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How to explore national parks with virtual tours

“The mountains are calling and I must go,” conservationist John Muir famously wrote in 1873. Many people can relate to feeling beckoned by nature, although for various reasons we can’t always heed the call as quickly as we’d like. Fortunately,…

Wildfire perceptions largely positive after hiking in a burned landscape

(University of California – Davis) Results from pre- and post-hike surveys of a burned landscape indicate that people understand and appreciate the role of fire in natural landscapes more than is perceived.

Meet Lauren Killian, Enviva sustainability forester

Take a walk in the woods with Killian, who promotes forest health and stewardship and helps private landowners manage their forests. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women make up less than 15 percent of forest and conservation professionals across…

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This Week on Explore – March 20, 2020

Attention Educators! We have compiled a list of educational resources and lesson plans from animal experts and researchers to help connect your child and/or student to nature. In addition, explore.org is always available as an enriching educational experience through the…

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Fear Of (Everybody Else) Flying

Just over a year ago, newly elected U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) shocked the world by proposing a Green New Deal. One of its more controversial provisions was a proposal to build high-speed rail…

Shedding light on how much carbon tropical forests can absorb

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) Tropical forest ecosystems are an important part of the global carbon cycle as they take up and store large amounts of CO2. It is however uncertain how much these forests’ ability to take up and store carbon differ between forests with high versus low species richness. New IIASA research sheds light on this question aiming to enhance our ability to predict tropical ecosystems’ strength as global carbon sinks.

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Crop diversity can buffer the effects of climate change

Researchers found that farms with diverse crops planted together provide more secure, stable habitats for wildlife and are more resilient to climate change than the single-crop standard that dominates today’s agriculture industry.

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Crop diversity can buffer the effects of climate change

Researchers found that farms with diverse crops planted together provide more secure, stable habitats for wildlife and are more resilient to climate change than the single-crop standard that dominates today’s agriculture industry.

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Attention Educators: Connect Students To Nature With Free Lesson Plans!

Raptor Resource Project: A wealth of knowledge on raptors, non-profit Raptor Resource Project has multiple lesson plans centered around the live peregrine falcon and bald eagle cams. In addition to their lesson plans, check in on the online classroom for scheduled Q&A sessions. Channel Islands National Park: The…