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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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."