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Forest Trends

As California Contemplates REDD+, Clarity Should Trump Confusion

Forest Trends | April 30, 2016 | Green
After a decade of deliberation, the US state of California may soon let its companies meet part of their emission-reduction obligations by saving forests in places like the Mexican state of Chiapas. For it to work, the process must not only be socially and scientifically rigorous; it must also be well-communicated.
Cindy Shogan

Join Me May 15

Cindy Shogan | April 29, 2016 | Green
The history of treating the Gulf as a "sacrifice zone" must come to an end by focusing on a transition that brings the region more economic prosperity, not more drilling.
Margie Alt

How 10 Years of Fracking Has Been a Disaster for Our Water, Land and Climate

Margie Alt | April 29, 2016 | Green
While we can't end fracking overnight, we can enact stricter regulations to help protect communities on the frontline of dirty drilling. We can convince President Obama to end new fracking on public lands.
Patrick J. Bergin

Kenya's Ivory Burn Sends Clear, Striking Message

Patrick J. Bergin | April 29, 2016 | Green
Financial markets love predictability and hate mixed messages. When messaging is ambiguous, it can send the markets into a tailspin. The same can be said for conservation. To address the threat of the illegal wildlife trade, the message we send must be direct and unwavering.
Audrey Peterman

Diverse Coalition Calls for New Vision in Conservation, Launches Petition

Audrey Peterman | April 30, 2016 | Green
The future of more than 600 million acres of prime lands that belong to the collective American citizenry got much brighter today, with policy recommendations submitted to President Obama and members of Congress on Capitol Hill yesterday. A coalition of diverse leaders from conservation, civil rights, environmental justice and community...
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: The Real Victims of the Farm-to-Fable Controversy

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | April 29, 2016 | Taste
For approximately two months, Laura Reiley, the food critic of the Tampa Bay Times dove away to uncover some of Tampa's filthiest secrets, blatant lies, and deceit about the authenticity of food sourcing in that region of the country.
Azzedine Downes

First-ever Giants Club Summit Grapples With Elephant Crisis

Azzedine Downes | April 29, 2016 | Green
The Giants Club, founded by His Excellency Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta with the presidents of Botswana, Gabon and Uganda, with support from the international NGO Space for Giants, has giant ambitions to bring various stakeholders in elephant conservation together to solve the global crisis.
Chantal Theijn

The Myth Surrounding Baby Songbirds

Chantal Theijn | April 29, 2016 | Green
Baby songbirds are very delicate and require the constant care of a parent. Most songbird parents lack the appropriate body parts to be able to pick up their fallen offspring and return them to the nest.
Dr. Cristián Samper

Bison: A Symbol of Hope - That We Can Save Species Facing Extinction

Dr. Cristián Samper | April 29, 2016 | Green
(The title of this piece is a reference to an article published in Conservation Biology. That editorial by Kent Redford, Keith Aune and Glenn Plumb inspired this post.) Members of the U.S. House and Senate took a key step this week to declare the American...
Charlie Wood

Time to end the fossil fuel gravy train

Charlie Wood | April 28, 2016 | Green
By Cam Klose and Charlie Wood, 350.org Australia Australia's fossil fuel industry has suffered vast losses in public and corporate support, its destructive activities rightfully condemned by the community. Yet, despite this, the Federal Government - the same one that has repeatedly called for an end to...
Brendan DeMelle

'There Is No Doubt': Exxon Knew CO2 Pollution Was a Global Threat By Late 1970s

Brendan DeMelle | April 29, 2016 | Green
Throughout Exxon’s global operations, the company knew that CO2 was a harmful pollutant in the atmosphere years earlier than previously reported. DeSmog has uncovered Exxon corporate documents from the late 1970s stating unequivocally “there is no doubt” that CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels was a...
Gay Browne

The Berry Revealing Truth About The Berries You Eat

Gay Browne | April 28, 2016 | Green
Recently after my morning meditation, I did what I have done for the last thirty years of my life. I opened the refrigerator and pulled out a basket of berries for breakfast. The difference, this time, was that instead of...
Mary Anne Hitt

The Untold Grassroots History of Iowa's Clean Energy Transformation

Mary Anne Hitt | April 28, 2016 | Green
Mark Kresowik will never forget Merle Bell, the Iowa farmer whose property near Waterloo, which had been in his family for more than 100 years, was to be the site of a proposed coal plant. "Merle wanted to see his kids and grandkids inherit their farm, but had...
Amy Porterfield Levy

Hey, Environmentalists - Stop Being Such Dicks

Amy Porterfield Levy | April 28, 2016 | Green
Not only are the majority of Americans not losing much sleep over humanity's impending doom, most of them don't even want to call themselves environmentalists anymore. What's happening here?
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

'Green News Report' - April 28, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | April 28, 2016 | Green
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'Presumptive' GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump...
Earthjustice

Congress Begins Pushing 'Poison-Pill' Riders Once Again

Earthjustice | April 28, 2016 | Green
(Barbara Ferhat/Shutterstock) Written by Martin Hayden, Earthjustice Vice President, Policy & Legislation Spring has come to Washington and the Congressional appropriations process—the process by which the government is funded—has emerged from hibernation after last year’s budget...
Tim Profeta

The Climate Post: Study Says Half a Degree Matters

Tim Profeta | April 28, 2016 | Green
Last week more than 150 nations signed the Paris Agreement, pledging to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Americans Want to Fight Climate Change -- Let's Give Them a Way to Help

Sen. Barbara Boxer | April 30, 2016 | Politics
While we fight to save our planet from the ravages of climate change through the Clean Air Act, international agreements, better fuel mileage standards and clean energy incentives, climate change is already happening.
Becky Robinson

Keanu Lovers! The Life of a Kitten Ain't Easy

Becky Robinson | April 28, 2016 | Green
Did you know that people are more likely to post a picture of a cat online than any other animal? And the average Buzzfeed cat video earns 9,000 views?
Dr. James Hansen

Mr. Buffett's Ark

Dr. James Hansen | April 28, 2016 | Business
Dear Mr. Buffett, if you believe that the Paris climate accord has put us on a path to rapid phase-out of fossil fuels, if you believe that the sun and wind will soon provide all the world's energy needs, there is little reason for you to say more. But I suspect you agree that more is needed.
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