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Myanmar's Leadership Needed on ASEAN Illegal Wildlife Trade (PHOTOS)

Kala Mulqueeny | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Kala Mulqueeny

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Trek West for the Big Picture

Chip Ward | Posted 08.24.2013 | Green
Chip Ward

I assume you understand by now that you woke up this morning on an overheated planet of slums threatened by ecological collapse. So instead, let's get right to the point: what do we do about it? How do we begin to heal the wounds?

Q&A With Jason Clay: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Next in the series is my conversation with Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, Market Transformation for World Wildlife Fund.

Hooked: Hook Kids on Fishing

Jamie Schler | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green
Jamie Schler

Teach by doing is how Anglers For Conservation works, and Hook Kids on Fishing is an outdoor classroom for children ages six to 16. Kids are incredibly receptive to learning and ecology when put in the right mood and in the right setting. And when they are having serious fun.

What If There Were Lions in America?

Matt Murrie | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if there were lions in America? No, I'm not joking, and neither was Josh Kling when he asked, "What If We Could Bring Back Extant Species" at the last What If...? Conference.

Saving St. Anselm's

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 08.19.2013 | Latino Voices
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

The call for action to restore the irreplaceable Byzantine Revival artwork and Romanesque Revival architecture of St. Anselm's Roman Catholic Church in the South Bronx must not go unheeded.

Equal Ground for Energy Development and Conservation

Mark Starr | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green
Mark Starr

As a veteran, I find myself in complete agreement. It's not an either-or question. The key is to direct oil and gas development to the right places, and to set aside some lands that are too special to drill.

They Shoot Wolves, Don't They? How the Wild West Is Lost

Brenda Peterson | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Fishing and bird-watching are more popular than hunting. So why are our wildlife policies still so skewed in their support of hunting agendas?

Protect African Lions by Starving the Lion Trade

Leda Huta | Posted 08.14.2013 | Green
Leda Huta

The United States is the world's largest importer of lion parts. Between 1999 and 2008, the United States imported 13,484 lion parts equal to at least 4,000 lions.

A Breakthrough in How We Work to Protect Our Oceans

Philip Radford | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

The Bering Sea is known to scientists and conservationists as one of the most remarkable places on Earth. But as of this week, the Bering Sea is remarkable for another reason -- it's the impetus for a an amazing breakthrough in the way we work to protect our oceans.

Mission Forgotten

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Wolf recovery was on the path to become one of our nation's greatest conservation successes, but now that success is threatened because the federal government wants to wash its hands of the wolf before its work is done. And it's not just about wolves or eagles.

Preventing Invasives Key to Great Lakes Ecology and Economy

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Organisms like zebra mussels enter lakes and waterways through commercial shipping and recreational boating. Other species, like Asian carp, are imported without considering the potential risks and are introduced to the ecosystem.

Can Stories Save Our Oceans? Talking With Animal Planet's Mermaids Creator

Brenda Peterson | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Stories, as much as science, can wake us up to what's really happening in our blue planet. As we celebrate World Oceans' Day, many people are debating the existence of mermaids, after watching Animal Planet's Mermaids: The New Evidence.

Hurricanes, Rats, Maggots, and Climate Change -- Oh My!

Mark Hostetler | Posted 08.06.2013 | Weird News
Mark Hostetler

With climate change, both humans and wildlife have to adapt to environmental changes that occur. It is just with humans, we need to adapt not only with us in mind but wildlife as well.

Oil-Thirsty Republicans Attempt to Open Protected Lands and Waters

Cindy Shogan | Posted 08.05.2013 | Green
Cindy Shogan

The Obama administration made a huge step just a few months ago to protect some of the wildest areas in Alaska. Now, Republicans in the House want to give Big Oil even more land to drill.

Why Development in the 21st Century Must Be Centered on Nature and Local Communities

Jean-Michel Sévérino | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Jean-Michel Sévérino

If the world is to achieve sustainable development, it must place conservation at the core of poverty alleviation and economic growth policies.

Restoring The Blue

David Helvarg | Posted 07.31.2013 | TED Weekends
David Helvarg

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgEvery time I go diving I discover something new and wondrous, and too often signs of human disruption.

Make Volunteering Part Of Summer Vacation Plans

Kip Patrick | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Kip Patrick

But even if your summer travel plans don't veer far from the beach, pool or park, you can still give a little something back wherever you are, even if it's just for a short time.

Q&A With Sir Richard Branson: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"It started with a phone call from Al Gore while I was in the bath. He wanted to show me An Inconvenient Truth, and his poignant and elegant reduction of these issues really struck a chord with myself as an interested non-expert."

Mermaids on Animal Planet: What's Myth? What's Real?

Brenda Peterson | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Maybe we're asking the wrong question by just focusing on whether these haunting CGI merpeople are real or myth. The real question is: Why are we making our oceans too dangerous to sustain all life?

Protecting the Places We Climb

Phil Powers | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Phil Powers

Outdoor recreation employs 6.1 million Americans, and the sector is growing about 5 percent annually. Conservation and access for recreation, including climbing, biking, hiking, and fishing make this economic impact possible.

From Costa Rica to Massachusetts, Changing Our Habits to Help the Environment

EF Education First | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green
EF Education First

By Emily Mitchell, Student at The Bromfield School, Harvard, Mass. In April, thirty students from The Bromfield School in Harvard, Mass. donned their...

Q&A With Matt Arnold: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas in my book Nature's Fortune and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the s...

While the Hills Are Still Alive

Amy Larkin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Green
Amy Larkin

These signals should put us into Defcon 2. If we do not re-calibrate our economic system with wartime urgency, we will surrender the fate of our ecosystem to our own hubris. More like Götterdämmerung, the apocalyptic Wagnerian opera, than a Broadway musical.

Q&A With Helene Gayle: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.14.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"In that context we put a special focus on empowering girls and women, who bear the greatest brunt of poverty, but who are also our greatest hope for bringing long lasting prosperity to their families and communities. As the saying goes, if you educate a girl, you educate a nation."