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Environmental Conservation

The Value of a Gorilla vs. a Human

Bron Taylor | Posted 06.03.2016 | Green
Bron Taylor

Mainstream media depicted the shooting of an endangered gorilla as a tragic necessity because a child was at risk of grievous harm or death. Whether implicitly felt or explicitly stated, the assumption was that the life of this child was more valuable than the life of this gorilla.

Why Psychology Should Be A Part Of The Fight Against Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science

Climate change isn't just a political, social and economic issue. It's also a deeply psychological one -- and now, behavioral scientists are using psy...

The Last Undammed River in the Sierra Madre Occidental Is Under Threat

Jaime Rojo L. | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Jaime Rojo L.

Despite obvious public opposition and scientific and legal recommendations, Mexico's Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources approved the construction of the Las Cruces dam in mid-September of this year.

Mining in Ecuador's Intag Valley: An Untold Story of Climate Change

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Ariel Smilowitz

Amid all the fanfare around the pledges to fight climate change and global warming, another environmental issue has failed to reach the masses, one that has had devastating and irrevocable ramifications for rural communities worldwide.

Why Oysters May Be The Saving Grace For Troubled Waterways

Posted 11.23.2013 | OWN

By Sarah Engler To most of us, they symbolize decadence and indulgence --next to a glass of Champagne, lounging on a bed of ice -- but to Kate Orff...

Tracking Earth's Limits in a World of Ecological Overshoot

Global Footprint Network | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Global Footprint Network


World Youth Initiative: Tomorrow's Leaders, Solving Today's Issues

Jim Luce | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

Last fall, teen philanthropist Isaac J. Kassin was awarded our James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation's coveted Luce Leader 2012 Award for his work in phila...

Black Is the New Green

Hazel Wong | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green
Hazel Wong

Much attention has been paid to the shift in racial and generational demographics this past electoral season and what it means for our political future -- but little coverage was given to what it means for our planet's future.

Neuroscientist Says Green Consciousness Is in Right Brain

Linda Buzzell | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Buzzell

For those of us interested in how right-brain connection could alter our species' presently destructive relationship with the rest of nature, it seems critical that many more people experience the holistic, blissful feeling of oneness with all there is in our amazing universe.

A Natural Stewardship Amendment

Daniel T. Blumstein | Posted 02.26.2013 | Green
Daniel T. Blumstein

A number of state constitutions explicitly gives legislators the responsibility for stewardship of natural resources for the benefit of future generations. Let's make a New Year's pledge to the future. Let's work towards wider adoption of this simple idea.

From Source to Tap: Mapping Our Drinking Water

Mike Sweeney | Posted 01.01.2013 | Green
Mike Sweeney

It's time we pay more attention to the natural sources of water we depend on every day. Because the land in a watershed affects the water quality it's important that we have a good idea of the state of the land around our water sources.

Nature Conservancy LEAF Program

Ishmael Akahoho | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
Ishmael Akahoho

These experiences I had while working for the Nature Conservancy LEAF program made me realize that there are people out there who love doing what I used to love and that they are willing to help me.

Coloradans Point Way to Real-World Middle Ground in America Candidates Should Pay Attention to Coloradans' Views on Energy Policy

Stefan Hankin | Posted 09.09.2012 | Denver
Stefan Hankin

Americans in today's political landscape are all too often portrayed in opposition. You are either a Democrat or a Republican, part of the masses or a one percenter. But most Colorado voters don't view energy and conservation within an either/or framework.

Growing Healthy Food on Healthy Farms

Mike Sweeney | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Mike Sweeney

For sure, the consequences of foodborne illness can be devastating, and we need to deal with the problem. A smart, science-based approach can help us make sure our response actually addresses the sources of risk.

Conflicts Continue Over Resources in Panama -- Two More Indigenous People Killed

Veronique Pittman | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Veronique Pittman

Over the past three months there has been increased tension in the Wounaan communities of Eastern Panama due to illegal loggers invading their lands.

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 Environmental Consequences Of Religious Scientism

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 09.21.2011 | Religion
Robert J. Cabin

Despite my continuing love of science and conservation, I have concluded that a more holistic, hybrid approach to environmental problems is more effective than formal scientific methodology.

Educating for Democacy: Can Humanity Survive the Free Enterprise System?

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Shatzky

It is not the threat of over population that confronts us, it's over consumption. The United States consumes natural resources at the rate of four times that of its share of the earth's population.

Conservation Counts on World Water Day and Every Day

Susan J. Marks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan J. Marks

World Water Day could be the start of new water habits for all of us. As individuals, we each can do a little that could help a lot when it comes to saving and cleaning up our water.

Study Shows Money Invested In Conservation Vields High

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Money invested in protecting nature can bring huge financial returns, according to a major investigation into the costs and benefits of the natural wo...

We Need Change at Interior, Not More of the Same

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Obama faces a choice between a new direction that would place environmental conservation above corporate interests, and a pick similar to past selections at the Department of the Interior.

Let's Spread Some of Obama's Community Organizing Magic on Climate Change

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Sarah Palin should not have mocked Barack Obama for being a community organizer. If anything, tonight's results proved her wrong. Our new President ha...