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December Webinar Recap: Ingrid Gronstal Anderson

The final webinar for 2014 featured Ingrid Gronstal Anderson, an environmental compliance specialist with Facilities Management–Utilities and Energy Management at the University of Iowa (UI).  Anderson discussed their exploration of biomass fuel sources as part of the UI’s goal to obtain 40 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. 104 more words

New Year's Day Hike - Jan 1, 2015

Start the New Year off with a hike at nearby Crowders Mt. State Park. We’ll hike the Kings Pinnacle Trail, about 4 miles roundtrip, with a few steep sections. 91 more words


Under selection, an endangered species runs low on evolutionary "fuel"

The pale-headed brushfinch, Atlapetes pallidiceps, is a conservation success story, or at least the first chapter of one. The birds were thought to be extinct, until a… 1,142 more words


“Unless someone like you 

cares a whole awful lot

nothing is going to

get better, it’s not”

~ The Lorax, Dr. Seuss


Do you know about ecosystem services?

Processes carried out by nature are not only crucial for the survival of life on earth, they’re also worth billions of dollars. If you want to read up on ecosystem services a concise and informative paper called “Ecosystem services in urban areas” by Bolund and Hunhammar 1999 is a great place to start.

Reference Question : Eagles in New Jersey

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

As of late I’ve been watching the Eagle Cam at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ. This started a few weeks ago when I was on the reference desk and the phone rang. 120 more words

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Attracting wildlife with your garden

The National Trust made a great brief video on attracting wildlife to your garden. It touches on how to attract birds, insects and small mammals into your gardens –