Though they like to invoke patriotic themes and drape themselves in the flag, the oil barons have persistently demonstrated their enthusiasm for putting corporate profits ahead of the public welfare.
Women have long played a pivotal role in environmental conservation in America, yet far too few women today hold top leadership positions in America's environmental and conservation organizations.
Consider the tragedy of the Titanic. It is a metaphor for the surpassing vanity of mankind and the indifferent brutality of nature. As such it can speak to us about the looming threat of climate change.
Over recent decades, analysts and activists have made all sorts of links between the increasing degradation of our global environment and the increasing concentration of our global wealth.
What has to happen for our leaders to lead us to a clean energy tomorrow at this inflection point? The masses are restless and want federal, high-level action. Now is the time.
More than 10,000 bears are believed to be languishing on Chinese bear bile farms. The simple solution of just opening the gates is not an option - the scale of the problem is way beyond that simplistic approach.
Environmental changes, medications and allergen immunotherapy are effective strategies that can help pet allergy sufferers to treat their symptoms and live with a pet allergy while still keeping their best friend around.
From sustainable seafood to ethical eating to field guides for food activists, these books highlight innovative and creative methods that are creating a better, more sustainable food system while educating and informing eaters and consumers.
Meeting organizers' goals, UN Climate Summit speakers acknowledged the March and the people power that it represented. As President Obama said, "Our citizens keep marching. We cannot pretend we do not hear them."
Everybody loves small family farms, from Republicans to Democrats and hipsters to ultra-religious folks. As a nation, we romanticize them -- the last link to our pioneer past, perhaps.
Until we as ocean advocates can make the case that climate itself is a function of the ocean, along with its impact on fresh water, energy, food, health, and security, the UN and other agents of governance will continue to struggle with the compromised attitudes and actions, or lack thereof, promoted by vested interests.
China will be the main victim of climate change, caused partly by its own CO2 emissions, should no action be taken. It is therefore in China's self-interest to take action to reduce CO2 in the very near term.
What do these three threats to our health and our planet -- air pollution, obesity and greenhouse gas emissions -- have in common? Fossil fuels.
Instead of a truce, Japan intends on mercilessly annihilating more sentient, highly complex social whales to feed a burgeoning domestic dog food market. It's bloody wrong, it's ecocide and it's illegal.
Images of black-clad ISIS fighters brandishing weapons from atop tanks are easy to recognize, but the link between Syria's drought and its current conflict seems generally unknown or forgotten.
From space, it is obvious: The world is blue, shrouded by water as a vapor in clouds, crowned with water as diamond-bright polar ice, and wrapped with water as a liquid that embraces all land masses and sets Earth apart in a beautiful but inhospitable universe.
As much as manufacturers oppose environmental legislation and regulation, they embrace what happens in the marketplace. They have to. Consumer dollars are their lifeblood. Corporate need for profit gives consumers power. Why don't we use it?
Climate change is already a planetary crisis that, if unchecked, will undermine our health, our economy, our environment, and our food supplies. The nation deserves more ambitious, not to mention consistent, leadership from the President.
We wanted to show that we are still in peril, but more, we have the means to solve our problems in the present. There are many reasons to be optimistic and hopeful.