350MoCo invites all to Montgomery County's first Climate Music and Art Festival, Saturday, June 8. For more information, click here.
The Washington Post offers suggestions from conservationists about what people can do now to improve biodiversity. One possibility is converting lawn to conservation landscaping. Read the article here.
On May 6, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services issued on species extinction which "means grave impacts on people around the world are now likely." Read the report here.
In 2015, Montgomery County approved a ban on pesticide use in specified applications. Opponents filed suit, and won in Circuit court. However, on May 2, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals overturned that opinion and affirmed that the County had…
Today's Water & Climate Update from the Natural Resources Conservation Service reports that most of the United States is drought-free, due to a wet 2018 and wet conditions in January-March 2019. California has been declared drought-free for the first time…
In the latest issue of Yale Environment 360, reporter Cheryl Katz describes how China's tightening of accepting waste has led to disposal issues across the world. Read the article here.
"An insect apocalypse is our apocalypse," according to entomologist Michael S. Engel in an eloquent op-ed in the Washington Post, where he drives home the point that insects are critical to human survival. Read the essay here.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has issued its bi-annual report on the health of the Bay, and given it a D+, down from a C- in 2016. The excessive rainfall our area experienced was a contributing factor. Read more here.
It's World Soil Day! In 2014, the United Nations designated December 5 as World Soil Day, to emphasize the critical importance of protecting our soils. Learn more here.
Fall is here, and trees are dropping their leaves. Let's treat them like the resource they are. The National Wildlife Federation has published a handy list of pointers about how to manage them ecologically.