Tag: Arizona

A Commitment to Nature: Legacy Club Celebrates 20 Years

Written by | July 2nd, 2013

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For the past 20 years, our devoted Legacy Club members have amazed us with their generous commitments to nature. How do you show your appreciation to our natural world?

Nature Photo of the Week: Horseshoe Bend

Written by | February 28th, 2013

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Isn’t Mother Nature spectacular? Our Nature Photo of the Week was photographed at Horseshoe Bend, Arizona.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 24

Written by | October 24th, 2011

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They say clothes make the man.

  1. Like all fashion trends, the spacesuit has seen many changes over the years. Here’s the evolution of this iconic outfit. (Wired Science)
  2. Ouch and awww: a red-tailed hawk with a nail in its head was finally successfully captured and is recovering well. (Washington Post)
  3. The 94,000-acre Saguaro National Park in Tuscon, AZ is a great place for a BioBlitz — but a dead zone for cell service. Verizon Wireless saves the day. (National Geographic)
  4. Looking for a career switch? Consider a green job like professional acorn picking! (TreeHugger)
  5. Stop losing sleep over plastics and zip-lock baggies. Here’s how to reduce plastics from your kitchen. (Grist)

Battling Back From ‘Extinction’

Written by | January 18th, 2011

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As a child he read that they were gone forever. Thirty years later he watched three of them run past his feet in the wild. Matt Miller tells an amazing tale of recovery and hope.

Russian Wildfires Recall Southwest’s Experience: Smoke, Fire and Difficulty Breathing

Written by | September 3rd, 2010

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See why Conservancy scientist Patrick McCarthy says similar fires closer to home provided concrete evidence of climate change.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 11

Written by | August 11th, 2010

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Dying to get the latest on fungus-based alternative packing materials, fire tracking from space and your endangered summer vacation? Read on, readers:

  1. See ya, Styrofoam– a new mushroom-based packing product uses 98% less energy than the familiar foamy white stuff. (Greener Design)
  2. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is down this year, officials say. (Mongabay)
  3. Arizona’s Luke Air Force Base is getting a giant 15 megawatt solar power installation– and the 550 green jobs that come with its construction. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Government agencies are monitoring the world’s fire trends…from space! (Dot Earth)
  5. A host of environmental issues could threaten your next vacation. (The Daily Green)
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