Dedicated Americans have saved and protected certain areas of our country for all to appreciate. As Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) declares in song, “This Land Is Your Land.”
Since 1950, the world has produced more than 8.3 billion tons of plastic. About 60 percent of that plastic has ended up in either a landfill or the natural environment – in our streets, in our waters.
Many of Florida’s wild creatures occupy natural habitats, but some venture among people. In recent years, these encounters have become more prevalent due to human encroachment upon pristine territories.
Two captains, 16 teams, 64 players and a taste for victory competed in a head-to-head Ryder Cup matchup at Viera East Golf Club as part of the Viera East Men's Golf Association..
In the past, animal skins were processed to provide essentials such as shelter, clothing and footwear. Today, they often are produced as luxury items.
As another year begins, it is time to reaffirm our faith in building a better world and looking further into the future. We do not know what the future holds, but we know that what we do every day makes a difference. In the words of Jane Goodall, “we have to decide what kind of difference we…
Wild creatures are inadvertently harmed when humans apply poison baits, pesticides and insecticides or discard trash inadequately. Yet, there are safe alternatives.
Since reading Rachel Carson’s "Silent Spring," I have never looked at industries or government regulations the same way. The book revealed a side of insecticide DDT unknown to the public. Carson weaved together isolated cases to paint the full picture of how chemicals were affecting wildlife…
Spinning tales about tracking devices for wild animals, vertebrates and invertebrates are vital to the planet. To ensure their survival, various devices are placed on these creatures to obtain and analyze invaluable information on habitat, movement, migration, mortality and more.
Spinning tales about the killdeer, which is an attractive shore bird. Both male and female are similar: brown and white coloration with distinctive black bands on the breast and head. Yet, the piercing call, after which it is named, frequently confirms its identity.
Spinning tales about top sugar crops. In this country, sugar crops benefit the economy. They provide trade, labor, beneficial or enjoyable by-products, and sweet edibles.
Certain animals express themselves in dance. This behavior might be intended for mating or communicating, or it might be rhythmic release.
Historically, wild animals accessories were utilized to decorate headdresses. This practice was feasible when animals were plentiful.
Spinning tales about protecting Florida wildlife and environments. In Florida, there is concern for all wildlife whether is it a flourishing, threatened or an endangered animal or plant.
We were lucky this summer. Remember last year, when there was more rain. That sparked algae blooms in the Indian River Lagoon, Blue Cypress Lake and on both coasts.
Glass can be recycled forever without compromising the quality of the material. Recycling glass saves 30 percent of energy and eliminates the need to use new sand — something we need in our beaches — to produce new glass. So why is there even a question about the future of glass recycling?
Spinning tales about the Florida Crackers, who were pioneer, backwoods settlers who arrived in our future state around 1763. This came after the Spanish interior colonialization efforts had ceased. They often were of Celtic (Scots-Irish) and British descent.
Spinning tales about the grasshopper and similar insects. Grasshoppers are commonly misidentified with other insects. Similarities in body structure, camouflage coloration, antennae for touch or smell, behavior, singing calls (often by the male) or other attributes might bewilder the observe…
The sixth annual Charlie Corbeil Conservation Awards, sponsored by the Viera Voice and Preserve Brevard, were held April 14 at the Brevard Zoo.