WaPo’s “16 photos that make you appreciate America”

We’ve long been a fan of the photography and work of services like the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and more. The Washington Post published this slideshow today, of some of the best photos from the USBLM’s Tumblr site, My Public Lands. The USBLM had a great post about it on their…

National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy

In 2009, Congress asked that the Department of the Interior develop a nationwide “climate change strategy.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was subsequently tasked with developing a strategy to  ensure the sustainability of fish, wildlife, plants and habitats in the face of accelerating climate change. The USFW released the plan today, which it calls…

What a wily lynx

Spotted this on the Banff Centre’s Facebook page. One of the center’s wildlife specialists — Parks Canada — caught this great footage of lynx activity in Deer Lodge at Banff National Park.

The Clean Energy Security Trust

Last week, president Barack Obama put forth a proposal to create the Clean Energy Security Trust, to research renewable and domestically-produced energy sources. Per the president’s plan, $2 billion would be set side over 10 years that  “will support research into a range of cost-effective technologies – like advanced vehicles that run on electricity, homegrown…