Tag Archives: nature

Wings Among the Skyscrapers

One of New York’s celebrity couples is still around and flying strong… literally. Fifth Avenue’s Red-Tail Hawks, Pale Male and Lima, had a surprise visit from their youngster, Stinker-One, on Sunday, Oct. 10. Here are the newest pictures of the … Continue reading

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That Devil, Nature

Was the concept of “wilderness” in Western thought conceived by 19th century Romantics? No, it was not. And yet, it appears that conservation narratives often set this as their philosophical baseline. Emma Marris’ well-received new book, Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Tree, how do I recycle thee?

Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree, how do I recycle thee? Easily, according to the Department of Sanitation in New York City. There will be a citywide collection between January 4th-January 15th. Be sure to remove all ornaments, tinsel, and … Continue reading

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Zero Footprint Shirt

In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, one man has designed the Zero Footprint Shirt. Dave Rittinger, an architect from Brooklyn, has created a shirt made entirely out of leaves and glue. According to his biography, Rittinger discovered that … Continue reading

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Food Stories

Have you ever wondered where the grapes you had for a snack this afternoon were grown? What about those tomatoes that you chopped up into your salad? Were they grown in California or Chile? Harvestmark helps make the connection between … Continue reading

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Can’t afford a hotel? Climb a Central Park Tree!

On Saturday, the New York Times published a story called “Finding a Bed Among Central Park’s Trees” about twin movie makers Cory and Dana Foht who have spent around 20 nights in hammocks in one of the Park’s elm trees. … Continue reading

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Naturalist Quote of the Day

“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather … Continue reading

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