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Biological Diversity

My Madagascar Odyssey

Pat Waak | Posted 11.12.2015 | Travel
Pat Waak

I would be dishonest if I did not admit that my husband and I started on this journey without more than a little trepidation. Madagascar was not on our "bucket list."

Making Nice: A Battle Cry for Biological Diversity

Lisa Novick | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
Lisa Novick

This reluctance to actively consider something that causes cognitive dissonance or necessitates reappraisal of our actions is reprehensible. This reluctance is the death knell of countless species and ecosystems on Earth that we have come to love and are loathe to imagine the world without.

Storms in the Wine-Dark Sea

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Make the entire Mediterranean a protected park. Let the ancient sea, the Greeks' wine-dark sea, recover its beauty and wildlife. The people of this basin and all of Europe, and the world, deserve no less.

Sharing Absolutely Everything: The Human Imperative

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 03.17.2012 | Good News
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

From before our first breath, from the moment of conception, we share. It is the fundamental verb of human existence.

When Faith Trumps Reason: the Curse of Scientific Illiteracy

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Steeped in the wasteland of scientific illiteracy we in Texas descend ever further toward a theocracy, in danger of becoming the Iran of the West, or a bad copy of the former Soviet Union.

George Bush's Confession: False Contrition at its Worst

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Yes, George, we will remember you, exactly as you wish, as a president who came in and left with his values intact.

Endangered Species: Environmental Champions Like Obama

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

In a reaction of collective panic as the election draws near, Bush is proposing the most significant changes to regulations governing endangered species since 1986.

Pro-Death: The Anti-Life Policies of Bush/McCain

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

A great irony in the debate about the sanctity of life is that liberal Democrats are the greatest defenders of life, even though Republicans have incorrectly assumed the mantle of "pro-life."

National Humiliation Reaches Peak Under Bush

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

How do you vote for leaders who ignored climate change, mocked any concern for the loss of habitat and biological diversity, and dismantled the wall separating church and state?