Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."
How can a president who pledges to address "the urgent and growing threat of a changing climate" single-handedly add two untapped oceans of burned oil to our planet's atmosphere that's already in crisis?
So much was off-limits to me because of my culture and my traditional parents. I was not allowed to have sleepovers or sleep at anyone's house. When I wanted to skateboard, I was firmly told no. That was for boys. Besides, good girls stay home to mind their business, but boys could stay out because, well, they were boys. It was their birthright.
As a good crew mate, I want the president to see the hole in his "survival suit" -- and our own. That his climate change legacy, the President's concern for a warming and imperiled planet -- especially the belief that we can do something about it -- are inconsistent with Arctic drilling.
On Tuesday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took another step to make good on the Obama administration's pledge to limit U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 26-28 percent by 2025 by proposing the first methane emissions rules for the nation's oil and gas industry.
Here I am in the large collection of packing cases that goes for the Prudhoe Bay Hotel, about 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, with nothing to do for the next three hours before the flight on to Barrow, flogging the proverbial dead horse.
This month the industry's biggest lie -- that it can be trusted with our water -- is once again on display as another mining disaster has spilled millions of gallons of toxic mining waste and chemicals into our streams, rivers and lakes.
Parched. Scorched. Burnt. Words not typically used to describe the Arctic. Over 400 lightning-caused fires have burned more than 5 million acres in Alaska this summer -- an area larger than the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
Somebody has indeed sighted a critter - in fact a dirty great grizzly bear at 10 o'clock, across a broad pebble-bottomed river just below a line of spruce.
With the threat of climate change and a host of other environmental challenges looming like a dark cloud, the 2016 election will be a time to hold candidates accountable on where they stand on these concerns -- and what they promise to deliver.
OK, I know we live in an age of language inflation where never-use-one-word-when-you-can-use-four is the golden rule, where simple terms are preempted...
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Waterfalls, large and small, tumble down the cliffs every few yards - and, alas, a zillion selfies click every few nano-inches on the observation platforms with a gazillion inane and insane grimaces, grins and grunts. I must be in a proud minority of one in my aversion to the selfie craze.
The location is spectacular -- separated by the narrow Gastineau Channel from Douglas Island, surrounded on all sides by snow- and glacier-capped mountains gouged into tortured folds and precipices by the retreating glaciers of the ice age.
Of course I'm doing this the wrong way round. Those gold rush stampeders of the naughty nineties surged up to Whitehorse in Canada's Yukon Territory, ...