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Aldo Leopold

A Millennial Land Ethic: Or What Would Leopold Do Today?

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 06.13.2016 | Science
Cristina Eisenberg

In the mid-1940s, American conservationist and wildlife biologist Aldo Leopold articulated his now-famous land ethic statement, "A thing is right when...

Celebrating Earth Day the Carnivore Way

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 06.21.2015 | Science
Cristina Eisenberg

Keystone predators, such as wolves, control prey numbers and behavior. On the lookout for wolves, wary elk eat more sparingly. This releases shrubs and saplings from browsing pressure, improves habitat for other species, and increases biodiversity. These cascading effects are based on powerful evolutionary relationships.

The Overlooked Anniversary: 40 Years Ago Congress and the President Called for a Steady State Economy

Brian Czech | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Brian Czech

Pursuant to an act of the 93rd Congress, President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the establishment of a steady state economy. That law was called the Endangered Species Act.

E.O. Wilson: Preserving Biodiversity Is an Ethical Imperative

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Two schools of thought -- sometimes working in unison and sometimes at odds with each other -- have driven much of the environmental movement in the United States over the past 100+ years.

What Would Aldo Leopold Do? Key Illinois Groups Send Fracking Rule Standards to State Officials

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As absentee oil and gas companies register with the state of Illinois this month, downstate citizens groups are taking the lead among statewide enviro...

National Parks and Climate Change

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Providing plants and animals with the ability to move across boundaries to renew their genetic viability and to fulfill their migrational and territorial needs is essential. And as climate change encroaches, plants and animals already on the move need to be able to get where they're going.

Scourge: Illegal Aliens in our Midst

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 06.13.2012 | Green
Paul Schwennesen

Extreme attempts to stifle illegal human immigration are as counterproductive as extreme attempts to stifle life's ecological imperative.

Hunting Through the Thicket

Steven Sanderson | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home
Steven Sanderson

The marriage of hunting and conservation may be troubled, but it is not time for divorce. Private hunting- and fishing-based organizations contribute to habitat preservation.

The Environmental Consequences Of Religious Scientism

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 09.21.2011 | Religion
Robert J. Cabin

Despite my continuing love of science and conservation, I have concluded that a more holistic, hybrid approach to environmental problems is more effective than formal scientific methodology.

No Species Is an Island

Michael Brune | Posted 07.20.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

We need a strong Endangered Species Act now more than ever. Unfortunately, that's not the way things have been headed lately, and the reasons are political.

Caretaker, Farmer, Citizen Or Creature: Four Biblical Voices On Our Relationship To Creation

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

There are at least four different models in the Torah for the human relationship with Creation. Each voice comes from a different source and each one still has something to teach us today.

Are You Going Green or Going for the Green?

Tony Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tony Greenberg

In our pious zeal to feel better about the mess we're collectively making of the planet, many of us have settled on personal steps to green things up a bit. But are those steps really worthwhile, or just sops to make us feel less guilty?

Bees and Tough Choices

Will Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Will Rogers

As a difficult human year draws to a close, I find myself looking for a similar sense of order and hope in the behaviors of our own hive.