This year’s overwintering monarch butterfly population experienced a 14.77% decrease from the previous winter, following the trend of steady decline observed over the past two decades. These overwintering monarchs represent […]
Once upon a time, thousands of panthers roamed throughout the North American continent. Puma concolor are a highly adaptive species that inhabited a variety of habitat types. However, within 200 […]
Sometimes, in the debate around climate change, we forget that it has a real impact on real people who we care about. Sometimes, we forget about the effect it can […]
“Stand in the place where you live. Now face north. Think about direction, wonder why you haven’t before.” Stand—R.E.M. Did you know that everyone with a smartphone carries around a […]
Birds are typically known for their grace and elegance. They emerge from the lingering chill of winter to soar gracefully overhead, surprise us with brilliant plumage, wake us at ungodly hours with their joyful pre-dawn chorus…
And then there’s the waxwings.
George had a problem. He was at least 100 years old and had been living in the same place for 40 years. He led a relatively simple life, though was […]
You turn on your television, and the news anchors are talking about it: “2016 was the hottest year on record.” You’re sitting in traffic and you hear it again: “The outbreak of hurricanes this year is a direct result of climate change.” The causes of these phenomena are always the same. Coal-fired power plants, internal-combustion cars, manufacturing plants. You’ve heard all of these a thousand times over, but has anyone ever told you that a global warming contributor could be the termites crawling around in your backyard, and you didn’t even know it?
Will Harris is the fourth-generation owner of White Oak Pastures, his family’s 2500-acre farm near Bluffton, Georgia. When he took over the farm from his father in 1995, it was solely a cattle ranch, utilizing modern, industrial methods to raise livestock. However, Harris wanted a more ‘natural’ enterprise, and so began the transition from a modern cattle ranch to an organic, food-producing ecosystem. Today, White Oak Pastures raises cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks, and geese in a system that emphasizes animal welfare and environmental stewardship. Unfortunately, his earth-friendly ambitions have also turned his farm into a gory battlefield between Bald Eagle and chicken.
Living in the modern world, we are completely surrounded by plastics. I have a plastic water filter, a plastic travel mug, a plastic phone, a plastic water bottle, I am currently typing on a plastic keyboard, and there is even plastic in the material my sweater is made out of.
“ The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir Most days I feel a lot like John Muir, only I think it would be frowned upon if […]