nature

Is this image of a landfill with trees and blue sky a photo of nature? (Michelle Arseneault/Creative Commons)

George Washington University
A scholarly debate on nature's definition in light of my experience working with ideas about nature.
Americans use more than 400 billion gallons of water in a single day, that’s more than our total oil consumption in a year. We need to introduce new ideas and technological innovations to teach the next generation how to curb and better manage our... Read More
National Science Foundation
By modeling designs after concepts found in nature, engineers hope to create stronger buildings and more efficient innovations. Something as simple as flapping wings provides researchers with new insight into energy sources and its use.
Just a 15-minute drive from Downtown Bend in Central Oregon, the Badlands offer a quiet getaway. The land is designated as "Wilderness" by the federal government, while volcanic ash and eroded lava make up sandy natural trails. Off-trail hikers can... Read More
With some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States the Alpine Triangle is 186, 000 acres of high altitude resource rich public land in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. Citizen groups there are purposing this as an addition... Read More
The forests in the Southern US act as carbon sinks, but their future rests in the hands of private landowners. Watch>>
Planet Forward
The news that residents in Eastern Oregon are trying to halt production of a new wind farm because of health concerns over noise, lights, stress reminds me of similar, community-related issues occurring around the country related to wind energy.
In the rugged canyons of America’s last frontier, modern explorers search for signs of ancient history. Covering nearly 2 million acres of southern Utah and Northern Arizona Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is attracting attention. Recent... Read More
It is hard to escape the sense of mastery as the stars move in the wide clear heavens to risings and settings unobscured...wheeling to their stations in the sky they make the whole world fret of no account.

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