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Ecosystems

To Connect with Nature, Live in the City

Jared Green | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green
Jared Green

"We need density but we also need connections to nature," said University of Virginia professor Timothy Beatley, at an event at the University of the ...

The New Landscape Declaration: Visions For The Next 50 Years

Jared Green | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green
Jared Green

Over the next 50 years, landscape architects must coordinate their actions globally to fight climate change, help communities adapt to a changing world, bring artful and sustainable parks and open spaces to every community rich or poor, preserve cultural landscape heritage, and sustain all forms of life on Earth.

The Last Fish Eaten

Jaya Sengupta | Posted 06.20.2016 | Green
Jaya Sengupta

Famine in Sub-Saharan Africa does not make for pleasant news, but fortunately it does not affect us directly. Neither does the news of rising deaths of the penguins in the Antartica.

Forage in the Garden, Not in What's Left of the Wild

Lisa Novick | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Lisa Novick

Wild foraging is one of the hottest new trends. People are eager to acquaint themselves with the soul of their local terroir. In Southern California, ...

How to Spot a Miracle -- In the Meadow, the Woods and the Wetland

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Falconer Newhall

The San Juan Islands -- water and woodlands. Photo by Barbara Newhall Want to experience a miracle? Take a walk on one of Washington state's San Jua...

Kansas City Seeing Jump in Venture Capital

Jason Grill | Posted 04.26.2016 | Technology
Jason Grill

Kansas City has been on a roll the last few years in the entrepreneur, technology and development space.

Is Evolutionary Biology Essential for Conservation of Biodiversity?

Quora | Posted 04.21.2016 | Science
Quora

Is evolutionary biology essential for conservation of biodiversity? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling ques...

Social Isn't Special

Rod Favaron | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Rod Favaron

Marketers have more data at their fingertips than ever before, but making sense out of that data can be a challenge, to say the least. And how do you make it personal?

Carbon Sinks: The Next Big Thing (Part 3)

William S. Becker | Posted 03.26.2016 | Green
William S. Becker

A technical fix can be the best approach to confronting a challenge. But whenever possible, it should be used in partnership with rather than in place of natural systems.

World Wildlife Day 2016: Why Wildlife Needs You

Paul Rosolie | Posted 03.03.2016 | Green
Paul Rosolie

On this World Wildlife Day, let's remember it is not all about us. From the birds in your backyard, to the mother elephant and her family that stopped me on the road, I can tell you that if wild animals could speak for themselves, they would remind you that their fate is in your hands.

Scientists Pinpoint Areas Most Sensitive To Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.19.2016 | Science

The prairie regions of central Asia and North America, rainforests in Central America and South America, and eastern Australia all have one thing in c...

Ensuring a Future for American Seafood and Fishermen

Monique Coombs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Green
Monique Coombs

Commercial fishermen face vast uncertainty about changing ocean ecosystems, complex management systems, and the staggering costs to enter America's fisheries. These factors have contributed to a new challenge: declining numbers of young fishermen entering the fishing industry.

Stock Market Got You Down? Conservation Financiers Ready 'Non-Correlated' Investments

David Bank | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
David Bank

here's an intriguing line in the new Credit Suisse and McKinsey & Co. report on the growing interest among institutional investors for financial products that protect ecosystems, drive sustainable commodity production or reduce carbon emissions.

The Paris Agreement: 1.5C to Stay Alive

Bianca Jagger | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Bianca Jagger

When I heard President Hollande mention the critical goal of 1.5°C I knew this would be a different COP. He was the first world leader from a developed country to utter the ceiling of 1.5°C. And the world took notice.

Paris Climate Accord: Policy Is Catching Up With The Science

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Protecting our large intact forests also provides habitat for a vast array of species, many of which will need to adjust ranges and find new resources to help them adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Kitchen Table Commerce: The Way Business Works for Women in Sub-Saharan Africa

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 10.30.2015 | Impact
Kari Warberg Block

It's hard to believe how different things were, here in the United States, just 27 years ago -- or how different things would be, had our government not invested in women. A healthy economy, void of corruption and injustice, is one that leads to an environment where nobody is left behind.

Epic Change-Part 2

Kenny Ausubel | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
Kenny Ausubel

South Africa has the world's worst rate of violence against women and girls. Will and Cynthia were invited there by the deputy minister of health to work with members of Parliament and senior government and NGO leaders. It led to a partnership with the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.

Billion Oyster Project

Peter Neill | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

There was a time, not so long ago, when the oyster was poor man's subsistence food, cheap, available and plentiful, and eaten more often than not because one could not afford anything else.

Protecting Our Oceans With Smart Policy

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

Beyond ecosystems, biodiversity, or economics, we have a creative and calming connection with the ocean that provides us with enormous emotional, psychological, social and spiritual benefits.

Cayman Islands: Will They Pave Paradise?

Georgienne Bradley | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Georgienne Bradley

Many islanders believe that the plan to install concrete piers for easy cruise ship guest access is short sighted and the loss of corals will actually hurt not only the marine ecosystem, but also an important part of island income, tourism.

Pasadena Startups Bridge Design and Technology

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Soren Petersen

Pasadena, known for the Rose Parade and its quaint Old Town, is fast becoming a vibrant center of entrepreneurship and innovation in Southern California.

How You Must Change Your Strategic Approach Given Emerging Ecosystems

George Bradt | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
George Bradt

We're moving to ecosystems where the people that make all the money are going to be the owners of the platforms on which the ecosystems thrive. What are ecosystems? Why are they becoming important? How then must you change your strategic approach?

With "Biophony," Alonzo King LINES Ballet Delves Into Nature

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Imagine if a person could be blown out like a match. Her soul would slither toward the sky until a gust of air foiled its escape.

A New and Powerful Tool for Achieving Sustainable Development

Paul Polman | Posted 05.22.2016 | Impact
Paul Polman

Ecosystems provide for a plethora of human needs, from nutritious food, to timber, fiber and fuel. Yet, over the past 50 years, humans have degraded ecosystems more rapidly than in any comparable period in history.

Recognizing Our Marine Wildlife on Endangered Species Day

Jon Forrest Dohlin | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green
Jon Forrest Dohlin

It's a time to reflect on how each of us -- individually and collectively -- can do our part to help reverse human impact on the environment that has resulted in what has been called the earth's sixth great extinction event.