The algal blooms around Toledo and the subsequent loss of safe water from the tap was an interesting wake-up call for many. As we wonder about the causes of this event, we must look in part to ourselves as contributors to the problem. Here’s a good article on some of the issues by Kevin Kilbane of […]
The City of Fort Wayne will host the next round of public meetings with the City’s riverfront consultant, SWA Group, this Wednesday and Thursday. Both meetings will take place downtown at the main branch of the Allen County Public Library in the theater (downstairs!). The meetings are set for: * Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 5:30-7:30 p.m. […]
IPFW’s Robert Gillespie received funding from the city to track water quality in Fort Wayne, working with his students. Read about it in the Journal Gazette.
Researchers say that water clarity has not changed much in Midwestern lakes in recent decades. The analysis is based on a long-term collaborative between scientists and the public. Both groups have monitored water clarity in over 3, 000 lakes over several decades, compiling extensive data. Check out the full story! Photo: Adam Hinterthuer, NSF
Take a moment to show our planet some appreciation today! Short on ideas how to do this? Try starting here: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/take-action.html
Save Maumee is a Fort Wayne-based grassroots environmental organization. The group is focused on improvement and preservation of the Upper Maumee River and the surrounding watershed. They work with local government and the public to accomplish these goals. Along with volunteers, the group began a river adventure today in Fort Wayne. It will conclude in […]
Turns out that salamanders are pretty good predators. In consuming substantial numbers of insects and their larvae (many of which release carbon by shredding leaves), salamanders play a role in carbon regulation. Though there’s debate on the extent of this role, it is clear that much remains to be learned about these creatures. Check […]
Earth Day 2014 Little River Wetlands Project (LRWP) will once again host Earth Day at Eagle Marsh. Events include educational stations, conservation presentations, table displays from local conservation and environmental groups, a farmer’s market, and more. Come join the fun Sunday April 27! Fort Wayne: Bird Town While at Eagle Marsh keep an eye out […]
Next week, Dr. Bruce Kingsbury will participate in a panel titled “Earth Care”, hosted by the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne. His segment will focus on ways to live with sustainability in mind. Mark your calendars, the event is Thursday April 9 5:30-6:30 p.m. More information, including location can be found here: http://firstpres-fw.org/events/
According to a recent Gallup poll, the majority of Americans believe preserving our natural resources is a higher priority than our nation’s economic growth. Details here.