Observable even during my 10 short years working in the field, the polar bears I see today aren't as big as they used to be. Their unique environment is changing.
"For me, gorillas are the easiest by far, because they're such incredible photo subjects. And we have an amazing opportunity to sit with these animals because of what researchers have done in habituating them."
The Endangered Species Coalition just released a report detailing 10 imperiled water-related ecosystems, and the imperiled wildlife that depend on them. Pay attention: there's probably a lake or river near you on the list.
Even a tradition such as Confucianism, as focused upon societal and familial obligations, duties and responsibilities as it was, still saw the value of Nature as a deep and profound source for the learning and transformation of the individual.
This summer's record low sea ice extent has prompted speculation about how polar bears will be affected. Because polar bears depend on sea ice to catch seals, less sea ice can only be bad for polar bears. But it's not just this year's record low that is cause for concern.
Providing full wilderness designation to Drakes Bay as planned and paid for will enhance opportunities for public access to a uniquely protected marine environment near the major urban hub of San Francisco and the nine Bay Area counties, home to more than 9 million people.
Representative Issa and Senator Boxer know that veterans, like all Californians, are grateful for their work. This is truly a case of two lawmakers working across party lines to protect a sacred vista for the people of California and our nation.
We need to show collective outrage against wildlife crimes to galvanize bold, comprehensive, worldwide action. None of us is doing enough.
During the storm and in the wake of devastation, safe and secure in my apartment, which blessedly retained its electricity, the WWII anthem "Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer" (Harold Adamson and Jimmie McHugh) entered my consciousness, a reminder of those war-torn days.
My hope is that National Geographic's wonderful photographs bring the predicament of this critically endangered cat to a new audience who, like most Iranians a decade ago, had never heard of the cheetah's existence in the country.
New York City has Central Park and San Francisco has Golden Gate Park (which is actually bigger. Just saying). With lakes, gardens, fishing, hiking, wildlife, museums, and recreation areas, the park really has something for everyone.
The naming of tropical storms may seem trivial, but I'm thinking maybe it's anything but. Climate change denial rests on the assumption that nature is inert and the planet on which we have evolved is a dead rock. Therefore, it doesn't matter what we do to it.
Wine towns abound in California. But factoring in travel, expensive accommodations and various other factors, a simple "wine weekend" can translate to a hefty price tag. Fortunately, wine country is closer than you think.
Meditation is important for every human being. Meditation fulfills the natural tendency of human life to look for a joy that does not diminish, a love that does not get distorted or turn into negative emotions.
The Hudson is among the mightiest and most majestic rivers of all, and this river and its surrounding valley are among America's most cherished ecological natural settings.
Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time and the Deadliest Hurricane in History is a thriller, a first-rate page-turner. The minute-by-minute chronicle of the hurricane is the centerpiece of the book, and it will blow your hair back.