Ann Arbor, Michigan is Home to the "Creature Conservancy"
Several years ago, I recalled looking for some excursions and events to introduce to my young children. One of the best-kept secrets in Michigan happened to be The Creature Conservancy, and it was located in Ann Arbor. Established in 2005, one of its first residents was Al (pictured above), who is significantly bigger today. Looking further into this nonprofit center, I was surprised to learn it relied exclusively on charitable donations.
Oldest Giant Panda Under Human Care Dies at 35
At the age of 35, An An the Giant Panda has passed away. Born in 1986 in Sichuan, China, he originally lived in the Wolong National Nature Reserve before being sent to the Ocean Park in March of 1999. A gift from the government in Beijing to Hong Kong alongside a female Giant Panda by the name of Jia Jia, An An was a long term draw at the theme park. At the time of his passing, An An was the oldest male Giant Panda being taken care of by humans.
Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute Celebrates 50th 'Pandaversary' with Summer Special Events
1972 Picture of first two giant pandas (Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing) gifted to the Zoo from ChinaSmithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. While April 15th marked the official 50th anniversary of the arrival of Ling-Ling and Hsing Hsing at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, the summer celebration of giant pandas continues with a number of fun events. Special events include:
Ducey signs off on $1.2 billion water plan as supply concerns grow
Gov. Doug Ducey approved a water plan last week that will dedicate $1.2 billion to improve long-term water supply and conservation. Ducey announced the plan as Arizona continues to struggle with water shortages and cutbacks.
Georgia's Coast Enjoying a Rejuvenating Makeover That's Much More Than Cosmetic
Using an reef ball remedy and a salty oyster shell base, portions of Georgia's 105-mile coast are enjoying an ecological makeover in hopes of restoring its youthful vibrancy. But this makeover is anything but cosmetic, and the lasting effects will have major benefits for the coastline, the state, and Georgia recreational anglers.
New Efforts to Save Baffin Bay
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Butterfly Pavilion expands in Broomfield, hopes to be world-renown facility
A rendering of the outside of the new Butterfly Pavilion, which will open in Broomfield, CO. in 2025.Courtesy of Butterfly Pavilion. (Broomfield, CO) Since 1995, the Butterfly Pavilion has taught countless people how to understand and appreciate invertebrates. Now, the Pavilion is expanding to a space more than double its current size to expand its research and education programs.
Tennessee Boasts Fresh and Salt-water Fish and More at the Air Conditioned Aquarium in Chattanooga
River otter playing at the Tennessee AquariumJohn Dabbs/Photographer. Working to beat the heat during our recent heat wave in Tennessee, I made my way to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. The price isn't the cheapest but is reasonable for a family on vacation. General Admission tickets allow you access to both the River Journey of freshwater fish and animals, and the Ocean Journey, where you'll see salt-water varieties - and more. You can also purchase tickets to the Aquarium's IMAX Theater which has special shows at different times during the day for additional costs. We had done this once before when our children were little, but as they've grown we didn't take the time or expense to visit the IMAX showings this visit.
The Power of a Hive Mentality in Today's World
In 2008, Matt Willey had a life-changing experience with a bee. In his interview with American Lifestyle, Willey shared that a sick bee flew in his window and landed on his rug. Shortly after, it died. After doing some research, Willey learned that sick bees do not return to the hive because they don’t want to transmit their illness or disease to the rest of the colony.
Feds buy 160 acres of Western Slope land for public recreation, conservation
A sign for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area.Jimmy Emerson, DVM / Flickr. (Western Slope, Colo.) This week, the federal government announced the purchase of 160 acres of Western Slope land to make it accessible for public recreation and protect cultural and wildlife resources.
Conservationists protest Biden administration’s Colorado oil leases
A drilling rig in Weld County.Scott Branson/Flickr. (Across Colorado) The Biden administration’s plans to hold oil and gas lease auctions in Colorado next month have drawn the ire of environmental groups who worry about the effect new drilling will have on climate change.
The Springfield billionaire leading America's conservation movement
I write a lot of articles about entrepreneurs and business leaders. While it's great to write about their success, readers love to hear about what they are doing to give back to their local communities.
Arizona Game and Fish Department teams with volunteers and donors to get wildlife water during drought
A black bear and its cub drink and take a dip in a water catchment.(Arizona Game and Fish Department) (Pinal County, Arizona) Four recently constructed artificial watering holes in the Superstition Mountains and two in the Mescal Mountains ensure black bears, golden eagles, bighorn sheep and other thirsty wildlife have plenty to drink during the state’s 27th year of drought.
Orlando Earth Day Activities Join In With 1 Billion Worldwide Participants - Here is How To Get Involved
Orlando is still known mostly for being a great place to vacation, hold conferences and to live year round. It is sometimes easy to overlook all of the things Orlando is actually doing to become a leader in sustainability and resilience in a rapidly growing city. Back in 2007, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer launched the Green Works Orlando initiative to ensure the success of immediate and long term sustainability planning efforts. We have seen many people taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint and if you are looking to make a difference and have a good time doing so, you may just be in luck on Friday, April 22, 2022, in Orlando and all across the globe as we will be celebrating Earth Day!
Sonoma County water bills set to rise
Much of Lake Mendocino dried up last year, similar conditions are expected this summerDepartment of Water Resources Archive. Most locals will be digging a little deeper into their pockets to pay their water bills in the months ahead. Sonoma County supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a roughly six and a half percent rate increase on wholesale water prices.
Hochul Celebrates Purchase of Rensselaer Plateau as Part of Earth Week
A shot of the Rensselaer Plateau.Photo Courtesy of Nate Simms. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently unveiled the acquisition and now permanent protection of roughly 1,175 acres of forested lands connecting the town of Grafton, New York, with the Pittstown State Forest on the Rensselaer Plateau, as part of New York state’s Earth Week celebration.
State Water Board may extend restrictions to Russian River water
A view of the Russian River looking towards GuernevilleNick Doty. A current regulation that curtails water rights in the Russian River watershed is set to expire in July. But that may be extended due to the continuing drought.
Are there too many sharks in Texas waters?
After some recent reports and our own observations, we ask the question, "Are there too many sharks in Texas waters?" It seems as if conservation efforts for sharks are leading to some unintended consequences. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ FOLLOW US ON NEWSBREAK ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Newsbreak➜<a href="https://tinyurl.com/34xx4w9n">https://tinyurl.com/34xx4w9n</a> ▬▬▬▬▬▬►FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA◄▬▬▬▬▬▬ FaceBook ➜ fb.me/wegofishing Twitter ➜ <a href="https://twitter.com/Wegofishing1">https://twitter.com/Wegofishing1</a> Instagram➜ <a href="https://www.instagram.com/wegofishing">https://www.instagram.com/wegofishing</a>/ Business Inquiries Email Address → email@example.com Sources: <a href="https://billfish.org/advocacy/atlantic-sharks-seem-to-be-everywhere-anglers-fish">https://billfish.org/advocacy/atlantic-sharks-seem-to-be-everywhere-anglers-fish</a>/ <a href="https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/shark-population-dramatically-increasing-along-texas-gulf-coast">https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/shark-population-dramatically-increasing-along-texas-gulf-coast</a>
Closing the circle: Why Denver donates buffalo to indigenous tribes
(Denver, Colo.) In March, Denver donated 33 bison to three Tribal Nations as part of an ongoing effort to restore bison populations on indigenous lands. Of the 33 bison, 17 went to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Oklahoma, and 15 bison headed to the Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming. The city donated one bison to the Tall Bull Memorial Council in Colorado. Last year, Denver donated 13 bison to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and one to the Tall Bull Memorial Council.