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At Rio+20 Earth Summit, Governments Must "Show Us the Money"

Richard Steiner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
Richard Steiner

For decades, our collective "ecological footprint" has exceeded what the Earth can sustainably provide, now by over 50 percent. This may be our last best chance to deal seriously with the global environmental crisis before it is too late.

Wanna Be Green? Hotels Say It's All About The Towel

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.03.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The bathroom is where your hotel's earnest personality really begins to beam.

Every Hour Should Be Earth Hour

Graham Milne | Posted 06.01.2012 | Green
Graham Milne

The ostensible goal of Earth Hour is to raise awareness of what the consumptive attitude of humanity is doing to its only home. But it behooves us as a species to be aware of the earth every hour of every day.

Will You Turn Off The Lights?

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green

COUNTDOWN TO EARTH HOUR (ET): At 8:30 PM Saturday, some of the world's most famous landmarks will go dark for Earth Hour 2012. From the Empire St...

Are Lawns Bad?

Mark Hostetler | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Mark Hostetler

I regard lawns as bad because they are like concrete to most species and have very little benefit for wildlife. But are lawns bad, considering all the other activities and consumption patterns we urbanites partake in?

Diversity in the Outdoors, Part III

Stacy Bare | Posted 05.26.2012 | Black Voices
Stacy Bare

The good news about diversity in the outdoors is that there already a number of outstanding groups and organizations doing a lot of great work to get everyone outside. All of us though, need to do a better job telling the story and more people need to get involved.

Hunting Through the Thicket

Steven Sanderson | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Steven Sanderson

The marriage of hunting and conservation may be troubled, but it is not time for divorce. Private hunting- and fishing-based organizations contribute to habitat preservation.

INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Water Are You Using?

Posted 03.22.2012 | Green

How much water have you used today? It may be more than you think. On March 22, join the United Nations and individuals across the world in celebra...

Squid Attacks, Tiny Submarines, and the Fight to Protect the Grand Canyons of the Sea

John Hocevar | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green
John Hocevar

The Green Belt is one of the most productive stretches of ocean in the world, creating foraging habitat for millions of sea birds, hundreds of thousands of fur seals, and large numbers of whales, fish, marine mammals and other species.

Green Turtles Find Safe Haven In Protected Areas, Study Shows

Posted 03.19.2012 | Green

By OurAmazingPlanet Staff: Green turtles appear to find a benefit in heading to Marine Protected Areas over nonprotected areas of the ocean at meal...

Will Yellowstone Bison Repopulate The West?

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 05.19.2012 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Sixty-four bison from Yellowstone National Park were shipped almost 500 miles to northeast Montana's Fort Peck Reservation on...

Nature Calls

George Heymont | Posted 05.19.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

With our planet's surface being ravaged for profit, General Orders No. 9., a new documentary, examines the toll civilization has taken on topography. The film's narrator intones, "You are not a witness to the ruin, you are the ruin to be witnessed."

The Public Sides With Point Reyes Wilderness

Sylvia Earle | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green
Sylvia Earle

It is not difficult for either the casual park visitor or the seasoned scientist to recognize the ecological significance of Drakes Estero. Today, we understand the importance of protecting our beautiful and fragile coastline.

Evaluating Green Communities: Part 3

Mark Hostetler | Posted 05.11.2012 | Green
Mark Hostetler

Trails, sidewalks, and open spaces not only encourage residents to interact with their environment, but also promote a strong sense of community by facilitating interactions among neighbors.

Listen to the Lorax: Trees Have Needs

Mike Matz | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green
Mike Matz

My wife and I can hardly wait to take our children to see the new film adaptation of The Lorax -- not only for fun but because it explains so well what I do.

PHOTOS: Preservation And Poetry Of The Arabian Sea

Posted 03.07.2012 | Green

From National Geographic Magazine: Today human hands are reaching deep into Arabia's seas and taking more treasure than the seas can possibly reple...

Whales, Conservation & Eco-Tourism - Report From the G-20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Mexico

Robert Hormats | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Robert Hormats

Animals -- marine or otherwise -- do not confine themselves to national boundaries. It's vital that all governments take ownership and pride in their biodiversity and ecosystems, and live up to their responsibilities both moral and legal.

New Water Laws

AP | JOHN MILBURN | Posted 05.05.2012 | Green

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback signed new water laws Monday, challenging Kansas farmers and ranchers to use them to conserve the resource fo...

Robert Swan OBE: "The Greatest Threat to Our Planet Is the Belief That Someone Else Will Save It"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

In 1986, Robert Swan made the longest unassisted walk ever to the South Pole. Three years later he went onto the North Pole and by the age of 33, he became first person in history to walk to both North and South Pole.

New Everglades Refuge Benefits People, Wildlife, Ranching and Recreation

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

Given difficult challenges for the Federal budget and the economy, you might expect support of conservation and the environment to weaken in the U.S. But, when we Americans are at our best, hard times can actually result in creativity and innovation.

Micro Chameleons Are Cute -- and Threatened: Want to Help Them?

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.01.2012 | Science
Mary Ellen Harte

I get frustrated watching nature shows or reading about fascinating habitats that I know are becoming increasingly threatened, with no mention about how threatened they are, and much less (and more importantly) how we can help personally.

WATCH: HUGE Fishing Hook Removed From Endangered Turtle

Posted 02.29.2012 | Miami

An endangered loggerhead sea turtle was rescued on Sunday after vets removed an obstruction lodged in its throat -- a four-inch metal fishing hook. ...

Lynne Peeples

Farm Bill 2012 Eyed For Enhancing Conservation -- Of Soil And Farmers' Livelihood | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green

American farmers suffered more crop losses in 2011 than in any other year in recorded history. Total insurance payouts have surpassed $9 billion, and ...

Wildlife Rehab Success Story: A Seal Pup Comes Home

Brenda Peterson | Posted 04.28.2012 | Green
Brenda Peterson

It was late last summer when a very thin and sick seal pup struggled onshore in West Seattle, Washington.

WATCH: The Inside World Of Filming 'Chimpanzee'

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green

An upcoming documentary from Disney will give audiences the chance to not only see chimpanzees, but also save them. "Chimpanzee," opening in theate...