Small Changes—Big Impacts

Invasive Species and Our Parks As a sophomore in college, I interned at the Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Fairfax County, Virginia, which is a mix of upland and bottomland forest, stream, meadow, and pond ecos...

A New Song for Appalachia

I was born and raised in the mouth of a Hazard holler... Where the coal cars rolled and rumbled past my door... But now they stand in a rusty row of empties... Because the L&N don’t stop here anymo...

The Butterfly and the Pawpaw

When we moved to Jefferson County last summer, we were thrilled to discover zebra swallowtail butterflies. I had seen zebra swallowtails before and had long admired them. Smaller than the big yellow tiger sw...

LEDs Come of Age

The future is bright for energy-saving bulbs. Lighting is better, and prices are coming down. The old CFL bulbs I had in my kitchen can lights finally started giving up the ghost. I’d been expecting it. Anti...