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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.