Readers of Don't Forget Your Boots will know that we often struggle with finding positive environmental stories. Recently, I reached out to the most positive-and friendly-man in conservation, Mike Gaworecki, the Staff Writer and Editor at Mongabay.com, with burning questions from "how to get into wildlife conservation writing" to "are we all doomed under Trump".
Go figure, but big bankers don't always have the best interests of common people in mind. Whether it's for resource mining, paper for pulp, or palm oil, many banks and corporations are culpable for destroying the planet one forest at a time. How banks and corporations are destroying the planet (probably with your money) In
This article was updated September 20th, 2017 In the death by 1,000 cuts of today's news climate, bad news is as irrepressible as ever. The current state of affairs regarding climate change, potential loss of the honey bees, and obviously, the breakdown of the EPA, can make even the most stoic of conservationists squeamish. But
The Big Hunt, nothing new here Our guess is that the original Rough Rider Teddy Roosevelt would never do canned hunting. With the recent news about the Trumps trophy hunting past times, the practice has quickly shot back into the news. Foreigners going to Africa to hunt exclusive game is nothing new, and striving
“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, '"This is what it is to be happy.'” As one of our favorite nature quotes, Sylvia Plath was onto something when she wrote The Bell Jar. And she is right, science has determined nature is good for you. Recently, PLOS
Bees have the ultimate thankless job—all they do is give, and lately they just can't catch a break. Their recent trouble is even more frustrating considering just how great they are. Along with sharks, bees are some of the oldest species. Scientists recently found an 100 million-year-old fossil. They are everywhere, totaling to 20,000 species
Learnings from the People's Climate March On the same day that he tried to white-wash his effect on climate change by removing any mention of it from the EPA website, Trump was met with 200,000 pissed off activists at the People's Climate March on his 100th day in office. He may not have even cared.
Whether you are looking to travel across the world or just down the street, sometimes you just need that extra push. Don't worry, we've got you. There is nothing like an inspiring travel quote to get you out the door and start experiencing life! “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent
Game show question time—what is the fish with the biggest brain? You'd be forgiven if you thought that it sharks because of their age, or whale sharks based on their sheer size, but in fact, manta rays have the highest brain weight to body weight, ratio, bigger than most bony fishes, birds and even mammals.
Building a Sustainable Tiny House: Getting the Wood It was our mission to live out a more sustainable lifestyle that made us decide to build a tiny house, but in our effort to really feel like Pa Ingalls, we decided to harvest our own wood. Generally, we spend a lot of time writing about the