Water Conservation Done Creatively

The water revolution reaches beyond the filtering and storage capacity of wetlands, plants, and trees to the way we perceive, use, and pay for water. It involves seeing value in every kind of water—from irrigating with recycled water to finding energy in sewage. It sometimes eschews infrastructure altogether. It’s a… Continue reading

Granny, the World’s Oldest Orca, is Still Going Strong at 103

Whale watchers were treated to an exciting spectacle on Friday when they spotted J2, who is more affectionately known as “Granny,” the oldest known orca in the world. http://www.care2.com/causes/granny-the-worlds-oldest-orca-is-still-going-strong-at-103.html#ixzz32kLPA5Xy

Transit investments drive positive change

The world’s leading cities also owe their success to government investments in transit systems that move residents safely and affordably using a range of solutions, from light rail and subways to bus rapid transit networks. The latter include state-of-the-art fast vehicles that run in lanes separated from traffic. David Suzuki… Continue reading

Colorado River Reaches the Gulf of California for the First Time in 16 Years

The reunion is the end of a 53-day journey for the long-planned Colorado River pulse flow, an artificial flood meant to restore the river’s parched delta. The water comes from an international agreement called Minute 319. The plan allocates about 1 percent of the river’s flow to a five-year experiment… Continue reading

This Small Island Territory Just Created The World’s Largest Protected Marine Park

New Caledonia has created a 320 million-acre marine park in the South Pacific, a protected area that’s about three times the size of Germany and, according to Conservation International, is now the largest protected area “on land or sea.” http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/05/3434159/worlds-largest-protected-area/ ThinkProgress online

Suncoast Credit Union teamed up with Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees

Suncoast Credit Union and the Arbor Day Foundation recently planted 15,300 longleaf pine trees in the Goethe State Forest in an effort to fight global warming and transition to a clean-energy future. For every member who enrolls in e-statements, a paperless and more secure way to review account information, Suncoast Credit Union donates one dollar to the… Continue reading

Baby Ocelot brings hope to struggling population in Texas refuge

The baby ocelot recently photographed by remote trail cameras on the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas is cause for celebration. The kitten is estimated to be 3-5 months old, and brings hope to a tiny population—and when we say tiny, we mean it!… Continue reading

Opposing Team’s Beautiful Act Of Sportsmanship For Injured Player

The much-needed dose of humanity comes courtesy of Chelsea Oglevie and Leah Pemberton, two softball players at Florida Southern College, who carried a player from the opposing team around the bases after she hit a home run, then blew out her knee and became stranded on first base, crying and… Continue reading