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I Was There: Three Years After BP Spill, Applying Lessons Learned From Exxon Valdez

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

The view from the deck of the Exxon Valdez was grim. The slick was huge; birds and other wildlife were covered in oil, dying; and hardly any containment effort had begun. The spill would kill an enormous number of animals -- seabirds, bald eagles, sea otters, seals and whales.

Heritage Is an Educational Legacy

Bonnie Burnham | Posted 06.19.2013 | World
Bonnie Burnham

The theme of World Heritage Day this year is the "heritage of education." While education has its legacy in buildings such as libraries and universities, and in objects such as manuscripts, every heritage site also carries within it an embedded educational legacy.

The Art of Angels

Robert Maynord | Posted 01.20.2013 | Arts
Robert Maynord

The Offering of Angels is now touring four museums in the United States. Currently the exhibit is at the Chazen Museum in Madison, Wisconsin, and next it will travel to the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia.

As Not Seen on TV: BP Fails to "Measure Up" on Promises to Gulf Coast

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Buchanan

With less than seven percent of this initial commitment to the Gulf Coast met, it's fair to say BP must do a better job of working fairly with the state and federal trustee to move projects forward.

The Big Task of Managing Nature at New York's Central Park

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

I know that it may come as a shock to some, but New York's Central Park is not an act of God. It might seem that way, especially in the woodlands, which appear so authentically, well, natural.

Marie Claire Editor-At-Large Geraldine Sealey Talks Meditation At The Huffington Post's Oasis

Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living

Central Park trees and seltzer water are two balance-restoring staples for Marie Claire's Editor-at-Large Geraldine Sealey. We met up with Geraldine a...

Actions and Choices at Bancroft Bay Park, Albert Lea, Minnesota

Kari Adelaide | Posted 08.16.2012 | Green
Kari Adelaide

There are consequences to not listening to the land; we must choose to protect the land and honor sacred territory.

39 Steps to Effective Gulf Restoration

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 09.23.2012 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

Restoring these damaged resources will require a comprehensive, Gulf-wide restoration plan that covers coastal environments, blue-water resources and Gulf communities.

Inside The $15,000 House That's Now Worth $2 Million

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.26.2012 | Money

In 1982, a photographer living in Nova Scotia bought a house that was at the time the definition of a fixer upper. Sherman Hines spent just $15,000 on...

How You Could Live In A Historic Landmark Rent-Free

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business

Now you can live in an historic building rent-free for decades. The catch? You'll need to use a whole lot of elbow grease. The states of Massachus...

My Secret Love For Garbage

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

It became so obvious. All this garbage. All this junk. All this longing to take that which is deemed unworthy -- this was Good News -- really, really, good news. This was Gospel.

WATCH: Biden Comes Up With a New Nickname For Everglades

Posted 04.23.2012 | Miami

Flanked by Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla) and Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla), Vice President Joe Biden spent Monday in the Everglades. He may have even give...

How Four Women Revived a Derelict Mississippi Town

The New York Times | Posted 03.08.2012 | Women

OVER lunch at the B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery here one day last month - pear zucchini soup and cornbread madeleines - the women of Water Valley were ...

Celebrity Collector: Rick Dale

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.06.2012 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

Would you ever think being an antique restorer could land you and your business in front of millions of television viewers each week?

Speak With Your Life: A Witch Doctor, The White House and Charlie

Sonya Denyse | Posted 03.25.2012 | Good News
Sonya Denyse

Why does a little boy from Uganda get invited to the Oval Office? The year before, Charlie had been kidnapped by a witch doctor and brutally mutilated, but he survived.

Now Is the Time to Invest in Restoring the Health of the Gulf of Mexico

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

It took just 89 days for that well to spew over 4 million barrels of oil, but it will take much longer for us to fully understand the impact of this disaster -- and longer still to rebuild a healthy and prosperous Gulf of Mexico.

Restorations Aplenty in Detroit

Chris Zadorozny | Posted 01.22.2012 | Detroit
Chris Zadorozny

Detroit is rising and there are plenty of restoration projects taking place in the Corktown and Downtown areas.

City Shaping IV: Can Target Right What Minneapolis Is About to Ruin?

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Excitement has turned to disappointment in Minneapolis, and what's happening there should be a warning about safeguarding transparency in public process and civic debate.

Built to Last: A Love Story

Rose-Lynn Fisher | Posted 12.13.2011 | Fifty
Rose-Lynn Fisher


Restoration Jobs Available in Florence and Malta

John M. Eger | Posted 11.19.2011 | College
John M. Eger

The best art transcends time and place and speaks directly to our common humanity, our sense of justice, our desire for truth. This is true for the work of Caravaggio.

Hurricane Watch: Protecting Our Ocean Sentries

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

As the East Coast residents prepare for the worst and hope for the best, it is hard to escape the memory of Hurricane Katrina, which wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast at this moment six years ago.

Stage Door: The Shoemaker, Victory

Fern Siegel | Posted 09.24.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Incorporating traumatic events on stage is tricky. In the case of The Shoemaker at the Acorn Theater, it's handled with care.

It's Time We Take the Pulse of the Gulf

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

We cannot continue to let the Gulf suffer. Pillars of the regional economy -- tourism, energy, recreational fishing and the seafood industry -- cannot prosper without the natural resources that support them.

As Government Fails to Protect Endangered Species, One Grassroots Program Quietly Succeeds

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Robert J. Cabin

Much to the chagrin of the conservation community, President Obama has not turned out to be a strong environmentalist or defender of vanishing species.

Bird Survey Suggests If You Plant It, They Will Come

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 06.14.2011 | Green
Robert J. Cabin

2011-04-14-redbirdcabin.gifWhat remains of the world's natural areas increasingly requires embracing the emerging paradigm of ecological restoration.