Jane Engelsiepen

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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

Earth as seen at night from space today show high concentrations of human industrialization. 200 years ago, such a picture would show...

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.

Earth’s Top Five Threats Facing Humanity

There are many threats facing life on our planet today.  There always have been since life first began to evolve some 3.8 billion...

The Most Important Organism?

On a recent fossil collecting trip a friend asked, “What do you think is the most important organism on the Earth?” She...