Looking back on it, I might as well have said “let’s build a rocket ship” I was so out of my element. But now, three months later and after gaining experience with log tongs, ridge poles, and reimagined “non-permitted structure” foundations, I’d compare it more to building a Boeing-787. Still well out of my element,
With the recent uproar around trophy hunting of lions and elephants, the spotlight has once again been put on big African game and their chances of species survival. Although the backlash against president Trump's proposed lift of the ban is arguably justified, one-off poaching is far from the biggest threat facing these creatures today. Ivory
Trump, Trophy Hunting, and That One Time The President Didn't Disappoint Us (Yet) With sharply plummeting rhino populations, a decrease of one-third of total elephants in less than a decade (and many of those numbers from protected areas) and less than 20,000 lions left in the wild, African wildlife has recently found itself in unprecedented
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 Trump's 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.