The News Just Keeps Getting Worse for West Virginia (and It Doesn't Stop There)

Sierra Club Compass

Earlier this week, my West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said the following about whether people should be drinking the water in Charleston and downstream: "It's your decision.I'm " And here's the damning detail: "(B)ecause these contaminants are released gradually and in some cases not tracked or regulated, they attract much less attention than a massive spill such as the recent one in West Virginia."

What Does the Fox Need?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Photo by Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife through a Creative Commons license. Nature Conservancy Scientist and urban wildlife specialist John S. Coyote colonization of northern Virginia and admixture with Great Lakes wolves. Journal of Wildlife Management 74(6):1204-1217. Behavioural responses of wildlife to urban environments. Wildlife Research 33:175-180. A red fox prowls the urban greenbelt in Boise, Idaho. Photo: Phares Book.

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Unlock a New Way of Seeing the World as a Master Naturalist

Nature Conservancy - Science

Before studying wildlife and ecology (things I think of first as naturalists’ pursuits), we started with the basics of ecoregions, geology and hydrology. On the journey to become a Master Naturalist, you will also learn about wildlife management and have the opportunity to study local ecology in-depth. The Nature Conservancy’s Panther Knob Preserve in West Virginia. Becoming a Master Naturalist is easier than you think.

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Can the Mat-Su Become the First Place in History Where People and Salmon Thrive Together?

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s in Alaska, up where Craigie Creek gets its start at an unnamed turquoise lake. Species On the Move: Mapping Barriers for Wildlife in a Warming World. We hike an hour or two into the rocky crags and ice fields, passing an ancient prospector’s cabin before finally reaching the turquoise lake. Up high, hanging valleys filled with ice and hidden lakes spill whitewater into steep canyons. A Map Gives More than a Sense of Where You Are.

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Enjoy the Fall Migration: Your Guide to Bird Observatories

Nature Conservancy - Science

Around the Great Lakes, there are several areas where migrating birds concentrate as they attempt to avoid crossing the open water of the lakes. See similar flights of migrants further south, at the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory , and witness equally phenomenal flights of raptors along mountain ridges of eastern Pennsylvania at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Birders and hawk counters line the ridge at Hawk Mountain in Pennsylvania. Photo: Joe Smith.

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Help the Environment by Avoiding These Single-Use Plastics


Our air, water, food, wildlife, the nature we go to the very ends of the globe just to adore, is being abused by nonessential plastics that are devastating a very essential life source that we fully depend on to not only exist, but to thrive. There is an area that spans the distance between Virginia to Cuba called the Great Atlantic Garbage Patch containing what they call “a soup of plastic” in the ocean, which holds up to “26 million plastic fragments per square kilometer [9].”

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The American Woodcock: Tribute to a Wonderful Wetland Bird

Nature Conservancy - Science

As a young wildlife biologist at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point , I learned that its arrival on singing grounds signaled the end of a long, cold winter. They breed and spend summers from the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border across the Great Lakes east to Newfoundland and New England and south into Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia. Woodcock in hand: Flickr user Matt MacGillivray under a Creative Commons license.

WSSA Says Biofuel Best Practices are Imperative to Protect Against Plant Invaders

Green (Living) Review

But this aggressive invader soon grew beyond the confines of farms and reshaped vast areas of the southern landscape – smothering trees and plants under a blanket of green leaves and destroying wildlife habitats. assistant professor of Invasive Plant Ecology at Virginia Tech. “In A recent report from the National Wildlife Federation cites several examples of species cultivated for biofuels that have the potential to become harmful invaders.

Innovative Solutions for Nature and Climate

Cool Green Science

Below is the keynote speech I delivered at the meeting on September 26 in Wheeling, West Virginia. And the benefits for nature, wildlife and communities were great, too. It’s Ecuador’s Condor Bio Reserve—important wildlife habitat that we wanted to protect anyway. But these dedicated conservationists are seeing the places they love change because of higher temperatures, warmer lakes and streams, rising sea levels and disintegrating food webs.

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How zip lining impacts tree health, according to experts


In the 1970s, wildlife biologists built zip lines in the Costa Rican rainforests to cause minimal environmental disturbance during their studies. In Utah, the way local wildlife interacts with zip lines has surprised Johnson.

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Shortage of Storm Sewer Connoisseurs

Sightline Daily

An informal survey by Eric Eckl at Water Words That Work , a Virginia company that works on water-related communications, sought some answers about stormwater understanding. Share | | Email Post Environment Pollution & Toxics Sprawl & Transportation Sustainable Living Water Wildlife Oregon Washington Permalink Comments Posted by Oscar Halpert 12/04/2010 12:43 PM One of the biggest problems is the huge variation and inconsistency in local regulations. Skip to content.

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