Listed below are a few interesting articles we found and wanted to share with you this week. The information comes from a variety of organizations and media outlets, which provides topics for a wide range of interests. This means there is a little something for everyone that enjoys the great outdoors and follows issues relating to the environment.
Categories: Environment, Food, Outdoor and Nature, Climate, Outdoorsmen and Women, and just a good read on an interesting person or topic.
“Is It Time To Rethink Recycling?” from Ensia magazine, looks at issues surrounding the economy, the environment, and the current approach to recycling.
Can you grow citrus in the Midwest? Yep, according to this article and video from Harvest Public Media, “Visit a Nebraska Greenhouse That Grows Lemons and Oranges.”
OUTDOOR AND NATURE…
“The Magic and Myths of Fawns,” posted by the Quality Deer Management Association, is an article that is informative and easy to read. It gives a closer look at the habits of a new fawn, and it’s mother. The article also gives some good points about what to do, and, more importantly, what not to do, if you might encounter a baby deer while enjoying the outdoors.
CLIMATE… From Carl’s Climate Letters #591
“Sharp global increase in 2015 droughts. From a UN report, the number of major droughts last year more than doubled the average of the previous decade.”
Washington Post article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/un-agency-major-droughts-count-rises-amid-record-hot-2015/2016/02/11/72147e14-d0b6-11e5-90d3-34c2c42653ac_story.html
FOR THE OUTDOORSMEN AND WOMEN, WHO ENJOY HUNTING, FISHING, AND OTHER RELATED ACTIVITIES…
This article, from Outdoor Life, takes an in-depth look at the seven principles that shaped the preservation of game animals, like the whitetail and wild turkey, during the 20th century. It also examines the original intent of the seven principles and what updates may be needed to ensure the survival of hunting, fishing and trapping into the 21st century.
JUST A GOOD READ ON AN INTERESTING PERSON OR TOPIC…
“Tiny Dude, Giant Wave” from Outside: Live Bravely, is a look at a passionate, life-grabbing professional surfer, and a visit to a small fishing village in Portugal, a place where historically dangerous big waves live – in particular, a wave named the “Big Mama.”