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Reversing Deforestation Is Complicated; Planting a Tree Is Simple

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Gov. Martin O'Malley

The vital connection between our forests and our children's future has never been more important, or more threatened, than it is right now.

Five Natural Sites Where Humans Threaten Biodiversity (PHOTOS)

Laura DiMugno | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Laura DiMugno

Sadly, 35 of 200+ sites designated as natural World Heritage properties are considered in danger and face threats such as pollution, human armed conflict, poaching, uncontrolled urbanization, and unchecked tourism and development.

Seven Generations and 130 Years Later, A Circle Is Complete With Bison Homecoming

Sean Gerrity | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Sean Gerrity

Tears came to his eyes, and to many of those listening, when he said that seeing these young bison being released onto this landscape was, to him, a sign that, slowly, things are being set right again.

WATCH: Biden Comes Up With a New Nickname For Everglades

Posted 04.23.2012 | Miami

Flanked by Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla) and Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla), Vice President Joe Biden spent Monday in the Everglades. He may have even give...

LOOK: Extraordinary Purple Crabs Found On Imperiled Island

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 04.23.2012 | Science

You may have heard of blue lobsters, but how about purple crabs? Four new species of the colorful crustaceans were discovered in the hilly Philippine ...

For Some, Earth Day Is Every Day

Mike Matz | Posted 06.23.2012 | Green
Mike Matz

These four locations are the focus of legislation moving through Congress, were the subject of a recent Senate hearing, and have bipartisan support. There are unsung heroes who work day after day to promote protection for these wild lands.

Jennifer Bendery

Seven-Year-Old Raises Thousands For Wildlife Preservation After Being Told Her Idea Was 'Stupid'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- When 7-year-old Winter Slade decided that she didn't want presents for her birthday, but instead wanted people to give money to a charit...

Earth Day 2012: This Isn't About Tree-Hugging Anymore, It's About The Way We Live

Edward Norton | Posted 04.21.2012 | Green
Edward Norton

My parents' generation sacrificed care-free youth to carry the torch of civil rights and social equality. And now, I feel confident saying that my generation has accepted the environmental movement as our cause and that we are ready to rise to the challenge.

Two Years Later: New Partnership for People and Nature in the Gulf

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

I am proud to announce The Nature Conservancy's new partnership with Oxfam America in the Gulf of Mexico. We aim to show that environmental restoration is the foundation for lasting economic security for Gulf Coast communities.

Save the Polar Bears, Save Ourselves

Sylvia Earle | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Sylvia Earle

To the Arctic is a celebration of Arctic life in its many resilient forms with intimate glimpses of our fellow mammals -- polar bears, foxes, walruses, caribou and others who share with humans a common need for water, warmth, food, shelter -- and protection from predators.

Disconnection From Nature, a Dangerous Illusion

Peter Seligmann | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Peter Seligmann

Urbanization and the rapid pace of development are fostering a false sense of disconnection from the natural world within us, as we grow ever more removed from the sources of our food, water, energy and material goods.

Small Steps, Big Difference

Astrid Caldas | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Astrid Caldas

When dealing with the environment, every small effort helps, because it adds up in so many interconnected ways.

Let's Build That Pipeline

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 06.15.2012 | Green
Clifford J. Tasner

Before we can move forward full-bore on this, we need to neutralize all those environmentalist whiners who have shown an annoying degree of persistence as they protest our every move.

Scourge: Illegal Aliens in our Midst

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 06.13.2012 | Green
Paul Schwennesen

Extreme attempts to stifle illegal human immigration are as counterproductive as extreme attempts to stifle life's ecological imperative.

Protecting Water at the Source

Donald Carr | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Donald Carr

Water is running off poorly managed fields that have been treated with chemical fertilizers and manure is loaded with nitrogen and phosphorus, two potent pollutants that set off a cascade of harmful consequences.

Dancing With Cranes

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.09.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The red-crowned cranes are gathered before me, jumping sporadically in jubilation, probing the marshy wallows for hibernating fish and frogs.

Saving Whales: Now There's an App for That

Fred O'Regan | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Fred O'Regan

In recent years, human threats to endangered right whales have increased, and given their fragile population status, the loss of even one of these marine mammals can have a massive impact on the fate of the species.

At Rio+20 Earth Summit, Governments Must "Show Us the Money"

Richard Steiner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
Richard Steiner

For decades, our collective "ecological footprint" has exceeded what the Earth can sustainably provide, now by over 50 percent. This may be our last best chance to deal seriously with the global environmental crisis before it is too late.

Wanna Be Green? Hotels Say It's All About The Towel

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.03.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The bathroom is where your hotel's earnest personality really begins to beam.

Every Hour Should Be Earth Hour

Graham Milne | Posted 06.01.2012 | Green
Graham Milne

The ostensible goal of Earth Hour is to raise awareness of what the consumptive attitude of humanity is doing to its only home. But it behooves us as a species to be aware of the earth every hour of every day.

Will You Turn Off The Lights?

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green

COUNTDOWN TO EARTH HOUR (ET): At 8:30 PM Saturday, some of the world's most famous landmarks will go dark for Earth Hour 2012. From the Empire St...

Are Lawns Bad?

Mark Hostetler | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Mark Hostetler

I regard lawns as bad because they are like concrete to most species and have very little benefit for wildlife. But are lawns bad, considering all the other activities and consumption patterns we urbanites partake in?

Diversity in the Outdoors, Part III

Stacy Bare | Posted 05.26.2012 | Black Voices
Stacy Bare

The good news about diversity in the outdoors is that there already a number of outstanding groups and organizations doing a lot of great work to get everyone outside. All of us though, need to do a better job telling the story and more people need to get involved.

Hunting Through the Thicket

Steven Sanderson | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Steven Sanderson

The marriage of hunting and conservation may be troubled, but it is not time for divorce. Private hunting- and fishing-based organizations contribute to habitat preservation.

INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Water Are You Using?

Posted 03.22.2012 | Green

How much water have you used today? It may be more than you think. On March 22, join the United Nations and individuals across the world in celebra...