Apr 25, 2013:
The court rejected an appeal this month to overturn the ban. A further legal challenge to the ban by the Canadian and Norwegian governments will be considered by the World Trade Organization at end of April.
Apr 3, 2013:
Sit Stay Read is a program that encourages children to read aloud by bringing the most non-judgemental audience possible to the class room: a cuddly dog. Check out this video of the program - and the dogs - in action!
Jan 9, 2013:
The Executive Director of the North Carolina Waterfowl sees many abandoned "pets" -- wild birds hand raised by well-meaning people and then unable to return to the wild. Learn more in this video.
Aug 21, 2012:
Have you seen vivid, breathtaking, cobalt-blue trees appear almost out of nowhere in your area? We're not talking about gaudy nylon holiday trees showing up early in the stores. We're talking about real trees, suddenly a vivid blue.
Jul 26, 2012:
The free Living with Wild Neighbors in Urban and Suburban Communities: A Guide for Local Leaders lets communities solve problems without resorting to poisoning, trapping or killing animals.
Jun 21, 2012:
The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and the United Nations have teamed up to encourage people around the world to tell "a forest story." Learn more in this gorgeous video featuring renowned nature/wildlife filmmaker.
Apr 21, 2012:
This clip from the winner of "Best of Festival" in the 2011 International Forest Film Festival shows a single sycomore fig, Africa's queen tree, as a microcosm of the eco-complexity of our planet.
Feb 21, 2012:
Rhiannon Tomtishen and Madison Vorva from Michigan received the 2011 Forest Hero award for the attention that they drew to the use of palm oil in Girl Scout cookies and how the production of palm oil impacts orangutans.
Feb 21, 2012:
Can Jose Graziano da Silva, a Brazilian agronomist and writer who is the new head of the UN's food agency, secure greater commitment from governments to feed one billion hungry people around the world?
Nov 22, 2011:
In an awesome display of teamwork an entire herd of elephants comes the aid of a calf that has fallen into a river and is sure to drown. Elephants are, in ever sense of the word, herd animals and they always look out for one another!
Nov 22, 2011:
Two cousins recall their fearsome Sunday school teacher, Miss Lizzie Devine, the only woman who had more power than their grandmother. Set in the small Florida town of the cousins' memories, this animation resounds with the joy of sharing stories with family.
Nov 13, 2011:
Did you know Bhutan is the only country on the planet to measure Gross National Happiness? Join Ben as he & a team of filmmakers undertake a 50-day journey documenting the story of four endurance athletes as they make an unprecedented border-to-border crossing of Bhutan by foot and by bike.
Nov 8, 2011:
The Amageza Run is a long-distance endurance challenge for motorcyclists that takes place in South Africa. In order to compete, one must qualify but during one rider's qualifying run he happened upon a calf stuck in an irrigation canal and didn't think twice about stopping to lend a hand!
Oct 25, 2011:
We are constantly amazed by how gorgeous the world around us really is. Nature has revealed another one of its incredible light shows.
Enjoy the Northern Lights as seen east of Martin, Michigan on October 24 2011.
Oct 25, 2011:
David Attenborough presents the amazing lyre bird, which mimics the calls of other birds - and chainsaws and camera shutters. This clever creature is one of the most impressive and funny in nature, with unbelievable sounds to match the beautiful pictures
Oct 24, 2011:
If there's one thing we as a society can agree on it's that grammar in this country has gone down, down downhill. Between texting on phone and chatting on computers there's just no call for proper grammar anymore! Watch this hilarious video to get a rundown of what we're doing wrong!
Oct 21, 2011:
This month Sesame Street introduced their newest Muppet this month, 7 year-old Lily. Her Magenta skin and red dreadlocks are typical Muppet but she's a character struggling with food insecurity. In short, she and her family are hungry.
Oct 19, 2011:
The average American eats about 250 pounds of meat per year. But the production of meat uses an incredible amount of resources and contributes hugely to global warming. Want an easy way to make a difference? Eat meat-free just ONE day per week!
Oct 18, 2011:
Who needs a cattle dog? This enterprising rancher has hit upon a much more effective way of herding his cattle, a remote control car! It seems that the cows are equal parts fascinated and spooked by this little vehicle which makes it perfect for getting the beasts from point a to point b!
Oct 13, 2011:
Shorewood and Shorecrest High Schools are rivals in the same district so when Shorecrest challenged Shorewood to a Lip Dub competition they had no idea what they were getting themselves into.
Sep 16, 2011:
The scientists at NASA have been analyzing satellite images and data and the results are clear: Our planet is getting warmer and, unless something is done, we're going to be in very hot water.
Sep 14, 2011:
Dr. Jeff Goldstein, Director of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education, gave the keynote address at the National Science Teachers Association Conference in March 2011. Little did he know that his speech would be turned into the incredible song and tribute we see here.
Sep 6, 2011:
Time travel is no longer the property of brilliant astrophysicists or sci-fi TV shows (hands up if you LOVED Quantum Leap!) but now KIDS are getting in on the act. Watch here as a group of middle-school tweens explains the ins and outs of Stephen Hawking's theory of time travel decoded for the rest of us!
Aug 25, 2011:
A "bugnado" is a swirling vortex of insects that occurs when temperatures and heavy rains or floods causes a mass hatching and ALL the little buggies swarm at once, twisting and curling into the sky in a truly awesome column of bugs. Some swarms are so dense they can ever appear on radar!
Aug 9, 2011:
The fight over the spotted owl comes to Arizona, where efforts to protect its forest habitat have backfired, increasing the danger of devastating wildfires. Is there a way to protect the spotted owl and the land?
Jul 12, 2011:
While this video has been floating around the internet for awhile, we think it's definitely worth posting again. Clearly this guy is having an emotional moment with a double rainbow he spies in Yosemite.
Jul 6, 2011:
A pilot program in Queensland teaches schoolchildren how to cook healthy versions of their favorite foods. Designed to find new ways to reduce the risks childhood obesity and diabetes, the program's seen additional benefits -- like a 70% increase in kids eating their vegetables!
Jul 6, 2011:
The worst drought in 60 years reaches crisis proportions in the Horn of Africa.Even with refugee camps in place to accommodate people displaced by extreme climate change, aid agencies are finding themselves overwhelmed.
Jun 27, 2011:
On scorching summer days, Texans look out for their own, whatever their species. When a baby armadillo sees his chance for a long cold drink, he lets his armor down and ambles on over -- to the delight of his human neighbors.
Jun 22, 2011:
For a true bibliophile there are few things better than beautifully designed bookshelves filled with books. Here, I've collected a few of my favorite images of gorgeous bookcases in stunning locations. Enjoy!
Jun 22, 2011:
This powerful video is a strong call to action. Global Climate change isn't a theory. It's not something that's up for debate. It's happening and it's going to irrevocably change our planet and our way of life if we don't take action NOW.
Jun 20, 2011:
An animated examination of the current education model and possible ways to fix it. Can changing the method of teaching from standardization to divergent thinking be the game changer that improves our schools, or does the solution lie elsewhere?
Jun 14, 2011:
Our planet is an AMAZING place! This video combines High Definition video of incredible nature scenes and beat heavy music from Beyonce's "I Am...Sasha Fierce" album. It might seem like a strange combo but the driving beats and gorgeous images combine for an inspiring experience.