Geothermal Energy: What It Is & How It Works

Visitors to Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park get a front-row seat at a geothermal energy showcase in action. From this geyser, they soon discover there is much to learn from forces contained below the Earth’s crust. What is geothermal energy? This straightforward description comes from the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA). “Heat has been radiating

What Is Climate Change? (VIDEO)

Remember the difference between weather and climate? We know what happens when the weather changes—it’s obvious. Climate is another story. Read on. When it rains, you put on a raincoat or take your umbrella when you go out. It snows: time for high boots, a heavier coat, scarf, and warm gloves. And sunny days, well,

Yellowstone Super-Volcano a Little Less Super But More Active

  The Yellowstone “super-volcano” was in the record books for creating the fourth largest eruption known to science. “Was”, because new research has shown that the super-eruption was actually two separate eruptions, which means that the Yellowstone super-volcano is a little less super and a little more frequent. “The Yellowstone volcano’s previous behavior is the

Wolves' Return Revitalizes Yellowstone

Fifteen years after wolves were returned to Yellowstone National Park the health of the overall ecosystem is overwhelming and obvious. This is the observation made by scientists in a new report published in the journal Biological Conservation. For the first time in 70 years, the young aspen and willow trees are not being eaten before

URGENT: Yellowstone Bison Face Imminent Slaughter

Following up on the story I wrote last week on North America’s endangered bison, here’s a full repost of an email I just received from the Defenders of Wildlife. All they wanted was some food. Now some of the last true, wild bison in America face slaughter simply for leaving Yellowstone National Park. These majestic

Yellowstone Grizzlies Back on Endangered Species List

[social_buttons] In 2007 federal protections were dropped for the protection of Yellowstone grizzlies. Ever since then, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition have been fighting to give protection back to the bears. They argued that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) failed to address the loss of essential food sources for the bears, whitebark pine seeds

Bush to Remove Gray Wolf From Endangered Species List

Despite the news yesterday that the wolf population in Yellowstone has decreased 27%, the Bush administration said today that they will remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list in the Midwest and in the area surrounding Yellowstone National Park. [social_buttons] The Bush administration has tried to remove the wolves’ federal protections twice before,

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