It's not every day that someone gets an opportunity like going to the North Pole, especially from where I am from: a small island state in the Seychelles. You may ask, why is this guy even going there? The answer is simple: to protect the Earth.
Hundreds of thousands of victims, who fled their homes to escape the release of radiation from the crippled Fukushima plant, still live in limbo, unable to return home or rebuild their lives elsewhere.
If we want to move the zeitgeist forward, we have to see "giving back" in a more exciting and meaningful light than we did previously. We're optimistic that we're not too dumb to change the world, but instead we're just slightly... dare I say it... ignorant.
If you're coming to D.C. this weekend, you won't see your parents' environmental movement here on the Mall. The climate crisis has forged a new, diverse coalition of Americans who have seen the effects of our fossil fuel dependency and want no future with it.
While President Obama's focus on climate change is a welcome, albeit belated, shift, it remains to be seen whether he will match words with action. More and more environmental organizations and activists are prepared to keep the pressure on to ensure he does.
When an Alaska-bound oil rig docked in the New Zealand port of Taranaki, actor Lucy Lawless and six Greenpeace activists snuck aboard, climbed its 174-foot drilling tower, unfurled bright yellow banners that said "Stop Shell" and "#SaveTheArctic" -- and wouldn't descend.
The main culprit in the catastrophe facing orangutans is palm oil, a widely used cheap additive found in everything from food products to biofuels. Indeed, estimates say palm oil is now in more than 50 percent of all consumer goods.
The fast fashion movement lets us follow fads, but at what price? We all know that the quality has suffered, but producing trendy items at a breakneck speed has also caused certain companies to lose focus on ethical practices.
This is a bad day for all of us who love the ocean. Above all, it is a bad day for the penguins, seals, killer whales, and other species that live in Antarctic waters. The problem is bigger than Antarctica, though.
It is my first time on a ship. I really don't know what to expect. I've packed warm and cold clothes, medicines and food, sandals and sturdy sailing boots. The sea sickness pills were also high on the priority list.
Do you remember where you were 10 years ago? It feels as though no time has passed because those who handled the Prestige crisis are the same who are governing now. It seems they are handling another drifting boat.
Our communities are suffering from strange, extreme weather events that are supercharged by climate change already. In this day and age, we can only judge our leaders by their courageous acts to chart a sustainable path for future generations.