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Why We Need to Help Save Longleaf Pine Forests

At one point in time, longleaf pine forests in the United States stretched 90 million acres, from Virginia to Texas--but fire suppression, agriculture and development combined to devastate this critic…

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5 Ways to Help the Mighty Colorado River

From the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California, the Colorado River flows through some of the world’s most majestic landscapes. Spanning seven U.S. states and two in Mexico, she supplies drinkin…

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Enjoy Nature ‘Like a Girl’

As someone who works in communications, I naturally have a lot of friends who do similar things for a living. I will regularly get an article or video forwarded via email or social media. I usually ta…

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Lessons from a Fifth Grader

My daughter "graduated" from fifth grade a couple of weeks ago. Before you roll your eyes and think, what has the world come to that we now celebrate 5th grade promotions, step back and think about al…

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Your Favorite Food Might Not Exist Without Bees

As species go, insects are generally not the most beloved. In fact, "bug" is a word that has become synonymous with "bad." Whether it's a stomach "bug," a computer "bug," an annoying schoolmate on the…

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How Can We Get More Women in Science?

There have been many stories in the recent media highlighting the lack of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields, and a recent issue of The Atlantic offers an eye-opening ana…

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A (Not So) Surprising Factor in Raising Confident Girls

Much has been written recently about women and their rise in corporate America. One theory suggests that one factor holding women back is their lack of confidence. How does that get fixed? Obviously, …

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Watch Hoot & Annie On This Live Owl Cam

About five years ago, Cathy Howell, staff attorney for The Nature Conservancy in Texas, decided she needed a new project. This nature enthusiast and amateur woodworker wanted to get her hands dirty—an…

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What YOU Can Do To Help Your Kids Love Nature

As parents, we do our best to raise our children well and wish we could do some things better. One of the things I am most challenged by is the example I set for my children when it comes to using tec…

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These are the Hidden Costs of Oil Spills

A bird oiled by the Galveston spill. Photo: © Chase A. Fountain, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department On March 22, the country's collective focus was once again on the Gulf of Mexico. Four years aft…

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