Welcome to our June issue of the Isla Earth
Radio Series e-Digest.
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Saturday night, June 21st.
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Clang, clang goes the trolley... Remember
that old-fashioned mode of transportation?
It's making a comeback! Light rail systems
are under construction or are being planned
in cities around the world. While it can be
expensive, there are lots of benefits.
Prime time disasters like earthquakes,
floods, and hurricanes capture media
attention. But when it
comes to a devastating drought, we hear
little. A new system is in the works,
however, that will provide a way to help
|Discovering The Missing Lynx
Can you imagine finding something you didn't
even know was lost? That recently happened
with scientists in Spain who recently found a
group of Iberian lynx, one of the most
endangered cats, generating a great deal of
|Sticking With Green
The wood products industry has a new adhesive
to use in making wood products like plywood,
particle- and fiber board. It is made of
protein from soy beans, is stronger than
conventional adhesives, and best of all, is
formaldehyde free. But that's just the start
to the benefits of going green.
Beavers are amazing builders, crafting dams
that can transform mountain creeks into ponds
that become wetlands that protect ecosystems.
But the number of beavers in Rocky Mountain
National Park is dwindling from a high of
about 600 to a meager 30. Loss of the beavers
means degraded ecosystems.
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In Wetland Birds of North America: A
Guide to Observation, Understanding and
Conservation a comprehensive, fully
illustrated guide to wetland birds,
photographer and naturalist Scott Leslie
profiles some of the most common species that
novice birders may observe, including loons,
great blue herons, greater yellow legs, bald
eagles, warblers, sparrows, and sandpipers.
Each entry provides a complete profile of a
species including a description of its
appearance, habitat, behavior, calls and
sounds, food, family life, distribution and
migration, conservation concerns, and related
species. Also included is a guide to North
America's most easily accessible bird-rich
wetlands by region, a great resource that
explains where to find some of the most
fascinating natural areas on the continent.--
Birds of North America: A Guide to
Observation, Understanding and
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CONNECT with Nature and Conservation
efforts in Utah.
Park Zoological Sanctuary, formerly known
as Heritage Park Zoo, is a non-profit
wildlife sanctuary, dedicated to the
conservation and protection of native and
exotic animals. Located in scenic Prescott,
Arizona, the sanctuary provides a source of
recreation, education and entertainment for
all ages. With the mission of "Conservation
through Education," Heritage Park Zoological
Sanctuary provides a unique and up-close
experience with animals visitors may see
Since 1999, the focus of Desert Foothills
Land Trust's fundraising efforts has been
the acquisition of State Trust lands, namely
the Jewel of the Creek Preserve and Go John
Canyon. Along with The Nature Conservancy,
staff with the organization assembled
written and digital information compiled by
public and private agencies and developed a
Geographic Information System (GIS) database
which allowed them to map out valuable
habitat areas within the region. As in the
past, the organization depends on the Desert
Foothills communities to help them realize
their land conservation goals.
Canyon Trust is a regional, non-profit
conservation organization that advocates
collaborative, common sense solutions to the
significant problems affecting the region's
natural resources. Our work is focused in the
greater Grand Canyon region of northern
Arizona, and in the forests and red rock
country of central and southern Utah.
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