This past week, NBC News reported on a rather upsetting trend among national parks visitors. It seems that instead of the young backpacker often associated with national parks, the average national park visitor is actually middle-aged. What’s the National Park Service doing about this potentially disturbing trend?
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Ridesharing (or car pooling, if you prefer) is a great way to cut the environmental impact of commuting and/or traveling, and to save some money on gas. But the rideshare as an activism tool? That’s what a group of young professionals has in mind for three weeks later this Summer: the GreenXC project will use […]
Quicker-melting snow cover will allow forests to encroach on meadows and, ironically, eventually aid in cooling the planet. Regina Rochefort, a National Park Service science adviser at Mount Rainier, said the meadows surrounding the famous peak have been shrinking because of less snowfall and shorter periods of snow cover. In the past, the snow has […]
Dear Justin… and Dear all! Special thanks to Jeff Strasburg for helping us indulge our imaginations in this series! I’d also like to extend my gratitude to Justin for engaging me in this form. It has been edifying to explore concepts about sustainability. I hope that the readers of this “debate” have enjoyed the process […]