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Having a Conservation Conversation With Your Kids

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

Summer is a great time to be outdoors. Events like picnics, swim parties, sporting contests and family vacations provide ample opportunities to spark conversation and instill in our younger generation a greater appreciation for the environment.

A Haven for Ancient Turtles

Dan Chu | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Dan Chu

In addition to the loss of beach habitat, ingestion of floating plastic bags, which look like jellyfish, is a likely factor in this decline. Light pollution from homes and resorts by nesting beaches can disorient turtles that rely on stars for navigation.

Mother India Cannot Survive Without Grandmother Nature

K. Ullas Karanth | Posted 07.24.2014 | Green
K. Ullas Karanth

Hopefully, Mr. Modi will recognize that the fragile nature he holds in temporary custody is a product of millions of years of evolutionary Karma. Grandmother Nature gave birth to Mother India, which he has sworn to serve.

The Unlikely Hero: Could Belugas Save the Great Lakes?

Roger Germann | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

Believe it or not, belugas are not only part of our Great Lakes system, but they might just help save our Great Lakes.

Those Fabulous Animals

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Johnathan Lee Iverson

I learned two things upon joining The Greatest Show On Earth over 15 years ago. 1) Top billing belongs to the four-legged mammals and 2) circus at its purest is a celebration of living things at their utmost.

Happy Birthday, Snooty!

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green

On July 21, Snooty the manatee will turn 66, a huge milestone for the elderly sea cow and his kind. Snooty, who lives at the South Florida Museum ...

The Strange Times of Tortoise #21

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 07.18.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

In the 1960's the director of the nascent Charles Darwin Research Station found that the Española tortoises, slaughtered by the thousands by 18th-century whalers, were on the verge of extinction.

Think Big, Act Now for Nature: Unexpected Common Ground Between Montana, Azerbaijan and the Middle East

Sean Gerrity | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green
Sean Gerrity

Innovation, persistence, and an attitude of mutuality in the midst of intense sociological and political resistance is the key to creating more large-scale natural places that people will visit and cherish for hundreds of years into the future.

Living History: Saving the Colosseum

Darius Arya | Posted 07.17.2014 | Travel
Darius Arya

Who doesn't dream about seeing the Colosseum? The nearly 2000-year-old monument was the site of the Roman empire's amazing physical contests. But like every cultural heritage monument around the world, the Colosseum had succumbed to time, nature and pollution; it was in dire need of help.

"Marcia Bystryn Is Not Accepting E-Mails"

Matthew Chapman | Posted 07.17.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Why is Marcia Bystryn defending a lethal and environmentally unsound Bloomberg/de Blasio plan to build a huge garbage site in the heart of a residential neighborhood?

World Cup vs. Planet Earth

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green
Arthur Rosenfeld

As I watch the frenzied World Cup competition approach its apex, I cannot help but wonder why human beings are more interested in kicking balls around a field than they are in the fact that our activities have bought us a one-way ticket to extermination.

The Fabled Montropolis Is Found: Jackson Hole

Richard Bangs | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

After traveling to metropolises and micropolises (populations between 10,000 and 50,000) around the world, this place seems different, something evolved to a higher plane, but what?

Conservation Needs Palm Oil Companies to Become Active Stakeholders

Robert Hii | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Robert Hii

What is needed is a broad action across entire regions and we are staring to see some suggestions that this will happen soon.

Evolving to Survive Ourselves

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 07.04.2014 | Religion
Arthur Rosenfeld

As a Taoist monk, I find the notion of the Earth as a superorganism to make perfect sense; I also find the notion of evolution as a propulsive, all-encompassing, and all-pervasive force to be completely congruent with the ancient Chinese concept of Tao.

No Cheers for Trophy Hunting

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

In this modern day and age, saying that we have to kill something in order to save it is just no longer acceptable. There are ways to help communities in Africa living among (and, sometimes in conflict with) wildlife, that does not necessitate killing the animals.

America's Great Undiscovered Wilderness

Jay Schoenberger | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Jay Schoenberger

Looking at a map of North America you will inevitably be drawn to the bottom center of the continent where a meandering blue line broader than any other of the blue lines gracefully loops southward and empties into the Gulf of Mexico.

Becoming a Global Citizen

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 06.27.2014 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

We need to come together as citizens of planet Earth to solve the big issues. One of the biggest is global climate warming, because it is linked to species survival.

During This World Cup, Root for the Underdog -- FIFA's Armadillo Mascot

OnEarth | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green

Symbols can be valuable tools, but when Fuleco is facing a sudden death match against habitat loss -- in a region with a deforestation rate of 0.7 percent a year, one of the highest in the world -- money talks.

California Falls Short on Water Conservation: But There's Still Hope

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

It seems that California Governor Brown's January 2014 plea for 20 percent water conservation has done little to actually reduce consumption across the state.

War Games Killing Whales

Brenda Peterson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Brenda Peterson

There is urgency now to the conservation and grassroots efforts to rein in the Navy's relentless and arrogant attacks on our ocean's life support system. The Navy may not be listening, but the people are.

Tide Is Turning for Ocean Conservation

Ghislaine Maxwell | Posted 06.19.2014 | Green
Ghislaine Maxwell

Fish don't vote -- is that perhaps why the ocean and its problems are a low priority for governments and few politicians see a need to have a public opinion on ocean-related issues?

A Day in the Life of a Field Biologist: The Itch-and-Scratch Complex

Meg Lowman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science
Meg Lowman

I love insects, which is probably why I became a scientist, focusing on these extraordinary critters and their relationships with plants in the forest canopy. But insects also love me -- and a recent research trip to Ethiopia proved no exception.

Hostages Strapped to the Tank: Coastal Commission Stories - Lesson 2

Steve Blank | Posted 06.17.2014 | San Francisco
Steve Blank

"Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception." Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince For six and a half years I served as a public official...

Kick Nature-Deficit Disorder to the Curb: Celebrating Great Outdoors Month

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
Jackie Ostfeld

June is Great Outdoors Month, and there is no better time to kick Nature-Deficit Disorder to the curb. So, let me share ten ways to get outside and celebrate the outdoors this month.

The Untapped Savings in California's Water Supply

Steve Fleischli | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Steve Fleischli

California is facing a historic drought. But a new report from NRDC and the Pacific Institute highlights a lot of ways we can help protect ourselves from water shortages while using water more wisely.