by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor for Rodale.com "Mommy, look! Look, Mommy," Della, my little 3-year-old niece, gleefully squealed as...
In times like these, with shrinking budgets and diminishing resources, we need to stop and think -- what would this country be like without our national parks?
by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate April is Stress Awareness Month--although it's safe to say most of us ...
The problem is, if we conceive of our challenge as squeezing within the limits of a finite planet, our imaginations stay locked inside an unecological worldview of separateness and lack -- precisely the thinking that got us into this mess. Not good.
At 500,000 square miles, the Gobi is the fifth largest desert in the world, and nearly all of it is undeveloped.
From incredible beaches to flamingo-filled parks, Cagliari, the capital of Italy's feisty little island of Sardinia, is all about its history and shares its love for food, culture and music for free.
Have they felt the hunger too? / it's an old emptiness under the rug, / the rumbling of dust / facing off to brawl for the blackened land. / Have they seen the faces with their hanging skin, the yellowed teeth, the sun-bleached earth?
In the face of rapid climate change, rampant energy development and continued habitat loss, we must stop the further decline of imperiled wildlife before they slip closer to the abyss of extinction.
Earth Day is really People Day, isn't it? The fate of Earth is now in human hands. And, recognizing this truth, some have named our era the Anthropocene. So it's high time that we get a grip on what makes this era-making species tick... don't you think?
Nothing man-made can rival Mother Nature at her finest. For those who love the great outdoors, the most memorable vacations aren't at massive mega-res...
My children used to tease me, on my fear of climbing Yosemite's daunting Half Dome: "I bet if John Muir were up there you would go." I told them Muir would never give me a second look even if I scaled Half Dome's sheer face: "to get his attention, you'd have to wear bark."
Machu Picchu on your bucket list? Take the back way. See the complete list of the World's Most Amazing Hikes How about seeing the jagged spikes of ...
The time has come for the ecological century. Nature does not respond to our interdependence with it by trying to minimize itself out of existence, but instead by growing and flourishing. Good design does the same.
A hundred years from now, after the dust has settled, the case of renowned anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon will surely rank high in the annals of science for the systematic persecution of scientific conclusions.
It cannot be overstated that in Japan, the sakura is serious business. But why are the blossoms so significant? Here's hoping you get out and enjoy them this spring -- perhaps, even, with a little more history than before.