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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.

Alaskan Scientists Zero In On Avian Flu At Temperatures 40 Below

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.18.2013 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

FAIRBANKS -- Chilly weather isn't enough to keep ducks out of open areas of the Chena River, which means it's not enough to keep scientists out either...

Thinking Big About Consumerism

American Anthropological Association | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
American Anthropological Association

Al Gore had an inconvenient truth. Mine is worse: We need to have conversations about the unthinkable, about living with less.

New Blood for Blood Sports

Glen Martin | Posted 02.17.2013 | Green
Glen Martin

So welcome to hunting, young hipsters: We need your energy and fresh perspectives to invigorate our graying and reactionary ranks. And don't worry if you occasionally offend the Old Guard -- time is on your side.

Unorthodox Conservation

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 02.17.2013 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

The Nature Conservancy works with unlikely allies to create economically and environmentally sustainable solutions. Brian Stranko, our north and central coast regional director, explains how we develop creative approaches to complex problems to get the job done.

Now Here's an Idea -- What if the GOP Was Really Conservative?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Linda Buzzell

The GOP no longer seems to care about what the majority of Americans might think or want, including their own base.

Balanced Conservation

Bill Midcap | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Bill Midcap

Last week, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar found an intelligent solution to a controversial debate in northern California by balancing conservation with preservation of the local ranching heritage.

What Does the Wolf Say?

Brenda Peterson | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Why this violent return to barbaric policies that eradicated wolves from the lower 48 states and destroyed the balance of healthy ecosystems?

Cultural Authenticity in the 21st Century

Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Arts
Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D.

Authentic places have proven to attract ongoing financial and human investment -- not by dwelling in a static past, but by embracing a community's roots in its dynamic evolution. But preserving historic sites remains a challenge for all nations.

Gratitude for Farmers and the Farmland That Provide for Us

Leah Mayor | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Leah Mayor

Through consistent and deliberate year-round work, farmers provide us with the makings of our holiday traditions. They grow the flowers that adorn our tables, the wreaths on our doors, and the Christmas trees that are a centerpiece for many families.

Maggie Q, Shark Hugger

Sierra | Posted 01.20.2013 | Celebrity

In the high-action TV show Nikita, Maggie Q plays the title character, a coolheaded rogue assassin being hunted by secret agents. In real life, though, she wouldn't harm a fly -- or any other living thing.

Ordinary People Helping Our Oceans in Extraordinary Ways

Francesca Koe | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Francesca Koe

With the help of people just like you and me, collectively we will know a whole lot more about the numbers and types of sea life in our waters, how best to respond to a major disturbance, and how much success we're having in protecting vulnerable habitats.

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.