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Why Should You Care About Biodiversity?

Lev Karasin | Posted 12.09.2016 | Green
Lev Karasin

Reversing the drastic decline in biodiversity is the most important goal for sustainable development. Biodiversity is the collection of species and the environment in which they inhabit. Biodiversity is the life in an ecosystem.

The end of coconut water? The world's trendiest nut is under threat of species collapse

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.28.2016 | Green
The Conversation Global Roland Bourdeix, Cirad "Orange juice for breakfast is over," an investor interested in creating large, fair trade coconut plant...

The Time To Save Tigers Is Today

John F. Calvelli | Posted 07.29.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

While humans carry much blame for the decline of tigers, it is not too late for us to play a larger role in bringing the species back from the brink.

How to Feed Humans? Like a Species

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We are a species. Perhaps that’s a bit of a blow to our modern, so-over-biology, Homo sapien arrogance; but it’s true just the same. Like every ot...

Why Endangered Species Can't Adapt

Quora | Posted 04.22.2016 | Science

Instead of becoming extinct, why don't endangered species adapt to the changing environment and evolve? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge s...

On Religion

Dana Agmon | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion
Dana Agmon

I don't believe in religion. It is not out of disrespect, it is just something I sincerely am unable to comprehend; the fault is mine. I don't belie...

The Paris Climate Agreement: What Does it Mean for Animals - And How We Eat?

Mia MacDonald | Posted 12.18.2016 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Not long after governments at the United Nations climate summit in Paris finally reached an agreement, friends and colleagues concerned about the righ...

One In Six Species Could Disappear Due To Climate Change, New Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.30.2015 | Green

16 percent. Remember that number. If climate change continues unabated, 16 percent -- one in six -- plant and animal species will go extinct, accor...

5 Measures of Conservation to Affordably Monitor Our Effectiveness

David Wilkie | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
David Wilkie

Most conservation practitioners would rather spend the next dollar raised on reducing threats than monitoring the effectiveness of their actions. Not surprisingly, few have ever attempted to gather scientifically credible data on any of the numerous exhaustive lists of indicators.

Through Ebola's Eyes

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Predictably, this one case diagnosed here in the U.S. has resulted in a media feeding frenzy, rumination, recrimination, and the familiar blend of hyberbole and hysteria that tends to populate those infamous 15 minutes during which any given crisis holds our attention.

Balancing Nature and Human Needs on the Designer Ark

David Wilkie | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

I can live with rabbits in my garden, even if I don't like them. Let's do all we can to people whose homes are in or around national parks and protected areas, to live with wildlife that they would likewise prefer to live without.

Review: A Window on Eternity, by E. O. Wilson

David Edmund Moody | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
David Edmund Moody

He confesses that he suffers from a "mild arachnophobia" -- so much so that he was unable to cope with and preserve a large and colorful orb spider that he had acquired with some difficulty, and instead simply opened the plastic bag and released it back into the wild.

This is What Community Health Looks Like: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project gives $1,000 away, every day, to change-makers all over the world who are creating more peaceful, just and sustainable communi...

E.O. Wilson: Preserving Biodiversity Is an Ethical Imperative

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Two schools of thought -- sometimes working in unison and sometimes at odds with each other -- have driven much of the environmental movement in the United States over the past 100+ years.

How to De-Seed a Pomegranate in Honor of Tu B'Shevat

Beth Rosen | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Beth Rosen

It is customary during Tu B'Shevat to eat a new fruit, or to eat one of the Seven Species mentioned in the Bible. Being that it is the New Year for trees, I thought it would be the perfect time to make a "tree" resolution. So, mine is to introduce a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month to my kids.

Science Mag's 'Once and Future Climate Change' Coverage

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

"Is the climate changing?" is not the big climate question one of the world's most respected scientific journals is seeking to address. Instead, the question they attempt to address is: What does climate change mean for us, for our ecosystems, for the globe?

De-extinction: A Lifeline or Pandora's Box?

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 06.06.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

It's amazing to think of the advances in genetic science and technology made during our lifetime. But when it comes to the idea of resurrecting a woolly mammoth via genetic wizardry in a laboratory, just because we can, does that mean that we should?

Islanders' Weapons Put Spotlight On Vanished Species

Posted 04.04.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/03/2013 05:03 PM EDT on LiveScience A collection of vicious weapons made of shark t...

Radical Adventures Into the Rainforest

David Edmund Moody | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
David Edmund Moody

Stafford and Easton are both pioneers in a world where everything seems already to be known. Both found their way into the inner recesses of nature, and both came away radically changed by the experience.

WATCH: Millions Of Mysterious Creatures Wash Ashore On Hawaii Beaches In Rare Event

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 07.18.2012 | Science

Researchers are perplexed by them and long-time residents of Hawaii have never seen anything like it before. According to Hawaii News Now, several ...

What Polar Bears Were Doing Half A Million Years Ago

Posted 04.20.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/19/2012 02:13 PM EDT on LiveScience Polar bears have been chilling on the ice far lon...

Enter the Deep-sea Prison of the Yeti Crab

Robert Lamb | Posted 03.07.2012 | Science
Robert Lamb

2012-01-06-Screenshot20120106at12.07.03PM.jpgWhat if prehistoric sea monsters were still very much alive, only trapped behind naturally occurring cold-water barriers?

How Many Species? (And Who Cares?)

Rob Pringle | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green
Rob Pringle

Recent estimates that there might be up 10 million species begs another question, this one asked not by your six-year-old daughter, but by her annoying little friend: "Who cares how many?"

Dear Environmental Community: Please Shut Up

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

Green technology faces a number of barriers--high capital costs, entrenched incumbents, skepticism, bureaucratic and political roadblocks. But, pleas...

The Next Newly Discovered Species Could Be Named After You ... If You Can Pay The Price

Treehugger | Stephen Messenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

in hopes of raising funds to continue research, scientists in Indonesia have begun granting the rights to name newly discovered species to the highest...