A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
April 18, 2013 - Join the Northeast Climate Science Center in welcoming the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to Amherst. Early career scientists will present recent interdisciplinary climate and energy research. The Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Team will present the Commonwealth's plans to meet stringent emissions targets in 2020 and 2050, and related efforts to promote cutting edge research in support of those goals. This event is part of the UMass Earth Day Celebration. Climate & Energy Poster Session - Highlighting climate & energy research from early career scientists at UMass and the Five Colleges. Massachusetts Climate Solutions: Turning research into action for the future The Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Team will present on their recent State Climate Plan and emissions targets, as well as climate change mitigation, adaptation, and preparedness.
April 22 at 4:30pm in the CMN Culture Building - Come celebrate Earth Day in an exciting and free Earth Day 2013 Event on the CMN Keshena campus. The evening will have hands-on demonstrations, booths, giveaways and more! Come show your support and sign a sustainability pledge with fellow CMN students, faculty, and community members. At 6pm, author and environmental activist Al Gedicks, brought in by CMN student group SEEDS, will speak about mining and its effects on the environment. Join us as we explore some of the issues our planet faces. There will be interactive booths on topics such as climate change, water quality, mining, campus sustainability and gardening.
April 15, 2013 - Conservation Everywhere: Sustaining Natural and Cultural Diversity explored connections between biological diversity and human cultures and examine preservation across the whole range of environmental contexts: from forests and oceans to cities and farms. This year's conference raised awareness of the many frontiers of environmental action, including but beyond traditional wilderness areas: in neighborhoods and communities, in forward-thinking business models, and in sustainable urban areas.