July, 2021

An electrical pole that is providing broadband,

Broadband: Bridging the Digital Divide

Usually, when people think of infrastructure they think of roads, water systems, sewers, and bridges, rarely, if ever, does the internet come to mind. The Covid-19 pandemic showed us just …

Mississippi River photo collage

How Well Do You Know the Mississippi River?

The Mississippi River, one of America’s most valuable waterways. We hear a lot about the river these days, how it contributes to our country’s economic growth, the wondrous wildlife, and …

water quality graphic collage

Community Science: Training the Next Generation to Protect our Water

It’s been 7 years since the nation first learned about the Flint Water Crisis. In April of 2014 the city of Flint, under emergency management by the state of Michigan, …

Last Strike for Bird Strikes

UPDATE JULY 2021: In response to large numbers of sick and dying birds in states east of the Mississippi River, natural resource agencies recommend ceasing bird feeding to reduce bird …

Montrose beach in Chicago. Dunes and wetlands are one example of natural infrastructure.

Investing in Infrastructure will Help Cities Across the Country with…

What do Chicago, New York, and Detroit have in common? If you guessed that they are all big cities that recently experienced major flooding, you guessed correctly. Cities across the …

underwater brook trout

PFAS Are Contaminating Our Fish – What This Means and…

If you enjoy fishing, you have probably come across signs by lakes or streams recommending that you limit your consumption of certain fish—or even avoid eating them altogether. You may …

May I Borrow a Cup of Water?

Growing up, I’m sure we can all recall a time where our parents would ask to borrow a cup of sugar from our neighbors, or neighbors would ask our parents …

National Carbon Capture Center machinery

Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage is an Important Climate Solution

As the U.S. moves towards a neutral, or even negative, climate emissions economy, new technologies will become available to help achieve that goal. President Biden has certainly aimed high when …

Which Shark Species are You?

Sharks have an undeserved bad reputation. Take our quiz to find out which shark channels your inner self and learn more about these amazing wild animals! Want to learn more …

pollinator garden

Zoos and Aquariums Inspire Visitors to Create Habitats at Home

Millions of people visit zoos and aquariums each year to catch a glimpse of rare and exciting wildlife from around the globe.  Increasingly, visitors are also finding educational exhibits and …

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