Author archives: Gavin Fox

  • Yellowstone National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

    Feb 15, 16 • 404 Views • Amazing Places, Conservation, Earth Matters, NatureComments Off on Yellowstone National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

    Yellowstone National Park is the first National Park, and has is a park with one of the highest traffic per year.  As these statistics, are released, I turn to the park and wonder, “How do they meet the goals set by the NPS mission statement?”...

  • Acadia National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

    Feb 8, 16 • 236 Views • Amazing Places, Earth Matters, Nature, UncategorizedComments Off on Acadia National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

    Once again, as the traffic to National Parks increases yearly, I am driven to ask: “How are they fulfilling their mission statement?” Of course, every park has a different approach, but the mission is the same. “The National Park Service...

  • Arches National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

    Feb 1, 16 • 134 Views • Amazing Places, Conservation, Earth Matters, NatureComments Off on Arches National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

    As an estimated 300,000,000 people visit National Parks every year, I have to ask the question: “How are they fulfilling their Mission Statement?” The National Park Service is expanded all over the country, and has a rich history of conservation....

  • How to Conserve Water at Home

    Jan 30, 16 • 197 Views • Conservation, Earth MattersComments Off on How to Conserve Water at Home

    It’s no surprise that water is wasted everyday.  It is estimated that in America alone, one trillion gallons of water are wasted each year. (Source: washingtonpost.com) The scariest part of it all is the fact that you may have contributed. But...

  • 2016 Lunar Eclipse

    Jan 29, 16 • 108 Views • Beyond EarthComments Off on 2016 Lunar Eclipse

    As I am an enthusiast of all things related to celestial bodies, people often question me on the phenomenon known as a “lunar eclipse”.  The enigma of these magnificent events is captivating and easy to view for anybody who looks to the sky.  I...

  • 5 Scenic Bike Trails

    Jan 25, 16 • 133 Views • Amazing Places, Health, Nature, Travel, VehiclesComments Off on 5 Scenic Bike Trails

    I know it’s winter right now, but if you’re like me, you’re ready to hop off the stationary bike and hit the trails. I am presenting this list, from my personal archives of goals, for scenic bike trails in North America.   Carriage...

  • What makes a car “green”?

    Jan 18, 16 • 239 Views • Green Technology, VehiclesComments Off on What makes a car “green”?

    In recent years, a number of companies have been releasing cars that are labeled “green”.  We take this to mean Eco-friendly or energy efficient, but what makes a car be labeled as such?  According to Wikipedia, a green vehicle “is a road...

  • Commonly Misidentified Animals

    Jan 16, 16 • 220 Views • Animal Profiles, Earth Matters, Ocean Matters, UncategorizedComments Off on Commonly Misidentified Animals

    If you’re like me, you love being right. Nothing makes me happier than listening to a friend or coworker say something wrong, then stepping up to rub your expanse of knowledge right in their uneducated face! This article is devoted to that feeling....

  • Pluto: Overthrowing the Gods

    Jan 14, 16 • 475 Views • Beyond EarthComments Off on Pluto: Overthrowing the Gods

    Being a space enthusiast, people often ask me, “What’s the deal with Pluto?” This Dwarf planet from the outskirts of the Kuiper Belt is the object of much confusion.  While many people still debate the issue, I hope to shed more light on...

  • Top 5 most Influential Environmentalists

    Jan 13, 16 • 135 Views • Conservation, UncategorizedComments Off on Top 5 most Influential Environmentalists

    Throughout history, political issues have come and gone.  Unless I’m mistaken, people just don’t get fired up about the government’s purchase rate of silver or the monopolizing oil companies. While this thought is true for most issues, the...