Many in India worship Sherawali Mata or Durga, the divine "Mother Goddess" who comes mounted on a tiger, making the king of the jungle the chosen vehicle of one of India's most powerful and revered religious deities.
The debate has been raging for years. Can biofuels, fuels derived from recently alive plant materials (or manure), serve as the fuel of choice to power our nation's huge fleet of automobiles and trucks and power plants without adding to our climate change woes?
That's right! An organization whose mission is to protect birds is collaborating with an industry whose members regularly cut down the occupied habitat of threatened or endangered forest birds! That makes no sense.
Ever since my son was diagnosed with a rare ocular syndrome and retinal scarring last winter, I have found myself returning to the promise of regeneration -- in our stories, our health and our ecosystems.
People know Carole as one of the most successful and beloved songwriters in pop music history and incredible performer as well. But Carole has matched her passion for music with a fierce commitment to protecting America's wildlands.
The Rampal power plant in Bangladesh invokes the classic battle of development versus environment which is a mainstream thought in the developing world. But with rapid advances in clean energy, that debate is being made more and more redundant.
At its best, a day hike gets straight to the essence of the place. t takes you inside the canyon, beneath the waterfall and delivers you straight to the wildflower-strewn clearing at the mountain's peak.
Fire is a natural part of a process of destruction and regeneration that keeps a forest diverse and healthy. By suppressing fires in the forest, we weren't putting an end to fires, we were just putting off the inevitable.
The West, along with other places, is seeing the advent of the "megafire." Over the past decade wildfires have become more frequent, more severe, and larger, sometimes destroying tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of acres of forest.
Last year, Tea Party Members of Congress temporarily persuaded GOP leadership to abandon their usual political acuity and launch a series of attacks on the Lacey Act, one of America's most successful environmental and economic laws. You'd think this might be too much even for the Tea Party.
WWF's statement surprised many long-time palm oil watchers, but the organization deserves enormous credit for sticking to its principles and making clear that companies cannot claim sustainability just by sticking an RSPO label on their product while continuing to destroy the Earth's forests.