nature http://wlrn.org en Bringing A 'Million Orchids' To Florida's Trees http://wlrn.org/post/bringing-million-orchids-floridas-trees Researchers at a South Florida botanic garden want to return the state's orchids to their former glory.<p>When railroads first came to Florida in the late 1800s, the plants were among the first resources exploited. Millions of orchids were plucked and sent north as potted plants. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:43:24 +0000 Greg Allen 29839 at http://wlrn.org Bringing A 'Million Orchids' To Florida's Trees It's Nature Night! Camels, Iraq And Mountains http://wlrn.org/post/its-nature-night-camels-iraq-and-mountains <p></p><p>Monday&nbsp;nights&nbsp;on&nbsp;WLRN&nbsp;are&nbsp;the&nbsp;wildest&nbsp;nights of the week. For lovers of natural history documentaries, this is a night you don't want to miss. It starts with the award-winning PBS series&nbsp;<em>Nature</em> and follows up with some of the best wildlife films from the BBC and elsewhere.&nbsp;</p><p>This coming Monday, January 13, WLRN&nbsp;Channel 17 presents the following line-up of beautiful<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;films about wild animals from breath-taking&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;locations around the world</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">:</span></p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:03:37 +0000 Daniel Hicks 26288 at http://wlrn.org It's Nature Night! Camels, Iraq And Mountains Name That Tweet: What Is This Bird, Anyway? http://wlrn.org/post/name-tweet-what-bird-anyway <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I didn’t see it at first.&nbsp;</span></p><p>I was just getting into my car in the WLRN parking lot when I heard the warbling.&nbsp; It seemed the bird song was carried along on the air in surround sound, with a resonance that my colleagues inside the building would envy.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:17:04 +0000 Christine DiMattei 25984 at http://wlrn.org Public Usage And Protection Of National Park Resources http://wlrn.org/post/public-usage-and-protection-national-park-resources <p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 24633 at http://wlrn.org Public Usage And Protection Of National Park Resources Student Eco Film Comes Full Circle Via Miami Nature Center http://wlrn.org/post/student-eco-film-comes-full-circle-miami-nature-center <p>“When you contaminate the water, you contaminate yourself,” explains science teacher Bertha Vazquez to her students at Miami’s <a href="http://gwcm.dadeschools.net" target="_blank">George Washington Carver Middle School</a>.&nbsp;“You’re part of an ecosystem.”</p><p>Since 1991, Vazquez has taught students what they can do to save the planet through an integrated curriculum that weaves together science, human behavior and facts about climate change.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:30:31 +0000 Andrea Richard 12714 at http://wlrn.org Student Eco Film Comes Full Circle Via Miami Nature Center City Life....Raccoon Style! http://wlrn.org/post/city-liferaccoon-style <P><A href="http://youtu.be/RyLYVZn7he4">http://youtu.be/RyLYVZn7he4</A></P> <P>Are&nbsp;human beings, in an effort to outwit raccoons, actually making them smarter and unwittingly contributing to their evolutionary success?&nbsp;Scientists from around the world share their thoughts and work to explore this scientific theory. Attempting to do something that has never been done before, they closely follow a family of urban raccoons as they navigate the complex world of a big city.&nbsp;&nbsp; "<EM>Nature: Raccoon Nation</EM>" Tonight at 8pm on WLRN Channe 17!</P> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:31:10 +0000 James March 11725 at http://wlrn.org Ecological Anxiety http://wlrn.org/post/ecological-anxiety <p></p><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">03/12/13 - Tuesday's&nbsp;</span></font><font size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font><font size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;is with journalist and public radio figure <strong><a href="http://www.nathanaeljohnson.org/">Nathanael Johnson</a></strong>. &nbsp;</span></font></span></font><font style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">He’s the author of&nbsp;</span></font><strong><a href="http://amzn.to/W2YgX5"><font style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><i>ALL NATURAL:&nbsp; A SKEPTIC’S QUEST.&nbsp;&nbsp;</i></span></font></a></strong><font style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;It’s a mix of science writing and memoir, and chronicles his “ecological anxiety,” with questions about man-made versus made-by-nature. &nbsp;</span></font><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Is there a middle ground? &nbsp;</span><font style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">That’s&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><font style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font></a><font style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;with Joseph Cooper &amp; Bonnie Berman . . . Tuesday at 1pm&nbsp;on <strong><a href="http://wlrn.org/schedule/WLRN">WLRN-HD1,</a></strong> rebroadcast at 7pm on <strong><a href="http://wlrn.org/schedule/wlrn-hd2">WLRN-HD2</a></strong>.</span></font></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;">&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 10708 at http://wlrn.org Ecological Anxiety