Nature & Environment

Explore how sustainability creates a connection between our communities and the natural world that sustains us.
Check out these Bald Eagles captured on live web cams! Right now these bald eagles are taking turns to incubate their eggs, which should be hatching any day now. As beautiful as this could be please remember this is nature and anything can happen.

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Native Prairie Plantings Can Be Established Without Using Herbicides
Herbicide residue can linger in soil and ground water for years. Use these proven methods of strategic burning, grazing, cover crops, mowing and "frost interseeding" to establish your native prairie, and avoid harming wildlife.
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Living in a 500-Square-Foot House
Living in a 500-square-foot house (or smaller) affects our consumption and relationships.
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How Green Is Natural Gas, Really?
Natural gas sounds green. After all, it has "natural" in the title. But how green is natural gas, really?
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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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