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From Crushing, Creation

Tamar Honig | Posted 07.02.2015 | New York
Tamar Honig

This ivory is used to make piano keys, chopsticks, and all manner of other trinkets. The message of the event was clear: ivory, its sale, and the market for it must be crushed, beginning with this most literal of steps.

Ivory Belongs on the Front of Elephants

Dereck Joubert | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Dereck Joubert

In the time it takes you to read this, one or two elephants will have been poached. This is not the gun control debate or a hunting one, but a move that will send a signal to the world that poaching; trading in dead elephants and the abuse of wildlife is just not acceptable.

There's No Escaping Water Conservation Requirements In Long Beach

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 06.25.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The drought in California has reached a near-Tatooine level of dryness, and the state is looking for any way to conserve what's left of its water supp...

Growing Up to Make a Difference

Bindi Irwin | Posted 06.29.2015 | Teen
Bindi Irwin

A Wildlife Warrior is someone who stands up and speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves. Protecting our world for the generations to come. Being a Wildlife Warrior is not just a title; it describes who you are and your attitude.

Its Time to Finish the Largest Conservation Project in History

Jason A. Atkinson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Jason A. Atkinson

More than a decade ago, concerned stakeholders worked together to develop a plan for the largest river restoration project in United States history. But that initiative languished due to lack of funding and political support.

Laudato Si': Reflections on Francis and the Encyclical

Rod Torrez | Posted 06.20.2015 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

Pope Francis' encyclical can help answer hundreds of years of prayers. I hope it can be both catalyst and unifying factor to energize a mass movement towards real work on healing the wounds of industrial development, overconsumption and greed.

Germany To Turn 62 Military Bases Into Nature Sanctuaries

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.19.2015 | World

The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation announced on Thursday that it will turn 62 military bases into tranquil nature reserves. "We are...

Great Lakes, Amazing Connections: The Power of Cooperation in Policymaking

Roger Germann | Posted 06.19.2015 | Green
Roger Germann

The Great Lakes connect more than 40 million people who live in the region through shared coastlines and drinking water, a trillion-dollar economy, and governmental partnerships.

The Power of One

Kate Williams | Posted 06.18.2015 | Green
Kate Williams

Everyday, whether we realize it or not, we make hundreds of decisions that impact our planet: walk past that piece of trash or pick it up and throw it away? Long shower or short? Lights on or off?

Valuing Nature: Q&A With Gretchen Daily

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Gretchen's organization, the Natural Capital Project (Nat Cap), develops practical approaches for valuing nature (that are available as free software) and works with governments, businesses, NGOs and community groups to make things happen. Gretchen and I recently discussed her work and vision for the future.

Standing Up for Our Heritage on Flag Day

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

Our national parks, monuments and public lands reflect our national identity. These are the very best scenic, historic, cultural and wildlife areas in our country. These are the national treasures we agreed as a nation to protect for the next generation -- for my kids and yours.

5 Ways To Make Sustainability Sexy For Millennials

Peter Grace | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Peter Grace

It's time to harness the "inherent coolness" of sustainability and make it sexy when we sell it. Doing so will entice people to consume in better ways and demand sustainable production from the brands they love.

The Big, Good Wolf: Real Lives of Alpha Males

Brenda Peterson | Posted 06.10.2015 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Can Washington now manage its wolf reintroduction more sustainably than other states, like Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana who focus on "lethal control"?

A Secret Oil Spill Is Killing Endangered Penguins

David DiGregorio | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
David DiGregorio

Over the past week, scientists have been caring for dozens of endangered African penguins that are being rescued from Bird and St Croix islands off the South African coast. Unlike previous oil spills in this region, the exact source and responsibility for this incident remains unclear.

Dr. Arturo Izurieta Named New Darwin Foundation CEO

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

Co-authored with George Lewis Arturo Izurieta in 2014: Galápagos National Park The Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) announced Wednesday June 3 tha...

How Business Leaders Can Help Save the Planet -- and Lead a Joyous Life

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Your businesses have clout. I encourage you to be bolder -- use your clout to push decision-makers and build coalitions that result in win-win strategies that strengthen both business and environmental outcomes.

This Is Our Home - So Please Help Care For It

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.28.2015 | Green
The University of Central Florida Forum

I love the movie "Contact" about a scientist played by Jodie Foster, who has an extraordinary experience traveling through space. In the end, when she could not explain the experience, she ended up finding her faith in something unexplainable.

Dietary Guidance: Sustainability or Stupidity?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We only really have a choice between sensible guidelines that address sustainability, and senseless guidelines that dismiss the obvious. We only really have a choice between protecting our kids' food and water, and consuming it all. We only really have a choice between addressing a clear and present danger, and the shortsighted stupidity of ignoring it.

Declining Wildebeests: Why Conserve Non-Threatened Species?

Natural Habitat Adventures | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green
Natural Habitat Adventures

So, wildebeests have perfected what they are and have demonstrated their staying power. With so many other animals on the brink of extinction, there's no immediate reason for us to be worried...Or is there?

Finding Hope for the Rainforests of Malaysia

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 05.25.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

I joined the WCS Malaysia team on a trek recently through the rainforest of Endau-Rompin, a state park in the southern part of Johor on Peninsular Malaysia. To get to this remote rainforest, you drive many hours past acre after acre of oil palm, through a forest reserve, and then you are there.

The Family Dinner

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The forests that produce our oxygen are in turn dependent on animal species that are sustained by them, and pay it back in various ways, such as by dispersing seeds. The vast interdependence of life is a bedrock principle of biology, from bees to buffalo to banyan trees. As glaciers melt and sea levels rise, our fellow species and we will sink or swim together.

Vets Celebrate Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument's First Anniversary

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 05.21.2015 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

I once swore an oath to defend our way of life as Americans. It is encouraging to see some of our decision makers dedicating themselves to further protect our national heritage by preserving our natural resources.

#GOserve and #getoutdoors This June

The Corps Network | Posted 05.21.2015 | Green
The Corps Network

It's also a time to reflect on what we can do to preserve America's natural spaces for the enjoyment of future generations. This June, I invite you to get outdoors to recreate, but also to protect the environment.

Ag Lobby Paints Itself Into a Conservation Corner

Donald Carr | Posted 06.01.2015 | Green
Donald Carr

We should be paying farmers to do the right thing. Conservation needs to be viewed as a crop since incentives will be key to water quality and GHG reduction efforts. But if the ultimate goal is clean water and agriculture productivity, then the ag lobby is going to have to fight hard and loud for conservation funding.

Meals With Mephistopheles

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I don't appreciate the whole free will thing, but I am stuck with it. If you want to play let's make a deal, I'm ready any time. The future's on the menu, and I can really cook. So dinner is at my place, and I'll save you a seat at the table. As for saving anything else -- well, I guess that all depends upon your appetite.