They say idle hands are the devil's tools, and so I, ever vigilant in the fight of good over evil, have prepared a "Top 10" list of books recommended by TheGreenGrok to enrich your days of furlough.
In these bizarre times, it's best to keep an open mind, especially when the government suddenly throws a wrench in your national park vacation plans. For those seeking take a trip anytime in the foreseeable future, all is not lost.
A "hard" outside with a soft inside is ideal for cavity-nesting birds. You can even "plant" a downed tree in the yard to provide a snag for species.
Though we've long-known there are no safe levels of lead exposure, it's always taken a law to get the lead out of pretty much anything in this country.
As we drove from Boston into Quebec, hints of French nationalism were in evidence. Outside Quebec City, I nearly jumped out of my seat when I saw a sign for the "national capital."
When conservation plays offense, what's at stake is not so much some future loss, but a linked and living landscape that's out there right now, a landscape where it is still possible to see five bears pass by a campfire in a single night.
I'd bought a plane ticket and it had taken me to this place. The rain fell and the river flowed. You put one foot in front of the other and they take you to different places, people and moments.
When people hear the word "Borneo" they typically think two things: unexplored and expensive. While Borneo is definitely not a cheap destination, especially since the Malaysian ringgit is doing well against the dollar, there are ways to explore its rain forests and keep your wallet intact.
There are no guarantees when it comes to a crossing. You may wait for hours and nothing happens, but when it does, it's magical. At first it was orderly. But suddenly the endeavor became frenzied, as if a wildebeest in the back had screamed, "Lion!"
As evening falls, the warm afternoon begins to mellow into cooler night. We catch the last light, walking down the road past the rainforest, the gentle sound of temple bells receding.
Decisions on what types of plants to use in urban landscapes can have consequences for our endangered species. For example, many non-native plants are used as ornamentals in urban areas, but some have escaped and become established in surrounding natural habitat.
Here in the new Galápagos airport on Baltra Island I'm reminded just how remote the Galápagos Islands really are. They're one of the last places on Earth that is totally wild and pristine.
As the Latin American economy and population both expand -- and as climate change intensifies the water challenges that the region is already facing -- Water Funds are a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate that smart partnerships can lead to positive breakthroughs.
Florida is a long and skinny state, a true peninsula. From head to toe (Pensacola to Key West) it's 832-mile long, and can be done in about 15-18 hours, on a good day.
Without the right skill set, health is elusive. You can't get there from here. The relevant skills are yours for the taking, and with them, you and those you love truly can be to an astonishing degree, disease-proof.
There are precious few things in life that combine breathtaking scenery, hysterical antics and outright fear. We figured that straddling a cliff-clinging beast of burden would certainly do the trick.