Use Blogging & Social Media to Raise Money for the Environment

Graphic via Personal Excellence. Dreaming big is expensive, once you start to realize those dreams. Luckily, money for helping the environment is definitely out there. In order to convince people that they should contribute to your ecofriendly cause, it’s good to have every advantage. We can’t help with everything, but we do have one amazing […]

Reduce Pollution While Preparing Your Lawn and Garden for Summer

Those of us who are passionate about protecting the environment are always looking for ways to reduce pollution. Some strategies, like modifying your diet, are easy to practice in all seasons. Others are more relevant at certain times of year. Gardeners across the US are shaking the dust off of their shovels and making their […]

The Benefits of a Volunteer Monitoring Program Flow Two Ways

Volunteer monitoring programs are an excellent way to keep tabs on local watersheds. Individuals from the community offer their time and effort to observe and record conditions in creeks, streams, and more. National studies and research efforts help us form a holistic view of environmental health, but we need local eyes to track progress in […]

Know Your Enemy: How to Protect the Environment from Whirling Disease

When you hear the word “trout”, perhaps you think of an angler displaying a specimen of these beautiful sportfish before releasing it back into the water. Maybe you picture an osprey swooping down to seize a trout in its talons. Or you might picture one of the top predators of a small stream lurking in […]

A Refresher Course: Water Pollution Facts

You probably realize that water pollution is a major issue, but how much do you really know about it? Here are some eye-opening water pollution facts: According to Water Benefits Health, Americans use more than 2.2 billion pounds of pesticides each year, many of which contain nitrogen and phosphorus. Residue from these pesticides eventually washes […]

Bioindicators for Prairie Wetlands

Microbial and Algal Communities Indicating Pollutant Contamination My friends, put on your science hats. It’s gonna be a wild ride. Andrew Young feat. Wikipedia. Bioindicators are living signs that pollution is happening, often in the form of microbial organisms like algae. Certain kinds of algae are found to bloom in the case of aquatic contamination […]

What Algal Blooms Are Caused By & Why They Are Harmful

What Are Harmful Algal Blooms? Algal blooms are taking over warmer waters and harming the ecosystem of these waters. It’s a problem that has drawn high-level government attention: “I think this is a wake-up call,” said U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio,“We do have a problem with these toxic algal blooms”. Yes, we do and now […]