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Shift Your Spending To Make A Real Difference

Diane MacEachern | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Diane MacEachern

As much as manufacturers oppose environmental legislation and regulation, they embrace what happens in the marketplace. They have to. Consumer dollars are their lifeblood. Corporate need for profit gives consumers power. Why don't we use it?

Despite Its Remoteness, Antarctica's Health Matters

Greg Stone | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

I've had the privilege of doing research in places that are seldom seen by humans: remote, nearly pristine reefs in the Phoenix Islands; seamounts nea...

Over 100,000 Elephants Killed in 3 Years, But We Can Stop the Slaughter

George Wittemyer | Posted 09.25.2014 | Green
George Wittemyer

When sitting in close proximity to a group of elephants, it always amazes me how small an elephant's tusks are relative to its body. Certainly far less than a hundredth of its weight. But because of these tusks -- their teeth -- tens of thousands of elephants die each year.

Secrets of the Past in a Rugged Landscape

Dan Chu | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Dan Chu

Unless action is taken, the area's cultural treasures -- as well as its stunning scenery, exceptional recreational opportunities, and ecological health -- will only continue to be degraded and destroyed.

The Future of Conservation and the Tragedy of Triage

Michael Paul Nelson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green
Michael Paul Nelson

Because the ESA is a flagship of conservation legislation, one can expect this new meaning to influence the direction of conservation far beyond the formal purview of the ESA.

Why Not Send Lonesome George on Tour?

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

At last week's New York unveiling of the mounted body of Lonesome George, the legendary Galápagos tortoise, the VIPs in attendance dismissed it as a silly idea: "George is a rock star, why not send him on tour?"

Can 'Prescriptive Evolution' Help Save Our World in the Anthropocene?

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

Despite the great potential of prescriptive evolution, some have also raised objections to the manipulation of evolution on an ethical basis, criticizing it for influencing the "natural course" of evolution.

The People's Climate March: Join Us On September 21 To Make History

Peter Lehner | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green
Peter Lehner

Citizen action is a powerful force for change. When so many of us, from so many disparate backgrounds, ages and interests, take to the streets together, our message cannot be ignored.

The Green Beer Fest Celebrates Clean Water for Colorado Craft Brews

Wade Norris | Posted 09.19.2014 | Denver
Wade Norris

This is not just any beer festival, this is an environmentally themed festival with an emphasis on Water conservation for the Beer industry.

Drones Are Good, Bad, and Proving Vital to Protect Endangered Species

David Wilkie | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

Without the ability to use low-cost drones to see well beyond the horizon of earth-bound rangers, preventing wildlife crime will remain almost impossible and eco-guards will continue to wander into lethal fire fights with poachers.

Summer of Chicago Superheroes: From the Ballpark to the Beaches

Roger Germann | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

Superheroes in Chicago weren't limited to comic books and the movie screens this summer. I, along with the city of Chicago, celebrated our very own Jackie Robinson West representing the nation in the Little League World Series.

The Legacy of Lonesome George: Rescuing Tortoises From Extinction

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

They look invincible-with their built-in body armor and their enormous bulk. But giant tortoises, the very symbol of the Galápagos, are among the most devastated creatures on the islands.

Who Will Save the Elephants?

Trevor Neilson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Trevor Neilson

One of the greatest moments of my life was standing at Savute elephant camp in Chobe National Park in Botswana and watching dozens of elephants at a watering hole.

Man-Made Evolution Is Happening -- It's Time to Control It

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 09.13.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

Evolutionary biologists have news for anyone accustomed to thinking of evolution as a long-term proposition: Evolution also takes place on a day-to-day basis, and it's a tool we must use to keep drug-resistant diseases from spiraling out of control and to prevent mass extinctions.

Outraged Miami Residents Confront Walmart Developer in Kendall

Grant Stern | Posted 09.12.2014 | Miami
Grant Stern

Walmart is looking to fill a gap in their chain's lockdown coverage of southwest Miami by building a SuperCenter into one of only three endangered pine rocklands habitats in all of Florida, as part of Coral Reef Commons.

Science Isn't Just For NASA: You Can Bust Out Your Own Science Spark

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 09.11.2014 | Science
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

We are smart enough. All of us. And we must remain curious and critical lifelong consumers of scientific information, equipped to make informed and responsible decisions that will affect the lives of our neighbors, our environment and ultimately, the whole world.

Latinos Love Hiking -- Here's Why

Rod Torrez | Posted 09.11.2014 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

Just over a year ago, The New Republic ran a story with a catchy, but slightly insulting title: "White People Love Hiking. Minorities Don't. Here's Why." Like many other Latinos in the Southwest, I come from a family who, among other things, enjoy hunting and hiking; all activities the sensational title claims minorities "don't" like.

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
Read More: Google, Congress, Ipcc Report, Department of Defense, Peru, Fracking, Austin, E.O. Wilson, Greenpeace, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Christiana Figueres, Ban Ki-Moon, Friends of the Earth, Scotland, Discrimination, National Renewable Energy Lab, Al Gore, Lester Brown, Bill Mckibben, San Francisco, Pentagon, Jeffrey Sachs, Copenhagen 2009, Microsoft, Russian Roulette, Nsa Spying, Schleswig-Holstein, Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral, Prince Charles, Jimmy Carter, National Security Agency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, World War II, Co2 Emissions, Seismic Testing, Costa Rica, President Obama, Tokelau, Penn State University, South Dakota, Iceland, Solar Energy, Communities of Color, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Slavery, Munich, Wave Power, Justice, Sweden, Nsa, Civil War, Ipcc, Plan B, Denmark, New York City, Energy Efficiency, Segregation, Keystone XL Pipeline, Jfk, Mass Extinction, Iowa, Coal Plants, Co2, White House, Children, Epa, Michael Mann, Conservation, House Republicans, Civil Rights, Mountaintop Removal, Germany, National Security, Asthma, Generation Change, Forests, Copenhagen, People's Climate March, Moon Landing, Climate, Electric Vehicles, Keystone Pipeline, Industrial Hemp, Barack Obama, Deutsche Bank, Cia, Climate Justice, Deepwater Drilling, Green Industrial Revolution, James Hansen, China, Organic Farming, Mass Transit, Un Climate Summit, United Nations, Renewable Energy, Phillipines, US Energy, Desmond Tutu, Paris, Tar Sands, House Democrats, Kyoto Protocol, China Greenhouse Gases, Stanford University, Boulder Colorado, Zero Emissions, Arctic Drilling, Civil Rights Movement, Carbon Dioxide, Maldives, Wind Energy, Climate Chaos, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Keystone XL, British Labour Party, Jim Crow, Wall Street, Angel Gurria, Bicycles, Tidal Power, Geothermal Energy, American Wind Energy Association, Green News
Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

A Renewable Energy Future

Steve Sawyer | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Steve Sawyer

If we assume that human civilization will continue for at least another 1000 years, then we will eventually arrive at a 100 percent renewable energy system. Whatever you believe about the existing reserves and undiscovered sources of fossil fuels and other combustible or radioactive minerals, they will eventually be exhausted or too expensive to extract.

CREO Investors Pledge $300 Million for Environmental Impact

David Bank | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
David Bank

Environmentalists are claiming their seats at the impact investing table. Nearly a dozen wealthy families are announcing today that they have committ...

Five Facts about Fungi: The Unsung Heroes

Dr. Gregory M. Mueller, Ph.D. | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Dr. Gregory M. Mueller, Ph.D.

Sometimes, it's all too easy to overlook what's really important in life. Countless heroes go unsung as they carry out their important work behind the scenes. Today I would like to take a moment to acknowledge a group of unsung heroes working diligently all over the world: fungi.

Where Climate Change and Real Conservatives Meet

Stephen Phelps | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion
Stephen Phelps

By embracing a radical worldview, today's conservatives have abandoned the moral heritage of the West.

'Green News Report' - September 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Accountability for BP in deadly Gulf Oil Spill Disaster; Accountabilit...

Aboard the Hokule'a: Sailboats, Small Islands and the Stewardship of Nature

Greg Stone | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

Hokule'a is a twin-hulled canoe, or vaka, based on the ancient design of open-ocean Polynesian voyaging canoes. Millennia ago, Polynesians sailed across thousands of miles of ocean and settled the many islands of the Pacific in canoes just like this.

Keeping Our Arctic Wilderness Wild

David Yarnold | Posted 09.03.2014 | Green
David Yarnold

Fifty years ago, the battle to create the magnificent Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in far northeastern Alaska inspired Congress to approve America's Wilderness Act, the law that has since protected millions of acres of some of our nation's most iconic and cherished wild places. The Arctic Refuge is, simply put, astonishing.