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Top 5 Environmental Blog Posts of 2016

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Yellowstone National Park. An image from my favorite post of 2016

Thanks to everyone who came to the blog in 2016. There was an 80% increase in readers from 2015. The blog continues to grow! Here are my Top 5 environmental blog posts in 3 categories: my favorite posts of 2016, most read posts of 2016, and my favorite early blog posts. I’d recommend checking out the lists if you came here for something other than what’s listed. If you enjoyed a post or one listed below, share it and spread the positive environmental messages.

My top 5 favorite posts of 2016

  1. Joy of the National Parks in Photos
  2. The World’s First Fully Solar Powered Beer Fest
  3. The Joy of Science & Natural History Museums
  4. What are HCFCs and their Connection to Costco and International Diplomacy
  5. Environment of Beer: Coors Brewery Tour

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Joy of The National Parks In Photos

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Getting lost in a metasedimentary cirque in Glacier National Park. Remote, but accessible.

Filmmaker Ken Burns called the National Parks, “America’s Best Idea.” I don’t know if I’d go that far. See: cheeseburgers and basketball. They’re still a wonderful idea. In honor of the National Parks 100th birthday on August 25, 2016, here are some of my favorite photos and locations from exploring the parks.¬†They have shaped who I am as a person and environmental professional. Growing up and going to school in the eastern U.S., I was in awe of the photos of the majestic National Parks in the western U.S. I wanted to see these huge landscapes and get lost in the mountains and deserts. I’ve been able to do just that over the past 20 years. Continue reading

Environmental Impacts of a Government Shutdown

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You’ll miss a beautiful fall in Rocky Mountain National Park.

As of publishing, there is a threat of a government shutdown beginning on Oct 1, 2015. Some have put the odds at 75%. The impacts of a shutdown will be widely felt as progress, facilities, and operations across nearly all fields will impacted. This will provide you an overview of the environmental impacts of a government shutdown. This is not inclusive, but should give you a good indication of the overall impact. Continue reading