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Final Outcomes for Our Oceans in Rio+20 Negotiations

Leila Monroe | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Leila Monroe

Here at Rio+20, it's clearer than ever that we all must play our part to protect our oceans and the planet. Whether you work in government, business, or civil society, we all must make decisions today that will create the future we want.

Australian Government Finalizes Plans for the World's Largest Ocean Reserve Network

Mera McGrew | Posted 08.18.2012 | Green
Mera McGrew

Australia's announcement details their plans to protect more than a third of its waters, including important deep ocean habitats like the Diamantina Fracture zone, Australia's largest under water mountain range.

Cheers to That Rare Bird, the Conservative Who Conserves

Kerry Trueman | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green
Kerry Trueman

We've got to find a way to restore conservation's luster for folks on the right. Thanks to reusable bag-toting, bike lane-loving liberals like me, it's been tarnished with an unacceptably progressive patina.

Indonesian President Calls for a Green Economy

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

Indonesia has significant challenges ahead to realize its president's ambitious goals. But it is significant is that Indonesia's leadership understands that economic growth can -- and must -- go hand-in-hand with conserving nature.

Indigenous Lands to Finally Receive Titles in Panama

Veronique Pittman | Posted 08.14.2012 | World
Veronique Pittman

June 4, 2012 will go down in history for the Wounaan communities of Puerto Lara and Caña Blanca, in the Darién of Panama.

Historic Dam Removal to Benefit Nature and People

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

Our work isn't done, but today's removal of the first portion of the Great Works Dam is an important step toward restoring the health of the Penobscot River, widely regarded as our best hope for bringing back endangered Atlantic salmon.

Antiquities Act: A Great GOP Conservation Accomplishment

Jim DiPeso | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Jim DiPeso

Protecting our American heritage is an act of patriotism. Our heritage helps us appreciate our country's special place in history. The Republicans who passed the Antiquities Act and the presidents who used the law understood that.

An Ocean Pioneer: President Anote Tong

Greg Stone | Posted 08.07.2012 | Green
Greg Stone

I had the honor last week to present the Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in National Stewardship of the Ocean to a longtime friend, His Excellency Anote Tong -- President of the Republic of Kiribati.

What's at Risk: Stopping Sprawl by Mapping Land

Jennifer Gennari | Posted 08.06.2012 | San Francisco
Jennifer Gennari

Plenty of people and groups have worked to limit where new malls and housing occurs. The lands at risk deserve protection, and all of the Bay Area's open spaces need stewardship and investment to thrive.

Strange Bedfellows Call for Adequate Fish Funding

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

At first glance a fishing organization and a conservation organization might seem like strange bedfellows. There is often mistrust between the fishing...

Let the Oceans Help Solve Hunger Crisis

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

What we have here is an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the battle against global hunger while restoring the health and bounty of the world's oceans. What a rare opportunity to benefit both man and ocean all at the same time.

Hope for Illinois State Parks and Great Outdoors?

Jack Darin | Posted 07.28.2012 | Green
Jack Darin

Summer is here again, and many of us are looking forward to spending some time in the great outdoors in the months ahead. Will our beautiful state parks be open and in good shape when we're ready to get outside?

Whale Shark Feedings Bring Tourist To The Philippines

Kip Patrick | Posted 07.24.2012 | Travel
Kip Patrick

When a whale shark would venture into their territory, the fishermen caught fewer fish. Something had to be done.

The Environment Is Dead: Long Live Mother Nature

Raffi Cavoukian | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green
Raffi Cavoukian

The environmental movement failed to change the way we look at the world and our place in it. Nature became "the environment": a reductionist term devoid of relationship. And environmentalism itself became divisive.

Creating a Legacy on Endangered Species Day

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 05.18.2012 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

Endangered Species Day provides an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the efforts that are currently underway to preserve our world's wildlife populations and discover how they can help.

Sea Turtle Conservation Boosted by New Research

Laura DiMugno | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green
Laura DiMugno

Scientists have uncovered new details about sea turtle migrations in what could potentially be a breakthrough in the conservation of these endangered animals.

Nuclear's Once Bright and Shiny Future Blinks Out

William Bradley | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Where, outside of Iran, will new nuclear power plants be contemplated? Wherever that may be, it looks to be increasingly few and far between.

Unsung Heroes: Corporate Sustainability Officers

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.11.2012 | Business
Mark Tercek

Today, the drivers of environmental action go deeper than philanthropic motives, or doing the right thing. For a growing number of companies, "going green" is now a core business strategy.

5 Big Lessons From the Nation's Smallest Seahorse

Noah Greenwald | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Noah Greenwald

The dwarf seahorse -- the smallest in the U.S. -- is no mythical creature but is exceedingly rare. In recent years, they've been driven to the brink of extinction by pollution, collection and, most recently, the BP oil spill. Here are five lessons to be learned from the plight of these creatures.

The Dim World of Light Bulb Politics

David Jenkins | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
David Jenkins

When widespread concern about energy waste caused states to start passing light bulb efficiency standards, the manufacturers sought a uniform national standard and got it.

Conservation Lessons of the Dust Bowl

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

It marked the peak of the American Dust Bowl, a nine-year period that destroyed farmlands, blackened skies and left millions homeless.

On Mother's Day: Caring for All Creatures

Brenda Peterson | Posted 07.06.2012 | Green
Brenda Peterson

When humans offer allomothering to other species, it often requires remarkable adaptability and advocacy. It's natural to love one's birth child. But what if the creature you are trying to mother is covered with hair, or bites you, or claws you, or has a grasping tail?

Wind in the Flint Hills

Philip Warburg | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green
Philip Warburg

In the Flint Hills of Kansas, rancher Pete Ferrell angered neighbors when he allowed turbines on his land. They preferred looking at pristine prairie; he chose to invest in a sustainable, locally abundant energy resource.

Whale Inspires Largest Global Interactive Art and Entertainment Experience

Leah Lamb | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Leah Lamb

Every time I return to my computer, and theBlu pops up, it reminds me of my passion and love of the ocean, and as Jacques Cousteau says, "We protect the things we love."

PHOTOS: Our Fight To Save Apes

David McDannald | Posted 07.03.2012 | Books
David McDannald

When a Sudanese refugee, a grown man, was humiliated and abused at a military roadblock in northern Kenya, my journey to activism began; a soldier des...