Earth Matters

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?"  If you do not know...

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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 preserves unimpaired the...

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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. "The National Park...

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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 don't fret reader, this...

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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 Trails, Maine On the already...

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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. Whether you have a...

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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 environment is of constant...

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10 Most Alien Looking Landscapes on Earth

Do you dream of traveling to space? If you lament the fact that you can’t hop in a rocket and travel the solar system, you may want to plan a shorter jaunt to one of these incredible destinations on planet Earth. We live in a world of great geological and ecological...

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals In The World

When you’re out hiking or swimming in nature, what creatures do you dread encountering? Many of us automatically think of creatures with gnashing teeth or razor sharp claws. Animals like lions, tigers, jaguars, sharks, and grizzly bears inspire plenty of fear. Many of...

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10 Strangest Insects in the World

If you want to encounter a life-form on Earth which will challenge your views of what it means to thrive in the universe, look no further than the insect class of the animal kingdom. There is a reason that many of the aliens featured in our science fiction literature...

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10 Most Beautiful Mountains In The World

When you think of an inspirational landscape, what comes to mind? Everyone has different preferences, but a lot of people will immediately think of mountaintops. Look up “inspirational photos” online and you are bound to see more than a few beautiful, transcendent...

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