In the recent report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released in May, shocking news was shared about the health of the world’s wildlife populations – 1 million species are currently threatened with extinction. What does this mean? It means that the U.S. and other countries need to act fast […]
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Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Photo by Diane Nastase Seventeen people gathered for a surprisingly pleasant mid-summer bird walk at the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve on Saturday morning, July 13, led by Jane Yocom, Dori Rhodes and Joe Coleman. In addition to observing 45 bird species and getting great looks at Yellow-billed Cuckoos, a Blue Grosbeak, Yellow-breasted Chats, […]
The flat, crystal clear water between the southern tip of Florida and the Florida Keys is called Florida Bay, where fresh water from America’s Everglades mingles with the salty Gulf of Mexico. The bay’s shallow, turquoise waters are among the most important coastal estuaries in Florida, providing a home for a vast array of wildlife, […]
At the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge in coastal southeast Texas, a three-mile stretch of restored dunes and renourished beaches held up to the battering winds and torrential rains of Hurricane Harvey. Completed just a few months prior to Harvey’s wrath, this restoration project withstood the storm’s impacts and will continue benefiting wildlife and people! The […]
Sometimes little things can make a big difference. Forage fish – like mullet, shad, herring, and sardines – although themselves tiny, are essential to the ocean’s entire food web. At the base of the food web are plankton. Forage fish eat plankton, and then larger animals eat forage fish. At some level, everything else basically […]
Not everyone knows about how the Appalachian Trail helps keep our landscape whole. Wild East can change that.
Make You Voice Heard People throughout the northern Blue Ridge are coming together in ways never before seen in our region. That’s because the proposed Rockwool insulation plant is more than a local planning issue. Its air pollution and disruption to highway transportation would impact the Two Rivers community in three states and beyond — […]
Rockwool Announces Open Houses Jefferson County, WV — Facing intense and mounting pressure from local residents, and rising concern among community groups over the development of a planned 460,000-square-foot insulation factory on 130 acres in Ranson, W.Va., Rockwool has scheduled a series of open houses. All are open to the public. The dates are: Thursday August […]
Please attend a public meeting on the proposed monopole atop Short Hill Mountain, Thursday, May 10 at 6:30pm at the Lovettsville Game Protective Association at 16 S. Berlin Pike in Lovettsville. Company representatives will share details about the proposed cell site, including the results of the visual-impact survey, and answer any questions from residents, according […]
AT&T’s proposed monopole on Short Hill Mountain at 12355 White Rock Road, Purcellville, VA 20132, is indicated on the plats as a 150 foot structure capped with a 5 foot antenna. The proposed location for the monopole, at approximately 1,424 feet altitude, already has More The post This is an email distributed by our friends at […]