Archive for the ‘Earth Matters’ Category

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 10 Most Alien Looking Landscapes on Earth

    May 6, 14 • 5691 Views • Amazing PlacesComments Off on 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...

  • Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals In The World

    Apr 28, 14 • 41147 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on 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...

  • 10 Strangest Insects in the World

    Apr 27, 14 • 7391 Views • NatureComments Off on 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...