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Climate Change This Week: US Climate Report Card, Climate Action Day and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.10.2014 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Climate Change Superheroes: Divesting Coal in India, and Saving Forests

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2014 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

The recent 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize ceremony had its share of celebrities that night. Robert Kennedy Jr. exuded a fiery eloquence worthy of his family's political forebears as he equated large scale environmental destruction to the large scale subversion of democracy.

Climate Change This Week: Hot Action, Forest Drones, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.01.2014 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures May 1, 2014 How unusua...

Hollywood Fails on Climate Change With 'Rio 2'

Forest Trends | Posted 06.29.2014 | Home
Forest Trends

I took my son to see Rio 2 this weekend. In the movie, a huge flock of bright blue macaws prevents loggers from knocking down the Amazonian rainforest...

Fighting For Environment, Climate And Justice: the 2014 Goldman Prize Winners

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.28.2014 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

2014 marks the 25th year the Goldman Foundation has been drawing the world's attention to unknown yet inspiring grassroots heroes around the world, u...

Climate Change This Week: New Ozone Hole, Wheat Worries, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.24.2014 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 24 2014 How unusua...

This Earth Day, Let's Focus on Results Instead of Rhetoric

Forest Trends | Posted 06.22.2014 | Home
Forest Trends

He was not hard to spot. In the shadow of Oxford Castle, under the dome of the Bodleian Library, or from the tower of St. Mary's Church, the vivid fea...

Behind the Veil: The Truth About Trade in 'Environmental Goods'

Ilana Solomon | Posted 06.22.2014 | Home
Ilana Solomon

What we need for the health of the planet is not an expansion of the WTO or our current model of free trade. Instead, we need fair and responsible trade to sustainably manage natural resources and confront the climate crisis.

On Earth Day, Remember the World's Poor

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 06.21.2014 | Home
Catholic Relief Services

By Bill O'Keefe Today is Earth Day, bringing to mind images that have been thought of since the first such celebration in 1970, of belching smokestac...

Climate Change This Week: Super Cheap Solutions, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.17.2014 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 17 2014 How unusua...

How Meditation Practice Can Impact Deforestation

Jane Brunette | Posted 06.14.2014 | Home
Jane Brunette

Meditation practice is not something we do for ourselves. It is meant to enter our lives as a collective by building a container of awareness that all...

Landslide in Oso, Washington -- Don't Blame Nature and Acts of God for Reckless Logging

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.12.2014 | Home
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

The 300-acre landslide in Oso, Washington, which killed at least 30 people and destroyed the local community on March 22, 2014, reveals a consequence of a relatively unregulated and unseen industry: logging.

Seeds of Intimacy -- The Jane Goodall Effect

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 06.11.2014 | Home
Frances Moore Lappe

What I'd never fully gotten before this book is how knowledge could awaken feelings of intimacy. As I read Seeds of Hope, again and again I felt appreciation, gratitude and awe. And are these not feelings we associate with intimacy and even love?

Climate Change This Week: The Ultimate Reality Series, Zombie Oil, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.10.2014 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 9, 2014 How unusua...

Defaunation: Loss of Animals, Threatening Rainforests and Public Health

Andrew Dudley | Posted 06.09.2014 | Home
Andrew Dudley

In the following interview, Professor Dirzo explains how he came up with the name and how, while a forest may look healthy on the outside, the poaching of animals for bush meat and illegal trade, is leading to a disruption of carnivore and herbivore populations.

Climate Change This Week: Major Climate Change Report, Moves on Methane, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.03.2014 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 3, 2014 How unusua...

The Lacey Act, Leading the Fight Against Illegal Logging

Jesse Prentice-Dunn | Posted 06.03.2014 | Home
Jesse Prentice-Dunn

Now, companies that import wood products must identify the species and origin of their products. Violators of the law face fines and jail time.

Climate Change This Week: Clean Energy Calls, Science Signals, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.27.2014 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 27 2014 4 How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate chang...

WATCH: Everything Wrong With Humanity, In One Short Animation

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 03.27.2014 | Home

Man, by nature, can be a destructive creature. In this short film by Steve Cutts, the many environmentally un-friendly decisions of man are brought...

Human Rights in Indonesia: The Foundation of Our Future

Hashim Djojohadikusumo | Posted 05.26.2014 | Home
Hashim Djojohadikusumo

Indonesia has made great strides since we embraced the democratic system in 1998 and I believe, despite great challenges, we have a bright future ahead of us. To realize our nation's promise, however, we must first protect the fundamental rights of our people.

Happy International Day Of Forests

Posted 03.21.2014 | Home

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: Forests cover a third of all land on Earth, providing vital organic infrastructure for some of the p...

Climate Change This Week: Galloping Glaciers, Climate Criminals, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.20.2014 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 20 2014 How unusua...

Climate Change This Week: A Rising Sea, Rising Voices, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.13.2014 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 13 2014 How unusua...

Got Science? Momentum Building for Deforestation-Free Palm Oil

Seth Shulman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Home
Seth Shulman

You need to know that palm oil, derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree, is a sought-after ingredient for thousands of products from snack foods to shampoo. Its versatility and low cost have made it the most widely used vegetable oil in the world. But, so far, palm oil's popularity has come at a terrible price.

Climate Change This Week: A Deluge of Droughts, Sinking Islands, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.07.2014 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 6, 2014 How unusua...