Sea turtles spend most of their lives in the ocean, only returning to land to dig into beach sand to lay their eggs, after which they immediately head back out to the ocean.

Sea Turtle Nesting and Florida Beaches

The Atlantic coast is popular for sea turtles to make their nests, and Florida is a particularly favored place. There are some 70,000 sea turtle nests made annually along the Florida coastline, and most of them are made by loggerhead turtles.

A jaguar rests on the ground in its enclosure at the Belize Zoo.

Volunteer Opportunities in Belize

From conservation efforts to community outreach to opportunities to work with women and children, there are many opportunities for volunteering in Belize. Victoria Day-Wilson shares a sampling of a few well-known organizations.

Black and white photo of John Muir seated on a rock facing right with a lake behind him.

John Muir: Father of the National Parks

What kind of person would fight so passionately to preserve and protect the lands of Yosemite? Moon Yosemite author Ann Marie Brown discusses the life and legacy of John Muir: conservationist, geologist, botanist, mountaineer, prolific writer, mechanical genius, wilderness advocate, and founder and first president of the Sierra Club.

Spiky isote plants grow on a steep hillside on a coffee plantation.

Environmental Issues in Guatemala

Despite conservation efforts, environmental issues can seem daunting at times. Al Argueta discusses deforestation, air quality, open-pit mining, and other issues threatening Guatemala’s natural resources.

Silhouette of a few trees left standing beside a barren wasteland.

An Altered Landscape

ike others who frequently travel across America, I’ve often been lucky enough to experience the same places more than once. Whenever I return to a specific town or region, it’s always comforting to find at least some of my beloved destinations still intact. After arriving in Chicago, for instance, I’m always eager to check out […]

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Advice for Road-Tripping RVers: Part Two

No matter where you park your RV for the night, you’re bound to encounter some inconsiderate neighbors at times. Laura Martone offers some tips on RV Camping etiquette to enhance your next RV trip.

View of the waterfront with a elegant white footbridge crossing the water and skyscrapers in the background.

Environmental Issues in Argentina

Like other countries, Argentina suffers from environmental degradation. Here are some environmental issues the country is facing, from air and water pollution to deforestation and beyond.

Close up of an alligator head barely above water with long grasses in the foreground.

Alien Invaders in the Florida Everglades

When researching Moon Florida Keys, author Laura Martone discovered that several invasive plant species are currently threatening native plant populations in Everglades National Forest. Learn a little more about native and nonnative plant species and how you can help protect local ecosystems.