Minnesota lawmakers will allow a new statewide program to go forward which will pay homeowners to transform their lawns into bee gardens to help pollinators struggling to survive habitat loss. As the Star Tribune reported, “the state will set aside $900,000 over one year to assist homeowners by covering much of the cost of converting […]Continue Reading 417 words
Our national memorial parks rely on volunteers to help keep them clean and preserved for future generations. Pictured here are the volunteers who clean the Vietnam War Memorial to ensure the hallowed space stays pristine to honor the legacies of the fallen soldiers etched within it. In years past funding has been insufficient to keep […]Continue Reading 161 words
The National Park Service preserves more than one hundred battlefields, military parks, and historic sites across the country that honor the service of American veterans from nearly every war.Continue Reading 347 words
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Ask just about any Californian and they will tell you that 2018’s massive wildfires are still fresh in their memory just as the 2019 fire season has officially arrived. Last week the National Interagency Fire Center put Californians on notice that they should expect another active fire season this year. The center said a heavy […]Continue Reading 519 words
A rare, cliff-dwelling, Hawaiian hibiscus flower–scientifically known as Hibiscadelphus woodii–that was previously declared extinct has now been rediscovered thanks to drone technology. The bright yellow flower makes its home on rugged cliff faces of Kalalau Valley on Kaua’i, Hawaii, a place difficult for scientists to physically access. As NatGeo explained, “the recent drone rediscovery of […]Continue Reading 107 words
Last week a state court judge in Montana invalidated a permit that would have allowed Lucky Minerals, a Canadian mining company, to develop a gold mine on private land north of Yellowstone National Park. The Greater Yellowstone Coalition and Earthjustice sued the State of Montana to invalidate the permit, which would have allowed the mining […]Continue Reading 448 words
By Raleigh Kitchen, Membership and Outreach Manager, St. Simons Land Trust Earth Day is usually associated with big demonstrations, laudable corporate commitments and remarks by national figures encouraging us to keep persevering in the fight for our planet. Those are all important actions, but we can’t forget that the most impactful things we can do […]Continue Reading 464 words
Soil erosion in the West is getting worse. And that’s creating more dust – which isn’t good for ecosystems, human health or the economy. A study from the U.S. Geological Survey says more than 200 thousand square miles of land in the U.S. is more susceptible than ever to soil erosion from wind. And roughly two-thirds of […]Continue Reading 441 words
Evidence is emerging that after billions of dollars made by the agrochem industry off of Roundup and genetically engineered “Round-up ready” crops, weeds are becoming resistant to the highly potent pesticide.Continue Reading 371 words
Last Friday, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a “statewide emergency on wildfires” as a means to expedite prevention projects before the next fire season in the state.Continue Reading 502 words
Acting without the consent of the indigenous people of the Amazon, who have a guaranteed right to their land under the Brazilian constitution, the country’s new Minister of Mining and Energy announced a plan to permit mining companies to conduct operations on previously protected indigenous lands.Continue Reading 414 words
Muriel Alderman, an 85-year-old resident of Riner, VA has been collecting 4-leaf clovers on her farm since 1965 and has amassed a serious collection in that time. Looking for the clovers is her hobby and she keeps a record of her collection. As SW Virginia News reported, in 2018 – which she called “the best […]Continue Reading 140 words