Over 85% of US is drought-free, according to USDA report

  • April 25, 2019

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…

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“Butterflies aren’t expendable.”

  • March 5, 2019

"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.

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World Soil Day

  • December 6, 2018

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.

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The Sustainable Way to Handle Fallen Leaves

  • October 11, 2018

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.

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