Tag: Nature

fall, autumn, foliage, nature

Fall Foliage is Late in the Northeast, But Why?

Although the Northeast is a hot spot for leaf peeping, many early travelers have been left disappointed. Warm temperatures and an unusual weather pattern crossing the Midwest and Northeast have delayed leaf peeping in hot spots across the U.S. As Linda Lam explains for The Weather Channel, high and low temperatures have been “well-above average …

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What’s with Florida’s Toxic Algae Bloom, Anyway?

Florida has been in the national spotlight as of late for something unexpected – its algae bloom. New photos from NASA’s Earth Observatory show that a green, toxic algae bloom along Florida’s Treasure Coast can be seen from space. Some of the bloom extends into Lake Okeechobee, Florida’s largest freshwater body of water. State Gov. …

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parks, recreation, nature

Researchers: We Are Under-Utilizing Our Local Parks

How often do you spend time at local parks? If you can’t remember when you last visited one, you’re not alone. A new study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine took a look at who is using the public parks across the U.S., as well as how frequently they’re visiting them. Nationwide, the …

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bird, birds, nature

The Annual Christmas Bird Count is Set to Celebrate Its 116th Year

Get your binoculars ready and start counting some birds! The Audubon Society’s Annual Christmas Bird Count is officially slated to take place between Dec. 14 and January 5. However, many people still don’t know about the event, which is in its 116th year. Approximately 72,000 volunteers from 2,40o locations across the Western Hemisphere take part …

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How Is The Great Barrier Reef Handling Climate Change?

If you keep up with environmental issues, you might already know that the Great Barrier Reef has been a primary concern for scientists. Global warming and changing ocean temperatures have directly impacted the reef and its eco-system, but conservation efforts have been in full swing for years. That being said, how is the Great Barrier Reef these …

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man o war, aniamls, ocean

Portuguese Man o’ Wars are Washing Ashore in New Jersey, But What Are They?

They’re squishy, colorful, and look like something out of a sci-fi movie. However, Portuguese Man-of-Wars (or Man o’ Wars) are nothing to mess with, even when they wash up along the shore of your local beach. As of late, these creatures have been showing up on the beaches of New York and New Jersey, shocking …

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Sandhill Cranes Return to the Eastern Shores

The birds were once one of the largest population of seabirds seen along the Atlantic coast. Then, in the early 18th century, they rapidly disappeared. Dr. Scott Melvin, who discovered the crane’s breeding ground in 2000 and monitored the birds for a decade, never discovered their migratory route. This past year, professional ornithologist, Matthew Halley, noticed the …

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