Photo courtesy of fastfoodforthought at Flickr.com. Rooftop gardens, which are also sometimes called "Green Roofs", have been encouraged in the developed world as a way of moderating urban temperature and rain water flood surges. In India, a new program is developing rooftop … [Read more...] about Rooftop gardens offer hope in India
Photo courtesy of expom2uk at Flickr.com. A new study by the University of Colorado at Boulder has found a direct link between human activity in the American West and dust storms. This is the first time that the effects of human development (such as the introduction of wild … [Read more...] about Is Human activity causing dust storms?
Photo courtesy of M.Roemer at Flickr.com. As the housing bubble continues to burst, it turns out that there's an unexpected silver lining in the economic downturn. The sharp decline in property values may lead to reduced development in environmentally sensitive areas, and fire … [Read more...] about Is there a silver eco-lining to the housing bubble burst?
Ebird.org is the Audubon's Society's online birding checklist that you can use to record your observations and compare them with other people across the continent and in other parts of the world. Why would you want to do this? Here's some info from their … [Read more...] about For the Birds
Photo courtesy of Guided by the light at Flickr.com. Robert Frost famously wrote about how "Good fences make good neighbors," but the type of fence that pioneers built in the American West can be a drain on the environment. Picket fences block animal migration routes … [Read more...] about Green fences and animal highways