In 2014, Vermont passed the first legislation in the U.S. to require labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. A year earlier, Connecticut and Maine also passed GMO labeling bills though these were dependent on several other states passing similar laws.
While humans carry much blame for the decline of tigers, it is not too late for us to play a larger role in bringing the species back from the brink.
This month, nineteen United States Senators called attention to the Web of Denial, a network of front groups that oppose any productive action to combat climate change.
The shifting of cloud and rainfall patterns around the globe are just one more visible sign of the effects of climate change. What we need to begin doing in response is to anticipate the location and magnitude of these effects, and build resilience into the lives and livelihoods of those who will be most vulnerable.
We are carbon addicts so we are discussing how to overcome our addiction, in a mature way, trying to avoid too much suffering. However we seem to refuse to see the obvious; we are facing a huge transformation of our development model, not Kaizen type progress, and, there will be winners and losers.
"The promise of suburbia -- to live in nature amid the easy flow of cars -- has been betrayed. Sprawl is not sustainable; its growth chokes on itself," argued architect and urban planner Andrés Duany at the Congress for New Urbanism in Detroit.
Writing in "first person orangutan" isn't easy. Just ask 10-year-old Caroline Mulcahy, a fifth grader at P.S. 107 John W. Kimball Learning Center in Brooklyn, New York. She and her classmates spent months during lunch and recess writing and illustrating a book, One Special Orangutan: The Story of Budi, about the plight of orangutans in Borneo.
A Pure Grown Diamond is a genuine diamond with a different point of origin. Instead of coming from a mine, a Pure Grown Diamond is grown through a proprietary process that has unlocked nature's secret recipe for growing diamonds.
Signed in December 2015, the Paris Agreement on climate change is a milestone for both the environment and global development. Breaking with high cost carbon pollution, the post-Paris world has a clear mandate: accomplish the transition to new energy sources and invest in climate-positive infrastructure and climate-friendly products.
It is time to provide the same level of protection to the African leopard. Donald Trump Jr., Honeywell CEO David Cote, and other over-privileged animal exploiters can use their wealth to entertain themselves in other ways and let these animals be.
Is that why I see fewer robins and towhees in my backyard than in recent years but more and more House finches and crows? Again, a simple 1 + 1 does not always lead to 2 and so I can't reasonably draw such a conclusion.
With three solar panels installed for every two Nevadans, Nevada now has more solar capacity per person than any other state.
Despite an unprecedented consultative process involving thousands of stakeholders from government, civil society, and the private sector, the review and update of the World Bank safeguard policies has proven to be a missed opportunity for the Bank to reclaim its place as a global leader in development.
Plastic poses a major threat to our marine environment, ecosystems and marine life. It's now being found in seafood that can eventually land on our plates.