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Urban Ecology

The Yoga of Ecology: Simple Living, High Thinking

Chris Fici | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Chris Fici

If you have a "green thumb", if your fingernails are constantly caked in dirt (like Terry's), or if you simply desire to make our ecological footprint more sane, then Terry is a fountain of knowledge to take advantage of.

David Sands

Wildflowers And Urban Ecology: There's An App For That

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 03.22.2012 | Detroit

Ever wonder exactly what species of grass is growing in Detroit's urban prairie? Or whether it's safe to eat the berries growing on the tree in the lo...

Evaluating Green Communities: Part 5

Mark Hostetler | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green
Mark Hostetler

When you think about it, a window has a complicated job: it must allow the sun's light to pass though, but not the sun's heat. It must keep cool conditioned air inside, but not have condensation on the outside of the glass.

Evaluating Green Communities: Part 4

Mark Hostetler | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green
Mark Hostetler

You should not rely on a certificate as the sole indicator of how green your community is -- rely more on your "on-the-ground" analysis. Here are some things to look for.

NYC Nature 101: Urban Ecology

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

Ecologists have begun to do their field studies closer to home. In the process, they have discovered that nature survives, and even thrives, in the city limits.

2011 Is Five-Borough Year of Biodiversity

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

New York City has more nature than any other city in North America -- more than Los Angeles and Chicago combined.

More Than the Million Trees, Where Is Nature in PlaNYC?

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

The loss of doll's eyes from the Big Apple illustrates a disturbing trend -- the local extinction of our wild flora.