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9 Tips for Beginner Bird Watchers

9 Tips for Beginner Bird Watchers

The coronavirus has isolated many of us in our homes this year. We’ve been forced to slow down a little, maybe looking out our windows, becoming more in tune with the rhythms of our yards. Perhaps we’ve begun to notice more, like the birds hopping around in the bushes out back, wondering (maybe for the […]

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    National Park Week: Take a Virtual Tour

    National Park Week: Take a Virtual Tour

    You can be forgiven for not realizing that we’re in the midst of National Park Week. After all, spring is in the air but you’re probably missing the great outdoors. On Earth Day, President Trump, who seems eager to see social distancing ended, announced that some of the national parks would start to reopen, though […]

    How Skiers, Snowboarders Are Helping Create Climate Science

    How Skiers, Snowboarders Are Helping Create Climate Science

    Some backcountry skiers and snowboarders are not just hitting the slopes. They’re measuring how deep the snow is and sending the data to climate scientists. Listen here: “We gave them GPS and of course they all had avalanche probes in their backpacks,” Wolken says. “And we said, ‘OK, go out and sample as much as […]

    White Sands in New Mexico Is the Latest U.S. National Park

    White Sands in New Mexico Is the Latest U.S. National Park

    The world’s largest gypsum dunefield is now the United States’ newest national park. The National Park Service (NPS) welcomed its 62nd member on Friday, when President Donald Trump signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act into law. The act contained a provision redesignating White Sands National Monument in New Mexico as White Sands National Park. […]

    EcoWatch’s Best of Summer Photo Contest Winners Announced

    EcoWatch’s Best of Summer Photo Contest Winners Announced

    Summer has officially come to an end. Luckily, EcoWatch is here to keep its memory alive by sharing the winners of our “Best of Summer” photo contest. For our third ever photo contest, we at EcoWatch broke the competition into two parts: one Judges’ Choice, selected by a talented team of activists, photographers, adventurers and […]

    Who Will Win This Summer’s EcoWatchers’ Choice Award? Vote Now!

    Who Will Win This Summer’s EcoWatchers’ Choice Award? Vote Now!

    Update, September 17: Voting is now closed. Winners of both EcoWatchers’ Choice and Grand Prize will be announced on Sept. 23. On June 26, EcoWatch launched its “Best of Summer” Photo Contest. Throughout the summer, we’ve been receiving submissions from EcoWatchers, and we’ve been giving readers the opportunity to vote for their favorite image. Our […]

    Is Climate Fiction a Subset of Science Fiction—or Something Else Entirely?

    Is Climate Fiction a Subset of Science Fiction—or Something Else Entirely?

    By Jeff Turrentine First off: Bangkok Wakes to Rain, the intricately wrought, elegantly crafted debut novel by the Thai-American author Pitchaya Sudbanthad, isn’t really about climate change. This tale set in the sprawling subtropical Thai capital is ultimately a kind of family saga — although its interconnected characters aren’t necessarily linked by a bloodline. What […]

    Top Movies to Watch for Earth Day: EcoWatch Staff Picks

    Top Movies to Watch for Earth Day: EcoWatch Staff Picks

    Earth Day, happening April 22, is a great reminder for all of us to learn more about the environmental costs of our behaviors like food waste or fast fashion. To offer readers some inspiration, the EcoWatch team rounded up our top picks for films to watch. So, sit back and take in one of these […]