The standing joke in New Hampshire is that the only thing Dartmouth students use for birth control is their personalities. I profess nothing about their bedroom behaviors, but will at least vouch for their spunkiness in the classroom. I was invited to speak about ranching to a group of kids...
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,
Joy E. Stocke,
Wild River Review,
Marcellus Shale Fracking,
Solar Panels, Old and New, Starview Hill Farm, Blairstown, New Jersey "There is one forecast of which you can already be sure: someday renewable energy will be the only way for people to satisfy their energy needs. Because of the physical, ecological...
We won't be given a referendum on fracking, protecting badgers and hedgehogs, where our sewage outflow pipes should go, or whether a habitable climate is worth protecting. But democracy is not suspended. Now is the time that your voice is most urgently needed to protect the things you love which cannot speak for themselves.
Millions of Americans visit our nation's sandy shores every year to relax, socialize, swim, paddle, or simply enjoy the view. Our nation's beaches are also major drivers of our coastal economies. From the coast of Maine to the shores of Hawaii, beaches attract an endless stream of visitors who patronize local hotels and businesses. According to the National Ocean Economics Program, ocean tourism and recreation contributes over $100 billion to our GDP every year.
Over one night in December 1984, the people of Bhopal became the victims of the worst industrial disaster in history. Over the following decades, they became the victims of corporate neglect, as the pesticide plant made infamous by the gas disaster leached toxins into their drinking water.
Freeimages.com Content License We all want the United States to get to No Kill as fast as possible, but institutions take time to change. Given the inherent lag time that seems to be built into every human endeavor, are we making No...
On August 25, 2016, our nation will celebrate an incredible milestone - the 100th year anniversary of the founding of the national parks. Called by some the "best idea we ever had," the centennial, which is officially being commemorated by the National Park Service, will officially launch the next 100 years of park stewardship through a whole host of events, including recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.
In a small village near Xuan Thuy National Park in Vietnam, Pham Thi Kim Phuong bikes seven kilometers every morning to the mudflats by the park's mangroves. There, she joins hundreds of other women who take advantage of the early morning low tide to manually gather clams and snails. The...
A great deal of that hands-on rehab is performed by hundreds of dedicated volunteers, my wife Carolyn among them. With the urging then of my very special volunteer and following plans provided by our professional wildlife staff, we've constructed a spacious enclosure in our backyard.
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GMO labeling backers cursing -- a law that will continue to leave consumers largely in the dark about the GMO content of their groceries.
When most people think about the Endangered Species Act, they think about wolves, polar bears or salmon. Less known is the quiet and remarkable work the Act has done to save so many of America's birds from winging off into extinction.
Instead of laying down a layer of mulch to separate plants, let native plants grow into beautiful, layered masses, said Thomas Rainer, co-author of Planting in a Post-Wild World, at the Potomac Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Gala in Washington, D.C. Rainer believes it's possible to both boost biodiversity and achieve beauty through the use of "designed plant communities."
Coral in every major reef region across the world has already experienced bleaching, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts that temperatures in much of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans could reach a point at which significant bleaching of corals is present this summer. NOAA's...
American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals,
Farm Animal Abuse,
Farm Animal Cruelty,
When an animal food product in your grocery store is proudly labeled "USDA Organic," you would think that means the animal had exposure to fresh air, sunshine, and significantly more space to move than on standard non-organic farms. But in reality, the "organic" label provides no clear requirements for either space or outdoor access for most animals.
Sea Level Rise,
A dozen years ago sustainability was an uncommon word, and was used occasionally to describe anything that would maintain over time. Then the term gained new meaning as increasingly scientific studies were published with data relating to climate change and its impact on our planet.
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There are no coincidences in life. We meet the people we're supposed to meet when we're ready to meet them. Life is always presenting the right opportunity, the challenge is to keep our mind open enough to receive or recognize them when they show up. Such was the case with...
At its core, a carbon tax is a tax on the carbon content of fossil fuels. It would raise revenue and result in reductions of CO2. Some supporters have pushed for a revenue neutral carbon tax, which would be paired with tax cuts in other areas. Environmental groups, some...
Following the recent passage of the chemical safety bill, President Obama has now signed the first major update to an environmental health law in decades. The bill is being touted as a milestone in our country's environmental history.