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#Conservation

Fisheries are in Crisis. Here's How It Affects Us All

Frankie Rendón | Posted 08.04.2015 | Green
Frankie Rendón

The popularity of fish protein, in addition to an ever-growing world population, has led to a fishery crisis that spans the globe - and will only worsen if something isn't done.

Why The Bottled Water Industry Wants To Fight The National Park Service

Katherine McFate | Posted 08.03.2015 | Green
Katherine McFate

When will the trade association lobbyists that try to block such deals -- and the members of Congress people who listen to them -- understand they are on the wrong side of reason and history?

The Fate of Greater Sage-grouse is in Our Hands

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 08.02.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Unless the federal plans are improved, the Fish and Wildlife Service may have little choice but to propose sage-grouse for listing under the Endangered Species Act.

Here's Why Walter Palmer Keeps Saying He 'Took' Cecil The Lion

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 08.03.2015 | Arts

George Orwell once wrote that political language “is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.” The same could be said...

Cecil The Lion: A Big-picture Guide to Directed Outrage

Carl Safina | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Carl Safina

Humans are by far the kindest, most compassionate, most creative, most violent, most destructive and most misery-inducing animal in the history of the world. We are the only creature capable of creating global problems.

The Economic Argument For Killing Cecil The Lion Doesn't Hold Up

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business

The Internet's been in an uproar this week after news spread of the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist. Yelp reviewers called the man a...

No, Big Game Hunting Does Not Secretly Help Conservation Efforts

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.31.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Awareness alone isn't enough, especially when the sentimentally charged conversation happens in a void. So we talked to some of Africa's most trusted, most esteemed conservators about the practice of game hunting to set the record straight--the good, the bad, and the (often incredibly) ugly.

Why Everyone Is Outraged By Cecil the Lion's Death

Samita Sarkar | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Samita Sarkar

A master of deflective language, Walter Palmer either misses the point or just does not want to acknowledge it. He regrets earning the ire of anti-hunting community, but he does not regret trophy hunting. Walter Palmer doesn't even fully understand why everyone else is so outraged by what he did.

Peter Kareiva, Transformative Conservation Scientist, to Lead UCLA Institute

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

Part of his focus at UCLA will include research into urban conservation, improving environmental communications, and exploring the role of consumer choices in pushing businesses to go green.

Outdoors for All

The Corps Network | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
The Corps Network

The idea was to protect natural places for all Americans as a counterbalance to the depletion of natural resources. Now, unless Congress reauthorizes the fund, our public lands and waters are at risk of falling even further into disrepair.

The Surprising Reason Lake Tahoe Is So Incredibly Blue

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 07.31.2015 | Science

What makes Lake Tahoe so spectacularly blue? The cobalt color was long attributed to the unusual clarity of the water in the lake, which is ...

LULAC Asks Congress to Save Land and Water Conservation Fund

Brent A. Wilkes | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Brent A. Wilkes

Sometimes it's easy to take things for granted. We may spend a Saturday with our families at a soccer game or cookout in a park, not always thinking about the peaceful setting we are in or how it came to be set aside for the public to use and enjoy.

What Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard Has To Say About Saving The Planet

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.22.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Renowned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard believes we similarly should cultivate our ability to care and show compassion -- not only in our personal lives, but professionally, too.

5 Things I Learned About Sharks From Swimming With Them

Kristine Stump | Posted 07.21.2015 | Science
Kristine Stump

I have been lucky enough to spend many years in the water studying and swimming with sharks to learn how to best protect them. There are a lot of misconceptions about sharks, but to help clear up a few myths up here are five things I've learned from swimming with these amazing and important animals.

Pangolins in Peril: The Most Illegally Trafficked Mammal (You've Never Heard of) Needs Protection

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 07.15.2015 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

The pangolin's numbers are rapidly dwindling. An Endangered Species Act listing is an important and necessary step to end the U.S.'s role in declining pangolin populations and would set an example for the rest of the world. Until then, we remain complicit in this truly unique species' decline.

Interview With Jill Stein - Green Party Candidate for President

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

As the noise from the rhetoric of an ever-growing field of presidential candidates reaches an ear-splitting din, there is an announced candidate outside the two-party system that deserves to be heard.

National Park System Can Win Battle for the Soul of Our Country

Audrey Peterman | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Audrey Peterman

As an immigrant from Jamaica, it wasn't until I saw our National Parks that I desired fervently to become an American citizen. A country that would sa...

The Power and Potential of Improving Water Efficiency: CaliforniaToilets

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Debates about water in California, the western U.S., and indeed, worldwide, have traditionally focused on the question of how best to further expand water supply to meet some hypothetical future increase in water demand.

The Dawn Chorus--Nature's Best Symphony

Meg Lowman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Science
Meg Lowman

The time is 4:24 am. I sit upright in bed, awakened by an inspirational choir that has just burst into sound. Vacationing in the woods of northern Vermont, I've taken a summer sojourn back to the temperate forests of my childhood.

New York's Marine Constituencies Make Nice

Jon Forrest Dohlin | Posted 07.06.2015 | New York
Jon Forrest Dohlin

Instead of talking past each other, representatives of the commercial and recreational fishing industry, scientists, researchers, and conservationists looked for collaboration and trust.

The Number One Question

Wildlife SOS | Posted 07.06.2015 | Green
Wildlife SOS

Be it by email, phone, social media, or in person, the number one question we at Wildlife SOS get asked is, "How is Raju doing?" For those of you unfamiliar with Raju, he is an elephant we rescued one year ago who had spent 50 years in chains.

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.