What is a city to do?

Many of us know how much plastic bags are harming the environment and many cities trying to make a difference have been shut down by the Texas Supreme Court. On July 2, 2018 the Texas Supreme Court recognized that state law forbids cities from imposing their waste management duties and costs on citizens and retailers. … Continue reading What is a city to do?

Following a dream to the land of the mountain gorilla

Silverback mountain gorilla at Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda by Rick LoBello by Rick LoBello All around the world people are working to save endangered species and our environment.  Many of them are inspired by their visits to zoos.  That is what happened to me when I was 4 years old and my mother joined me … Continue reading Following a dream to the land of the mountain gorilla

A story of hope: from Rwanda to the rest of the world

Everyone has stories. Some stories are happy, some are sad, others are funny, informative, motivating and still others give us something we all need every day, hope. This is a story of hope.  Frederick Ndabaramiye is from Rwanda and we know each other only from emails, but we have a mutual friend in Jeff Ramsey … Continue reading A story of hope: from Rwanda to the rest of the world

Conservationists push for quick reversal of damaged environmental rules

“First 100-Days Challenge” Delivered to New Administration The vast list of damaging environmental policy changes enacted without congressional approval by the Trump administration is about to get major attention from the conservation community. According to a just-released campaign by the Rewilding Institute (TRI) called “Healing Nature’s Wounds,” endorsed by a significant list of national environmental … Continue reading Conservationists push for quick reversal of damaged environmental rules

This is where I want to be right now and its SNOWING!!!!

The bison in the Yellowstone Park bison herd are American bison of the Plains bison subspecies. Yellowstone National Park may be the only location in the United States where free-ranging bison were never extirpated, since they continued to exist in the wild and were not re-introduced, as has been done in most other bison herd … Continue reading This is where I want to be right now and its SNOWING!!!!

Who will speak out the American beaver in El Paso?

American beaver swimming in a small canal west of the Montoya - Meadowlark intersection in the Upper Valley On June 25 distinguished El Paso biologist, Dr. Ad Konings, went birding at the El Paso Country Club and found a beaver in a small canal west of the Montoya - Meadowlark intersection.  As he approached this … Continue reading Who will speak out the American beaver in El Paso?

The Franklin Mountains are rich in biodiversity

Rock squirrel by Rick LoBello by Rick LoBello, Education Curator Everyone of us living on the planet needs biodiversity and ecosystem services to function. Biodiversity provides the world’s supply of oxygen, clean air and water, pollination of plants, pest control, wastewater treatment and many other ecosystem services. As a result we need to be informed … Continue reading The Franklin Mountains are rich in biodiversity

Help build a roof in Africa

My friend Dr. Alan Goodall, who some of you may know as the author of The Wandering Gorillas, has asked me to help the Batwa in Rwanda with several projects - especially this one https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kwizera-go-to-school. I posted a blog about the Batwa late in 2018 and just recently have been in touch with Richard Ntakirutimana by SKYPE … Continue reading Help build a roof in Africa