Now that our nation is finally holding dirty industries accountable for the worst pollution in America -- pollution that increases the risk of asthma attacks, heart disease, lung cancer and causes climate change -- big emitters are using the same Chicken Little playbook.
NASA has laid out some pretty sci-fi sounding plans for the next 20 years of space travel, but a more critical mission -- at least for the sustainability of human life here on earth -- may be the one it launched in Mountain View, California, just over two years ago.
It's frustrating for climate activists that some people seem to care more about Hollywood couples than global warming. America's obsession with Hollywood feels a bit like we're endlessly banging on the front door yelling "Fire!" -- only to be told, "Yes, we see the flames on the drapes, but America's Got Talent is on!"
The Black-crowned Night Heron rookery above in Oakland made national news when a tree-trimming company cut down nesting trees and nearly tossed live baby herons into the wood chipper. Some chicks survived the near-massacre unharmed. This bird is one of those, but the drama in his young life wasn't done yet!
Innovations in agriculture don't just come from veteran environmentalists or food industry heavyweights.
Nations and communities were challenged to build programs that would reduce the loss of lives and the costs to economies and the environment. Guess what? It's working.
The story is all too familiar to those who have seen their own quaint slices of paradise transformed to huge international hotel developments, taking over prime beach areas and hurting the cultural and natural resources that drew the giants there in the first place.
If the animals can be induced to stay where they belong, and the people can be convinced that they are no longer a threat, then peace can break out. I saw this happen in Tanzania, where the Living Wall project builds unbreachable fences that keep lions away from livestock.
Using toys to advertise any kind of product to kids is wrong. But it's particularly harmful to sell children on Shell, a company with a shameful environmental record that plans to drill for oil in the Alaskan Arctic, one of the most vulnerable places on earth.
Climate change was a no show issue in the 2012 national election cycle. That won't (nor should) be the case when Americans go to the voting booths this November.
Debate about the proposed rule to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants has swirled since the rule's release last month. Coal-heavy states and others have criticized both the substance of the rule and the EPA's authority to issue it.
Harmful chemicals abound in household cleaning agents, personal care products, cosmetics, as well as pesticides and weed killers. American consumers have no assurance that everyday products are safe for children and adults.
Hopefully, Mr. Modi will recognize that the fragile nature he holds in temporary custody is a product of millions of years of evolutionary Karma. Grandmother Nature gave birth to Mother India, which he has sworn to serve.
Deploying the age-old "Friday news dump," President Barack Obama's Interior Department gave the green light on Friday, July 18 to companies to deploy seismic air guns to examine the scope of Atlantic Coast offshore oil-and-gas reserves.
Just a few minutes in a hot vehicle can harm or kill your pet. Too often, a neglectful dog owner goes into a store "just for a minute" only to find his dog dead in the car upon his return -- and such neglect carries serious legal consequences
What is a Sherpa exactly? As an experienced mountaineer, I can tell you that they are one of the best communities of people on the planet.
Tragically, VAT is holding up a key development and climate objective: increasing clean energy access for all, both on and off the grid.
I live in rural America. But my rural America is not the agricultural fields of waving grain so often imagined. It is not a land locked state in the center of our country.
President Obama has stepped up the pace of his national monument designations during his second term and, as I heard him say at the signing ceremony last May for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, he's not finished yet. Here, in the heart of Idaho, is one of the last and greatest unprotected jewels of American wilderness. You can help us convince President Obama to save it.