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Bill Meadows

BIO

Your Newest National Monument: Obama Protects California's Fort Ord

Bill Meadows | Posted June 24, 2012

Just 48 hours before Earth Day, President Obama designated Fort Ord, California, a national monument. This did not come as a surprise to the citizens of California's central coast, and those who supported preserving the former military base's rich history and lush nature.
David Mizejewski

BIO

Is This Owl Real or Fake?

David Mizejewski | Posted June 24, 2012

You have to wonder what drew the owl to that exact spot, especially since owls are not social animals and typically avoid each other in the wild.
Dr. Gary Ginsberg

BIO

Message From Mama Earth: Stay Off the Lawn Chemicals

Dr. Gary Ginsberg | Posted June 24, 2012

The "junkie" lawn may push up healthy-looking grass, but looks can be deceiving.
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

BIO

Conserving Fresh Water Will Require Global Collaboration

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber | Posted June 24, 2012

A great irony of living on the "Blue Planet" is that while over 70% of the Earth's surface is covered in water, humans can only use less than one percent of it easily.
William Hague

BIO

Climate Change: Why the Government Must Meet the Challenge

William Hague | Posted June 24, 2012

Under this Coalition government, the Foreign Office has a renewed sense of mission. It is a mission to promote Britain's national interest, while tirelessly working for a world which is more secure, more stable, more free and more prosperous. In no area is this more relevant than the fight against climate change. Today ministers from more than 20 countries will meet in London with the goal of speeding up global progress on clean energy. I am in no doubt that we must meet this challenge...
Robert L. Cavnar

BIO

Arrest of BP Engineer Exposes the Smoking Gun?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted June 24, 2012

Today, the Justice Department arrested a former BP engineer for allegedly destroying hundreds of text messages that included details of flow rate calculations of their blown out Macondo well in the days immediately following the Gulf disaster on April 20, 2010, just over two years ago.
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

BIO

'Green News Report' - April 24, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted June 24, 2012

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf, 2 years on: Bizarre mutations in the Gulf ecosystem; First criminal charges finally filed; BP's...
Liz Crosson

BIO

Standing Up for Clean Water

Liz Crosson | Posted June 24, 2012

Despite the water quality improvements won by the Clean Water Act, there is still considerable work to be done to achieve the act's fishable, swimmable, and drinkable goal.
Gina Hall

BIO

'Think Like a Man' Has Sony Thinking Green

Gina Hall | Posted June 24, 2012

Think Like a Man is the first feature film to use 100 percent energy efficient (LED) lighting sources on the production.
Kelly Dorfman

BIO

Let Them Eat Slime

Kelly Dorfman | Posted June 24, 2012

Safe, consciously-raised animals are not too expensive for most of us, but we all have to adjust to the real cost of producing healthy food.
Corbin Hiar

BIO

'Island President' Sheds Harsh New Light on Copenhagen Climate Deal

Corbin Hiar | Posted June 24, 2012

The Island President stars Mohamed Nasheed, the first democratically elected president of the Maldives. Until Nasheed was deposed in what his supporters describe as a coup, he was a leading voice in the fight to stop global warming and rising seas which threaten his homeland.
Joel Reynolds

BIO

Pebble Mine: Taking the Battle to the Board Rooms

Joel Reynolds | Posted June 24, 2012

NRDC is committed to do all that it can, for as long as it takes, to ensure that the voices of the residents of Bristol Bay are heard around the world and that their determination to say "no" to the Pebble Mine isn't ignored by Anglo American and its partners.
Charity Knight

BIO

Oil Prices Back Above $100 a Barrel -- Is It a New Dawn for Green Cars?

Charity Knight | Posted June 24, 2012

Oil export sanctions on Iran, in response to its nuclear program and its association to extreme conflict zone Syria, has caused the price of a barrel of oil to reach a global maximum of $102. Although lower than January prices ($113), will this change consumer automotive trends to...

5 Interesting Facts About Plant-Based Food Choices

Nil Zacharias | Posted June 24, 2012

A national telephone poll revealed the following interesting (and some surprising) details about food choices that vegans, vegetarians and the veg-curious are making.
Daniel J. Graeber

BIO

Keystone XL Likely Dead

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted June 24, 2012

Critics of U.S. domestic energy policy are trying to maneuver the Keystone XL oil pipeline past the Oval Office, but in the long shadow of the Keystone XL pipeline project are a series of domestic oil pipelines that could make Keystone redundant by the time it goes into service in 2015.
Stacy Bare

BIO

Your Newest National Monument: Ft. Ord

Stacy Bare | Posted June 24, 2012

The lands of Fort Ord represent some of the last remaining open space in the Monterey Bay Area and are home to miles to trails and many rare plants and wildlife. Why is this important?
Wendy Gordon

BIO

Mushrooms Grow As Polystyrene Alternative

Wendy Gordon | Posted June 24, 2012

Their mothers must be proud. The idea for their ingenious new packaging material, made from mycelium -- the hidden roots of mushrooms -- came from the fungus growing under their dorm room beds.
Bob Deans

BIO

The Attack on the Environment Must Stop

Bob Deans | Posted June 24, 2012

Since Republicans gained control of the U.S. House of Representatives following the 2010 elections, the body has waged the single worst legislative assault in history against the foundational safeguards we all depend on to protect our environment and health.
John C.K. Daly

BIO

Argentina Moves Towards Nationalizing YPF Repsol -- Good Nationalist Ploy, Bad Business

John C.K. Daly | Posted June 24, 2012

In Argentina the government of President Christina Kirchner Fernandez is moving to reclaim the YPF energy company. Looking behind the scenes, what is really driving Argentina's seemingly quixotic energy policies?
Ronnie Citron-Fink

BIO

It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature... Or My Pets

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted June 24, 2012

My particular study shows the unhealthy (and annoying) effects of climate change on pets. I would be remiss if I left out my an important part of my theory: Along with all the substantiated research about global warming, I believe the Earth is heating up because my pets say so.
Curtis Arnold

BIO

Best Credit Cards for Going Green

Curtis Arnold | Posted June 24, 2012

Not all cards are as green as they claim; industry observers often accuse banks of "greenwashing" their most basic cards with logos of well-known charities, without addressing long-term environmental preservation efforts.
Jim Luce

BIO

"One Day on Earth" Film Premieres at U.N. and Around World

Jim Luce | Posted June 24, 2012

'One Day on Earth' is a living time capsule of who we are. We have much to fix -- but we have more going for us, it seems, than not.
Craig Newmark

BIO

#Squirrels4Good

Craig Newmark | Posted June 24, 2012

For each time someone uses the hashtag, #Squirrels4Good, on Twitter or on my Facebook page or NWF's facebook page, I'll give $1 to the National Wildlife Federation, up to $5K. I will also donate $1 for each new follower I get over the next couple of weeks.
American Anthropological Association

BIO

Should Animals Be Soldiers?

American Anthropological Association | Posted June 24, 2012

The use of animals in war goes much farther back than WWI, and much farther forward too, and spans more species and places than we would expect.
Larry Smith

BIO

Six Words for the Planet

Larry Smith | Posted June 24, 2012

Earth Day approaches on April 22 and I wanted to share some of the Six Words for the Planet that have been coming in since we launched a new Six-Word section on SMITHmag.net (a collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency). And I also invite you to share your...
Richard Alley

BIO

When Presidents, Cowboys and Scientists Agree

Richard Alley | Posted June 24, 2012

Parts of America are powered by technologies that Abraham Lincoln advocated more than a century and a half ago. But some in our country are weakened by failure to appreciate another, even more powerful idea that Lincoln also promoted.
Maria Rodale

BIO

10 Ways to Spring-Clean GMOs Out of Your Home

Maria Rodale | Posted June 24, 2012

by guest blogger Courtney Pineau, communications manager for the Non-GMO Project In our household, spring-cleaning is often inspired by those first days of springtime sun when I discover the cobwebs and dust bunnies that have been hiding in the shadows all winter. It's amazing what a little light...
Elevate Destinations

BIO

Top Five Green Honeymoon Destinations (PHOTOS)

Elevate Destinations | Posted June 24, 2012

What better way to celebrate your love and embark on your life journey as husband and wife than by experiencing an eco-conscious adventure together?
Kate Kelly

BIO

In Celebration Of National Park Week

Kate Kelly | Posted June 24, 2012

Whether you are interested in preserving parklands, maintaining areas that depict geological changes or saving monuments and lands that tell our American story, the National Park Service provides an enormous service to the American people by safeguarding these lands as part of our national heritage.
Maite Arce

BIO

Amplifying the Latino Voice About the Environment

Maite Arce | Posted June 24, 2012

To be clear, cultural traditions are not the sole reason these and other Latino voters consistently express strong support for clean air, water and land. The U.S. Hispanic population is disproportionately affected by environmental contamination in many parts of the country.