Sunday, January 10, 2021

Tips for camping with your dog

 Pitching a tent with your pup can be great fun, but it pays to be prepared. Some tips for making it a great trip for both of you. 

Rare plants disappearing in Big Bend

 Thieves are stripping the rare living rock cactus out of Big Bend National Park, while people remove ocotillo and yucca from the area for landscaping. Read about the consequences of removing plants from these habitats. 

Increased concern over animal and plant extinctions

Recent scientific papers say the extinction rate for vertebrate animals is greater than we thought and that two in five plant species are at risk of disappearing. Read more here

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Saving Seagrass

 Underwater seagrass meadows have disappeared around the globe. But they may be some of the easiest coastal ecosystem to restore -- and they sequester significant amounts of carbon. Read more here

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The saga of the Mexican gray wolf

Back in March, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it counted at least 163 Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico and Arizona. That continued an encouraging upward trend, but that same month, official authorized the killing of four of the wolves. Read more about this species and its uncertain future here

Sunday, October 25, 2020

The Gulf of Mexico

11 things you might not know about this body of water, also known as The American Sea. Some cool facts and some alarming ones. Read it here

Friday, October 16, 2020

Birds, brained

 

Hundreds of millions of birds die in the U.S. every year colliding with large human-made structures, including buildings, communication towers, and wind turbines. Scientists, conservationists, and governments are working on solutions. Read more here