Environment

Eagle- and osprey-peeping: not just for the nosy

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 | 0 comments

Eagle- and osprey-peeping: not just for the nosy

A small, fuzzy and slow-moving bald eagle chick hatched from an egg early this morning in a high-up nest somewhere in Pennsylvania.

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The Green Earth Book Award

Posted on Sep 27, 2014 | 0 comments

The Green Earth Book Award

So, this happened.

Really.

WASHASHORE was named the winner of the 2014 Green Earth Book Award for Young Adult Fiction.

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Celebrate Rachel Carson’s birthday with me and Clem

Posted on May 27, 2014 | 1 comment

Celebrate Rachel Carson’s birthday with me and Clem

As a birthday present for Miss Carson, and for you, I’m posting a short excerpt from Washashore, a section in which Clem begins to see the connection between her own growing knowledge of nature and her attraction to Rachel Carson’s writing, in all its glorious specificity.

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Earth Day 2014: My two-step plan

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 | 0 comments

Earth Day 2014: My two-step plan

Every day I hear about something new I can do to save the planet. Last week I learned I should stop eating meat…and cheese. So far, I have done neither, although I know without a doubt that more bad than good comes from our American way of food production.
Radical erosion of the cliffs that once towered over my favorite beach has been linked to climate change
Radical erosion of the cliffs that once towered over my favorite beach has been linked to climate change
And I KNOW the planet needs saving. If you aren’t sure about this, read what the scientists have to say.

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Birds at school

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 | 0 comments

Birds at school

It turns out that owls are very good at eye contact. And when the stare is coming from beneath the angled brows of an enormous great horned owl like Hiboux (right), who appears quite powerful despite a paralyzed wing resulting from a bout with West Nile virus, it’s a tad bit intimidating.

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Should we bring back the woolly mammoth?

Posted on Mar 4, 2014 | 0 comments

Should we bring back the woolly mammoth?

De-extinction. Sounds like science fiction, right? But according to a recent New York Times Magazine article, a whole slew of people are working to bring back extinct species, from the auk to the passenger pigeon to an Australian frog.
Oh yes, and the woolly mammoth. Jurassic Park, anyone?

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