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Mangroves and marshes key in the climate change battle

IUCN – Planet at the Crossroads | Posted 02.02.2017 | Green
IUCN – Planet at the Crossroads

With the advent of green technologies, it is easy to view the battle against climate change as one for the tech world. A lesser-known but increasingly...

Women and wetlands: the hidden side of conservation solutions

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 10.19.2016 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

This post was written by Lorena Aguilar and Maggie Roth Melissa Wurramarrba, Karmelina Daniels and Daphne Daniels are three Aboriginal women rangers...

Breaking Ground on a Bold New Vision to Address Climate Change: Restoring North America's Amazon

P.J. Marshall | Posted 10.17.2016 | Green
P.J. Marshall

On November 4, the historic Paris Agreement for global action on climate change will enter into force, catalyzing collective action by governments, ci...

Rethinking Trapping And Public Lands

Eric Uhlfelder | Posted 10.14.2016 | Green
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Eric Uhlfelder

If the initiative passes, this is a big deal, not only because Montana has a lot of public lands--one third of the state or 50,000 square miles--and a long trapping tradition, but it will punctuate the growing shift to keeping state public lands safer for everybody.

What Are We Forgetting When Talking About Sustainability?

Quora | Posted 10.05.2016 | Green
Quora

What important issues are left out of the conversation about sustainable food? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where comp...

Louisiana Floods: Restoration Will Help Us Build Back Better

P.J. Marshall | Posted 08.31.2016 | Green
P.J. Marshall

In Baton Rouge these past weekends, the "Cajun Navy" was out in force cleaning up after the devastating Louisiana floods that killed 17 people and for...

Rapid Protection of Wetlands Critical to Environmental and Economic Health of the Hudson Valley

Ned Sullivan | Posted 05.23.2016 | Green
Ned Sullivan

Tidal wetlands are among the most productive and protective ecosystems on the planet. Unfortunately, they're also among the most fragile.

Coastal Resilience: Residents of the Isle de Jean Charles Forced to Relocate

Stephen Maloney | Posted 05.04.2016 | Green
Stephen Maloney

Wenceslaus Billiot stands on his front porch on the Isle de Jean Charles in Terrebonne Parish.

Carbon Sinks: The Next Big Thing (Part 4)

William S. Becker | Posted 04.01.2016 | Green
William S. Becker

The safest and most sensible strategy to combat climate change consists of two parts. The first is to make the transition from carbon-based to carbon-free energy. Second, we should restore and protect the natural ecosystems that store carbon and provide fringe benefits that include water savings, flood protection, wildlife habitat, food security and many other services.

Protecting FL Wetlands: If Not Rick Scott, Who Can We Count On?

Sherry Gray | Posted 03.29.2016 | Miami
Sherry Gray

In a state where most of the land is below sea level and legislators are prohibited from using the "C" word (climate change), you might expect to see ...

World Wetlands Day: US Wetland Forests are a National Conservation Priority

Danna Smith | Posted 02.02.2017 | Green
Danna Smith

World Wetlands Day marks the day in 1971 when international governments and nongovernmental organizations who were concerned with conserving Earth's wetlands came together and signed a global conservation treaty. It was the first global intergovernmental environmental treaty in the modern era.

The Most Powerful Climate Solution You've Never Heard Of

P.J. Marshall | Posted 12.08.2016 | Green
P.J. Marshall

What if there was a powerful but overlooked tool that could reduce global warming by 0.5°C by the end of the century? Imagine if reversing the decline of ecosystems was good for economies. What if making our world more beautiful, also made it stronger and more resilient?

COP21 Is Reminding Us That Everyone's Prosperity Relies on Nature

Justin Adams | Posted 12.04.2016 | Green
Justin Adams

The voices of the world's leaders are echoing the voices of the hundreds of millions of people whose lives and livelihoods depend on the decisions made this week.

A Rare Look at the New U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters

Jared Green | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Jared Green

GSA ended up creating the second largest green roof in the U.S. at 550,000 square feet, and the third largest in the world. It's so big that a deer actually grazed on the roof, not realizing it was on one.

Every Stream Counts

Edward Flattau | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Edward Flattau

Leading the opposition to the clean water rule are Republican congressional lawmakers and conservative think tanks such as the Federalist Society. In deploring Washington's increased protection of freshwater resources, critics ignore the U.S. Government Accountability Office's recent survey of state water managers.

Dear God, Please Just Say No to Governor Jindal

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Dear God, if you are listening to Governor Jindal's prayers asking if he should run for president, please just say, "No." Louisiana cannot afford his ambitions anymore.

A Wild Answer to Climate Change

Vance G. Martin | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
Vance G. Martin

It's the start of a new year and we need new ways to get the message out there. Climate change is a threat, wilderness is necessary as a solution, and we're all better off with more of wild nature intact.

The Hidden Hand Behind 'Natural' Disasters

Peter Bosshard | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Floods and droughts in many parts of the world are getting ever more frequent and intense. Scientists have long warned that a changing climate is making such weather events more extreme. What is often neglected in the public debate is that the impacts of climate change on flood and drought disasters are exacerbated by environmental destruction.

The Externalities of Climate Change

Peter Neill | Posted 02.01.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

Mountaintop removal, hydraulic fracturing, open pit mining, dams, highways, filled wetlands -- these are just some of the many other examples of human-engineered intrusion into natural systems that are not typically planned or valued within the full context and cost of their use.

It's a Small World After All - and We're All Connected

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.19.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Walt Disney sped up the tempo from the original version and made it more cheery, but it is arguably a simple message that we continue to strive for decades later.

Alright GOP, Time to Put Up Or Shut Up

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Congratulations Republicans, you've won control of Congress. Now it's time to put down the talking points, stop your OCD obsession with ObamaCare and ...

Superstorm Sandy Two Years Later: New York Is Becoming More Resilient But More Is Needed

Frances Beinecke | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

There is no single fix that can make our region more resilient in the face of climate change. But by working in our communities and at the national level, we can defuse this threat. Here are six areas where additional attention is greatly warranted.

This Is How America Will Reduce Pollution and Stamp Out Our Carbon Footprint

Frances Beinecke | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The US can become carbon neutral in our lifetimes. In the process, we will put millions of Americans to work, make our companies more competitive, and shield our communities from extreme weather. And we will honor our obligation to leave the world a better place for future generations.

Wetland: Love Down Under

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 11.26.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

It's not the Little House on the Prairie landscape that this film's hero Helen must wade through. Its more like the bathrooms of Berlin.

Don't Let Misinformation Prevail Over Clean Water

Jane Graham | Posted 11.09.2014 | Miami
Jane Graham

Wetlands improve water quality by filtering out pollutants. Wetlands buffer against flooding and provide crucial habitat for birds and other wildlife. All of these benefits support local economies. But these marshy wonderlands are being destroyed faster than they can be restored.