|Center for Environmental Research and Conservation's two-part mission is to build environmental leadership and to solve complex problems, in order to stem the loss of biological diversity and achieve environmental sustainability. CERC is a consortium of five world-renowned scientific institutions. It is headquartered at Columbia University and is part of the Earth Institute.|
|IGBP is an international scientific research program that studies the interactions between biological, chemical and physical processes and how they impact (and are impacted by) human systems.|
|Information Center for the Environment. Biodiversity projects are related to ecological and species biodiversity, both regionally and globally. U of Calif, Davis.|
|Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution (STRI) in Panama, a bureau of the Smithsonian Institution dedicated to understanding biological diversity.|
|Smithsonian Conservation Biology at the National Zoo conducts research to aid in the survival or recovery of species and their habitats, and to ensure the health and well-being of animals in captivity and in the wild.|
|Center for Environmental Research and Conservation's two-part mission is to build environmental leadership and to solve complex problems, in order to stem the loss of biological diversity and achieve environmental sustainability. CERC is a consortium of five institutions: Columbia University, the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Botanical Garden, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Wildlife Trust.|
|University of Georgia, Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Processes.|
|Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) Listing of Ecology and Biodiversity Research Areas.|
|There are more than 19,200 described bee species,
according to John S. Ascher of the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
|Volunteer Conservation and Research:|
|Earthwatch Institute, environmental non profit, engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.|
|Biosphere Expeditions. Conservation in Action: Non-profit, conservation holiday volunteer work expeditions. Open to all. Wildlife conservation volunteering across the globe fora weekend, a week, 2 weeks, more...|
|Volunteer Petèn is a non-for-profit organization established in San Andrès, Petèn (with a US office in Mohnton, Pennsylvania) whose mission is to aid development in Guatemala by training international volunteers to participate in, design, and implement sustainable projects.|
Recent Issues Blog Posts
Our Universe is absolutely huge! We are but a speck in space.
The Climate Accountability Institute has updated its Carbon Majors Project which details the direct and product-related emissions traced to the major industrial carbon producers in the oil, natural gas, coal, and cement industries through 2013.
Avgas (aviation gas) contains lead and avgas is unregulated. Aviation aircraft is the single largest source of lead emissions.
Record Warmth in Northeastern Canada, Norway, Denmark. Record cold in Indiana and Arkansas.
Recent Building Blog Posts
Klinker or clinker bricks were overcooked rejects, a product of intense and smokey coal-fired kilns. They were considered a waste product until early Craftsman builders found their sculptural architectural merits.
Beautiful buildings but the thought of birds flying into the glass is dreadful, so all large panes of mirror should have a deterrent, like a hawk cut-out or strips of ribbon hanging in front. Nesting season would be a particularly problematic time.
No maintenance, long lasting, impenetrable poplar bark siding is a cradle to cradle siding option.
Bark Walls. Bark is waterproof and will not rot; its familiar surface is richly graphic.
Recent Art Blog Posts
Bark Furniture and Accessories. Bring bark indoors. It is long lasting and visually interesting.
Karen Hackenberg paints local beach-found detritus that washes up near her Discovery Bay, Washington studio.
Drawing on pristine snow with snowshoes.
An overlooked sculpture medium. Wet the adzuki beans and mix with glue.
Recent Movies Blog Posts
Small-scale farmers in Africa and Asia are being forced off their land...
Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
Is the Plastic Trash Island floating in the Pacific Ocean a myth?