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7 Ways to Help the Environment Thrive Today

Our environment is threatened by a lot of things, but its biggest threat is our own activities. Here are the top 7 ways to help the environment thrive by changing our habits and producing positive res…
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Crowdfunding for the Environment: Top Advantages

Photograph by APH0risma on Flickr. Right now Mother Earth needs all the help she can get. As the population grows and industry expands, the environment is becoming our most exploited resource. Making … Crowdfunding crowd,events,funding,top Read More

Algal Blooms Turn Lake Erie Florescent Green And Toxic

Four decades ago, measures were taken to slash the phosphorous levels in one of the Laurentian great lakes – Lake Erie. But now the blue-green algal growth in the water surface of the Lake is…
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Using Phytoremediation for Environmental Cleanup

The world is “going green”, and phytoremediation is an environmental cleanup technique that means going green literally as well as figuratively. According to the USDA’s Agricultural …
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How Are You Helping the Earth?

When was the last time you made a conscious effort to help the environment? Can you name more than three ways that you are benefiting Earth today? This world is unfathomably large. And yet, with a…..
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Nature and Landscape Photography

Capturing Nature and Landscapes Through a Lens   Here’s a Page to Help Keep Up Nature’s Splendor!! All around us is the unbridled beauty of nature. A cascading waterfall, a moon…Nature and Landscape lens, nature, photo

Underground Aquifers: The Great Lakes Beneath Our Feet

Back in the 1960s, there were many references to how the American West was transforming its arid land into productive farmland. We were transforming our deserts into oases of abundance. Substantial us…  Underground Aquifers beneath, great lakes, underground

Beavers And Their Effect On A Watershed

A Beavers Habitat Related Articles: River Damming, Otters, Beavers, and Habitat Loss The North American beaver (Castor canadensis) has had an uneven history. The species once thrived throughout much…  creek science beavers, effect, watershed

Endangered Reptiles in the Florida Everglades

Topics: Wildlife, Habitat Loss   Endangered Species in Florida   Some of the most endangered or threatened animals in and around the Florida Everglades are reptiles, including turtles…  Endangered Reptiles endangered,Florida reptile Read More

How To Improve Environmental Health by Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing and Environmental Health     Crowdsourced Data Will Improve Everyone’s Health   Crowdsourcing is used when contributions from a large group …  crowdsourcing, data, health

Six Reasons Why Plastic Is Bad for the Environment

Ways to help the environment While this material can be useful, plastic pollution is the leading type of discarded material. Invented in 1907 by Leo Baekeland in New York, He developed the process to …  environmental awareness bad, environment, plastic

5 Reasons to Reach for Reusable Bags Instead of Plastic Bags

We’ve all been there: in line at the grocery store, a week’s worth of food on the conveyor belt, and you realize you’ve forgotten your reusable bag at home. Maybe the plastic…
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Summer Jobs and Conservation Work

Topics: Habitat Loss, Endangered Species and Volunteering   How Practical Conservation Volunteering Works   All the standard ways of making your lifestyle greener, such as walking more…
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The Drinking Water Crisis in Review

Amar Guriro describes his photo: “A resident of Achhro Thar […] is taking his camel to get well water. [This part of Pakistan] is facing acute potable water shortage.” One commenter …  environmental awareness crisis, drinking, reviews, water Read More

Beat the Heat Without Air Conditioning and Reduce Summer Pollution

Until our energy grid is 100% powered by renewable energy, energy usage will continue to contribute to environmental pollution. Unlike the need to heat our homes in winter, air conditioning in the  eco-friendly air, conditioning, hear, summer Read More

Natural Americana with Zack Frank Photography

Zack Frank is a photographer and self-described “National Park enthusiast”. He has traversed much of America, using his camera to document the country’s natural glory. Frank’s …  conservation America, Naturals, Zack Read More

Ecofriendly Disposal of Coffee Grounds in the Garden

Topics: Composting, Recycling, and Nitrogen What do use coffee grounds and environmental conservation have to do with each other? A lot, considering the ubiquity of coffee. This beverage has become a …eco-education coffee, disposal, eco, friendly Read More

Climate Change Is So Bad That the US and China Agree on It

The world’s biggest polluters get together.  FOR YEARS, CHINA and the US have kept each other locked in a regulatory stalemate over climate change. As political rival….. Climate change, Climate, environment, pollution Read More

Springtime Environmental Cleanup for Little Kids and their Parents

Parents are responsible for teaching their children how to be kind and thoughtful stewards of the earth. Little kids love learning new things, but it’s difficult to explain environmental issues … environmental cleanup adult, clean, kids Read More

Watershed Coordinators: Unique Challenges, Common Goals [Part 2]

Although watersheds’ needs vary with the watersheds themselves, the most important tools of watershed management are nearly universal. A watershed coordinator in Oregon can use them as easily as… ecological impact challenge, clean, impact Read More

The role of art in environmental awareness

Could it be that our failure to tackle environmental concerns is not a result a shortage of information but rather our inability to imagine? After a recent showing of animal portraits, viewer’s…  environmental awareness art, awareness, role Read More

Frozen Creek Snorkeling

I had never heard of creek snorkeling before receiving a message from Keith Williams. It’s exactly what it sounds like: taking a look inside a creek using scuba gear. Now that I know what it is,…  eco-education creek, frozen, snorkeling Read More

Protect a Watershed by Getting Involved

How to protect watersheds Your local watershed is a vital source of clean water for the homes and habitats in your community. And yet it is threatened every day by routine pollution and unchecked water…  creek cleanup involvement, protect, watershed Read More

Sci-Fi Visions of Our Planet’s Possible Future: The Hunger Games and Avatar

The term “utopia” was first coined by Sir Thomas More, who published a philosophical tract by that name in 1516 CE. His book described a fictional paradise inhabited by a perfect, peaceful…  sci-fi vision environment, Scifi, vision Read More

Protect Public Safety by Eliminating Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed plants grow higher than 15 feet tall. They look very dramatic and beautiful when they bloom in the spring. Unfortunately, they can also cause severe skin irritation, blistering, permanent…  Public safety hogweed, public, safety Read More

 

Muddy Waters, Head Chief at Backyard Creeks
Creeklife matters because it’s the only place on the web that empowers and enables anyone (#evenme) to GET SOMETHING DONE to improve outdoor problems in my community. You might not think a little volunteer operation like ours could accomplish much, but thanks to The Creeklife Community #creeklifers, we ARE making a real and tangible difference one tiny creek at a time.


John Long Founder of Clean Bread & Cheese Creek
Creeklife is an incredible concept and a wonderful tool for small unfunded organizations like our where every dollar counts. Thank you so much for developing it!