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Conservation

Do We Take the Beauty of the Open Road for Granted?

Ann Morgan | Posted 01.27.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

The next time you take a road trip, remember to thank those who thought creatively about conservation and the connection between people and nature.

Snowbirds Migrating to Free Birds: A Compelling Journey of Body & Spirit

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 01.26.2015 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

What does one say about a couple embarking on a long road trip to Florida with multiple destinations in pursuit of family, adventure, and warmth while accompanied by two other family members -- their pet cats, who just happen to be 13-year-old brothers?

Rubio New Subcommittee Chair

Dr. Ellen Prager | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Dr. Ellen Prager

Dear Senator Marco Rubio, So, you are thinking of running for President? You recently became chair of the Senate Subcommittee that oversees our national interests, mission, and investments in the ocean, atmosphere, fisheries, and the Coast Guard.

A Recipe for Seafood Survival

Carl Safina | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Carl Safina

It's startling that with something as important as hunger, something so basic as food supply still isn't universally understood.

200 Yellowstone Bison Allegedly Sent To Slaughter

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2015 | Green

Jan 23 (Reuters) - Yellowstone National Park has shipped at least 200 bison near the park boundary with Montana to slaughter as the famed tourist de...

'Nature Conservation Notes' Bring Individual Investors into Climate Fund

David Bank | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
David Bank

Investing in conservation has long been the province of development-finance institutions and philanthropic foundations. Now, wealthy individuals are starting to invest as well, opening a potentially huge new source of private capital for ecosystem preservation.

Stop Senseless Trophy Hunting

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

In 2014, the U.S. made a bold move by suspending imports of elephant trophies taken from Tanzania and Zimbabwe, based on concerns about these countries' wildlife management practices. But an even bolder move is called for given the global elephant crisis.

Conservation And The Environment: Priorities For Latinos In 2015

Rod Torrez | Posted 01.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

Along with the president, we should rise to the challenge to ensure that our communities can continue to enjoy healthy public lands for recreation, for subsistence, and for continuing cultural traditions. We can "start the work right now" and help lead the charge to protect the lands we love.

A Horseback Account of America's Vanishing Prairie

Robin Walter | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green
Robin Walter

I peered through my mule's ears at a copper-coated bison squaring off with me in a remote corner of Northeastern Montana, and shortened my reins. Two weeks into a 3-month expedition to document the changing Great Plains landscape, this was our first bison.

March for Orcas: Free a Whale From Solitary Confinement

Brenda Peterson | Posted 01.15.2015 | Green
Brenda Peterson

For these highly intelligent, socially sophisticated, and family-loving orcas, we can do so much better than continuing to enslave and teach our children that these sentient fellow creatures should be captive in cement bathtubs for life.

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Students Lead Fight for Smart Climate Investing

Forest Trends | Posted 01.15.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

Syracuse University, Hall of Languages Students at my alma mater, Syracuse University (SU), showed true school spirit recently by rallying to convi...

Fish 2.0's Call to Action for Seafood Entrepreneurs and Investors

David Bank | Posted 01.15.2015 | Business
David Bank

ImpactAlpha - Everybody, it seems, wants their seafood sustainable. That growing demand is spurring investor interest in aquaculture, seafood supply ...

Resolve to Protect the Great Lakes in 2015

Roger Germann | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Roger Germann

I was humbled and honored to be appointed, in 2013, to the Great Lakes Advisory Board tasked with crafting this new action plan to put this second round of GLRI funding to best use.

10 Reasons to be Encouraged We Made Real Environmental Progress in 2014

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

2014 was a year of significant progress for the environment. To be sure, we still face plenty of very daunting challenges (you know the list). But there was also a lot of very significant progress to celebrate. Around the world, governments, businesses, nonprofits, and communities successfully came together to protect nature in a big and powerful way.

3 Ring Travesty

Edward Flattau | Posted 01.02.2015 | Green
Edward Flattau

Many of the creatures have become threatened with extinction in the wild, with lions, tigers, and elephants being cases in point. Humanity has a moral obligation to preserve to the best of its ability the biodiversity of the planet.

The Most Important Debate in the World -- and You Can Be Part of It!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

It will be the most important debate in the history of modern America. The time to start working toward it is now. Done once, it will become an institution, first here and then across the planet.

The Jane Effect: A New Book Celebrating Jane Goodall

Marc Bekoff | Posted 12.30.2014 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

The description of the book provided by the publisher, Trinity University Press, much of it taken from the book's introduction, clearly lays out why the book was compiled and highlights some of Dr. Goodall's wide-ranging contributions.

Browns Canyon Is a Sanctuary for Our Veterans

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 12.26.2014 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

I can't think of a better place to recover than on a stretch of the Arkansas River renowned for its prized trout fishing and incredible whitewater rafting.

For City Parks, 2014 Was the Year That Was (Great)!

Adrian Benepe | Posted 12.26.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

Well, 2014 was certainly the "Year That Was" for parks and open space, with many cities finding places to build new parks by creatively reusing abandoned or underperforming infrastructure as parks, and with record levels of new public and private investment in some states and cities.

These Eco-Friendly Artists Are Dreaming Of A Plastic Free Christmas

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.25.2014 | Arts

White Christmases are so 2013. This year we're taking a hint from our favorite artistic-activist collective Luzinterruptus and dreaming of a plasti...

Unearthing Ted Turner: Last Stand Is a Fascinating Read

Marc Bekoff | Posted 12.22.2014 | Books
Marc Bekoff

Award-winning writer Todd Wilkinson, author of Last Stand: Ted Turner's Quest to Save a Troubled Planet, has written a critically acclaimed book that delves deep into the green psyche of the controversial legendary American, Ted Turner.

Prince William's International Leadership on Animal Conservation

Richard Leakey | Posted 12.19.2014 | Green
Richard Leakey

The fight to save the world's wildlife is about much more than the beauty of the animals or the illegal activity that would destroy them. Our wildlife is essential to preserving the biodiversity of our world and to expanding our understanding and appreciation of human and animal life and evolution.

On Killing Wolves and Other Animals: Should Only Trained Ethicists Weigh In?

Marc Bekoff | Posted 12.18.2014 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Anyone who has an opinion should state it openly and discuss the issues with civility. Indeed, discussions about the ways in which animals are treated that include the very people who study them will likely be richer and inform non-scientists about how and why certain projects conducted.

Breeding Protections for Giant Bluefin Tuna

Carl Safina | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green
Carl Safina

Starting January 1, fishing within two bluefin tuna breeding hotspots in the Gulf of Mexico with a particularly destructive kind of fishing gear during their peak breeding months will be prohibited by federal rule. The new rule is a big step in the right direction for Atlantic bluefin tuna and a great victory. But there is still more to do.

Harvard Researcher Kills Rare Spider "In the Name of Education:" When Will the Killing Finally Stop?

Marc Bekoff | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green
Marc Bekoff

I'm sure a moratorium on killing would result in the development and implementation of a host of non-lethal and humane ways to learn about and to peacefully coexist with the fascinating animals with whom we share our magnificent planet.