Shady practices: New mapping tool shows inequity of tree coverage in the metro — MinnPost

While ideal canopy cover is around 45 percent, according to the Metropolitan Council, different parts of the Twin Cities fall far above or below that, with neighborhoods that are whiter and wealthier tending to have more trees. Shady practices: New mapping tool shows inequity of tree coverage in the metro — MinnPost

10 Reasons To Get Out And Be In Nature — A Pursuit of Life –

Nature is alive and full of high vibration healing energy. With technology having taken over the world, we are full of radiation and health depleting substances. We have built walls between us and the outdoor world. The majority of people spend up to 90% of their time indoors. We get so wrapped up with work, […]Continue reading “10 Reasons To Get Out And Be In Nature — A Pursuit of Life –”

Mt. Washington Meadows — John Carr Outdoors

Welcome to John Carr Outdoors! Please visit the blog and follow. The follow button can be found at the bottom of the page. If you are seeing this on Facebook, click the link to visit the blog to see all of the photos. Mt. Washington Sunshine and crisp air at the Pacific Crest Trail south […]Continue reading “Mt. Washington Meadows — John Carr Outdoors”

Mt Hood Ridable Through the Summer

Hi there, bloggers! Continuing with our nature-themed road trip the following day, my family and I took the car south of Hood River to Mount Hood, which is actually a potentially-active volcano and the tallest one in the state of Oregon. At over 11,000 feet (3500 meters), its snow-capped peaks make for the iconic, picture-perfect […]Continue reading “Mt Hood Ridable Through the Summer”

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache I — Making memories

Summer is long gone, but I still have some pictures from my holidays that I haven’t shared yet. I will mix and divide them between two blog posts. This canyon road goes through Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest all the way from Utah to Wyoming. There are countless opportunities for hiking, but with our newborn baby weContinue reading “Uinta-Wasatch-Cache I — Making memories”

Happy Thanksgiving: Perspectives on Life, the Universe and Everything

Little red rascals I blame you Amazing beauty makes heart melt Commence love journey there is no guilt Adorn the ring with your petals Flying in the air heart nicely settles Big day comes and you are everywhere Making us feel blessed bedroom, kitchen, stairs Life truly commences you are not behind Honeymoon, blue moon […]Continue reading “Happy Thanksgiving: Perspectives on Life, the Universe and Everything”

A Portrait of the Plains: Documenting A Changing Landscape

Originally posted on Emilio Cogliani:
Fourchette Creek by Robin Walter Morning light spills through grass thick with dew, small whorls of dust rise from hooves stamping their lives into this ground. Listen, I rise to the clatter of birds: small, fierce, and brown. This blog is part of an ongoing series following the Rediscover the…

Claim: Fungus Can Help Plants Tolerate Heat

Watts Up With That? This is a photograph of Morning Glory Pool from Aug. 23, 2012.CreditJoseph Shaw, Montana State University Guest essay by Eric Worrall Scientists studying mechanisms by which plants growing in hot geothermal soils like Yellowstone National Park tolerate extreme heat, claim they have discovered symbiotic fungi which impart significant heat tolerance toContinue reading “Claim: Fungus Can Help Plants Tolerate Heat”

Vaquita population may be down to 50

Originally posted on Summit County Citizens Voice:
Illegal fishing drives species toward extinction A vaquita in the Gulf of California. Photo courtesy NOAA/Paula Olsen. Vaquitas live only in the northern end of the Gulf of California, where they are threatened by illegal fishing. By Bob Berwyn FRISCO — Illegal gillnet fishing in the northern Gulf…

In search of Scotland’s best beach via Julian Worker / Writer

Originally posted on Julian Worker Travel – A few ideas for your next trip in every direction:
On a road trip along Scotland’s north-west coast Kevin Rushby and family search for great swimming and wild camping spots – and a legendary beach, Sandwood Bay, at the tip of the country.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead Most people don’t understand the plight of Earth and all living things. They go about their daily lives without so much as a care about the world around them.Continue reading