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Co-Creating a Better World

Tim McDonald | Posted 10.16.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

I attended my first SXSWeco, a gathering of a global community to explore, engage and co-create solutions for a sustainable world, this year. As I think back on the experience, it was a mix of unexpected events and people, which provided me with several takeaways that can teach us all some important lessons.

Environmentalism Gets a Much-Needed Rebrand

M. Sanjayan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Green
M. Sanjayan

For too long, environmentalism and conservation have been focused on saving nature for its intrinsic value. We don't really talk much about people except almost as an afterthought. In some instances, we've even allowed our efforts to be framed as favoring nature at the expense of people.

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

Peter Getty | Posted 05.11.2014 | 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.

Is There New Hope for Madagascar?

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Russell Mittermeier

Madagascar is one of the world's most unusual countries -- an iconic "hotspot" in every sense of the word. It has also been the site of devastating poverty and environmental destruction, accelerated in recent years by an ineffective, corrupt government.

10 Marine Areas Worth Saving

Elizabeth Selig | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Elizabeth Selig

As new technologies let us explore ever deeper and more remote areas of our oceans, we are learning more and more about the amazing bounty of life they harbor.

'Big Data' Is an Investment in Nature -- and Human Well-being

Peter Seligmann | Posted 02.19.2014 | Science
Peter Seligmann

CI and 83 partners have been meticulously gathering data on changes in biomass, biodiversity, species distribution and other indicators of ecosystem health. The data from this network offers decision makers an early warning system designed to identify potentially harmful changes arising within Earth's ecosystems.

Bizarre 'Troll-Haired' Insect Is Totally Wild!

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.09.2013 | Green

This "troll-haired" bug is one of the coolest-looking insects we've ever seen. The tiny unidentified creature, which is only 5 millimeters long, w...

One Way to Fight Terrorism? End the Ivory Trade

Peter Seligmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Peter Seligmann

What we're seeing here is the perfect storm of extinction, poverty and radicalism. We're seeing the deterioration of societies and a massive threat to the stability of not only African nations but the entire world. A crucial step in changing this equation is to ensure that the ivory trade comes to an end.

Developing a Lexicon for Ocean Preservation

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

We are talking about a far more serious question: How will we feed the world 20 years from now? Indeed, if we do not stop the systematic destruction of our ocean resources, we could have a serious seafood shortfall; this is on a collision course with simultaneous population growth.

Remembering Two Field Biology Pioneers

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 10.23.2013 | Science
Russell Mittermeier

Twenty years ago this month, the conservation community and the world suffered a tragic loss when a small plane flying out of the coastal city of Guayaquil, Ecuador crashed into a cloud-covered mountain.

10 Nonprofit LinkedIn Accounts To Follow

Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact

Some nonprofits have thousands, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of LinkedIn Company Page followers, and yet have not customized thei...

PHOTO: The Cutest Sloth Of The Week

Posted 06.09.2013 | Green

Last week, we wrote about Monique Pool, a woman in Suriname who rescued 200 sloths after cattle farmers destroyed their forest home in the Guiana Shi...

PHOTO: A Sloth In A Bowl!

Posted 06.02.2013 | Green

Sloths are a major part of our animal coverage here at HuffPost Green, and a recent story about Monique Pool, a woman in Suriname who rescued 200 of t...

WATCH: Hundreds Of Sloths Rescued After Home Destroyed

Posted 05.30.2013 | Green

One woman's efforts to save homeless sloths has landed her with hundreds of the cuddly forest dwellers, leading her to become "slothified," a word she...

Hillary Clinton Weighs In On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.17.2013 | Green

"We are in a race against time," former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Wednesday night, in an interview with actor Harrison Ford. "We st...

Protecting Nature Is Critical to Maintain Global Security

Peter Seligmann | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Peter Seligmann

The world's growing population -- expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050 -- is predicted to double demands on our planet's dwindling supply of food, fresh water, energy and other resources we can't live without.

PHOTOS: Stunning Animal Portraits Captured In Massive Camera Trap Network

Posted 02.26.2013 | Green

In an effort to provide comprehensive, real-time data about the health of the planet's forests, a group of scientists has set up a vast network of cam...

Mapping the Mangroves with Tablets and Tethrs in Al Khor, Doha, Qatar

Chris Abraham | Posted 02.21.2013 | Education
Chris Abraham

In Al Khor, along the coast just north of Doha, students gathered with tablet computers and waded out into the salt marsh to garner data transmitting from wireless sensors positioned in the mangroves.

Diving With the Dream Team

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

I am scuba diving in the South Pacific, about six hours due south of Hawaii by air. As exotic and remote a locale as this is, the real story is not where I am but whom I have the honor to dive with.

Language Diversity Is Highest in Biodiversity Hotspots

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green
Russell Mittermeier

These biodiversity hotspots and wilderness areas must be among our top priorities for terrestrial conservation if we hope to preserve Earth's natural ecosystem services and biodiversity for future generations of people.

A Sea Change in Ocean Conservation

Peter Seligmann | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green
Peter Seligmann

Marine conservation is not just critical for the health of our oceans.

Conservation 2.5 -- An Essential Upgrade for Human Survival

Peter Seligmann | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green
Peter Seligmann

If we can get decision makers to value nature's services, if we can help them understand that this is in their enlightened self-interest, then we can transition to sustainable development.

PHOTOS: Armored Catfish And Cowboy Frog Among 1,300 Species Documented In Suriname

Posted 01.25.2012 | Green

An armored catfish, a Pac-Man frog and a cowboy frog were some of the 1,300 species documented during a scientific survey conducted by Conservation In...

The Most Dangerous Places To Live If You're A Sea Turtle

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Christian | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

Sea turtles be warned: A new report has found nesting sites in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are some of the most dangerous places in the world for ...

PHOTOS: Good News For Hawksbill Sea Turtles In Eastern Pacific ... They're Not Extinct!

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green

Scientists have for some time now assumed that the hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) was functionally extinct in the eastern tropical Paci...