Biodiversity in Your Backyard: Carnivorous Plants

You may have heard about carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap. Let’s admit it, that alien look they have: it’s fascinating and a bit spooky! Perfect for the Halloween season, but luckily only insects need to beware! Carnivorous plants get most of their nutrients from the insects they consume. That’s why they sometimes grow in […]

carnivorous plants: roundleaf sundew

Ghost Forests: A Tangible Sign of the Climate Crisis

What is a Ghost Forest? The climate crisis is killing coastal forests at an alarming rate and leaving watery graves behind. We’re in a race against time. As the climate warms, sea levels are rising. Storms, droughts, flooding, and fires are growing in frequency and intensity. One of the clearest indicators that we’re in trouble […]

Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Worse

Guest post by Nataly Perez Manrique Hurricanes are the United States’ deadliest and costliest natural disasters. Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey are the costliest hurricanes on record. They both resulted in approximately $125 billion worth of damages, and over 1,500 fatalities. Hurricanes also pose the biggest threat to coastal residents. As of 2010, 39% of the […]

a boat rests on top of a pier after a hurricane

9 Facts You Didn’t Know About Wetland Forests

Guest post by Nataly Perez Manrique Wetland forests are swamps. They’re areas where water floods the soil. This can either be during the whole year or varying periods of time throughout the year. Swamps are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. They’re comparable to coral reefs and rainforests. They support wildlife and […]

a clump of pitcher plants, found exclusively in wetland forests

A Critical Update in the Fight for Okefenokee Swamp

One of the first acts by former President Trump after he was newly elected was to issue an executive order to roll back protections afforded by the Clean Water Act of 1972. Seemingly overnight, the incredibly complex question of what constitutes the waters of the US (WOTUS) became the jurisdiction of Georgia’s modest Environmental Protection […]