Archive for the ‘Conservation’ 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?”...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Conservation of San Joaquin Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica)

    Aug 17, 13 • 126 Views • ConservationComments Off on Conservation of San Joaquin Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica)

    The San Joaquin Valley of California is a region of immense biological diversity, and includes a number of endemic species and unique biotic communities. California harbors more unique plants and animals than any other state, and its biotic communities also...

  • Conservation Of The Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)

    Aug 17, 13 • 141 Views • ConservationComments Off on Conservation Of The Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)

    The gray wolf, also known as the timber wolf, has endured a long and tumultuous relationship with humans. They thrived prior to the 20th century in the U.S., revered by most Native American nations. Wolf populations shrank to near extermination in the early...

  • Predator Conservation Network

    Aug 17, 13 • 168 Views • ConservationComments Off on Predator Conservation Network

    The Predator Conservation Network is dedicated to revealing the importance of predators and dispelling myths about these important species. Predators and Ecosystems Predators can have a stabilizing effect on an ecosystem, a characteristics of a healthy...

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    8 Bizarre Examples of Genetic Engineering in Animals

    Jul 9, 13 • 11769 Views • ConservationComments Off on 8 Bizarre Examples of Genetic Engineering in Animals

    For a long time, kids would eagerly anticipate the arrival of the traveling circus. Inevitably, there’d be a strategically-placed curtain standing between them and some really wild “freaks” of nature. After paying with a dime or a quarter,...

  • Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup

    Oil Spill Cleanup Methods: How Do You Clean Up An Oil Spill?

    Jun 19, 13 • 3150 Views • ConservationComments Off on Oil Spill Cleanup Methods: How Do You Clean Up An Oil Spill?

    About once every decade there is a major oil spill somewhere in the world – the Exxon Valdez in 1989, the Prestige in 2002, and the Deepwater Horizon in 2010 all come to mind. These spills can do tremendous damage to the ecosystem in the area of the spill...

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    5 Recently Extinct Animals

    Jun 11, 13 • 11302 Views • ConservationComments Off on 5 Recently Extinct Animals

    Is the world on the verge of losing the majority of its animals? It might sound absurd, but it’s not as far-fetched as you might think when you consider the earth’s history. In the past 540 million years there have been five mass extinctions. A mass...