National Wildlife Refuge Week
Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week at your local wildlife refuge!
Today, eight conservations groups and 25 senators sent letters to President Obama to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as it approaches its 50th anniversary.
October 10 to 17 has been designated as National Wildlife Refuge Week, a great opportunity to visit the refuges close to you.
The beauty of the Shenandoah National Park comes to life in this Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own images, and yours could be featured next!
The wildlife conservation initiatives taken by residents of Austin, Texas have earned the city the title of Community Wildlife Habitat from the National Wildlife Federation.
The National Wildlife Federation has released a report that explains the effects of climate change on winter weather. Warmer winters and heavy snow are causing problems for agriculture, wildlife, communities and even the skiing industry — and the NWF is calling for policy reforms to reduce emissions to slow the effects of global warming. Read on to learn more.
The U.S. Forest Service began hosting roundtable discussions on March 29 (continuing until May 12) to give citizens the opportunity to voice their opinions on the future management of national forests.
Bicycling for transportation takes center stage during National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17, 2013.
Go out for a spin this May during National Bike Month, and join the growing ranks of people who are discovering the benefits of bike commuting.
New Roots for Refugees, a program in the Kansas City area, helps fleeing refugees establish a new home and contributes to the local food system.
Despite the recession, farmers, on average, have been more successful than non-farmers. So why keep expanding their subsidies?
During National Ground Water Awareness Week next week, let's bring attention to what natural gas drilling is doing to our ground water supplies.
Lay Htoo, a Burmese refugee, has been enrolled in the Farm Business Development Program at Cultivate Kansas City and is setting out to start her own urban farm.
Though wolves are commonly misunderstood animals, not all of what you hear is true.
Try this tasty vegetarian (and vegan) alfredo for a healthy weeknight dinner.
You can make these outdoor chairs for less than $80 by recycling a whiskey barrel and using a few other supplies from your workshop.
The Mission Wolf sanctuary is a special place that takes in wolves who have been unsuccessfully domesticated. I can tell you that having a 150-pound timber wolf kiss you on the lips is an experience you won’t quickly forget, but the fact it liked you enough to do that is even more amazing when you consider what men have done to the wolf.
Hiking The Ozarks' Lost Valley - Where getting lost is part of the fun! By Mike McArthy of Photozarks
Beavers help create habitat for other species, so it's a good idea to protect them. Here are a few ideas for how to keep them from causing too much disruption on your property.
Ponds serve many purposes that add an economic or recreational value to the landowner. If you own a pond or want to, read The Pond Guidebook to learn how to maintain or construct one.
Here's what you need to know to participate in the Audubon Society's annual bird count. It's a fun and easy weekend event for anyone!
Rick and Julie of “Beyond the Hunt” on The Outdoor Channel will use Bobcat tools to transform one landowner’s plot into a natural wildlife habitat.
Clearing out life's detritus is an important first step when spring cleaning. Follow these tips to make clutter-free, organized living possible.
Global Greens Farm in West Des Moines, Iowa, helps refugees transition from growing food for their families to operating small businesses that sell produce at farmers markets, local grocery stores and to area restaurants.
A deadly fungal infection has killed millions of hibernating bats in eastern North America in the past decade. New research may help combat the devastating disease.
Warmer weather proliferated the rise of a viral infection in deer dubbed Episodic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), carried by a tiny biting fly called a midge. Unfortunately, individual state deer management, once based in science, has now grown to be political. Influenced by farm agency and insurance company lobbyists, legislators regularly appoint natural resources directors who are not faithful guardians of wildlife.
How we were adopted and befriended by a deer.
While far-fetched, this is an absolute wildlife true story. Maybe it's coincidence, but I don't think so because I was looking into those warm friendly brown eyes.
Michelle discovers a new threat to her basil plants!
White nose syndrome continues to threaten bat populations. To help researchers find the cause, and hopefully a cure, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded $800,000 in grants. Here's what one organization is doing to save the Virginia Big-Eared Bat.
It’s spring or promises to be, and so, again, I need to be among the Cranes. There’s an actual ache in my breastbone which pulls me to get my feet wet in the meadows, to watch the Sandhill Cranes eat and dance in the farm fields, to hear them wake and call to one another at dawn, and to see them ride thermals on the brighter, south wind days, kettle, then fly to the river to roost together on the sandbars in the river at dusk.
Clipping the wing of a troublesome hen and tasting the first Chicago hardy figs was really great, but what was even more fantastic was seeing Anna's new book arrive and how beautiful it looks.
Check out this dragonfly in our Photo of the Week. Add your work to our photo-sharing website, and it could be featured next!
Ever wondered what the difference is between a national park, a wilderness area, a national wildlife refuge, or other protected federal land? Here are the major differences in how these different natural areas are used and managed.
Looking for a fun summer job? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has student jobs available for youth interested in conservation and wildlife.
If you’re considering taking measures to control wildlife in your area by relocating wild animals, you may want to think twice. Start by learning about what happens to wild animals after they’re trapped and released in a new location.
What's it like to live with timber wolves? Watch the video and find out what life is like raising wolves.
Sometimes the wildlife can get kind of wild around here....
Tips on how to feed birds during the winter.
Create a pollinator-friendly garden to attract hummingbirds, bees, bats and other animals.
Tasty jars of canned food await readers in this Photo of the Week. Continue posting your photos for a chance to be featured on our site!
Wintertime and the holiday season bring out the baker in a lot of us. Why not try something new this year?
This little girl is caught up in the rodeo world. Submit your own photos, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Take a break from your automobile in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own images, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Hop on over to see this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Feed the animals in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
He tosses out his line in hopes that a fish, big or little, may bite. Thank you CU photographer Ruby Photography for capturing such a great moment in the Photo of the Week.
Get close to a squirrel in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
CU user Shelby captures the beauty of the water falling on the rocks in this week's Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your photos every week at our CU photo-sharing website, and you could be the next Photo of the Week.
Play on the farm in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
See who's bigger than Chicken Little when skies don't fall on this bird.
Take a look at winter in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Horses enjoy a dip in the Tennessee River in the CU Photo of the Week.
Catch a new friend in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Take a minute to sit and relax with a cat in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Quietly sit and watch this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Enjoy a glimpse of history with the Photo of the Week. Capture your own memories, and submit them to our CU photo-sharing site. One of yours might even be the next Photo of the Week!
Daylight falls on a field of dancing daisies in this CU Photo of the Week. Submit your photos, and one could be the next Photo of the Week!
Snake attack! OK, maybe it’s just a creative picture of snake gourds. Keep submitting for your chance at Photo of the Week!
Take a peek at this little guy in this week's Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Welcome to a bug’s world in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own images, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Freshly picked apples make a perfect treat for any age in this week’s Photo of the Week. Keep snapping and sharing for your chance to have one featured in the magazine!
Celebrate the third annual National Plug In day on Sept. 29, 2013, and see what electric cars are all about.
The American Heart Association aims to get people moving by organizing a National Walking Day. Follow some of these easy suggestions to participate in National Walking Day.
A map released by National Public Radio shows viewers the extent of the ongoing drought, and how it's changed from January 2011 to now.
Participate in Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count to help scientists study winter bird populations: www.earthgauge.net/?p=33409
WTAJ has partnered with the National Environmental Education Foundation and Project Noah to help show wildlife and the impacts of weather on living things in Central Pennsylvania.
We have a visit from a moose this spring.
Small but mighty: birds have smart strategies for surviving cold weather.
Cam finds an new old-fashioned way to keep the wildlife out of his garden.
Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count allows citizens to help scientists understand how bird populations have changed over the past century.
Cam makes himself laugh sometimes....
The Great Backyard Bird Count in 2013 runs from February 15 through February 18! Help scientists gain a snapshot of how winter bird populations are changing across North America.
Hunters and non-hunters alike can get true enjoyment observing the movement and interactions of wildlife with the use of a trail camera. But buyers beware!
Does Punxsutawney Phil have competition for 'predicting' the weather? Take a look at these other animals and insects that can tell when the weather is changing, or can't they?
Tips on which birds to keep an eye out for in different weather conditions.
Participate this year in the annual Christmas Bird Count from December 14, 2012 - January 5, 2013 and help scientists understand how bird populations have changed over the past century.
Tips on how to protect local wildlife and water bodies during the spring thaw.
Tip for avoiding lead sinkers when ice fishing.
Information on World Wetlands Day and their benefits and tips on how to protect your local wetlands.
Announcing the 2012 Wildlife Conservation Youth Engagement Grants!
Sailors for the Sea presents its new Rainy Day Kits teach young sailors to care about marine ecology and the environment with fun, interactive games.
Cam battles with the flying squirrels who want to inhabit his guesthouse using some unique weapons.
Emmy-award winner, Dayton Duncan, likened trail advocates to John Muir at the American Trails National Symposium
Play in the flowers in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Feel protected in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week! Plus, learn more about guard dogs and Great Pyrenees dogs.
Buzz through the flowers in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Fall colors in the trees greet readers in this week’s Photo of the Week. Keep submitting your photos for a chance to be the next Photo of the Week!
Hear the sleigh bells ringing in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Follow in line in this week's Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Meet a new fuzzy friend (an alpaca cria) in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Step inside an iceberg in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Join a little piece of nature for dinner in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Take a break from work and go fishing in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
One reader submits a photo of an oversized egg. Remember to submit your photos every week at our CU photo-sharing website. Maybe one of your shots will be the next Photo of the Week!
Join this little swimmer in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Root in the dirt in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Animal-vehicle wrecks cause about 200 human fatalities and 29,000 injuries a year. The fight between wildlife and urban developers seems never-ending, but wildlife crossings can be a solution. Learn how you can help just by giving your state's Department of Transportation a call.
Last year, more than 30,000 Americans participated in the National Bike Challenge and rode more than 12 million miles. This year, the League of American Bicyclists wants to know if riders are ready for a bigger challenge.
The “Remote Community Renewable Energy Partnership” exceeds Obama’s goal for supporting clean energy development in small native villages.
Learn about riding the rails with Amtrak on National Train Day this May.
One of the best—albeit not the warmest—times to bicycle in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks is during the month of April.
Show your thanks for bicycle and pedestrian advocacy leaders by nominating someone you know for a national Advocacy Award.
From carbon footprints to added wear and tear on everything from trails to monuments, travel of any kind leaves a mark on the environment. The difficulty of balancing the environmental effects of your travels with a desire to see and appreciate firsthand the natural and manmade marvels of the world isn't an easy task, and is an issue that's inspired a wealth of discussion. What do you think? Would you travel less, or otherwise change the way you travel, in order to protect the environment?
National Solar Tour couldn't have more perfect timing.
STIHL provides support to new online resource for do-it-yourself audience.
Texas coastal city best represents tractor giant’s culture of “rise.”
You can attract a variety of birds to your yard by knowing what to feed wild birds. Find information on feeding birds and learn different birds’ preferences.
Help scientists study how bird populations are changing during the Great Backyard Bird Count.
A blog post calling for voluntary population control.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opens the debate of whether to remove the Northern Rocky gray wolf from the Endangered Species List.
The Department of Homeland Security continues to build a 670-mile-long wall along the US-Mexico border to keep illegal immigrants, but have they thought about the wildlife that they will destroy along the way?
Tips to help wildlife beat the heat with fresh water.
Tips on how to take part in citizen science projects during the fall!
The 2008 fall monarch migration is underway, with better resources than ever for tracking the progress of these miraculous butterflies.
A chirping predator may be an unexpected and unwanted visitor. Mountain lions do chirp and one set me on edge.
The YardMap Network is a citizen science project designed to cultivate a richer understanding of bird habitat, for both people concerned with their local environments and professional scientists. The program is housed at the Lab of Ornithology, in Ithaca, New York. We collect data by asking individuals across the country to draw maps of their backyards, parks, farms, favorite birding locations, schools, and gardens.
Managing timbered property can benefit your wildlife and your pocketbook, but beware! Timber buyers are often con-artists. Learn the questions you should be asking about sustainable timber management on your property or homestead.
Tips on how to protect naturally-beneficial estuaries.
An echoing croak revealed a little frog in this week's Photo of the Week. Submit your photos to our CU photo-sharing website, and your photo could be featured for all to see.
What are you thankful for this season? Our editors know what they are thankful for, now let's hear from you.
See nature work in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Get a great idea for a bird feeder in this week’s Photo of the Week. Keep submitting your photos every week for a chance to be the Photo of the Week!
Weekly user photo of a simple solar homestead. Don't forget to submit your photos to our CU photo-sharing website. Maybe one of your favorite moments will pop up on the homepage for all the world to see!
User of our CU photo-sharing website submits photo documents the building process on their new biomass and solar dome home.
Don't forget to submit your photos to our CU photo-sharing website. Your favorite moments could become famous on our homepage!
See what is rippling in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
See what the water reflects in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Travel through the Grand Canyon in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
That extra hour of sleep was great, but your animals may not think the same thing about that same hour.
As modern farms increase production using monoculture crops, the nutritional value of the harvests diminishes, along with the economic stability and self-reliance of the farmers and their local communities.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has launched a new tool to help communities assess their readiness for plug-in electric vehicles.
The National Bike to School Day aims to promote safer routes to school, cleaner air and active transportation. Find out how to get involved in your community.
A cheap plastic pin reveals allies on Capitol Hill.
During national bedbug summit, health experts urge thorough cleaning and heat as the best prevention and cure for the nasty pests.
Complete streets policies are sweeping the nation, to the benefit of bicyclists, pedestrians and travelers of all ages.
Builders and designers believe that low-e windows, engineered wood products and eat-in kitchens will be key characteristics of new homes in the future.
Americans continue to believe that green homes make a difference--but they need to be more affordable.
After years of caving to the chemical industry, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has delcared formaldehyde—common in particleboard, plastics and textiles—a known human carcinogen.
The average American uses twice as much water as the rest of the world. We can lower our consumption by taking a look at how we eat, shop, travel and live. (Taking shorter showers isn't even the half of it.)
Concerned about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's refusal to stop Monsanto? Here are four steps you can take now.
Celebrate a technology-free Sabbath with a jug of organic wine, a loaf of homemade bread and handmade candles. Could you go 24 hours without your smartphone?
In the wake of a study that shows access to public transportation is crucial to lowering carbon footprint, the Smarter Cities Project names the top regions for smart transit.
Today's a great day to follow our tips for creating a home office that's easy on you and light on the planet.
Throughout the West, drought has led to a massive increase in wildfires, threatening the grass-fed beef industry in the U.S.
Transportation rock stars, Janette Sadik-Khan and Congressman Earl Blumenauer, tell National Bike Summit attendees that local advocates are the real headliners in the bicycle movement.
June is National Safety Month, and the Kubota Tractor Corporation’s safety program reminds its customers to make tractor safety a priority.
The contest is in honor of National Wild Bird Feeding Month.
This posting present comments by leading scientific organizations, individual scientists and government leaders pertaining to human induced climate changes. All agree that climate change is anthropogenic and that it has become a serious problem.
Fracking, buying American, GMOs and unplugging topped the green news this week.
PBS and Ken Burns’ new series, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” is stirring up interest in some of our country’s most beautiful and awe-inspiring nature, as well as its people. And it’s no surprise that many of MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers have fond memories of these wilderness areas. What are your favorite memories and stories regarding our national parks?
Promote AIDS awareness, not just on World AIDS Day, but every day!
Across the U.S., voters of all political leanings gave overwhelming approval in the 2012 presidential election to taxing themselves and spending money for new parks in their communities, The Trust for Public Land announced. Of the 57 measures on local and statewide ballots, 46 passed, an approval rate of 81%.
Children have gotten lazy, and it's not getting better as technology keeps advancing, making it easier to sit on a couch then go outside. Problems like childhood obesity and ADHD in children keep progressing, but nature can help!
In this Wind Energy Blog, we talk with a representative from The Nature Conservancy to learn more about the environmental impacts of wind energy. Despite the many concerns about the impacts these wind farms can have on wildlife, there are no current regulations that wind farm developers must follow before building their wind farms.
The Bush administration is removing gray wolves from the Endangered Species List, but environmentalists think it could be a mistake.
The Department of Homeland Security continues to build a 670-mile-long wall to create a barrier along the US-Mexico border. Although the wall will never completely stop illegal immigrants from coming into the country, it will risk the survival of animals and wildlife in the area.
The Department of Homeland Security continues to build a 670-mile-long wall along the US-Mexico border, despite petitions from the Defenders of Wildlife and the Sierra Club.
Children have gotten lazy, and it's not getting better as technology keeps advancing, making it easier to sit on a couch then go outside. Problems like childhood obesity and ADHD in children keep progressing, but nature can help!
Solar Energy International (SEI), the National Wildlife Refuge System, and the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service all offer events to educate participants in varying pursuits. This blog provides links to activity calendars and workshop schedules.
By observing the birds and wildlife we learn valuable lessons to apply to our lives.
The DEA spends more than $10 million to eradicate "ditchweed"--the remaining stalks of heirloom hemp that were protected by the military and considered a national treasure during World War II.
If we want future generations to live self-sufficient lives, we have to pass on the knowledge. This week's "Photo of the Week" reflects that point.
Stackable chairs made from molded hemp represent a breakthrough in using the versatile, renewable fiber.
Live in a dome home in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
It's winter time. Take a break from the holiday madness to enjoy a little of what nature has to offer this season.
Generate energy in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
With 67 percent growth in one year, the solar energy industry eclipses even the telecommunications industry, according to a new Solar Energy Industries Association report.
Finca Bella Vista in Costa Rica, a community of sustainable treehouses in the jungle canopy, connected by zip lines and suspension bridges, is an Ewok Village come to life.
The Council of Better Business Bureaus National Advertising Division recommends that Sherwin-Williams modify or discontinue advertising claims that its “Harmony” paint line is completely free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
A National Resources Defense Council analyst calls proposed standards “the most important actions to clean up air pollution from dirty coal-burning power plants since the Clean Air Act was last updated in 1990.”
Bikes Belong needs your pledge to show the public, policymakers and the media that one million Americans want better policy and funding to promote bicycling.
There are small things that any city -- large, medium, or small -- can do to become more bike-travel friendly. Minneapolis is a great case study -- a place that many other communities can aspire to emulate.
While many indications point to house size shrinking in America, National Public Radio reports that the McMansion is far from dead.
Honey bees, the Boston tragedy, and our power to create the world we’ve been waiting for.
If the DEA can't tell the difference between hemp and marijuana plants, says a former Kentucky governor, how can it distinguish between powdered sugar and cocaine? Hempsters: Plant the Seed is a must-see movie that gives pro-hemp activists a voice.
Here are three great reasons that hemp cultivation should be legal in the United States: food, health and shelter.
Celebrate hemp, one of Mother Nature's most useful plants, during Hemp History Week. This versatile, multi-purpose plant has a rich history in the United States. Unfortunately, it's now illegal to grow it here.
Cable set-top boxes in the United States consume 27 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity—equivalent to the annual output of nine coal-fired power plants. Cable providers have a lot of energy-efficient improvements to make.
To satisfy today's home buyer, a developer of million-dollar luxury homes in New York is offering smaller, more affordable houses--more anecdotal evidence that the McMansion is dying.
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list — all under $50!
Discover the Ozarks region's natural beauty and adventure hot spots as told by Mike McArthy of Photozarks.
Cap off your Hemp History Week celebrations by making hemp soap. Hemp oil contains essential fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids known for their excellent emollient and lubricating properties.