When a high-ranking Chinese wildlife official pledged in May that China -- home of the world's largest market for ivory -- was working on a plan to ban the trade and sale of ivory he included a caveat. The United States -- the second largest ivory market -- should do the same.
If a company pays equal attention to both the environmental and social implications of any solution to address climate change, it will help ensure that the people who build tomorrow's homes and whose communities provide natural resources can also afford to live in those homes.
Gary, what's happened to you? You do not sound like a reasoned and wise CEO--the Hirshberg that was a leader in corporate social responsibility in the 1990s--but a shrill propagandist. A reactionary.
Part of his focus at UCLA will include research into urban conservation, improving environmental communications, and exploring the role of consumer choices in pushing businesses to go green.
While history may be a boring topic to some, I've always been fascinated by its ability to dictate the present. What we know, how we function, and where we live have all been shaped by historic moments--from an advancement in science, to the invention of a tool, or a pattern in human migration.
Not all things that are bigger in Texas are better. Texas is facing big risks from rising heat and rising waters, and if we don't act, those threats to Texan traditions will only get worse.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is slated to release the final version of its Clean Power Plan, regulating emissions from existing power plants, any day now. Many are already predicting changes, some that could be significant.
The idea was to protect natural places for all Americans as a counterbalance to the depletion of natural resources. Now, unless Congress reauthorizes the fund, our public lands and waters are at risk of falling even further into disrepair.
By all accounts, Cecil the Lion was a curious and gentle animal who often approached tourists who loved photographing him. He was truly magnificent -- a calm and confident animal living in peace among his pride. Kills like this are thefts.
Opponents of the Clean Power Plan seem united in their belief that solving climate change is either unnecessary or should be very low on the list of national priorities. Their ideology remains fixed in a world of polluting energy. Fortunately for our children and grandchildren, the rest of us are moving forward.
The Arctic may have oil, but the risks of drilling in the Arctic are too great. Arctic oil should stay in the ground. It's time for Shell to do the right thing and announce that they will pull out of the Arctic.
With energy poverty emerging as one of the most dramatic symptoms of the recession -- six out of every 10 households are struggling to pay their energy bills -- it is high time that Greece seized upon its greatest and still largely unexploited asset: the Sun.
It was becoming obvious that burning fossil fuels created excess carbon, which was absorbed by the ocean, leading to greater acidity. This, in turn, reduced the availability of calcium carbonate, a building block for coral skeletons, shells for shellfish, and many other marine organisms.
The wettest rainforest in the continental United States had gone up in flames and the smoke was so thick, so blanketing, that you could see it miles away.
The potential opening of sea cucumber fishing in Galápagos has scientists and conservationists surprised and concerned after news leaked of a July 10 agreement that would allow the collection of 500,000 of the creatures, considered vital to the marine environment.
Saving energy -- and money -- doesn't have to mean sacrificing the length or enjoyment of your showers. Low-flow showerheads save almost 2 gallons of water per minute, meaning a family of four can save about $90 per year on water and gas or $140 per year on electric.
Living free in the wild, being admired -- not killed -- for their beauty is where these species true and only value should lie. Cecil brought in significant tourist dollars as a living, breathing icon. Now he is nothing more than a sad reminder of what greed and exploitation of wildlife can lead to.