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John James Audubon

John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an acclaimed American ornithologist, naturalist, writer and artist. His extensive work illustrating American birds culminated in his color-plate book The Birds of America , containing 435 life-sized watercolors of North American birds.


dendrophile: one who loves trees

Ernst Haeckel

Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) was a visionary German biologist, zoologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, author and natural history illustrator, and one of the most influential biologists of the 19th century.

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adam’s clear environmentalist’s voice in concert with his breathtaking photography helped to arouse a budding environmental consciousness in the U.S.



Not your everyday walk on the beach

As a student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, I was able to network through one of my professors to receive an internship at the North Carolina Coastal Reserve at Masonboro Island. I was particularly interested in the internship because it would allow me to combine both of my majors.

The Human Revolution

Just over 200 years have zipped by since humans began to truly command the planet’s resources in ways that have taken humans to unprecedented heights and advances in modern living.

The Ecological Impact of the Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution marked a major turning point in Earth’s ecology and humans’ relationship with their environment. Relatively overnight, it dramatically changed every aspect of human life and lifestyles.

Top Five Threats Facing Earth & Humanity

The following Top Five Threats Facing Humanity are ranked based on their probability of occurring combined with the level of impact they can or will have if and when they occur. In every case, it most certainly is not a question or if, but when and how.

The Most Important Organism?

There are more than 7,000 different species of algae. Most live in the oceans, but they also live in fresh water and even on land.