The Importance of Wetland Conservation

wetland conservation

There are many reasons why we need to take better care of our planet – not only does it benefit all the species of plants and animals that live alongside us, but it also protects our own wellbeing. There are certain areas around the planet that get more attention than others when it comes to…

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The Best Cooking Tools for the Trail

cooking tools

If you like to camp or take long hikes, you probably carry a bit of equipment with you on the trails. If you want to eat a hot meal, some of those things you need to bring are cooking tools. Packing this equipment can get heavy and take up a lot of precious space in…

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Visit the Most Underrated National Parks

underrated national parks

Thanks to social media, more attention is being paid to the US National Parks than ever before. Everyone has the ability to see the beautiful vistas and delightful wildlife from the comfort of their own homes due to the availability of high res images. These photos have also inspired more and more people to actually…

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The Negative Effects of Social Media on Nature

negative effects of social media

While it’s great to connect with friends and keep in touch with distant family members, there are definitely some negative effects of social media. One of those is how social media affects our interactions with nature. Ranger Mac will take a look at the impact social media has had on our parks and other natural…

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Why It’s Crucial for Governments to Address Environmental Issues

environmental issues

Our environment is so important. We only have one shot to protect it, cultivate it, and keep it safe for future generations. Because of human involvement, Earth’s ecosystems are changing at a daily rate, and it’s more important than ever to do all we can to protect the nature and its species around us. No…

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The Importance of Prairie Conservation

prairie conservation

All across the world, there are grasslands that stretch out as far as the eye can see. The grass blows softly in the wind, and you can faintly see the tops of wildflowers. This type of wildlife area often gets ignored when it comes to conservation, but the need to preserve it is becoming more…

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What Should Go in a Hiking First Aid Kit?

hiking first aid kit

When you prepare your backpack to head out hiking, no matter the difficulty of the trail, a hiking first aid kit is always a top priority. Some of the items in your kit may need to be replaced frequently, while others can just stay in there long-term in case of an emergency. The contents of…

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6 Surprising Things You Can Recycle

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It’s a great time for conservation, with more people going green in their everyday living than they ever have before. By using glass containers for leftovers, reusable bags at the grocery store, and refillable water bottles for our on-the-go drinks, we reduce the amount of waste that piles up around us. As much as we’ve…

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Trash Burning vs Landfill

Trash Burning vs Landfill

In America, you may see an occasional burn barrel in someone’s backyard, but we aren’t known for burning our trash on a larger scale. The main concern with burning trash is pollutants that get released into the air during the process. Instead, almost all of the waste produced in this country is buried in landfills,…

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How Climate Change Affects Mountains

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The fate of the world’s mountains is not set in stone. As strong as they may look, climate change is altering them in a way that will affect us as well. As the mountains change over time due to climate, so does their ability to help the ecosystems that thrive beneath them, including humans. While…

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