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Youth activism is on the rise around the globe, says author

(University of California – Santa Cruz) Greta and Malala get the headlines, but for every young leader pictured on a magazine cover, thousands more are working tirelessly for causes like climate justice, racial and gender equality, LGBTQ rights, and economic change.

Border wall construction begins in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

The only place in the United States where the organ pipe cactus grows is set to receive a section of President Trump’s planned 30-foot-tall border wall. A federally protected and UNESCO-recognized reserve, the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument also shares…

Another Dire Global Warming Prediction Goes Bust, Looks Ridiculous

Rather than reconsider their outlandish deadlines for doom in the wake of predictions of catastrophe failing to show up – remember the infamous “End of Snow” headline (below), Global warming doomsters amp up the level of devastation they forecast and…

Your 2019 fall foliage guide

As the temperature drops and autumn sets in, Mother Nature is painting the treetops in vibrant hues of red, orange and gold, and many people are planning their leaf-viewing vacations. SmokyMountains.com created a prediction map for the year’s fall colors…

This critically endangered skink is getting its own tropical island

It has been nearly a decade since the last confirmed sighting of a wild blue-tailed skink on Australia’s Christmas Island, where the species is now considered extinct in the wild. Scientists managed to collect several dozen of the colorful lizards…

These 5 Big Changes Are Key for Humanity to Survive a Warming Climate – TIME

Hundreds of millions of people are living with the effects of global warming – some now irreversible. For those on the frontlines of climate change, developing coping mechanisms is a matter of survival. And yet the world is not paying…

Ages of the Navajo Sandstone

The Navajo Sandstone is known for its beautiful red and tan crossbedded sandstones that grace many of the national parks and monuments in the southwest USA. The sands were deposited in dunes within the largest known sand sea (erg) in Earth’s history during the Early Jurassic. These deposits show a record of desertification — the process by which fertile lands become desert. How did this landscape lose its water bodies, vegetation, and animals?

Teaming up to save red-cockaded woodpeckers

At Fort Stewart, the Army and the Service saved red-cockaded woodpeckers — and military training By Dan Chapman, public affairs specialistAugust 27, 2019 Fort Stewart, Georgia — As military partnerships go, this has to be one of the oddest, and…

Inspired by Bob Ross, Michigan is planting thousands of 'happy little trees'

It seems like nearly every generation has discovered Bob Ross, the soft-spoken, large-haired star of the public television show, “The Joy of Painting.” From the early ’80s through early ’90s, Ross shared his love for nature as he taught viewers…

Climate Gentrification:  Coming To a Community Near You

In just the last two years, climate change has brought on an onslaught of disasters:  more than 4 feet of rain in south Texas, 90 degree days in Alaska, and record-breaking wildfires that have destroyed homes and upended communities.  But…