Don’t forget to fight for these "less glamorous" endangered species

February 20, 2019 by  
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Not all endangered animals have their own PR firms to save them. Many are living humble lives outside the limelight. A new poster campaign, commissioned by NetCredit, aims to draw attention to these underdogs in the conservation movement. According to Luke Doyle, who worked on the campaign, “The research team gathered data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to build a long list of species that are flagged as ‘endangered’ or ‘threatened’ in every state of the U.S. The team then shortlisted the top populations at risk of extinction in each state, making sure that there were no duplicated species , as in some cases, certain states are home to the same populations. When finding a species that had been shortlisted already but was repeated in two or more states, we moved forward with the next domestic species on the list for the state we were working on.” Related: These are the most endangered species in the world Here’s an assortment of these endangered and threatened animals from different regions of the US. See the full list of endangered animals in every state here . Arkansas: ivory-billed woodpecker Logging decimated the home of the ivory-billed woodpecker, which was first reported extinct in 1944. However, occasional reported sightings give hope that a small population still lives on. California: Point Arena mountain beaver This primitive rodent is called a “living fossil.” They live underground, surfacing to eat stinging nestles and thistles. Agriculture , roads and recreational use of land threaten what’s left of their habitat. Illinois: cave amphipod An Illinois original, this gray amphipod lives in cold water, shunning light. Extremely sensitive, this little crustacean is very susceptible to pesticides and other human-made chemicals. Scientists are working to restore the population by 2023. Indiana: Indiana bat Pollution and commercial caving threaten the Indiana bat, endangered since 1967. More recently, white-nose syndrome has killed many more while they hibernate in limestone caves. Louisiana: Louisiana pine snake As pine forests are logged, this point-nosed snake loses its habitat. The Louisiana pine snake is non-venomous and grows up to a meter and a half long. Conservationists estimate their population at a few thousand. Missouri: Ozark hellbender This curved salamander can live up to 50 years — if they can survive poaching, contaminated water and habitat loss. They hang out under rocks during the day, breathing through their skin. At night, they hunt insects and crayfish. New Jersey: Sei whale This mysterious 60-foot baleen whale likes the deep water far from coastlines. Until commercial whaling ended in 1987, the Sei whale was fair game. They’re seldom seen, but still occasionally get caught in fishing gear. Related: Ghost gear is haunting our oceans North Carolina: Carolina northern flying squirrel Only found in North Carolina, southwest Virginia and Tennessee, this ice-age flying squirrel is struggling to survive pollution and climate change . Pennsylvania: short-eared owl These owls nest in grassy areas, such as around the Philadelphia Airport. Developers and agricultural practices threaten their remaining nesting places. South Dakota: black-footed ferret The only ferret native to North America, fewer than 500 are left in South Dakota. These members of the weasel family rely on prairie dogs for food — and prairie dog populations are also decreasing. Via NetCredit Images via NetCredit and Ryan Moehring of USFWS

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Category 3 storm Hurricane Nicole batters Bermuda

October 13, 2016 by  
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Just days after Hurricane Matthew , Hurricane Nicole is slamming into Bermuda. The Category 3 hurricane battered Bermuda Thursday, destroying homes and trees, and causing massive  floods . While the hurricane is expected to miss the United States and travel into the Atlantic Ocean, it could still cause rip currents along the U.S. East Coast. According to the National Hurricane Center , Hurricane Nicole is “extremely dangerous.” They predicted water levels would surge six to eight feet higher than normal in Bermuda, and “large and destructive” waves would pummel the island. Maximum sustained winds clock in at 125 miles per hour. Tornadoes could possibly roll through the area and add to the destruction. Related: Unchecked global warming could bring the worst hurricanes ever seen by the end of this century Residents and visitors hid indoors as the storm hit. National Security Minister Jeff Baron said, “This is a serious storm , and it’s living up to the weather predictions. The worst is not over.” Bermuda’s weathered hurricanes in the past, but few have been as strong as Hurricane Nicole, according to the National Hurricane Center. The island’s infrastructure is built to deal with severe weather, but even so 20,000 customers lost power. Airlines and cruise ships canceled travel to the tropical destination, as those on the island hunkered down to wait. Government offices and schools closed on Thursday. AP spoke with local Nick West, whose garden was underwater and who lost a big part of his roof to the hurricane. “We are hiding downstairs,” West told AP. “Just as long as we are all safe, that is all I really care about.” While it’s likely Hurricane Nicole won’t make it to the United States, it could still affect weather conditions. The National Hurricane Center warned everyone “from the Carolinas northward” to beware of rip currents. North Carolina and South Carolina could see threatening swell conditions. Via NPR and AP Images via NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center Facebook and screenshot

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North Carolina town rejects solar farm amidst fears it will “suck up all the sun”

December 15, 2015 by  
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Remember that Simpsons episode where Mr. Burns plans to block out the sun? It seems the citizens of a town in North Carolina have seen it a few too many times. A proposal to erect a solar farm in Woodland, North Carolina, has been quashed by the town council amidst fears the project would “suck up all the energy from the sun.” Read the rest of North Carolina town rejects solar farm amidst fears it will “suck up all the sun”

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Plastic cloud pods naturally cool the landscape with the power of evaporation

July 2, 2015 by  
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Doctor Relives Magical Mountain Childhood with Rustic Tellico Cabin in North Carolina

March 20, 2014 by  
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Odyssey’s Two in One Water Bottle Flashlight Makes Off the Grid Exploring Easier

March 20, 2014 by  
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The Odyssey water bottle and flash light combo proves that two uses are better than one !  Designed by OKO , the combo device helps hikers and adventurers lighten their loads while illuminating their trek at the same time. The bottle also features a carbon filter that helps provide clean water on the go . Read the rest of Odyssey’s Two in One Water Bottle Flashlight Makes Off the Grid Exploring Easier Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ÖKO , camping equipment , eco design , green design , LED lamp and water bottle , LED water bottle , multi-use water bottle , Odyssey water bottle , off the grid lighting , sustainable design , two in one water bottle flashlight , water filter        

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L.A. Artist Handcrafts Luxurious Chandeliers Entirely From Trashed Bike Parts

December 11, 2013 by  
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Artist Carolina (Caro) Fontoura Alzaga challenges the “necessity for the new” by creating magnificent Victorian style chandeliers from trashed bike parts sourced from local Los Angeles shops. Many of the pieces in her new  CONNECT Series are massive, cascading structures that take months to produce in her downtown studio. Read on to see her creative process, and the painstaking effort that goes into these amazing  upcycled chandeliers . Read the rest of L.A. Artist Handcrafts Luxurious Chandeliers Entirely From Trashed Bike Parts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike , Carolina Fontoura Alzaga , Connect Series , facaro , handmade , Los Angeles , sustainable art , upcycled chandelier        

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Apple to Build Solar Farm to Power North Carolina Data Center

November 1, 2011 by  
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Apple just applied for permits to build a solar farm on 171 acres of land near their Maiden, North Carolina data center . Though the company isn’t releasing any official information about the project, the data center in question has been railed by the media for being run on cheap dirty coal . If the entire vacant lot is transformed into a solar energy production field it has the capability of providing the data center with 25 to 35 megawatts of clean, renewable electricity. Read the rest of Apple to Build Solar Farm to Power North Carolina Data Center Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , apple , apple data center , apple solar farm , icloud data center , icloud energy , mac , mac solar farm , maiden north carolina , north carolina solar , north carolina solar farm , renewable energy

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400 MW Solar Farm Coming to Southeast

June 29, 2011 by  
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As sunny as the southeastern U.S. is, solar power development hasn’t taken off as quickly as you’d think.  That will change dramatically when a new 400 MW solar farm is built in one of three states:  Florida, Georgia or North Carolina.  The huge project could potentially be the world’s largest when it’s completed.  The current largest is an 80 MW solar plant in Ontario, Canada, but many large projects are in the planning or construction stages.

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South Carolina Pilot Project Puts Farmers’ Markets in Community Health Centers

January 8, 2011 by  
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Photo: vigorman University of South Carolina scientists are developing a plan to place farmers’ markets at health centers. Dr. James Hébert specializes in cancer prevention research, especially with regards to diet.

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