The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a political unicorn. At a time when the environment ranks as the most polarizing issue in Washington, LWCF (a mouthful of an acronym for the Fund) is overflowingContinue reading
Each road creates new “edge” habitat in nature, and fragments the landscape into small units that are often less conducive to the persistence of wildlife.
Plastics are accumulating rapidly in our oceans, and the consequences (not just for our beaches, but for the entire ocean ecosystem) are both real and dire. Here are 30 ways to eliminate plastic from your everyday life.
In a year of natural disasters, fires consumed California, followed by terrifying mudslides. We’re woefully underprepared to pay for the consequences of climate change. If ever there was a time to act, it’s now. It’s never been more clear.
As part of a marine conservation biology course, we explored the management challenges present in the ever-changing landscapes of barrier islands.
I remain determined to visit all of the 175 state parks, trails and historic sites in Florida. In December, I officially crossed the three-digit threshold, and my current total stands at 101.
The last thing anyone expects in paradise are GMO testing sites. And yet, vast swaths of the southern part of Kaua’i are becoming just that: open-aired laboratories for some biotech companies.
I don’t know what 2018 has in store, but I know that as long as there are places on the planet worth celebrating and protecting, there will be people throwing their all into the job of doing so. And for that, I’m incredibly grateful.
Trump’s First Year Slightly less than a year ago, I used this blog to provide an open letter to Donald Trump regarding the environment (http://blogs.nicholas.duke.edu/citizenscientist/some-thoughts-for-the-new-president/). My points were simple: Use science to base environmental decisions;Continue reading