From August, 2014


— “u.s. army’s largest live-fire range in europe creates environments for donor populations of species, which are fighting for survival in civil cultivated landscapes”


— “the monkeyflower grows in sandy areas at low elevations close to the coast in a region in western santa barbara county known as burton mesa, which lies between the purisima hills and the santa ynez river. the biggest threat to the monkeyflower is competition from invasive plants. it is also threatened by military activities, residential and commercial development, fire and climate change”


— “tours in a human experiment: biosphere 2, 32540 s. biosphere road, oracle, AZ directions: from tucson, take oracle road (highway 77) for about 30 miles and turn right at the sign. hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily”


   – “webcams is part of ongoing efforts in the florida keys to raise awareness of sea turtles and the need to protect them. a female typically lays about 100 eggs and covers them with sand before returning to the water, leaving the nest alone”