Visiting US National Parks (Virtually)

Nature Conservancy - Science

Check out this treasure trove of virtual nature experiences — from sound libraries, to web cams, to virtual events at US national parks. Wildlife Camera Traps National Parks Traveling Naturalist

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JustAhead app supercharges national park vacations

Green Traveler Guides

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Nationalism is an infantile disease

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) “Nationalism is an infantile disease. " ~ Albert Einstein Nationalism and even the nation state are obsolete, in fact they have been thus for ever and a day, and both have been the cause for many of the wars throughout history while others, that is true, were for prestige, resources and such. This is a dangerous development and this nationalism generally ends in fascism. fascism nationalism politics

Feeding the nation

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The first and foremost job and task of a farmer is not to produce for the export market but it is that of feeding the nation. Any surplus, after the needs of the nation have been satisfied, that is for export but growing specifically, as seem seem to be doing, for the export market is not in the brief. First feed the nation. feeding the nation and the job of the forester is. producing timber for the nation.

National Geographic Posts Favorite Photos

Wend Magazine

National Geographic is famous for bringing us incredible photos that tell stories of culture, adventure, and exploration. So grab a cup of coffee and peruse away: National Geographic Photos. Celebrate National Trails Day This Saturday, June 4th Here, editors offer their favorite selections from the 2011 contest submissions. You can wander through each week’s gallery or browse the photo categories—people, places, and nature.

National Tree Week 2016

Green (Living) Review

26th November to 4th December CHANGING VIEWS As National Tree Week – the UK’s biggest annual festival of trees – approaches, The Tree Council is encouraging everyone to consider how they can change views for the better by planting and celebrating trees. National Tree Week provides communities with the impetus to fight back by planting the trees of the future and attempting to change the view for future generations.

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More on user fees at national parks

Environmental Economics

That doesn’t apply when the public good starts to experience congestion problems, and that’s what’s happening in some of our national parks.   Equity and accessibility are important issues, but an entrance fee is a tiny fraction of the overall cost of visiting a national park, most of which are located far from centers of population. But to preserve our national parks for the next 100 years, it is necessary. 

Happy National Brown Bag It Day

Hug a Tree with Me

May 25 th is national brown bag it day, a day to reflect on what we eat and how much we spend on our lunch breaks…… It is the common practice to run to the nearest fast food joint, cafeteria line or vending machine to satisfy our demanding hunger, however, the trouble with eating this way is, doing so can rob you of your health and your finances.

"Nation's Economists Quietly Evacuating Their Families"

Environmental Economics

financial system wavers, the nation’s economists have begun abandoning their homes and sending their loved ones overseas. “We’ve At press time, none of the nation’s economists could be reached for comment. If you are a mercantilist (one who thinks a trade surplus is good for the economy because the national income accounting identity shows that GDP is smaller with a trade deficit) then you think this is a bad thing for the U.S. Is a strong dollar a good thing for the U.S.

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And Our Newest National Park is…

Wend Magazine

Yesterday, January 10th 2013, President Obama signed legislation upgrading the Pinnacles National Monument to full National Park status. Originally designated a monument by Teddy Roosevelt in 1908, the 26,000 acre reserve is known for its talus caves, monolithic spires and Califonia condors. Here’s a video of a climbers in the park. Click here to view the embedded video. Via: Mercury News ]. Photo Via: Flckr ]. No related posts

How to Become a National Geographic Explorer

Wend Magazine

I asked Davis to share his advice on what it takes to become a National Geographic Explorer and live a life of discovery and adventure. Related posts: National Geographic Posts Favorite Photos. Click here to view the embedded video. Wade Davis is an anthropologist, ethnobotanist, storyteller and award-winning explorer.

National Academies Gulf Research Program Fellowships

Environmental Economics

Sounds like a cool opportunity (open to "social and behavioral sciences"): Apply for a National Academies’ Gulf Research Program early career-research or science policy fellowship by 5pm ET on February 22, 2017. These fellowships support emerging researchers working to prevent oil spills and support healthy coastal communities and ecosystems as well as early-career scientists developing policymaking experience in the Gulf of Mexico region.

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Recovery: Victories in Galápagos National Park

Nature Conservancy - Science

New hope for the iconic native wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. From the Field Wildlife Endangered Species Invasive Species Protected Areas

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National Recycle Week

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) June 16 to June 22, 2014 saw another National Recycle Week in the UK. While the idea of a National Recycle Week is a good one for sure to some extent our focus, however, seems to be far too much preoccupied with just recycling rather than any of the other two components that make up the “Three Rs” of waste management. Therefore, as recycling is not and must not be number one on the agenda I propose a National and even International Reuse Week.

Republicans are Trying to Silence the Nation.

Elephant Journal

But the freedom of the nation is at stake as well, for when powerful men are able to silence their critics, every citizen is a little less free to speak their minds. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Right Livelihood ford freedom human rights kavanaugh nation politics Republicans supreme court

10 Top National Wildlife Refuges To Explore

Nature Conservancy - Science

A greater yellowlegs at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The National Wildlife Refuge System is one of shining stars of United States conservation history, and the refuges in this system offer some world-class nature experiences. Like so many great conservation ideas, the national wildlife refuge began under President Theodore Roosevelt. Green jay, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge , Texas.

Citizen Science Tuesday: National Moth Week

Nature Conservancy - Science

What is National Moth Week? You should try National Moth Week (NMW) , coming up July 19-27, 2014. NMW encourages people all over the world (that’s right, national can stand for any nation) to participate in or create their own mothing events! They have national and international partners, including BAMONA. Submit photos of the moths and your mothing set-up to the National Moth Week Flickr group. A luna moth (Actias luna).

Arab Nations De-Vesting in Oil to Invest in Renewables

Green Prophet

Despite the recent move to renewable energy, the Arab nations currently invest very little in comparison to the rest of the world. Motivated by the prospect of economic decline, oil and gas companies in Arab nations are analyzing the growth of the non-oil industry within the energy sector.

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Play in National Parks for Free this Friday

Wend Magazine

While there are plenty—17 in total—of fee-free days at national parks in 2012 to be excited about, don’t forget the few remaining days of waived-admission left in 2011. This Friday through Sunday (Veteran’s Day weekend), be sure to take advantage of some of the coolest outdoor recreation areas in the nation. National Park Service website. Related posts: National Park Service Announces 17 Fee-Free Days for 2012. National Parks: Beautiful and Healthy for You.

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5 Ways to Celebrate National Hot Tea Month

Hug a Tree with Me

January is national hot tea month, it is a wonderful time to pause in observe of the ever-giving tea. 5 Ways to Celebrate National Hot Tea Month: Get to know your favorite tea: Celebrate national hot tea month by getting to know your favorite tea a little better. Spread the word: Spread the word on National Hot Tea Month so that others can join in on the appreciation. Have a Happy National Hot Tea Month!

What National Siblings Day taught me about Sibling Loss.

Elephant Journal

When I first heard about National Siblings Day, I averted my eyes from it. Family Love brothers elephant magazine family grief loss of a lifetime national siblings day sibling death sibling loss sistersWhen I was 24, my 21-year-old brother Will died from heroin. He was my only sibling. “Be Be strong for your parents,” I heard after my.

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National Let it Go Day – 3 Easy Ways to Forgive

Hug a Tree with Me

Today, June 23 rd is National Let it Go Day, a beautiful day of reflection and renewal, as we make the deliberate effort to simply let go of the grudges we may hold. Holding on to grudges and pains is the easiest way to demean our life’s – doing so can encourage feelings of anger, depression and hate. Being angry can cause us to distrust and mistreat the good people in our lives, and it can hold us back from living the beautiful life that we should be living… 3 Easy Ways to Forgive.

National Weather Service: ‘Don’t Go Surfing Unless.’

Environmental Economics

A bit late but still: Warning that Hurricane Joaquin was expected to produce powerful winds, violent swells, and dangerous rip currents, the National Weather Service strongly advised Americans today not to go surfing unless they could really shred that s**t. “As

It’s the 75th National Wildlife Week

Wend Magazine

The National Wildlife Federation is helping children get their wild(life) on during the 75 th annual National Wildlife Week. Top 5 Ways to Join NWW For National Wildlife Week: 1. Download the National Wildlife Week Mega-Poster - This year, the National Wildlife Week poster series can be combined into one big poster. Apply to Host a Tree Planting Event - To mark the 75th Anniversary of National Wildlife Week has a goal to get 75,000 trees in the ground.

National Park Service Announces 17 Fee-Free Days for 2012

Wend Magazine

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announced that 2012 will boast 17 days of free admission to any park in the National Park Service. That means that on the dates January 14–16, April 21–29, June 9, September 29 and November 10–12, 2012, there is one less excuse to visit some of our nation’s greatest beauties. “From Independence Hall to our newest national park, the Martin Luther King Jr.

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Affordable Bamboo Bicycle Designed for Developing Nations

Wend Magazine

The bike, called ‘Greencycle’ is specifically designed to be an affordable option in developing nations, where cars and other motorized vehicles are not things the average person has the income for. This unusual bamboo bicycle, designed by Paulus Maringka, is not just for the average cyclist.

The Wealth of Nations and the Price of Baseball Tickets

Environmental Economics

I was cleaning off some bookshelves this afternoon and I came across a copy of The Wealth of Nations that I borrowed from a local library my senior year as an undergraduate (and never returned, but that's not part of the story)--in 1991.  Sticking out of the book was a ticket to an Orioles/A's major league game in Baltimore at old Memorial Stadium (ticket is pictured below): I know it's difficult to read, but the price of an upper reserve ticket in 1991 was $3.75.

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Surfing Footage from 1929 Becomes National Treasure

Wend Magazine

Thanks to Rosenberg’s daughter, Sue Clamp—who uncovered the video in her attic—it is now recognized as a national treasure as it captures the earliest footage of stand-up surfing in Britain. In 1929 surfing pioneer, Lewis Rosenberg, used a strong but light balsa wood to build an 8-foot surfboard he could stand on.

Why Do We Need National Parks & Why Are They Important?


where steep sides of layered bands of red rock, revealing millions of years of geological history, reveal the Colorado River or Montana’s Glacier National Park with its many and massive mountain peaks, alpine lakes, and of course, glaciers. It has been possible to preserve most of these unique places by designating them as national parks. While different countries define national parks slightly differently, broadly speaking, national parks are areas used for conservation purposes.

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10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

Nature Conservancy - Science

Petrified Forest National Park. You’ve heard of, or maybe even traveled to, our nation’s most popular national parks, from Acadia’s rock beaches to Rocky Mountain’s snow-capped peaks. But the United States is home to 59 national parks, many of which are off the beaten path. Entrance to all national parks is free on President’s Day weekend. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park , Colorado. Petrified National Forest National Park , Arizona.

Happy National Pig Day!


It’s National Pig Day. If you’re like me, you didn’t know this until you saw it trending online, but I digress: it’s National Pig Day, and it’s time to f **g celebrate. I think Eliza Berman of Time put it best: “Adherents to the national holiday find themselves in two distinct camps: those who celebrate by consuming pork products, and those who mark the day by discouraging such consumption.”

National Day of Prayer

The Alien Next Door

Today is the National Day of Prayer in the United States. The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May and designated by the United States Congress: people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.”. Jew power of prayer National Day of Prayer Christian faith muslim art in God fundamentalismI know because, as I was driving through Detroit, I tuned into WMUZ Radio and heard it from Bob Dutko, host of "The Bob Dutko Show".

10 National Monuments You’ve Never Heard Of

Nature Conservancy - Science

The namesake cactus of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. National parks get all the love (well, at least most of them). And national wildlife refuges draw the birders and the field guide crowd. National monuments? National monuments also happen to be great — and often overlooked — spots for naturalists. With so many options, we’re betting there are a few fabulous national monuments you’ve never heard of. Chiricahua National Monument , Arizona.

National Watermelon Day – August 3rd!

The Green Samaritan

Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe National Watermelon Day – August 3rd! August 2, 2010 Did you know that August 3rd is considered to be National Watermelon Day ? Sounds like another great out-of-the-box idea to keep the kids busy on hot summer afternoon. Watermelon season is from May through September but late July to mid-August is the peak time for a juicy slice.

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Nationals Parks: Beautiful and Healthy for You

Wend Magazine

National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan B. Jarvis is not just promoting National Parks, he wants people to get out and experience the vitalilty of state and local parks as well and referenced Frederick Law Olmstead’s vision of parks as remedies, where nature prevails and city-dwellers can seek refuge. The Medical Mile : The nations first outdoor medical museum where a walk along the Arkansas River in downtown Littlerock collides with art and health information.

National Real Bread Maker Week

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) May 1st to May 9th, 2010 is National Real Bread Maker Week in Britain. If so, the first ever National Real Bread Maker Week is the time to dig it out and use it to bake Real Bread or pass it on to someone who will. Tags: bread machine real bread National Real Bread Maker Week So why not get involved and get baking your own bread? There are an estimated 10 million unused bread machines in British homes.

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10 Overlooked Wildlife Experiences in Our National Parks

Nature Conservancy - Science

national parks, and certain images pop to mind: Bears. But the National Park Service protects a wide range of wildlife, large and small. The National Park Service turns 100 this August. Please list your favorite overlooked national park wildlife in the comments. Death Valley National Park, Nevada & California. Salt creek pupfish in Death Valley National Park. 10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of. Joshua Tree National Park, California.

Just Back: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Green Traveler Guides

As a California native who has lately been spending much of my time overseas, I jumped at the offer to explore America’s crown jewels: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. It turned out to […] Just Back: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | The Beauty Amid Us | It has oft been observed that we ignore or overlook the beauty in our own backyards.

Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy | 5th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems

Environmental Economics

Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy 5th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems March 20-22, 2016 • New Orleans, LA • Royal Sonesta Hotel. Highlighting the challenges of socioeconomic research and policy in coastal systems, the 5th National Forum promises to generate collaborative efforts while providing a prominent venue for your current research, extension, and policy work.  This is a great conference.

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So You Want to Become a National Geographic Explorer

Wend Magazine

If you’ve ever wondered how you might become an explorer for National Geographic believe it or not it can be as simple as attending a seminar. During the Banff Mountain Film Festival in a conference room at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada aspiring young explorers learn the ropes of turning their dreams of adventure into an assignment for National Geographic. Since 1888, National Geographic has supported more than 10,000 expeditions to the most remote corners of the globe.

Piscataway Nation Welcomes Canadian Chiefs, Forward on Climate.

Sierra Club Compass

« Faith Community, National Preach-In Challenge Leaders on Climate | Main. Corruption Allegations, Monster Mine Madness, and the US Ex Im Bank » Piscataway Nation Welcomes Canadian Chiefs, Forward on Climate Rally to WDC.   On February 17, I am joining tens of thousands of people on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., along with tens of thousands more in cities and towns across the nation, in what will be the largest climate action in US history.

Recovery: The Salvation of Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge

Nature Conservancy - Science

Invasive rats, goats and even monkeys had overrun the national wildlife refuge, turning it into an ecological wasteland. But there’s hope. From the Field Birds Endangered Species Herps Invasive Species Mammals Native Plants

To my pet—on National Dog Day.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education WAYLON: Today Only Funny National Dog Day pets unconditional loveAnd we silly humans waste so much of our time, energy, our whole lives worrying about things that simply do not ma.