February, 2020

Eco-Schools USA March Newsletter

Eco-Schools USA March Newsletter

Climate change is ravaging our shared world, yet the voices uplifted aren’t those of climate refugees or of frontlines land defenders. We rarely hear from indigenous peoples, the holders of …

Farmers, Activists, & Public Officials: 5 Black Conservationists

From archivists of the traditional uses of native plants to advocates for the environment in government, Black and African Americans have contributed to the conservation movement in innumerable ways. For …

Gynandromorphic Cardinal

Spotted Zebras, Yellow Cardinals, and Three-Antlered Deer: What Causes these Animal Oddities?

Albinism, extra appendages, unique coat patterns—all are caused by changes in a species’ genetic makeup. Genetic mutations can alter how a species looks, how it behaves, and how its body …

Swept Away: Protecting Midwest Communities & Wildlife From Extreme Flooding

Last spring, heavy precipitation caused massive, long lasting flooding events that plagued the Midwest. This phenomenon proved fatal for people and wildlife alike: at least three deaths in the region …

Why States Should Not Wait to Confront Toxic PFAS Chemicals

Salmon for Chummies

5 Wildlife Wins Delivered by the National Environmental Policy Act

Why Net-Zero Matters for Chipmunks, Butterflies, Moose, Turtles, and You!

Alpine chipmunks are a little more extreme than their chipmunk cousins—those pudgy-cheeked relatives common to backyards across eastern and central North America. Living 7,800 feet up in California’s Sierra Nevada …

Are You a Whale Watcher, Saltwater Angler, or Birder?

A decision is about to be made that could greatly help the conservation of wildlife from humpback whales to striped bass to osprey.  And it all centers around a tiny …

‘Nearby Nature’ is a Human Right

Cities are increasingly acknowledging the need to incorporate nature and green space into their urban planning while balancing new development. This increases livability for city residents, in addition to benefiting …

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