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Thanksgiving: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

As we approach Thanksgiving, there is so much to be grateful for at The Pollination Project. We've now made over 1,200 grants worldwide in 60 countrie...

Muskoka: Music For Change

Jonah Bryson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Green
Jonah Bryson

Dave Hadfield, best known for writing the song "In Canada", which he performed with his brother Chris Hadfield (astronaut) in the video that went viral, recently added his voice to the fight to save the small town of Bala, Muskoka.

Why the President Must Ban Grand Canyon Uranium Mining

Mark Udall | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Mark Udall

The National Mining Association's president recently wrote that the impact of uranium mining on Grand Canyon National Park is "virtually nonexistent." That's about as reassuring as BP saying that deep water oil drilling poses virtually no risk to the Gulf of Mexico.

A Portrait of the Plains: Documenting A Changing Landscape

Robin Walter | Posted 11.23.2015 | Green
Robin Walter

Fourchette Creek by Robin Walter Morning light spills through grass thick with dew, small whorls of dust rise from hooves ...

The Congressional Art Of Negotiating Without Any Leverage

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As conservatives push to use an upcoming spending bill to block Syrian refugees from coming into the country, the far right is running ...

Veterans: California Desert National Monuments Would Protect WWII History and National Heritage

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 11.18.2015 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

When American troops were called on to join the greatest global conflict the world has ever seen, WWII, there was a need to train new tank units under...

6 Lessons for Effective Science-Based Ocean Conservation

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson | Posted 11.18.2015 | Green
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

The ocean is indeed in deep, deep trouble due to overfishing, climate change, pollution, and habitat destruction, and good science is needed to turn that around. This science doesn't need to be fancy, expensive, or complicated. Rather, it needs to be thoughtful, targeted, and inclusive.

'Green News Report' - November 17, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Climate and energy get short shrift in 2nd Democratic Presidential Deb...

Wild Wolves: The Old and the New West

Brenda Peterson | Posted 11.16.2015 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Wolves are not only caught in the crossfire between rural ranchers and more urban wildlife advocates; this most misunderstood and maligned animal is also trapped along a cultural fault line between the Old and the New West.

Brilliant Politician Wants Hedgehogs As U.K.'s National Species

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.13.2015 | Weird News

A British politician sparked a prickly debate when he suggested that the U.K. adopt the hedgehog as a national symbol. This kind of seems like a no-b...

The President's Policy on Mitigation: It May Be Confusing, But it Is a Step Forward

Ann Morgan | Posted 11.13.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

Last week President Obama ordered five federal agencies to ensure that development on national public lands results in a net benefit, or at a minimum no net loss, of land, water, wildlife and other ecological resources.

'Green News Report' - November 12, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'GNR' Special Coverage: 2016 Republican and Democratic Presidential ca...

Fighting the Cons in South African 'Conservation'

Christopher Clark | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Christopher Clark

The seductiveness of the word "conservation" has allowed certain players in the wildlife tourism sector to exploit it towards their own selfish ends, and use it as a smokescreen for all manner of sins and unethical practices. But for how much longer?

How We Plan to Disrupt the Poaching Networks

Azzedine Downes | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green
Azzedine Downes

We know that poaching networks have become professionalized. They are large, well-resourced and sophisticated. Defeating them is not easy. To save elephants from the threat of extinction we need to be able to predict poaching attacks and catch poachers before they kill, not just chase them after the elephants are dead.

As the Arctic Goes, So Goes the Planet

Carter Roberts | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green
Carter Roberts

Done sustainably, development can yield big wins - for financial capital and the natural capital we all depend on. Done wrong, it can be a financial quagmire and destroy the natural systems that are the very foundation of all that we cherish.

'Green News Report' - November 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A very bad week for fossil fuels: Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline; ...

Cheetahs Declining Rapidly

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

As difficult as the issues are surrounding the cheetah trade, knowing that I, myself, have witnessed in Ethiopia the arrival of these poor babies, scared and far from home, it was inspiring to see all of these disparate players in one room.

From Relative Obscurity to Internet Fame, the Honey Badger Don't Care

Jordan Schaul | Posted 11.06.2015 | Science
Jordan Schaul

Indeed, honey badgers are frequently unwelcomed visitors to livestock pens and apiaries. And so it is not uncommon to find honey badgers poisoned or captured in steel-jawed traps.

Groups of Grouper Now Protected

Kristine Stump | Posted 11.05.2015 | Science
Kristine Stump

There is great news coming out of The Bahamas today regarding one of the Shedd Aquarium's conservation research focus species, the endangered Nassau Grouper. The economically and culturally important fish has become endangered throughout the Caribbean due largely to unsustainable fishing practices.

The European Brown Bear: A Testament to Human-Large Carnivore Coexistence

Jordan Schaul | Posted 11.04.2015 | Green
Jordan Schaul

Since most European brown bears live outside protected areas, according to the updated census report and demographic study, a coexistence model seems to be of great value to large carnivore conservation.

Citizen Science Comes of Age: Everyday People Doing Extraordinary Science

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 11.05.2015 | Science
Cristina Eisenberg

Defined as engagement of non-professionals in scientific investigation, citizen science involves volunteers asking questions, collecting data, or interpreting results. Any form of citizen science leads to change because it influences human relationships with nature.

Breathing New Life Into Cities

Pascal Mittermaier | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Pascal Mittermaier

In my children's lifetime, 75 percent of the world is going to be living in cities. That means that we run the risk that the vast majority of the world's citizens and future leaders could have very limited, if any, access to nature in their daily lives.

'Just Say No' Doesn't Work for the Ocean, Either

Brett Jenks | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
Brett Jenks

As human populations increase and demand for fish climbs, local fishers are caught in a race to catch declining fish stocks. This vicious cycle is fast becoming one of the most critical threats to ocean health, not to mention to those millions of people.

Not All Entanglements End Happily

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Tam Warner Minton

Don't you love seeing whale and animal rescues on YOUTUBE or tv or the news? I know I do. I especially enjoy the one where the whale thanked her saviors by giving them a breaching display for over an hour.

Seychelles Beauty: Above & Below the Sea

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

The uninhabited, isolated island of Aldabra in the Seychelles was nearly a U.S. military base. In 1968, with the U.S. looking for a foothold in the Indian Ocean, Aldabra was at the top of a short list due to its large lagoon that could be blasted to accommodate a naval base and ample space for long runways.