JUL 18, 2016 TIMOTHY DUCLOS Taking a break atop Mt. Webster, White Mountain National Forest, NH. Photo: Tim Duclos While the mountains of the Northeast may not be the tallest nor the most remote compared to others within North America, they contribute just as much to the natural and cultural value of the surrounding landscape as … Continue reading High Stakes for our High Peaks: Working to Conserve Montane Birds of the Northern Forest in the Face of Climate Change
APR 17, 2016 ABIGAIL (ABBY) LYNCH You could almost blame the greeness of the Chicago River on lack of genetic diversity. Well, at least, indirectly… The Chicago River turns green every St. Patrick’s Day. Many Irish Americans are descentants who migrated because of the potato famine. If it weren’t for the Irish potato famine, the Windy … Continue reading Why is genetic diversity important?
MAR 14, 2016 KEISHA BAHR The beauty of a healthy, thriving coral reef community is astonishing. These ‘rainforests of the sea’ are unique and their beauty is unmatched. While coral reefs only occupy less than 1% of the world’s ocean floor, they support more than 25% of all marine species. An estimated 85% of the United States’ … Continue reading Corals under climate change: Hawai’i’s winners and losers
FEB 29, 2016 LAUREN R. KAISER Critically Endangered ʻAkekeʻe (Loxops caeruleirostris) Photo Credit: Jim Denny As an isolated island archipelago in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the Hawaiian Islands have become home to many endemic species found nowhere else in the world. Hawaiʻi provided a unique place for ecological divergence, leading to the evolution of … Continue reading Bye Bye Birdie: The Disappearing Avifauna of Hawaiʻi