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Conservation

Safeguarding Our Water Supplies

Maite Arce | Posted 04.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

Greater protections for our nation's water supplies will help address some of the larger health issues that affect the Hispanic community as a whole.

Bushmeat Hunting Risks Driving Big Animals to Extinction - But We Have a Solution

David Wilkie | Posted 04.11.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

Since the term bushmeat was coined over 20 years ago, there has been growing concern that hunting wildlife for food in the tropics risks the loss of all large-bodied animals in the world's remaining tropical forests.

Shedd Aquarium Around the World: Conserving Species and Critical Habitats

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Our team is passionate about conserving both our collection and wild populations, but an important part of our work is sharing our passion with others and hopefully inspiring them to make a difference.

Protecting the Prairie-Chicken Protects the West -- We Must Do It Right

Caitlin Balch-Burnett | Posted 04.09.2014 | Denver
Caitlin Balch-Burnett

Where the prairie-chicken is concerned, we are talking about expansive, iconic, historic Southwestern vistas, and the best interests of the region's land, people and wildlife.

Zoos & Aquariums and Their Visitors Can Be Critical Advocates for Conservation Action

John F. Calvelli | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

If you have visited a zoo or aquarium in recent years, there's a good chance that you've noticed something new. In addition to providing up-close encounters with some of the planet's most magnificent species, today's zoological parks are placing a growing emphasis on conservation.

Whale of a Win for Sea Shepherd

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The new moon of March 31, 2014 ushered in a long overdue win for the whales of the Great Southern Ocean and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. An ex...

Noah: Would 40 Days of Rain Solve California's Drought Problem?

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

Even in extreme drought, 40 days and 40 nights of rain is not the answer.

Latest Assault on Public Lands an Affront to the Public

Ann Morgan | Posted 03.28.2014 | Green
Ann Morgan

Citizens want to continue the proud American tradition of investing in the wildlife, open spaces, remote spots, clean air and fresh water that make this country stand out among other industrialized nations.

Climate Change: Case Closed

Rep. Alan Lowenthal | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Rep. Alan Lowenthal

Every minute we waste on this "myth of disagreement" is one minute longer we have to wait to take concrete action, making any solution more difficult and more expensive.

Robot Eyes Protecting From Above: Drones and Ocean Conservation

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 03.20.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

By Shah Selbe, National Geographic Emerging Explorer National Geographic Emerging Explorer Shah Selbe setting up his ArduPlane drone for some coast...

Happy International Day Of Forests

Posted 03.21.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: Forests cover a third of all land on Earth, providing vital organic infrastructure for some of the p...

Despite Howling of Humans -- Silencing of the Wolves

Brenda Peterson | Posted 03.21.2014 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Grasslands, native plants, even songbirds return when wolves are restored to their rightful place.

Cultivating the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders

Levi Novey | Posted 03.20.2014 | Impact
Levi Novey

There's no silver bullet to combating climate change, habitat and biodiversity loss, and pollution of our air, water, and communities. But what these "Champions" perhaps give us most is inspiration and an example to follow.

Save the Oceans, Feed the World, Make a Profit?

David Bank | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
David Bank

Impact IQ -- What's good for the fish is good for the fishing communities -- and for impact investors. That's the thesis of three new vehicles for inv...

Palisades Beauty Under Threat

Bonnie Burnham | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact
Bonnie Burnham

Now, the Borough of Englewood Cliffs has permitted LG Electronics to move forward with the construction of a corporate tower--at a point where the protected strip of park land is only 1/8th mile deep.

Stop U.S. Navy's War on Whales

Brenda Peterson | Posted 03.14.2014 | Green
Brenda Peterson

After decades of lethal target practice against whales and dolphins by the U.S. Navy's sonar programs, our marine life is so threatened that they may not survive the navy's request for renewed permits for their bombing and sonar exercises from northern California to the Canadian border.

Why Protecting the Environment 'For Future Generations' Is a Bad Idea

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Jamie Bechtel

Future generations matter. Long-term sustainability matters. But we will not win the long game if we do not recognize that protecting the lives of children today matters more. It makes us better people. It makes us better environmentalists.

What's Worth the Fight?

Mark Starr | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Mark Starr

I believe our shared American heritage is actually worth fighting for -- and have served my country accordingly. But fighting for a gravel road? Not so much.

Run-Away Rain: No Rescue for California's Crippling Drought

Peter Getty | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Peter Getty

Since most of the rain run-off ended up in the Pacific Ocean, there's little left to quench the thirsty empty reservoirs and therefore, unusable.

Meat-Eating Humans: Mightier Than Lions, Feebler than Ants

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

It comes down to a pretty basic choice. We can either have a whole lot fewer of us meat-eating Homo sapiens, or we need Homo sapiens to eat a whole lot less meat. The funny thing is, the rate-limiting issue makes the plant vs. animal nutrition debate irrelevant. It's all about water.

What We're Concealing With Our Consumption

Anna Clark | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Anna Clark

We have not honed the stamina to learn about earth science. Consequently, we do not fully realize what the natural world means to us.

The Liquid We Can't Live Without

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Shaffer

Water is my favorite natural resource. I find it endlessly fascinating from a scientific and historical perspective. Having lived through the California drought of 1976-77, I can say without hesitation the best way to appreciate easy access to safe, clean water is to have the supply become so scarce that you're forced to put strict limits on daily use.

Preparing for Extreme Weather and Long-Term Drought

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 03.09.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

Collective conservation efforts can save millions of gallons and make a difference during a drought. If everyone does a little, we all benefit. The first step is calculating your water footprint.

Kate Sheppard

The House Did Something Good For The Environment For A Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has finally broken its lengthy dry spell on granting wilderness protection to designated areas of the country. On Tuesday, t...

Rescue Mission Underway to Save Mangrove Finches

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

Like most babies, these new arrivals require a lot of attention. While they wait in their incubators for one of their 16 daily feedings, they listen to the recorded voices of their parents. They are fed a special formula of papaya, scrambled eggs and insects. Insects?