February, 2013

Otter Creek

Montana’s Otter Creek Valley and Its Wildlife Need Your Help

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting comments from the public on the proposed Otter Creek coal mine in southeastern Montana. Arch Coal, the second largest coal company …

Eco-Schools Closing the Achievement Gap for Hispanic and Economically Disadvantaged Students

Asked about the outdoor classroom at Perez Elementary, a student said “there are rocks that we don’t have in the classroom, there are plants, and there’s a creek that we …

Amazing Animal Hearts

This Valentine’s Day, rather than look at animals’ weird mating rituals or focus on the possibility of a worldwide chocolate shortage, we’re going to stroll down memory lane to examine some …

Deer me, who knew I would miss hemlocks so much?

NWF recently released a report on how climate is already impacting wildlife, detailing everything from dropping numbers of moose in New England to bears not hibernating much (if at all) …

Delight in Bird Sightings with Your Child. The Great Backyard Bird Count is this Weekend.

This weekend is the Great Backyard Bird Count, and I plan to introduce my 4-year-old to this event that engages bird watchers of all ages to create a real-time snapshot …

A Student’s Guide to the National Climate Assessment

We are currently in the midst of a 90-day comment period for a defining government document on the climate, the draft National Climate Assessment. The 1,000-page report is available online …

Scientists Propose Desperate Measures to Save Struggling Polar Bears

You know things are getting bad for polar bears when scientists start laying out options to save them that are wayoutside the box. With climate change bearing down on polar …

An Altamira oriole swoops in behind a green jay

Photo of the Day: Green Jay Photobombed by Altamira Oriole

Photo by Kenny Salazar See more of Kenny Salazar’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo …

The Porpoises Who Left Their Hearts in San Francisco

Tony Bennett isn’t the only one to leave his heart in San Francisco. After an absence of over 65 years, the harbor porpoise recently returned to frolic in the waters …

Roseate spoonbill

Photo of the Day: Quick Snack for a Roseate Spoonbill

Photo by Nicholas McCollum See more of Nicholas McCollum’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo …

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