Imagine a place that offers exhilarating adventures like mountain climbing and scuba diving, while simultaneously instilling a sense of serenity and freedom. As it turns out, a place like this exists, and it might be a lot closer to home than you think.
National parks offer some of the world’s greatest treasures, yet they are often underappreciated. The new film National Parks Adventure—produced by MacGillivray Freeman in association with Brand USA—set out to capture the beauty and wildness ...
The Nature Conservancy of Canada has protected five kilometres of waterfront along the Bartholomew River, a tributary of the Miramichi River and significant Atlantic salmon spawning ground. (Photo: Mike Dembeck)
The Nature Conservancy of Canada has protected more than 800 hectares of forested land adjacent to New Brunswick's Bartholomew River, an important spawning ground for at-risk Atlantic salmon.
The acquisition represents the largest private-land conservation project in the province's history and creates a continuous corridor of protected land between two tributaries of the Miramichi River, one of the biggest producers of wild Atlantic salmon in North America.
NASA compiled 29 years of satellite data to create this map showing the greening of the North American Arctic over time. Green pixels represent areas where peak summertime vegetation has become thicker, while brown pixels indicate a decline in vegetation. (Map: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Cindy Starr)
NASA has produced the most detailed picture to date of the widespread "greening" of the Arctic as a result of climate change.
The map above used data from more than 87,000 images collected over a period of 29 years by NASA's Landsat satellites and clearly shows that the North American Arctic tundra is beginning to resemble warmer ecosystems.
The satellites measured peak summertime vegetation cover, using the amount of visible and infrared light reflected by the grasses, shrubs and trees ...