors: Can Gaming be the Gateway to Nature?

Children today are spending alarming amounts of their time indoors and in front of screens—7.5 hours per day on electronic devices. Research suggests that ADHD and other behavioral issues are …

Hardrock Mining–Baggage in Hand–Arrives in the Great Lakes

Fueled by high metals prices, the nation’s hardrock mining boom has swept into the Great Lakes.  In a region with almost no history of hardrock or “sulfide” mining, there is …

Prothonotary warbler, Mill Creek Streamway Park, Kansas

Photo of the Day: Sing Your Heart Out

Prothonotary warbler in Mill Creek Streamway Park, Kansas Photo by Flickr member tomblandford. See more of tomblandford’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of …

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