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Team Up for the Possum at the Chattahoochee Nature Center

37th annual POSSUM TROT 10K June 14, 2015 This is a fun, flat and fast course along the banks of the Chattahoochee RiverGO WILD IN ROSWELL at the 37th Annual Possum Trot 10K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 7:00 AM
Chattahoochee Nature Center – 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075

This popular 10K race was started by dedicated nature center staff 37 years ago to ‘make payroll and keep the gates open’ for the oldest and largest private non-profit nature center in Georgia.  The race is now a great tradition and a signature event that draws runners from across the region in preparation for the annual Peachtree Road Race held in celebration of our country’s anniversary.  The Possum asks that you gather your friends to form a team to run with you at this amazing annual race along the beautiful Chattahoochee River which provides cool breezes and great views for early morning runners. Condition yourself for the Peachtree Road Race and qualify for next year’s PT2016 on this fast paced scenic course! The event is part of Go Wild In Roswell, a month long celebration encouraging nature and fun in the outdoors. 


Latest Studies Show Alarming New Impacts of Common Insecticide on Bees

Latest Studies Show Alarming New Impacts of Common Insecticide on Bees

Two new studies in the journal Nature highlight additional cause for concern with neonicotinoids. In one study, researchers from Newcastle University found that honey bees and bumblebees prefer food sources laced with neonicotinoid insecticides, highlighting the potential  neurological effects the chemicals may have on bees’ brains (similar to the effects of nicotine addiction in humans). Attraction to contaminated flowers is particularly alarming given the results of a second study published in Nature, which indicates that neonicotinoid seed coatings pose a substantial risk to wild bees in agricultural landscapes. In that study, researchers from Lund University in Sweden examined impacts from uses of neonicotinoid coated seeds and concluded that the “contribution of pesticides to the global decline of wild bees may have been underestimated.”


BPA Can Disrupt Sexual Function in Turtles, Could be a Warning for Environmental Health

BPA Can Disrupt Sexual Function in Turtles, Could be a Warning for Environmental HealthUnderstanding the effect on turtles could help researchers determine human implications

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is used in a variety of consumer products, such as food storage products and resins that line plastic food and beverage containers. Often, aquatic environments such as rivers and streams become reservoirs for BPA, and fish and turtle habitats are affected. Now, a collaboration of researchers from the University of Missouri, Westminster College, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Saint Louis Zoo have determined that BPA—which mimics estrogen—can alter a turtle’s reproductive system and disrupts sexual differentiation. Scientists are concerned findings could indicate harmful effects on environmental and human health.


Rising Appalachia Release Wider Circles In Time For Earth Day


Rising Appalachia Release Wider Circles In Time For Earth DayWider Circles’ “blend of ethereal sister harmonies, banjo and fiddle duets, driving percussion, and brass and backup bass presents a lush Earth Day soundtrack for global times.” - Huffington Post

With a focus on sustainability and community, the soulful sisters of Rising Appalachia and their band are proud to announce the release of Wider Circles today, Tuesday, April 21st. In synchronicity with Earth Day (April 22nd), the roots-meets-social conscious quartet recently took to traveling by train in an effort to promote their “Slow Music Movement.” Wider Circles is the perfect “Earth Day Soundtrack” says the Huffington Post, with tracks equally inspired by the swampy sounds of the bayou, the twang of the Appalachian mountains, and the beat of a global rhythm. Rising Appalachia is currently on tour throughout the summer. A full list of tour dates including stops in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles is below.


Eco-friendly Pioneer's Tips for Earth Day and Everyday

Eco-friendly Pioneer's Tips for Earth Day and EverydayAs Earth Day approaches, many people start to think about how they can make small changes in their own lives that can have big impacts on the health of our planet.

Eco-friendly pioneer and designer Robin Wilson, CEO of Robin Wilson Home and author of the new book Clean Design: Wellness for Your Lifestyle, offers some tips for making smart, healthy choices in your home that can not only make your living environment safer but also can help nurture good health for the planet.


Atlanta Soccerfest Announces First Location


Strategic Partnerships Announced with Soccer in the Streets, Atlanta Silverbacks, and Atlanta Contact Point

Atlanta Soccerfest announced that the location for its SOCCERFEST I this summer will be historic Candler Park. On Friday, June 12 at 8:00 p.m., the second USA game vs Sweden will be shown on a massive screen in the park. On Saturday, June 13, one more World Cup game will be shown at 4:00 p.m. featuring two soccer giants, England and Mexico. A 5K and Fun Run will also take place in the morning on Saturday and there will be soccer activities for kids and adults of all ages all day, and a fun zone for smaller fans. As it cools down on Saturday evening, movie night will begin with two movies being shown on the big screen.



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