Nature & Environment

Explore how sustainability creates a connection between our communities and the natural world that sustains us.
You know to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” But when it comes to disposing of your electronics, paper, plastics, glass and other waste, is recycling worth it?

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The Sixth Extinction
Millions of species are dying out in the current wave of species extinction. Elizabeth Kolbert’s compelling book “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” explains why humans are at fault.
Scrap Metal
How to Recycle Scrap Metal
Small pieces of scrap metal, including used steel wool, don’t need to fall through the cracks of your recycling regimen.
Overhead Drying
Hang Laundry to Dry in Overhead Space
Living in a tiny home requires super-efficient use of space. Learn how one family in Maine has started hanging laundry and drying food in their tiny home.
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ESSENTIAL READING

Keystone Species: How Predators Create Abundance and Stability 
Wolves, bears, otters, starfish — these ecosystem engineers affect nature in overt yet surprisingly subtle ways.

This Land Is Your Land: Why National Parks Matter
Our national parks are public treasures that provide more than a window to our past or a means to preserve the natural bounty within them. They’re some of the most beautiful places on Earth, where you can rekindle your sense of awe and adventure.

Why We Need Wilderness 
During a nearly 60-year career, Pulitzer-Prize winner Wallace Stegner, known as the Dean of Western Writers, wrote eloquently about the value of wild places.

Raptors, the Sky Masters 
Eagles, hawks and falcons: From their awesome aeronautics to their precise predatory instincts, these birds are the pinnacle of flight.

Brain Birds: Amazing Crows and Ravens 
No matter where you live, they’re your neighbors. You might want to watch them — carefully.

Barn Owl Magic 
Beautiful and mysterious, barn owls also are prolific predators of rodents.

Fireflies: The Twinkle in Nature's Eye  
Fireflies bring magic to warm summer evenings.




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