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Sick Sea Lion Pup Rescued After Showing Up In Restaurant Booth

Reuters | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.06.2016 | Good News

LOS ANGELES, Feb 4 (Reuters) - A skinny sea lion pup with a taste for the finer things in life turned up on Thursday inside a fancy San Diego ...

California Entrepreneurs Help to Save Amazon Rainforest

Steve Chapple | Posted 02.05.2016 | Green
Steve Chapple

Nature and Culture's approach to conservation is a California one. Engelhorn calls it entrepreneurial. It's the way he's used to doing business, and it may be changing the way well-intentioned gringos relate to Latin America and the rest of the world.

Drone Captures Rare Glimpse Of Blue Whale Mother And Her Calf

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science

Anti-whaling activists have shared remarkable drone footage showing a blue whale mother swimming alongside her calf. The MV Steve Irwin was se...

Paul Ryan Hosts Budget Meeting With House Freedom Caucus. It Didn't Go Well.

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the House Republican budget facing increasingly long odds, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) met with more than 25 members of the Freedom...

Conservatives Bash GOP Budget, Put Document In Doubt

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While a plurality of Republican Iowa caucus-goers were supporting someone not named Donald Trump Monday night, the House Freedom Caucus...

Sins of the Father: Conservation and Human Rights Then and Now

David Wilkie | Posted 02.02.2016 | Green
David Wilkie

Across the globe, we partner with indigenous and local peoples to help them to achieve their vision for a more secure future in which wildlife remain a visible and culturally valued part of the wild places where they live.

Stock Market Got You Down? Conservation Financiers Ready 'Non-Correlated' Investments

David Bank | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
David Bank

here's an intriguing line in the new Credit Suisse and McKinsey & Co. report on the growing interest among institutional investors for financial products that protect ecosystems, drive sustainable commodity production or reduce carbon emissions.

If You Love This Raccoon Dog, Know That You Might Be Wearing One

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.27.2016 | Style

Tanu, an adorable tanuki or “raccoon dog,” set the hearts of the Internet on fire this week. It’s pretty easy to see why. Tanu, who ...

Science in Somaliland

Luiz A. Rocha | Posted 01.27.2016 | Science
Luiz A. Rocha

My work takes me to some spectacular places, and our latest expedition was no exception: Somaliland. When I told my colleagues where we were going, the reaction was predictably the same, everyone thought we were crazy.

Celebrating Diversity Through Environmental Conservation

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 01.26.2016 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

Dreaming of peace and security within the institutional framework under which we exist -- the law -- should not be unrealistic.

Boots in the Woods

Ben Klasky | Posted 01.26.2016 | Impact
Ben Klasky

Throughout much of my career, I've worked to introduce children to the outdoors. On a weekly basis, I have seen how time spent outside builds confidence, boosts health and sparks enthusiasm for learning.

From Davos: Unleashing the Power of Nature in Cities

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.24.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

We need to unleash the power of nature to help make cities more resilient, livable and ultimately flourishing so both nature and people can thrive.

From Davos: This Idea Could Transform Global Food Systems

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

Looking ahead, we are committed to further increasing science capacity in this area and building new business models that incentivize farmers for keeping more carbon in their soil.

Darkness Won

Jason A. Atkinson | Posted 01.22.2016 | Green
Jason A. Atkinson

Friday, December 16, 2015, Congress adjourned and killed fourteen years of compromise between tribes, agriculture and the dam's owners all because the...

Hey, Maybe Don't Try To Kiss A Wild Bird Of Prey On The Mouth

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.22.2016 | Weird News

Good rule of thumb when encountering a wild, predatory bird: don’t pet it, don’t snuggle it, and definitely don’t get in its face fo...

Local Knowledge as a Model of Climate Change Mitigation

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

The Inuit Circumpolar Council - Alaska (ICC-AK) recently released a report that strongly tied the protection of traditional aspects of culture to the protection of the natural environment.

From Davos: Water Is a Valuable Asset - Let's Treat It Like One

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

When demand outpaces water supply, communities often turn to difficult and costly solutions, such as building reservoirs, importing water or constructing desalination plants. But this week at the World Economic Forum, I'm pushing global leaders to consider a different solution.

Cruz Hits Back At 'Cronyist, Washington Cartel' Iowa Governor

POLITICO | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

CENTER BARNSTEAD, N.H. — Ted Cruz on Tuesday dismissed Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as a crony capitalist who is part of the GOP establishment, hour...

Peabody Award-Winning Rich Miletic Produces Environmental Motion Picture

Jonah Bryson | Posted 01.19.2016 | Entertainment
Jonah Bryson

Two weeks after graduating high school, Rich Miletic was offered a job with a western swing and bluegrass band, where he wrote original songs and play...

Six Ways Impact Investing Is Transforming the Environmental Movement

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.19.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

Impact investing is a big topic of conversation this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. I'm participating in various sessions here at Davos on this key opportunity.

More Wolves, Less Politics

Caitlin Cattelino | Posted 01.18.2016 | Denver
Caitlin Cattelino

Not only do gray wolves provide widespread ecological benefits in areas where they have be reintroduced, but they also bring substantial benefits to regional economies, and this would likely be the case in Colorado, too.

Why Obama's Conservation Strategy Puts America on a More Prosperous Path

David Festa | Posted 01.14.2016 | Green
David Festa

By taking President Bush's policy to the next level, Obama is setting a new precedent which says that human needs for food, fuel and fiber must not come at the expense of the environment.

Borneo: Conversations About Ecotourism and Headhunting in Sabah

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 01.13.2016 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

My grandfather, William Wilson Porter, visited Borneo before I was born. He sent my brothers a shrunken head. My father took it to the hospital to det...

Veterans Help Save the Boundary Waters After it Saved Them

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 01.12.2016 | Impact
Garett Reppenhagen

To our military veterans, the Boundary Waters is a place where the land and country they fought for provides healing. No one better illustrates this than Erik Packard, an army veteran who served two tours in Iraq.

Jerry Brown and California Move To Halve Oil Use (As Foreshadowed in 2001)

William Bradley | Posted 01.11.2016 | Green
William Bradley

California showed up big at last month's UN climate summit in Paris, presenting a model for how one of the world's biggest economies can shift rapidly...