While possibly not as sexy as the Grand Canyon or Yosemite Valley, any biodiversity expert will tell you that northern Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau needs protection. The rolling hills and quiet “hollers” are home to so many different species it rivals even tropical rainforests.
The Nature Conservancy spearheaded the effort to set aside some 130,000 acres of land through conservation easement, closely-scrutinized forestry practice, and outright protection. Combined with other public lands, the area will create a nearly 300 square miles of connected green space that will be open to the public for a variety of outdoor activities.
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Okay, so maybe you’re already tired of the campaign season. But one issue that has been getting shorted in the “I’m human” vs. “I equal change” vs. “I love the middle class” political drama is the environment. Back in November, the League of Conservation Voters hosted a forum in LA, where Clinton, Edwards and Kucinich outlined their support of the environment. The League invited all candidates on both sides, but only these three Continue Reading / See Additional Photos
According to the newly released report entitled Oceans in Peril: Protecting Marine Biodiversity, over 76% of the world’s fish stocks are completely or over-exploited. That’s an astonishing number, considering the amount the fish out there. The answer, according to the World Watch Institute is to Continue Reading / See Additional Photos