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Wild Adventures In Baja California

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Just south of the international border in Mexico, the Sonoran Desert stretches to meet the Sea of Cortez. Remote springs and oases provide relief to an arid landscape of cactus and mountains, bordered by coastal wetlands and an ocean teaming with wildlife.

Killing With Sound: What Happens When the Whales Stop Singing?

Brenda Peterson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green
Brenda Peterson

For whales, such as the great blue, who can communicate over thousands of miles, such sonic stress affects reproduction and communication so much that some whales simply stop vocalizing. What happens to our oceans when the whales stop singing?

Activist Wendy Paulson on Global Leadership

Gabrielle Linnell | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Gabrielle Linnell

What does it take to make a global leader? For Wendy Judge Paulson, lifelong activist and chairman emerita of the worldwide conservation organization Rare, qualities include "intellectual curiosity, fearless tackling of hard questions," and, more unusually, "ecological literacy."

Oceana Uncovers Rampant Seafood Fraud Across United States

Angela Kinsey | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Angela Kinsey

Imagine yourself at a restaurant ready to order your favorite dish and being told by your server that there is a one in three chance you will not receive the same item that is on the menu. Would you order it anyway?

Let's Be Solutionaries

Kevin Danaher | Posted 04.17.2013 | San Francisco
Kevin Danaher

We are now in the early stages of the first global revolution: It is a values revolution that is saying, instead of having money values rule over the life cycle, we must have life values rule over the money cycle.

Making Waves as Ocean Conservancy's New President and CEO

Andreas Merkl | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Andreas Merkl

As is the case with many career paths, my journey toward joining Ocean Conservancy as President and CEO is a long and circuitous one, and it begins with a childhood spent playing along the Rhine River in Cologne, Germany.

Governor Hickenlooper Goes to Washington

Auden Schendler | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green
Auden Schendler

I'm grateful for this resource and the businesses that bring it to my door. But it just seems like common sense that drilling and extraction should occur in the most responsible way, to protect the pristine environment that makes Colorado great and undergirds our economy.

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Maggie Q Talks 'Nikita' And Her Work With PETA

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Prudom | Posted 02.09.2013 | TV

When she's not saving the country as a kick-ass spy on The CW's "Nikita" (Fridays at 8 p.m. EST) Maggie Q supporting many charities that promote cons...

Of Myths and Men: Mark Lynas and the intoxicating Power of Technocracy

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 04.06.2013 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

Why do certain people and ideas suddenly capture the limelight while others go unnoticed? Others seem never to go away... The recent ascent of environmental writer Mark Lynas to prominence in the debate on genetically modified crops (GMOs) is a lesson in the power of myths.

Why the Trade in Ivory Must Be Banned

Chantal Lyons | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Chantal Lyons

Since the economic ascent of China does not look likely to falter anytime soon, there is only one way to save elephants from extinction by poaching: a complete and permanent global ban on the trade of ivory.

The Conservation Crisis Is a Spiritual Crisis

Eric Dinerstein | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green
Eric Dinerstein

Compassion alone will not do the trick. Economic incentives for conservation, superb science, and improved governance for everything from a climate change treaty to enforcement of anti-poaching laws are critical parts of the solution.

Green Groups Must Embrace Latinos' Concern for Environment

David Yarnold | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
David Yarnold

The numbers are consistent in survey after survey: When it comes to the environment, Latinos show far more interest in conservation issues and stronger pollution laws than their Anglo counterparts.

On Snakes and Snake Hunting

Rob Pringle | Posted 03.31.2013 | Science
Rob Pringle

The invasion of the Everglades by Burmese pythons has recently put snakes and snake hunters into the headlines.

The Power of "And": Consider Energy as a Three-Legged Stool

A. Siegel | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
A. Siegel

Our challenges, opportunities, and solution paths are complex and interrelated. Yet, all too often, we see them individually, not linked and interacti...

Economist Wages War On Cats, Wants Strays Euthanized

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.25.2013 | Green

Cats of New Zealand. Be afraid. Be very afraid. In an interview that appeared in the Atlantic on Thursday, prominent economist and environmentalist...

The New Wave for Women and Girls: IN Mermaids, OUT Vampires

Brenda Peterson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Books
Brenda Peterson

It's not that I didn't like vampires; it's just that I didn't get why a woman would want her life's blood drained away to spend her eternal life with a dead man. Too much like some of my own relationships. Not my idea of romance.

Top New Plant Species of Last Year (and the Hottest Job of the Future)

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Dr. Chris Martine

You might think that we could have found all of the plants by now. They don't evade capture or bite you when you catch them. Unlike microbes, they aren't invisible without a lens. Yet, more than 150 new plant species were published in academic journals in 2012.

Secretary Salazar -- A Legacy of Land Conservation

Mark Starr | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green
Mark Starr

Secretary Ken Salazar has announced his retirement, bringing an end to his tenure at the Interior Department. I'm grateful to Secretary Salazar for his leadership in conserving America's lands and for protecting special places that pay tribute to our military heritage.

Stop Slaughtering Rhinos

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Calling all 196 countries on Earth -- it's time to band together, stop this senseless slaughter and impose stiff 100-year jail terms for anyone involved in trafficking ivory, rhino horns or big cat parts.

A New Year's Resolution to Perpetually Protect the Land

Steven Apfelbaum | Posted 03.09.2013 | Green
Steven Apfelbaum

At the close of 2012, to predate the New Year (and the potential congressional changes in tax policies in the USA), we impressed a conservation easement on the entire farm.

Mark Lynas and the GMO Debate

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.09.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Lynas had been a leading voice against using genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in farming. When he found that a careful reading of the scientific evidence revealed that his previous opposition was untenable, Lynas said he was, in a word, sorry.

50 Shades Of Green Travel

Irene Lane | Posted 03.08.2013 | Travel
Irene Lane

While many journalists, philosophers, scientists and lay people debated the significance of the Mayan calendar finishing last December 21, one fact that was consistently overlooked was that the Mayans celebrated the end of their calendar as it was regarded as a new beginning.

Connecting With Jeff Corwin

Suza Scalora | Posted 03.06.2013 | Green
Suza Scalora

I love connecting with inspiring people who have dedicated their lives to making the world a better place. Jeff Corwin is that guy. Jeff exemplifies the power of what one person can accomplish in a positive way to improve our world.

WATCH: Elephant Owner For A Day In Thailand

Kevin Richberg | Posted 03.03.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

In this episode of The 30 Postcards Project, I was able to spend a truly magical day with one of nature's most impressive creatures, an animal whose future is unfortunately in question.

Chile Enacts Landmark Fishing Reforms, Protects All Seamounts

Ted Danson | Posted 02.23.2013 | Green
Ted Danson

On Wednesday, Chile became the first country in the world to protect all of its seamounts from bottom trawling, a destructive practice that can reduce centuries-old coral gardens to rubble in moments.