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Paul Schwennesen

Dartmouth Ruminations: On Land, Liberty, and Liberalism

Paul Schwennesen | June 25, 2016 | Green
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...
Wild River Review

The PennEast Pipeline Made Me Do It: Why My Family and I Moved to Solar Energy

Wild River Review | June 25, 2016 | Green
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...
John Sauven

Today Could Be the First Step Towards Scrapping Some of the Fundamental Rules Protecting Our Environment

John Sauven | June 24, 2016 | UK
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.
Dr. Chad Nelsen

Americans Love Our Beaches, But Who Will Protect Them?

Dr. Chad Nelsen | June 24, 2016 | Green
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.
Katie Redford

This Legal Brief Is Going To Move You To Tears

Katie Redford | June 24, 2016 | Green
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.
Susan Houser

No Kill: Are We Running As Fast As We Can?

Susan Houser | June 24, 2016 | Green 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...
Jose Calderon

A National Park Service for the Next 100 Years

Jose Calderon | June 24, 2016 | Green
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.
Lorena Aguilar

Women's rights in protected areas: Championing gender equality in environmental conservation policy

Lorena Aguilar | June 24, 2016 | Green
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...
Ken White

Screech Owls in the Yard

Ken White | June 23, 2016 | Green
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.
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

'Green News Report' -- June 23, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | June 23, 2016 | Green
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Lights out for the last nuclear...
Carey Gillam

For GMO Labeling Advocates, It Doesn't Get Much Darker Than This

Carey Gillam | June 23, 2016 | Politics
GMO labeling backers cursing -- a law that will continue to leave consumers largely in the dark about the GMO content of their groceries.
Kieran Suckling

The Endangered Species Act: Making Birds Great Again

Kieran Suckling | June 23, 2016 | Green
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.
Jared Green

There Are No Mulch Circles in the Forest

Jared Green | June 23, 2016 | Green
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."
Tim Profeta

The Climate Post: Coral Reef Bleaching Event Forecast to Worsen; NASA Studies Cause in Pacific

Tim Profeta | June 23, 2016 | Green
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...
Matthew Bershadker

Make 'Organic' Mean Something

Matthew Bershadker | June 23, 2016 | Green
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.
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Sustainability Is More Than Recycling

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | June 23, 2016 | Green
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.
Aaron Pomerantz

WATCH: This Is How Butterflies Create Their Brilliant Color

Aaron Pomerantz | June 23, 2016 | World
Here's the science behind their beauty.
Gay Browne

When What's Lost Is Found Again - The Baobab - Nature's Superfood

Gay Browne | June 23, 2016 | Green
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...
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

Get Smart Fast: the Politics of a Carbon Tax in 200 words

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | June 23, 2016 | Green
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...
Michael Green

A Murky Milestone For Children's Health

Michael Green | June 23, 2016 | Green
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.
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