Once you see how vulnerable my community is to sea-level rise and erosion, you won't be able to deny that climate disruption is real.
While data suggests that 2015 will likely go down as the hottest year on record, this has also been a year when we've made extraordinary environmental progress in five key areas. We have the numbers to prove it.
Elephant experts, conservationists, animal advocates, and thoughtful people everywhere know that wildlife belongs in the wild and that we have a responsibility to do everything we can to keep them there.
This Monday, animal advocates released a shocking investigation showing widespread cruelty at what some would consider the most unlikely of places -- a top-rated Whole Foods turkey supplier.
When the Rana Plaza factory collapsed over 1,129 people were killed. Horrific manufacturing conditions aside, the way fashion is marketed to women is damaging to say the least. Through images we are taught that as women our looks our everything and the best way to look is skinny young and white.
Among coal companies, Peabody Coal has been particularly vocal in trying to convince the public that there's a place for coal in decreasing energy poverty. But coal is the wrong tool for the job for several key reasons.
Thanksgiving dinner could get a lot less delicious in the years to come, however, if we don't act to reverse alarming declines in bee populations. That's because one in three bites of the foods we love -- including my chutney and many other seasonal favorites -- depend on bees for pollination.
The reality is that for the summit to succeed, business leaders must and will stand shoulder to shoulder with world leaders and play a critical supporting role in empowering national governments to agree a path to prosperity for us all.
In Paris next week, we have the opportunity to fulfill that promise. If wisdom prevails, world leaders will agree to a historic agreement in Paris. The brutal attacks appear not to have dampened resolve, but rather to have increased the sense of solidarity.
If you follow the news, you're probably aware of what an enormous crap sandwich the past few weeks have been around the world. In times like this it's easy to forget what a wonderful, beautiful place the world is and how many good people are in it.
To be effective, marine conservation must be based on rigorous and targeted science. The large and growing threats to ocean ecosystems coupled with the limited scientific capacity of most small island states make science-based management not only an imperative, but also a challenge.
The current U.S. Congress is a minefield for all of our core environmental protection laws, including the Endangered Species Act. More than 80 bills and amendments have already been introduced this year in the U.S. House and Senate to weaken this vital law.
For 40 million international visitors passing through Miami International Airport each year and 11 million local commuters, "national parks" will soon become a household world. The brand new sign spanning the airport's Central Boulevard portraying a beautiful view of the Everglades bathed in sunset is sure to pique the curiosity of many.
Voters in Washington state sent a strong message to the world on November 3 when they passed the country's first-ever comprehensive state ban on commerce in endangered animal species.
The holidays can be rough for those of us who care about animals that are not traditionally thought of as pets. Thanks to my little turkey rescue tradition, Thanksgiving is a time when I get to share with the world how delightful turkeys can be if they are given a chance.
This year, when I sit down with my family here in West Virginia at our Thanksgiving table, I'll have a lot to be thankful for. I'm more hopeful than ever for my daughter's future, because this has been a landmark year in our efforts to shift the U.S. from coal to clean energy.
While everybody's arguing, you have the Greenland ice sheet, storing 25 vertical feet of global water, threatening to unstick. And you have Nola the Northern White rhino, the third to last of her kind, which is surely disappearing after surviving for half a million years on earth.