Blaze, a mother bear who was killed -- not euthanized -- by park employees in Yellowstone National Park after she killed and partially ate an intruding human, has become the "poster bear" for all that is wrong with killing a mother with young cubs at her side.
All dogs have the potential to be great. It just takes a responsible owner and a loving home to transform that underdog into a wonder dog. In fact, Venus is well on her way to being a positive force in her community.
I hope for kids who understand that it's okay to have junk food occasionally, who don't worry that junk food will poison them, but who also understand that there's a reason we eat oatmeal WAY more often than Lucky Charms.
So, because of demographic and lifestyle differences it is certainly possible that vegetarians do tend to be less well off. But there is another factor that might explain the VRG study results even better -- dumb luck.
What if the water from Texas and other water-laden states could be transported to California and other drought states? Right now the flood-waters are not put to good use.
It is tragically ironic that President Obama is allowing Shell to move forward with oil drilling when the Arctic is already being impacted by climate change.
A couple of months ago, I received an interesting package in the mail. It looked like a standard manila envelope, but inside was a device that could quite possibly revolutionize the way we view the microscopic world. I'm referring to the Foldscope, an origami-based optical microscope that is small enough to fit inside your pocket. The real kicker: the entire cost of the instrument is less than one dollar.
By choosing an ENERGY STAR certified home, Americans can save on their energy bills, reduce their impact on our environment and our climate, and help us preserve a healthier future for our children and generations to come.
This is the first generation of American children expected to live shorter lives than their parents. If that's not a call to action, I don't know what is.
This one might be the worst for environmentalists because it is generally well-known that leaving lights on unnecessarily uses energy, but lights are still frequently on when they don't need to be, such as when you leave a room or during the day.
Perhaps after this record breaking hot summer we will set a new normal for climate change coverage as well. To date, we have not seen a majority of serious environmental developments covered regularly and with sufficient context and depth on the evening news or on any recurring talk shows. It's time for the news networks to step up their game.
Today, animal protection is transforming into a movement that accounts for all species of animals. Just as our dogs and cats at home deserve happiness and protection, so too do the cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals we currently raise and slaughter for food.
Ten years after people were left to fend for themselves post-Katrina, we should all agree that inability to pay cannot mean inability to secure justice. Agreement on this principle, however, is not enough.
Engagement in a child's education experience makes sense because in the brain-based economy, education is even more central than ever to a child's long-term success and well-being. Last week I started to think about how important that learning process will be to achieving the transition to a sustainable and renewable global economy.
In New Orleans, if you order a sandwich "dressed," that means you want mayo, lettuce and tomato.
It's been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, the people of New Orleans have spent a decade rebuilding their city, but not everyone has felt the full impact of the recovery effort. But don't be too discouraged. We found five innovations that are improving the lives of citizens across the board.
We taught him to ride in the car, to say Momma and to sleep under the covers. He taught us to make up our own minds, to laugh at him and ourselves. He was the first "pit bull" we opened our hearts and home to but not the last.