Of course, this isn’t all that is being done to reverse the degradation of our planet. Many governments, private businesses, and non-governmental organizations are working at finding healthy ways for people and nature to thrive together, and this is wonderful to watch. The growing presence of wind turbines and solar farms are a great encouragement.
But we all know that the driving force for restoring our planet is in the hands of each person who calls Earth home. When we choose to conserve electricity, to reduce our individual use of fossil fuels, to reduce, reuse and recycle the materials that we use – especially plastics – we are in small ways “fixing” the planet.
Personally, I am becoming more hopeful about the future of our planet because I am becoming more thoughtful about my relationship to it. And I see more and more people around me doing the same. Shouldn’t we all live more carefully? More conscientiously? And isn’t it disturbing when we see environmental abuse happening, whether it is being done by governments, big business, or individuals? I believe we all need hope. I will be looking for “good news” articles and sharing them from time to time with you. I HOPE you enjoy them.
Article by Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press Global warming looks like it will be a bigger problem for the world’s fish species than scientists first thought: A new study shows that when fish are spawning or are embryos, they are more vulnerable to hotter water. With medium-level human-caused climate change expected by the end […]
Here’s a great article calling all of us who live on or visit the Oregon Coast. With budget and staffing cuts due to Covid-19, we can step up and help protect and preserve the coastal places we love and use. Cleaning up litter is nothing new since we have had a great group of volunteers […]
If you want to know more about one of the keystone species in our rocky shores habitat, read the following article from Olympia Washington’s Works in Progress newsletter. To me it underscores the fact that there are so many things we can and must do to protect and to restore the environment we depend upon […]
The Black Oystercatcher is a unique shorebird species that is a conspicuous and charismatic bird of the coast. Because of their small global population size, low reproductive rate, and reliance on rocky intertidal habitats, they are considered a “species of high conservation concern” and act as an indicator of intertidal ecosystem health. Click on the […]
Are you ready to return to Oregon’s wonderful State Parks? Like many of us, you have probably been itching to get out again after having been observing the stay-at-home guidelines we have been living under. You many have questions about our State Parks. Watch the video below and get lots of answers. Enjoy our […]
There are so many things going on at once or our planet Earth, and with all of the news media and social networking blasting us every day – 24 hours each day, it’s getting harder to determine what’s real, what’s important, and what we can allow into our crowded schedules and minds. Keeping all this […]