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Catch Shares: It's Not Cap and Trade

Iain Murray | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Iain Murray

Commercial fishing is a multi-billion dollar industry. Research suggests that the free-market approach will not only help preserve America's commercial fishing industry but will make it stronger.

Help Keep the Water Flowing

John G. Taft | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
John G. Taft

I live in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes. Actually, we've got 11,842 named lakes of more than ten acres in size, but "10,000 lakes" looks better on our license plates. In any case, I know water -- and I'm worried about it.

Conservation Is Patriotic

Mark Starr | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green
Mark Starr

Veterans are taking the lead in promoting responsible conservation policies and smart growth of renewable energy on our public lands. We ask that you join us in this effort.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A With Edward Norton

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"Too much of the external costs have been left off the books and it's up to the environmental movement to force them internal. That's going to change everything. Much more than people changing what kind of light bulbs they use, frankly."

How Coffee Can Change the World -- Part 2 -- The Rainforest Alliance

Adam Pesce | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Adam Pesce

Coffee production worldwide accounts for over 30 million acres of land use -roughly the size of England - giving the coffee industry a lot of space to either harm or benefit the environment. And for too long, coffee producers unknowingly chose the path of harm.

We Need More Broccoli Cities

Quentin James | Posted 06.30.2013 | Green
Quentin James

In cities like Washington, D.C., environmental degradation has a disproportionate impact on people of color and young people. Unfortunately, more often than not, people from these communities are not included in conversations about conservation and environmental advocacy.

Celebrate National Park Week 2013

Neil Mulholland | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Neil Mulholland

In times like these, with shrinking budgets and diminishing resources, we need to stop and think -- what would this country be like without our national parks?

Rock on

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

The truly grand facade stares at you, timeless. But of course time is what makes it. As my observation telescoped and expanded to try and (unsuccessfully) comprehend, a raptor silhouette made a long, graceful stitch in the scene.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A With Stewart Brand

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.24.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"In short, we should bring back extinct animals for the same reasons we protect endangered species: to preserve biodiversity, to restore diminished ecosystems, to advance the science of preventing extinctions and to undo harm that humans have caused in the past."

From Mojave to Gobi: Sharing What Works in California to Help Guide Mongolia's Future

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 06.23.2013 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

At 500,000 square miles, the Gobi is the fifth largest desert in the world, and nearly all of it is undeveloped.

Don't List the Lion

Glen Martin | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green
Glen Martin

Fewer than 35,000 African lions roam the wild today, down from at least 100,000 in the 1960s. Their range has contracted as well, and currently encomp...

My Wildlife Story

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

In the face of rapid climate change, rampant energy development and continued habitat loss, we must stop the further decline of imperiled wildlife before they slip closer to the abyss of extinction.

Heritage Is an Educational Legacy

Bonnie Burnham | Posted 06.19.2013 | World
Bonnie Burnham

The theme of World Heritage Day this year is the "heritage of education." While education has its legacy in buildings such as libraries and universities, and in objects such as manuscripts, every heritage site also carries within it an embedded educational legacy.

Stephen Hawking's Lame Argument for Space Exploration

Marco Cáceres | Posted 06.18.2013 | Science
Marco Cáceres

The argument goes, "We've done such a crappy job of caring for our planet that we really do need to look for another place to live." I suppose that's what bugs me about Mr. Hawking's call for more public money for space exploration. It's the rationale.

Volunteer With Service and Conservation Corps on Earth Day

Levi Novey | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Levi Novey

Earth Day is a great opportunity to volunteer within your community or at a local park. This year, I recommend spending your time with Youth Service a...

The Elephant in the Room

Mike Kaplan | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
Mike Kaplan

Through coincidence or synchronicity, President Obama may be able to prevent the extermination of Republican reasonableness by creating a bipartisan body to prevent the extermination of the symbol of the Republican party -- the elephant.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A With Gretchen Daily

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.17.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Would New York City's investment in watershed restoration, in lieu of a water treatment facility, similarly motivate other cities? Could the national Payment for Ecosystem Services scheme in idyllic Costa Rica possibly work anywhere else?

A Donatello Restored

Susan Jaques | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
Susan Jaques

Donatello's role in the birth of the Florentine Renaissance along with those of colleagues like Ghiberti and Brunelleschi is the focus of The Springtime of the Renaissance: Sculpture and the Arts in Florence 1400-1460 on view through August 18.

Authorities 'Fighting A Counter-Insurgency' Against Rhino Poachers

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa, April 11 (Reuters) - Five days after the rhino was gunned down, its carcass had been picked apart by scavengers ...

A Billion Baby Sea Turtles?

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 01.28.2015 | Good News
Wallace J Nichols

This isn't a bad news story. That's because over the past several decades a massive global network of sea turtle scientists, advocates, conservationists, and even lawyers has evolved to work day and night to bring them back.

A Conversation With Bill McKibben

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Bill is founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in nearly 200 countries in the past four years. Read on for his thoughts on the Keystone XL pipeline, how environmental organizations can get more done and what he would do if he had my job leading TNC.

Commons Care: How Wrong Was Garrett Hardin?!

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

We come to see natural treasures no longer as merely divisible property but as gifts protected by boundaries we create and honor, knowing that all life depends on their integrity. The shift is underway.

Arctic at the Crossroads

Kelly Rigg | Posted 06.07.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

While politics between the two poles are literally polar opposites, campaigning to protect these last frontiers from unbridled exploitation have much in common. The Arctic, like the Antarctic 25 years ago, is at a crossroads.

For the Sake of Cod, Stand With Us

John B. Kassel | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
John B. Kassel

Now is not the time to push the limits of the law and set dangerously high catch levels. Now is not the time to bow to industry pressure. Now is not the time to risk this species for short-term gain.

Soft Edges

Peter Neill | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

The cost benefit analysis of the purchase and redefinition of the coastal lands compares advantageously with the financial requirements of just a single storm, not to mention more to come as a practical and economical allocation of taxpayer funding.