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Fend off disease-carrying ticks & mosquitoes

It’s August, and the bugs are biting. As cases of disease from mosquito, tick and flea bites rise with the temperatures, experts offer advice on taking simple precautions to prevent bug bites.

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the cases of bug-borne diseases more than tripled in the U.S. […]

Explore the Mighty MO on a free boat ride

Step aboard a Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) boat for a free ride down the Missouri River and a few hours of exploration and wildlife viewing.

The Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center will host three Missouri River boat trips on Wednesday, August 21 at these times:

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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Get 12 ideas for eco-friendly & off-grid vacations

If you’re looking for eco-friendly ways to travel this summer, here are a dozen ideas ranging from simple energy-saving tips to off-grid vacation rentals that will get you out in nature and minimize your environmental impact.

Ecotourism is among the fastest-growing segments of the global tourism trade. While travel uses resources, and can harm the environment, it can also […]

Apply to become an EPA Green Intern

Recent college graduates can get environmental work experience in a new EPA Green Intern Program.

Beginning September 30, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing the Green Interns Program to train candidates for full-time EPA positions nationwide. Throughout the program, interns will receive mentoring, formal interactive training and an Individual development plan. After completing the program, […]

Plant a pollinator garden to attract bees

You can help save the bees that pollinate our food production systems by joining a national movement to plant more bee-friendly gardens during National Pollinator Week, June 17-23.

“One thing is clear, Americans love pollinators and their efforts are paying off. Research in recent studies have shown that even small gardens can make a difference for pollinators by […]