Dear EarthTalk: Why are wildfires on the increase and what can be done to stop them from happening? —Sandy Heffran, Albuquerque, NM There’s no question that wildfires are on the increase across the American West and other fire-prone regions of the world, and most environmental leaders agree that global warming is largely to blame. In a […]
National Wildlife Federation
Private property makes up about 60 percent of the total land base across the United States, and landowners are starting to do their part to protect the environment there.
When it comes to environmental issues, the Bush Administration is known for being friendly to the concept of “states” rights.” In practice, that phrase has meant western states have been able to make their own policy—including drilling for oil and grazing cattle on public land (see “Seeking Sanctuary,” features, March/April 2003). States are now encouraged […]
Any ideas for how to make my backyard more attractive to wildlife? I would like to be part of the solution to our wildlife extinction problem…