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#Conservation

How To Celebrate Earth Day

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

We believe that by looking at the community as a whole and carefully addressing the needs of all living creatures, we can maintain the delicate balance of biodiversity and conserve the ecosystem for generations to come.

Resting On The Smallest Wings: The Flight Of Conservation

Sarah Casson | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
Sarah Casson

"Losing a species is like losing a library full of books," said Dr. Dyer to the roomful of young researchers. Each species and its diverse interactions is a Shakespearian play, he continued, and threats ranging from habitat destruction to climate change are destroying a library that, in many cases, has never been read.

How Birding Can Help Conservation Efforts

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Craig Newmark

This year, the Cornell's bird lab's centennial year, they're inviting everyone around the globe who loves birds to be a part of the Global Big Day team. Their goal is to raise $500,000 for conservation and, with help from birds everywhere, collectively tally 4,000 of the world's 10,300 bird species in a single day. This is the real deal for conservation and birding.

Groups Come Together at "Connect with Nature" Event to Help Restore Historic Miami Area

Michael Sainato | Posted 06.13.2015 | Miami
Michael Sainato

The Virginia Key Beach Park was the only beach open to African Americans in the Miami area during the segregation period. By 1982, the park was closed due to high maintenance costs.

Is Putting a Telescope on Mauna Kea Short-Sighted?

Jacob Devaney | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

Natives ask, "Why Threaten the Ground We Stand on to Reach for the Stars?" In late March, Kanaka Maoli warriors representing several islands in the Ha...

This Man Helped Save 55% of the Colombian Amazon Rainforest and He's Not Stopping -- Here's Why

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 06.12.2015 | Green
Summer Rayne Oakes

As the sun started to wane on the horizon, he and his son, Francisco (Pacho) von Hildebrand, the new Executive Director of Gaia rolled out a giant map of South America on a table.

Former Galápagos Park Director Says His Ouster Was "Political"

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

In his note, Izurieta urged his supporters to carry on without him: "I ask you to continue providing everything within your power to make our islands and protected areas remain a world example," he wrote. "Thanks again."

Angry Birds

Sean Carman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green
Sean Carman

Franzen's essay deserved a more considered and respectful response. The issues he raised are complicated and important. They deserve our careful reflection, not hit pieces from angry content editors on the web sites of prominent environmental organizations.

The New Coal Ash Disposal Rules: EPA's Missed Opportunity

Marc Ross | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Marc Ross

EPA's latest regulatory scheme for coal ash is largely ineffective. Not only does it fail to address pressing threats that coal ash and its handling, storage and disposal demand, it also pushes responsibility for site inspections and regulation to states that are under no legal requirement to comply.

Study: We Need More Reserves to Save U.S. Species from Extinction

Noah Greenwald | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Noah Greenwald

It's hardly the first time that leading researchers have called for doing a better job of protecting the portions of the county -- and world -- most important to conserving the biodiversity upon which all life depends.

This Bald Eagle Was Found In A Trap. Now She's Finally Flying Free.

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.08.2015 | Green

A female bald eagle has been released back into the wild, a month after being found stuck in a leg trap and suffering from elevated lead levels. ...

Transferring National Lands to the States Is the Wrong Policy Solution

Ann Morgan | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) recently released a report that found state lands managed for school trust purposes earn higher revenue than our national public lands managed by such agencies as the U.S. Forest Service.

Ocean Bounty

Joshua Reichert | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Joshua Reichert

The government of Britain recently announced the designation of the world's largest marine reserve in the waters surrounding Pitcairn Island, a British overseas territory in the South Pacific. One of the remotest populated islands in the world, Pitcairn is best known as the final refuge of mutineers who, on April 28, 1789, seized control of the HMS Bounty.

Speedboats and Turtles Equal a Deadly Combination

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Beach goers on Sanibel Island, Florida have been shocked to find five dead loggerhead turtles stranded on the shore within five weeks.

Should Saving Birds Trump Climate Change?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Mr. Franzen, put your considerable talent to work again and this time, persuade your readers to think of both species conservation and climate change with every action. Changing human behavior has worked in the past and can work now.

Why One Designer Built An Online Refuge For 30 Endangered Animals

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts

"Thirty species. Thirty pieces. One fragmented survival." So begins Bryan James' interactive exhibition "Species in Pieces," a CSS-based survey of evo...

A Way of Life: Juan Palma's Leadership on Public Lands

Rod Torrez | Posted 06.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Juan Palma, a warm, friendly and highly respected leader in managing public lands, who retired last month after five years as the State Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Utah.

I Refuse to Shower With the EPA

Greg Schwem | Posted 05.24.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

We all have our weaknesses when it comes to conservation, right? Mine just happen to occur in hotels. Sure, I'll deposit my empty mini-bar bottles into the in-room recycling container but I'm not averse to taking long, hot showers.

Recognize The Importance (And Beauty) Of H2O In Honor Of World Water Day

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.24.2015 | Arts

"Thousands have lived without love, not one without water," W.H. Auden wisely said. Indeed, the precious resource, as vital as it is beautiful, holds ...

National Parks, Rights, and the Need for Fairness

David Wilkie | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
David Wilkie

Building and maintaining a strong constituency for protected areas is essential if wildlife and wild places are going to be conserved. This requires honesty when considering the benefits and costs of protected areas, an inclusive approach to decision making, and a willingness by those who benefit from the taking of natural resources to compensate those whose lives are diminished.

Three Key Lessons From São Paulo's Water Crisis

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Solving São Paulo's water crisis will require drastic short-term actions. But for other cities in which growth is out of sync with water supplies, one relatively simple strategy can go a long way toward avoiding a similar crisis: employing nature as an ally. Cities that invest in protecting their watersheds can achieve three goals.

The Dark Humor of Climate Denial: Behind the Absurdity, a Serious Crisis

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Refusing to acknowledge that our planet is heating up and pretending not to understand the science doesn't stop it from happening. Every day our lawmakers waste by censoring climate change and throwing snowballs in the Senate will have consequences for our children and future generations to come. It's time to face the facts.

Ferret Camp

Robin Walter | Posted 05.17.2015 | Green
Robin Walter

Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes), Photo credit: Randy Matchett When senior U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Randy Matchett invited me ...

How to Take Long Showers and Still Save the World From Drought

Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green
Adam J. Rose

While all water conservation is good, not all water conservation is equal. If you make a few smarter choices, you really shouldn't feel guilty about the things listed below -- provided you don't over-indulge.

Austria's Burgenland Is Full of Wildlife and Wine

John Mariani | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel
John Mariani

This is not an area dotted with little Hansel-and-Gretel-style cottages, for the Burgenlanders are a practical people who live in minimally decorated, comfortable stucco homes.