Forest Friendship: Nature Photography & Natural Philosophy

Let’s Be Forest Friends is a photo blog full of quiet woodland moments, captured by someone who “stops to smell the flowers”–probably literally as well as figuratively. The artist behind the project, Emily, was kind enough to answer a few questions about her work. Creeklife: How did you get into photography, and specifically nature photography? What made […]

River Erosion: What It Is & How It Happens

River Erosion: How Does It Happen? Here’s how you can help right now! Erosion is the process by which soil and rock are removed from the Earth’s surface by wind or water flow, and then transported and deposited in other locations. It is an environmental reality that can have great affect on bodies of water, […]

Ways to Help the Environment: Mobilize Action

There are many ways for each of us to help the environment, whether by changing our personal routines to conserve energy, or by educating friends and coworkers on environmental issues. But the ability to mobilize a larger group can produce great results. Save the Green by Neloy Bandyopadhyay. Local Outreach Starting small can be the […]

How to Reduce Storm Water Runnoff Pollution

Every day, our creeks and rivers are threatened by pollution from storm water runnoff. As it rains, the water that drains into these water bodies and sewage systems can carry debris and pollutants, due to the inability to naturally soak through the ground. But there are many ways to reduce the hazardous effects of storm water […]

Land use management affects watershed landscape

Focus in southwestern Ohio, U.S.A. The watersheds in southwestern Ohio have had huge changes in their landscapes over time. These changes include spectacular increases of 460% in rain-field cropland and fields dedicated to grow pasture, with an estimated 560% increase over a period of 300 years. These changes affected water quantity and quality; they increased […]

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 back. Satellite imageries and other studies proved that the reappearance of phosphorous in the watershed is the principal factor […]

Beavers And Their Effect On A Watershed

A Beavers Habitat Related Articles: River Dammings, Otters, Beavers and Habitat Loss The North American beaver (Castor canadensis) has had an uneven history. The species once thrived throughout much of the United States and Canada. However, as European colonists started to spread farther and farther west, the animal’s thick, waterproof fur made it a target. […]

Saving the Environment Through Home Improvement

From volunteering to clean-up creeks and highways, to donating to charitable causes for environmental action, there are a lot of ways we can become active participants in saving the environment. But there are even more ways to make small contributions, starting right at home. Here are some simple changes to reduce your pollution footprint, as […]