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7/3/2014
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.
3/1/2011
Looking for a fun summer job? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has student jobs available for youth interested in conservation and wildlife.
12/9/2011
Announcing the 2012 Wildlife Conservation Youth Engagement Grants!
3/20/2012
Tips on how to protect local wildlife and water bodies during the spring thaw.
12/9/2013
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.
2/24/2006
Beware. I’m stepping up on the soapbox for a minute.
3/25/2009
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.
4/7/2010
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.
4/23/2013
Honey bees, the Boston tragedy, and our power to create the world we’ve been waiting for.
10/9/2009
October 10 to 17 has been designated as National Wildlife Refuge Week, a great opportunity to visit the refuges close to you.
10/15/2008
Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week at your local wildlife refuge!
2/18/2009
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.
6/13/2013
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.
7/30/2008
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.
2/5/2009
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!
4/20/2010
The 40 best nature photographs of all time, selected by the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), are set to be auctioned off this Thursday, April 22, in honor of Earth Day. All proceeds from the auction will go to conservation groups.
9/12/2008
How does the amount of electricity you use each month compare to the  average American household?
7/18/2011
Michelle discovers a new threat to her basil plants!
3/20/2013
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.
10/29/2009
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.
11/19/2010
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.
4/19/2011
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.
7/7/2014
How we were adopted and befriended by a deer.
1/17/2011
Sometimes the wildlife can get kind of wild around here....
2/4/2013
Tips on how to feed birds during the winter.
6/19/2013
Create a pollinator-friendly garden to attract hummingbirds, bees, bats and other animals.
2/19/2014
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.
7/23/2014
What's it like to live with timber wolves? Watch the video and find out what life is like raising wolves.
4/30/2013
KOR Water has announced the reusable Nava filtering water bottle.
7/6/2010
Don't miss Blue August, a month-long event with special programming from Planet Green that will motivate you to become more aware of the world's oceans.
4/8/2011
Cam makes himself laugh sometimes....
12/12/2011
Cam battles with the flying squirrels who want to inhabit his guesthouse using some unique weapons.
7/18/2012
Cam finds an new old-fashioned way to keep the wildlife out of his garden.
3/2/2011
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.
12/12/2011
Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count allows citizens to help scientists understand how bird populations have changed over the past century.
1/3/2012
Tip for avoiding lead sinkers when ice fishing.
1/30/2012
Information on World Wetlands Day and their benefits and tips on how to protect your local wetlands.
2/11/2013
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.
12/10/2012
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.
12/17/2012
Tips on which birds to keep an eye out for in different weather conditions.
1/28/2013
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?
12/11/2013
Participate in Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count to help scientists study winter bird populations: www.earthgauge.net/?p=33409
4/21/2014
We have a visit from a moose this spring.
2/5/2014
Small but mighty: birds have smart strategies for surviving cold weather.
3/8/2013
Paul Moinester is starting a new conservation project focused on wild fish habitat protection.
11/6/2008
Overpopulation and greed are obvious stumbling blocks to conservation efforts, but in the poorest parts of the world conservation is a luxury that simply can't be afforded.
10/17/2011
How to save energy in commercial and industrial buildings.
7/2/2008
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.
6/1/2008
Learn more about how you can reuse waste water from your home.
1/11/2011
Dole, with 2009 net revenues of $6.8 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, and is the leading producer of organic bananas and producer/shipper of organic pineapples.
6/18/2010
Most coral reefs in the world are in danger of destruction in the coming years due to human activities such as global warming, pollution and overfishing. Glover’s Reef, off the coast of Belize, is a beam of hope in the world of coral reef conservation due to its well-enforced marine protected area which prevents overfishing, allowing the area to replenish its species within a few years.
8/15/2011
Tips for water conservation during a drought.
12/19/2011
Tips to save energy and water during the holiday season.
1/23/2012
Tips on how and where to view bald eagles.
3/12/2012
Save water from March 12-18, 2012 during Fix a Leak Week!
10/1/2012
Explanation of what bioretention systems are and how they are used to reduce and filter storm water runoff.
11/13/2012
November 11-17, 2012 is Geography Awareness Week and the theme is 'interdependency' this year.
11/27/2012
Tips on how to reduce energy with lights during the holiday season.
3/11/2013
March 10-16, 2013 is National Groundwater Awareness Week and groundwater provides over 40 percent of U.S. population with drinking water. You can protect water quality at home by conserving water.
4/16/2013
Will assigning monetary value to the environment help to create an ethic of land stewardship or cause further detachment from nature?
5/24/2013
By now, you have all been bombarded by the phrases “go green” and “be sustainable” in the media, in advertising and from peers, but have you heard of the phrase “go blue?”
6/13/2013
Protect and enjoy our nation’s 70,000 miles of rivers during National Rivers Month.
7/15/2013
Proposals to weaken the links among conservation, farming and fair access to food would worsen the problems of U.S. agriculture.
2/10/2011
Our ideas, if they are to be effective, should be epidemically contagious.
11/15/2013
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a laptop for 5 hours! America Recycles Day is Nov 15.
12/3/2013
Ready to decorate? Show your holiday spirit with LED lighting to save energy and money. www.earthgauge.net/?p=33327
6/7/2013
Save money and energy by going green and being smart about your home utilities.
6/3/2014
Planting a water-smart garden with native plants can help you save water when temperatures heat up.
1/29/2014
Bat guano has been used as an organic fertilizer for many centuries and bats act as an organic alternative to insecticides. Many factors have played a role in the reduction of global bat populations, from inappropriate bat guano mining to the spread of white nose syndrome and today awareness must be raised about what people can do to protect bats and their habitats. By integrating local bat colonies into local food systems and changing misconceptions about bats, bat populations and bat guano will remain steady and available for centuries to come.
8/18/2008
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?
10/28/2008
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opens the debate of whether to remove the Northern Rocky gray wolf from the Endangered Species List. 
2/4/2010
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.
8/8/2011
Tips to help wildlife beat the heat with fresh water.
9/10/2012
Tips on how to take part in citizen science projects during the fall!
2/19/2013
Tips on how to protect naturally-beneficial estuaries.
9/17/2008
The 2008 fall monarch migration is underway, with better resources than ever for tracking the progress of these miraculous butterflies.
2/12/2014
Help scientists study how bird populations are changing during the Great Backyard Bird Count.
7/16/2014
A blog post calling for voluntary population control.
11/8/2012
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%.
8/27/2008
We need a new "green revolution" to ensure a healthy habitat for humanity's future.
4/2/2013
CFLs use 75 percent less energy and last 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb. I know that when I purchased new lamps for my house, they had a whole shelf of incandescent bulbs right next to it, and I had to go search the store for CFLs, so I understand if you are currently using incandescent bulbs. But it’s worth the switch — not only are CFLs equal in light quality, they last way longer and will save you hundreds of dollars over their lifetime.
9/9/2009
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comments on how to implement the new Conservation Stewardship Program. Here's the lowdown, plus instructions on how to submit your opinion — it's easy!
11/8/2010
Quirky behaviors involving shaving, moisturizing, socks and water conservation!
8/12/2011
Demise of the Southern Energy and Environmental (See) Expo
8/6/2012
Tips on how to save water at home and protect water quality during National Water Quality Month.
10/3/2011
Tips on how to conserve water in the fall with weather-based irrigation controllers.
12/5/2011
Hold on to the holiday spirit while saving energy and money this season with holiday LED lights.
2/21/2012
Installing a rain gauge can help determine how much water your plants really need.
6/18/2012
June is National Rivers Month! Help protect your local waterways with these simple tips.
1/14/2013
Tips on how to save energy, water and fuel at home and on the road in 2013!
7/11/2007
Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson will be remembered for her significant conservation efforts, especially with wildflowers and the preservation of native plants.
8/6/2013
One of the oldest CSAs in the country and how they do it.
4/1/2013
Tonight when you get home from work or school, call your utility company and ask what incentives they have for you to get an energy audit for your home. Many utilities have been offering free energy audits for years, but very few people have actually taken advantage.
3/20/2013
Rain gardens provide many benefits including filtering out pollutants and keeping runoff out of city storm sewers.
7/10/2008
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land could be under pressure from the perceived need for ethanol-producing corn.
2/20/2009
Managing Cover Crops Profitably, 3rd Edition, is now available in print and by download from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. Learn how to make your soil perform at its very best!
4/19/2010
Disneynature is premiering its new documentary, Oceans, on Earth Day 2010 to show the beauty and harsh reality of the Caribbean's threatened coral reefs. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased from April 22 thru 28 will go to support the preservation of coral reefs in the Bahamas.
5/27/2009
While conservation is neccessary for providing for an ever-growing human population, it alone cannot solve our problems. In fact, it may distract us from the real issue at hand.
6/15/2010
Water conservation can help you save big on money and energy. Here are a few ways to help you conserve water at home by simply using water-efficient appliances. 
11/26/2013
Whether you’re traveling or staying home, try these tips for a healthy & environmentally-friendly Thanksgiving. www.earthgauge.net/?p=33317
5/21/2013
Here are seven devices that will help you conserve energy in your home, and maybe even help make our world livable again.
12/19/2013
The sun provides us with enough clean energy that if ever effectively harnessed, we might never need any other form again. Sadly, we are only able to harness a fraction of it's potential. Fortunately, we are making great progress to get where we want to be.
1/15/2014
Efficiency pays off! Resolve to save energy, water, fuel and money in 2014. Get started with these tools.
3/19/2014
Chase down household leaks and fix them to save water and money during the Earth Gauge #FixALeak Week.
4/15/2014
Explore ways to reduce both your direct and indirect water footprint. Reducing your water footprint could make a huge different to both the environment and finances.
1/15/2014
Everything you need to know about avoiding problems when you build or remodel your own house. Learn from the mistakes of others and make fewer of your own.
6/17/2014
The Drought Pod experiment assists growing tomatoes in drought.
2/14/2013
By observing the birds and wildlife we learn valuable lessons to apply to our lives.
7/2/2008
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!
7/7/2008
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.
7/14/2008
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!
7/23/2008
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.
1/12/2011
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.  
3/18/2011
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.
1/14/2009
The Bush administration is removing gray wolves from the Endangered Species List, but environmentalists think it could be a mistake.
6/5/2011
The Washington State Conservation Commission gave away trees at the Mother Earth News Fair as part of their conservation efforts.
8/27/2008
We have three big challenges confronting us: preserving our habitat, controlling our population and reforming our economic systems.
8/27/2008
Humanity needs a new spiritual vision to cope with its shrinking habitat.
10/14/2011
Renowned sportsman and conservationist Beau Turner is bringing his knowledge and unique talents exclusively to Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, with the debut of his new original series, Beau Knows Outdoors.
4/3/2013
Some large electronics can use as much energy as a light bulb while in "stanby" mode, meaning you should unplug them when you leave the house or know you won’t use them for awhile. Having a large electronic setup plugged into a  power strip makes it much easier to completely power it down, especially if it has a lot of plugs like a home theater system or computer.
4/4/2013
There are two situations which do not require you to be heating your home: when it is warm and when you are not at home. Since it is still a bit chilly outside, you may want to consider setting up a routine of turning down the set temperature on your thermostat when you head out in the morning and when you go to bed.
4/26/2013
Replacing a task that uses electricity with one that does not is a no-brainer when trying to save on your energy bill — and air drying is one of the easiest ways to go.
5/7/2013
Everything you need to know about avoiding problems when you build or remodel your own house. Learn from the mistakes of others and make fewer of your own.
8/29/2011
Let's stop for a minute and think about what we are doing!
4/25/2012
Monitoring energy use has led to increased motivation for conservation
1/18/2011
The White Hawk Project aims to save an endangered stretch of primary virgin rainforest on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula.
12/30/2010
Green Builder Media’s Vision and ReVision Houses highlight energy efficiency, water conservation, waste management, indoor air quality and great new green materials.  
3/22/2011
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.)
4/14/2011
We use more water than we need in our homes every day. If you’re curious to know how much water your own home might be wasting, check out this infographic on U.S. residential water consumption from eLocal.com.
6/4/2010
Save energy and resources and reduce waste when traveling by dumping all your trash in one receptical.
6/11/2010
Now's the time to redouble our efforts to tap into energy efficiency. The potential is huge and the benefits are even greater.
5/23/2013
In a recent study, researchers found that watching videos about wind farm-related illnesses made participants claim the same symptons.
6/2/2010
The Niagara Conservation Corporation has developed a new pressure-assisted toilet, the Stealth, which uses even less water than your standard pressure-assisted toilet.
2/25/2014
HOMEGROWN blogger and Bay Area homesteader Rachel outlines strategies for responsible drought gardening in her home state of California--or anywhere.
7/15/2011
One small brown bat can eat several thousand insects each night. Install a bat house and invite them to feast in your yard.
8/31/2012
More than 15 tips for saving water inside your home and outside in your yard and garden. Reducing your water use will not only lower your water bills and help prevent water shortages during drought periods in your area. It also...
2/24/2011
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) assures consumers that manufacturers have rectified many of the issues related to using CFLs, making them into mere myths. These issues include usage in three-way fixtures, non-compatibility in dimmers, the high price of CFLs and CFL use in fans and candelabras. Additionally, CFL users should understand the lifespan of the bulb and causes of flicker.  
11/15/2011
Cover crops are grown between planting seasons as a way to give back to the soil what cultivation takes from it. And cover crops aren’t just for large-scale growers—they can help you get the most out of your backyard vegetable garden too!
5/13/2010
Three-day workshop announcement on net zero energy homes by leading authority on energy efficiency and renewable energy, Dan Chiras. Learn how to reduce your utility bill through conservation, effriciency, & clean, affordable, renewable energy.
10/4/2010
I am especially concerned with the electricity hogs that keep us burning coal.
10/25/2010
Simran Sethi interviews Tom Kostigen about water waste and conservation.
9/27/2012
If you would like to be represented by more elected officials who support environmental safeguards for our air, water, and land, take a look at these resources, including the League of Conservation Voters' National Environmental Scorecard.
8/13/2012
Hiking The Ozarks' Lost Valley - Where getting lost is part of the fun! By Mike McArthy of Photozarks
1/19/2013
Discover the Ozarks region's natural beauty and adventure hot spots as told by Mike McArthy of Photozarks.
1/20/2011
Simran Sethi discusses easy (and free) ways to reduce your water footprint.
1/7/2011
The Evergreen Institute lowers prices to encourage more participating in its January workshops in home energy efficiency, electricity and electrical wiring, and basic PVs: An Introduction to Solar Electricity.


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