A one-of-a-kind blend of art, nature, and conservation, The Underwater Museum re-creates an awe-inspiring dive into the dazzling under-ocean sculpture parks of artist Jason deCaires Taylor.
Taylor casts his life-size statues from a special kind of cement that facilitates reef growth, and sinks them to the ocean floor. There, over time, the artworks attract corals, algae, and fish, and evolve into beautiful and surreal installations that are also living reefs. This volume brings readers face to face with these wonders and explains the science behind their creation.
An environmental group has ensured the protection of 80 acres of land in New York’s Ulster County. It’s part of the group’s Save the Land That Matters Most campaign.
Poughkeepsie-based Scenic Hudson has acquired a conservation easement ensuring the permanent protection of 80 acres of farm fields and woods in Esopus. Seth McKee is Scenic Hudson land conservation director. He says Riverhill Farm is within the Esopus-Lloyd Scenic Area of Statewide Significance.
A newly released Harvard University study details the consequences of land-use decisions in Massachusetts. It warns that current development patterns, if left unchanged, will have consequences for water quality and climate change.
If recent development trends continue Massachusetts would lose 13 percent of its forest land over the next 50 years which would undermine recent land conservation gains, threaten wildlife habitats, put drinking water supplies at risk and result in harsher consequences of climate change.
The Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) is a community-supported land trust dedicated to protecting our local farmland from encroaching development, working together with interested landowners and active supporters.
They will be holding their 12th Annual Art Exhibition to benefit farmland conservation this weekend at Maple Ridge in Cambridge. ASA Executive Director Teri Ptacek joins us to tell us more.
Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game have released their results of the first statewide bald eagle nesting survey, conducted earlier this spring.
The Department of Fish and Game has announced that 30 active bald eagle nets have been verified in Massachusetts, from the Berkshires to Cape Cod. The eagles were spotted as part of the state’s first bald eagle nesting survey, which was coordinated by the department’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and involved agency staff and volunteers.
EarthAction is a global network of over 2,000 organizations in 161 countries, along with legislators, individuals, and journalists, taking action together to create the political will for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.
Officials have placed a conservation restriction on a forest covered mountain in western Massachusetts marking the largest private land conservation deal in the state in nearly a century. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports…
The conservation restriction on 3,500 acres of Brushy Mountain in the towns of Leverett and Shutesbury allows forestry operations to continue, but conserves wildlife habitat and will provide recreational access to the public on what was previously private land.