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Local Bird Ways Signal a Better Future

We had arrived! Four small bags were affixed to a rope above us. Lizzie Diener, an avian field technician, removed one, and carefully opened it, retrieving a small bird. The tufted titmouse indignantly protested while being ...

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Six legs, a pointed abdomen, and wings measuring up to ¾ inches in length and weighing .000088 ounces. Both males and females eat nectar for food, but the female sucks blood to supply protein for eggs. more »

May 11, 2016 2:27 PM Shades of Green

The Carpenters are drastically changing their way of living. Jonathan, Laura, Cypress (3), Darwin (5 months) and Jantzen, the dog (age unknown), have shed themselves of their home base in Jasper, Tennessee ... more »

Apr 13, 2016 2:02 PM Shades of Green

It’s tree planting time! Chattanooga has been a Tree City every year since 1990. Since then we have planted lots of trees. Gene Hyde, our City Forester, has led that charge. He estimates that conservatively 6,250 trees ... more »

Mar 9, 2016 12:10 PM Shades of Green

What if you wanted to live an active, healthy life for as long as possible? (Don’t we all?) What if, as you got older, you wanted to make a difference for life on earth? What if you felt action was urgently needed given ... more »

Feb 10, 2016 12:50 PM Shades of Green

Future history students will have to memorize Dec. 12, 2015. That date marks the beginning of the era when essentially all the countries of the world began slowing the rate of climate change and easing its impacts. more »

Jan 13, 2016 3:05 PM Shades of Green

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