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Cecilia Alvear

Start of Sea Cucumber Fishing in Galápagos Postponed Ten Days

Cecilia Alvear | August 1, 2015 | Green
Because the sea cucumbers are endangered and the catching of them by fishermen has stirred controversy, the original agreement between the authorities and fishermen had been reached quietly without the usual public announcements.
Jamie Rappaport Clark

The Fate of Greater Sage-grouse Is in Our Hands

Jamie Rappaport Clark | August 1, 2015 | Green
Unless the federal plans are improved, the Fish and Wildlife Service may have little choice but to propose sage-grouse for listing under the Endangered Species Act.
Margie Alt

One Year After Toledo, Our Waters Still at Risk

Margie Alt | August 1, 2015 | Green
To prevent problems like this from happening year after year, we need stronger safeguards to crack down on pollution from industrial agriculture. The Ohio legislature last year took the long overdue step of banning application of manure on frozen ground. That's a start.
Bernie Shine

Never Mind Waldo - Where's Walter? The Hunter Is Hunted

Bernie Shine | July 31, 2015 | Green
How could a brave big game hunter be so afraid to show up and address the media and his critics? Are you trembling at the thought of facing those children leaving toy animals at the doorstep of your dental office?
Daphne Wysham

Blockade of Shell Icebreaker: A Human Tipping Point in Pacific Northwest?

Daphne Wysham | July 31, 2015 | Green
Members of the Climate Action Coalition in Portland, OR, together with Greenpeace activists made history on July 30 when they forced the MSV Fennica, Shell Oil's Arctic icebreaker, to stand down, delaying its departure by approximately 40 hours.
Project On Government Oversight

It's Time to Update Coal Rules That Are Costing Taxpayers Millions

Project On Government Oversight | July 31, 2015 | Impact
These coal public listening sessions indicate that there is real momentum in the Interior Department for modernizing outdated rules that don't serve the public interest. Americans deserve a fair share for coal extracted from public lands, and it's about time we got it.
Carl Safina

Cecil The Lion: A Big-picture Guide to Directed Outrage

Carl Safina | July 31, 2015 | Green
Humans are by far the kindest, most compassionate, most creative, most violent, most destructive and most misery-inducing animal in the history of the world. We are the only creature capable of creating global problems.

Wasting Food? It'll Cost You

XPRIZE | July 31, 2015 | Green
One wonders if such an intrusive idea could ever take hold in the U.S., where the belief in personal freedom often trumps consideration of the common good, and the idea of government-issued ID cards and RFID tracking is often seen as suspect.
Keith Rushing

Three Myths Pushed by Polluters to Avoid Improving Air Quality

Keith Rushing | July 31, 2015 | Green
Just days ago, the National Association of Manufacturers, an organization representing factories and other major polluters, launched a multimillion dollar TV ad campaign aimed at keeping the EPA from strengthening federal health protections from ozone pollution.
Stephen Wells

Labels on Antibiotic-Fed Meat: Fine Print Is Better Than No Print

Stephen Wells | July 31, 2015 | Green
Antibiotic use in animal agriculture is increasingly under the microscope as the global emergency of antibiotic resistant diseases grows more severe. A recent study predicted that if bacteria continue to evolve at current rates, in just 35 years, 10 million people a year will die from currently treatable diseases.
Travel + Leisure

No, Big Game Hunting Does Not Secretly Help Conservation Efforts

Travel + Leisure | July 31, 2015 | Travel
Awareness alone isn't enough, especially when the sentimentally charged conversation happens in a void. So we talked to some of Africa's most trusted, most esteemed conservators about the practice of game hunting to set the record straight--the good, the bad, and the (often incredibly) ugly.
Jock Gilchrist

Confessions of an Amateur Raw Vegan

Jock Gilchrist | July 31, 2015 | Green
Just so everyone is on the same page, being raw vegan means you eat no animal products and no cooked food. This pretty much limits you to fruits vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
Climate Nexus

Obama Is Fighting Inequality With Clean Power

Climate Nexus | July 31, 2015 | Green
Climate sits atop of the president's agenda. Why? Obama may be eager to heed warnings of scientists, but it's just as likely that he's eyed climate change because it intersects with another issue he cares about: inequality.
Erich Pica

Bernie Sanders for President

Erich Pica | August 1, 2015 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders has spent a lifetime fighting against this exploitation and motivating people to take action. This is why the Friends of the Earth Action PAC enthusiastically endorses Sen. Sanders for President of the United States.
Ocean Unite

Slavery at Sea: The Human Cost of Illegal Fishing

Ocean Unite | July 31, 2015 | Green
Illegal fishing wrecks ecosystems and habitats because illegal fishers often use destructive gear with little thought for the ecological impacts of their activities. It steals food from the plates of impoverished coastal communities and small-scale fishers, and is particularly harmful to those countries that don't have the means to effectively monitor and enforce their waters.
Nicholas Agar

Why Techno-Optimism Is Dangerous

Nicholas Agar | July 31, 2015 | World
A good prediction about how I would feel if I suddenly gained access to the technologies of Star Trek translates into a bad prediction about how they will affect society as a whole. Overlooking hedonic normalization leads us to exaggerate the joyfulness of the future and to overstate the joylessness of the past.
Georgianne Nienaber

Loving Water and Not Oil Means Standing for Mother Earth

Georgianne Nienaber | July 31, 2015 | Green
The summer of 2015 finds Native communities in Minnesota and the Dakotas fighting a multi-front war to protect precious water resources from big oil and uranium mining. There is a compelling Sioux spiritual belief that says tribes have a duty to protect "Unci Maka" for seven generations.
Janet Eve Josselyn

Open Letter to the Wimpy Dentist Who Killed Cecil, the Beloved Lion, for His Own Amusement

Janet Eve Josselyn | July 31, 2015 | Green
Does luring a beloved lion out of a sanctuary so you can kill him for your own amusement make you a man? Does killing any lion anywhere make you a man? Lions aren't exactly encroaching on suburban neighborhoods like yours or mine and threatening to eat our children or pets, now are they?
Elliott Negin

Most States Can Easily Comply With the EPA's Clean Power Plan, So Why Are Some Trying to Kill It?

Elliott Negin | July 31, 2015 | Green
Next week, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce what may be the Obama administration's most far-reaching climate change initiative: its final rule for cleaning up existing electric power plants. Dubbed the Clean Power Plan, it will require each state to submit its own individual strategy for cutting emissions.
Stephanie Seibel

3 Ways to Become a More Conscious Entrepreneur

Stephanie Seibel | July 31, 2015 | Green
You're busy. Your phone's buzzing with notifications, your desk's a storm of Post-It notes, and your news feed says the world's got more than enough problems to solve (...Like this "sixth mass extinction" business? Your email inbox is already a black hole of doom!)
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