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Alaska Native Leaders, Americans and Villages Call for Caribou Protections in the Western Arctic

Cindy Shogan | Posted 01.16.2013 | Green
Cindy Shogan

I am hopeful that the Obama administration will listen to Lillian and Joseph, the 92 villages, and 400,000 Americans who showed their support for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

Meet the New Dust Bowl, Same as the Old Dust Bowl

Donald Carr | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Donald Carr

Ken Burns, America's premiere documentarian, has tackled topics from jazz to the Civil War. His new film chronicles the Dust Bowl, the massive ecological disaster that plagued a large swath of U. S. farmland during the 1930's.

Time for Secretary Salazar to Save California's First Marine Wilderness Area

Tom Kiernan | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Tom Kiernan

Providing full wilderness designation to Drakes Bay as planned and paid for will enhance opportunities for public access to a uniquely protected marine environment near the major urban hub of San Francisco and the nine Bay Area counties, home to more than 9 million people.

Uniting to Save a California Wild Space

Mark Starr | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Mark Starr

Representative Issa and Senator Boxer know that veterans, like all Californians, are grateful for their work. This is truly a case of two lawmakers working across party lines to protect a sacred vista for the people of California and our nation.

Finding the Last Cheetahs of Iran

Luke Hunter | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Luke Hunter

My hope is that National Geographic's wonderful photographs bring the predicament of this critically endangered cat to a new audience who, like most Iranians a decade ago, had never heard of the cheetah's existence in the country.

The Next Four Years: Invest in Nature for a Stronger America

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Our country's leaders cannot put aside this problem for later. They should work now to put a price on carbon, invest in advanced energy research and development and help communities adapt to climate impacts, especially by investments in natural infrastructure.

Election 2012: Realignment of Green Politics?

Jeremy Symons | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Jeremy Symons

When the new Congress convenes in January, power will once again be divided between a Republican House and a Democratic President and Senate. So what does it mean for the environment and green politics?

Educating for Democracy: Teaching for the Future

Joel Shatzky | Posted 01.05.2013 | Education
Joel Shatzky

Unless we educate our future generation that there are possible alternatives to our wasteful lifestyle, there will be not only nothing to waste in the future, but not even enough to consume.

Looking for Bipartisanship? Head Outdoors

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

As a nation whose prosperity and well-being has always been tied to natural resources, Americans love the outdoors. A poll this past July found that 80 percent of us even believe that conservation is downright patriotic.

Looking for Hope in the Ruins as CCAMLR Talks Fizzle

John Hocevar | Posted 01.01.2013 | Green
John Hocevar

This is a bad day for all of us who love the ocean. Above all, it is a bad day for the penguins, seals, killer whales, and other species that live in Antarctic waters. The problem is bigger than Antarctica, though.

'Badass' Orangutan Survives After Being Shot 100 Times In Borneo

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green

An endangered orangutan has been called a "badass" after she survived a brutal attack, in which she was shot more than 100 times with a pellet gun, Ge...

GOP Conservationists? You Have to Know Where to Look

Jim DiPeso | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green
Jim DiPeso

Once you hose away the smog emitted by attack ads, partisan operatives, cable bloviators, and talk radio gas bags, you can find elected Republicans who value a clean environment and take the initiative to further the cause.

Of Little Fish, Cute Mammals, and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Glen Martin | Posted 12.23.2012 | Green
Glen Martin

A recent statement sounded alarms over declining Pacific herring stocks. Why such a big fuss over such tiny fish? As well as constituting the basis for idiosyncratic pizzas, these fish are critical forage for a great number of other marine species.

Honoring an Old-School Warrior

Carter Roberts | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green
Carter Roberts

This week a bipartisan group of leaders from industry, government, and civil society came together to memorialize Russell E. Train, environmental visionary, public servant, author, and self-described "conservative conservationist."

Biologists Update List of World's 25 Most Endangered Primates

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Russell Mittermeier

There are clearly signs of hope for the world's primates. We have not lost a single primate species to extinction in more than a century -- a better record than most other groups of larger vertebrates.

25 Primate Species Reportedly On The Brink Of Extinction

AP | NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 12.14.2012 | Green

NEW DELHI (AP) — Twenty-five species of monkeys, langurs, lemurs and gorillas are on the brink of extinction and need global action to protect them ...

New Campaign Breaks GOP Silence on Environment

Anna Clark | Posted 12.02.2012 | Green
Anna Clark

How did we get to the point of petitioning for a single question about how the U.S. will handle a planetary threat girded by overwhelming scientific consensus?

Another Chance for Polar Bears?

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

The United States was a leader in pushing for greater protection for polar bears two years ago, and can be again today - they just need to submit a proposal for increased protections by October 4th.

New Study: Catch Shares Can Conserve Fish and Fishing Jobs

Matt Rand | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Matt Rand

It may seem counter-intuitive for an environmentalist to say this, but what we've learned is that giving fishermen a stake in protecting the oceans is by far the most effective away to turn declining fisheries around."

Committing to the Future: For Cheetahs and Everyone Else, Too

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

The purpose of the Clinton Global Initiative is to help commitment makers like myself connect with potential partners and resources to make these big ideas into reality. Our goal is to create large landscapes that are healthy places for people, livestock and predators and prey.

Ocean Conservation? Yes There's an App for That

Francesca Koe | Posted 11.25.2012 | Impact
Francesca Koe

hile we cannot fix all of our ocean problems with the push of a button, technology can take us one step closer to engaging in marine life conservation on a deeper, more meaningful level.

Fishing Continues to Top Deadliest Job List

Matt Rand | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Matt Rand

Commercial fishing remains the deadliest job in America, according to data released by the Department of Labor. New statistics about on-the-job deaths in 2011 show that fishermen continue to have a higher chance of dying while working compared with those in other occupations.

The Man Trying To Save The Lion

Mark Sissons | Posted 11.22.2012 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Time is running out for Africa's iconic animal -- along with other big cats of the world like snow leopards, tigers, cheetahs and jaguars.

Charting a Path to Ocean Prosperity

Peter Seligmann | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Peter Seligmann

The Pacific Island Forum nations and their peoples have courageously stood up to the developed world and asked those countries to stop the overexploitation and thoughtless destruction of the ocean. Now it is time for the developed world to answer.

Punt Now, Pay Later: Why Congress Should Pass the Farm Bill Now

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

As rising temperatures and soaring demands for food and energy put more pressure on our planet's resources, we can invest wisely in food and environmental security by helping America's farmers, ranchers and foresters act as good stewards of our lands and waters.