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Disaster Unpreparedness: Wildfire Tragedy Sheds Light on Dangerous Budget Gaps

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics
Michelle Chen

They went in as a team and perished as heroes. From what ongoing investigations have been able to determine, the 19 elite firefighters of the Prescott...

Obama's Lifeline to Africa's Park Rangers

Carter Roberts | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green
Carter Roberts

It is almost inconceivable that a place as remote, sacred and seemingly well-protected as Dzanga Bai could become a killing ground -- an "elephant mortuary," as sources on the ground described it.

The Bodie Hills: An American Treasure

Mark Starr | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Mark Starr

Lands such as the Bodie Hills are truly sacred to many of us who have served, as they offer us a chance to find a spiritual peace. Talk to many veterans who have served on the battlefield and they will tell you about their difficult journey to reintegrate upon their return home.

The 'Best Internship on Earth' Is Back!

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

The Sierra Club's "Best Internship on Earth" is back, and with some flair I might add. First stop: a grand destination with one gorge-ous view.

Virtual Paddle Out to Celebrate Love of the Ocean

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Surfers have long memorialized fellow surfers by way of a paddle out. Sometimes flowers, lei's or ashes of the deceased are tossed into the circle. This campaign mimics those elements.

Alaska Officials Continue to Push Dead-end Proposal for Development in the Arctic Refuge

Cindy Shogan | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
Cindy Shogan

No $50 million offer can undo more than 50 years of conservation history. We thank Secretary Jewell and the Interior Department for rejecting the Parnell proposal and upholding the Obama administration's commitment to keep drilling in the Refuge "off the table."

The Earth Is a Gift (Numbers 30:2-36:13, Mattot-Masei)

Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin

The Torah teaches at least three lessons about living on this planet -- three lessons that we must remember lest we devastate the "promised land" (wherever we may find ourselves geographically) and the hope and future of our children.

Mind Over Plastic: The Future Is Now

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact
Matthew Spiegl

In 1955, LIFE magazine featured the article "Throwaway Living" which extolled the virtues of disposable items such as single-use plastics and foretold...

In Defense of Unreasonableness -- Saving the California Coast

Steve Blank | Posted 08.31.2013 | San Francisco
Steve Blank

Last night Alison and I along with others were honored for environmental leadership by the California League of Conservation Voters. Here are the rema...

The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of

Helen Davey | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green
Helen Davey

I hope that I, as my father did, can bring the essence of John Davey's personality to life once again. Because the world has changed so drastically in the 167 years since John's birth, it's necessary to put his life in the context of the world into which he was born.

A Mozambican Lion Story: Working to Save Africa's Lions (PHOTOS)

Bridget Conneely | Posted 06.27.2013 | Green
Bridget Conneely


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

Kala Mulqueeny | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Kala Mulqueeny


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.