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Your iPhone: A Crowd-Sourced Field Guide to Save the Planet

David Kroodsma | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

I grabbed my iPhone, already open to the iNaturalist app, and snapped a picture. GPS tagged it with my latitude and longitude. I tapped the screen, typing "lizard" into the text box and when I hit "sync," the phone uploaded the photo to the website.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Green Group Duped By Video Sting

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green

For some environmental advocates -- including prominent supporters like the actor Harrison Ford and the band the Dixie Chicks -- Conservation Internat...

73 Million Sharks Need Your Help

Ian Somerhalder | Posted 07.09.2011 | Green
Ian Somerhalder

Shark finning is the practice of cutting off a shark's fins and dumping the remainder of the animal -- usually still alive -- to die a slow death as they sink to the bottom of the ocean.

Activists Protest In Defense of Threatened La Jolla Seals

Andy Stepanian | Posted 07.06.2011 | Green
Andy Stepanian

As many as one hundred Southern California conservationists and animal rights activists are expected to stage a protest march on Saturday, May 7, to demand adequate protections for a seal colony in La Jolla, CA

Why Summit Is on Top

M. Sanjayan | Posted 07.04.2011 | Green
M. Sanjayan

Recently I did something I had never done before: I got on a cruise. But not just any cruise. This was a three-day sail into Bahamian waters hosted by...

Dead Sea To Become 'Naked Sea' If Spencer Tunick Gets His Way

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

If installation artist and photographer Spencer Tunick gets his way, the Dead Sea could become a nude beach by the end of the year. This would only be...

Why We Need To Engage Women In War, Hunger, Environment Issues

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 06.23.2011 | Impact
Jamie Bechtel

While the fighting over the struggle in Afghanistan continues, it's time we looked at prioritizing "women's rights" around the world.

Green Faith: Religions Celebrate Earth Day 2011

Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion

Earth Day 2011 will be observed April 22 in over 175 countries around the world. Individuals and communities will unite in service projects, conservat...

Let's Bank on Nature, Not Bankrupt It

Peter Seligmann | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Peter Seligmann

We have learned that we need to do more than mobilize ecological warriors to identify and protect species. We know next to nothing about the estimated 10-30 million more that are yet to be discovered.

Water, Poverty and New Local Business Alternatives

Alliance for Global Conservation | Posted 06.29.2011 | Green
Alliance for Global Conservation

According to a recent UN report, the poorest of the poor, people living on less than $2 per day, get more than half of their income from the benefits that nature provides. We can't reach our conservation goals without addressing poverty.

New Roadless Rule Draft Draws Immediate Heat From Conservation Groups

The Colorado Independent | Posted 06.14.2011 | Denver

The State of Colorado and the U.S. Forest Service today announced yet another draft version of the controversial Colorado Roadless Rule (pdf) that has...

Bird Survey Suggests If You Plant It, They Will Come

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 06.14.2011 | Green
Robert J. Cabin

2011-04-14-redbirdcabin.gifWhat remains of the world's natural areas increasingly requires embracing the emerging paradigm of ecological restoration.

Letter From an Angry Mother

Mike Bonifer | Posted 06.14.2011 | Green
Mike Bonifer

Chernobyl? Nuclear reactors and vodka? That was a bright idea. First, you poison me with radiation, then you invite tourists to see the results? Why? So you and your kids can laugh at the featherless geese?

Watching the Future Wash Away

Donald Carr | Posted 06.13.2011 | Green
Donald Carr

Bad federal policy and intensifying storms are washing away the rich dark soils in the Midwest that made this country an agricultural powerhouse and that remain the essential foundation of a healthy and sustainable food system in the future.

Conservation Movement Must Become More Diverse (VIDEO)

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

Our supporters tend to be somewhat homogeneous -- mostly white, older, middle-class and from suburban or rural areas.

Earth, We Have a Problem -- Failure Is Not an Option

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 06.06.2011 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

Our state of planet Earth continues to become more perilous as we are fast approaching and in some cases have already surpassed the planetary boundaries for sustainability. A full change in our mission is called for.

World's Most Unique and Endangered Forest Needs Our Help

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Robert J. Cabin

If we Americans fail to preserve and restore our only tropical ecosystems, can we continue to lecture the Brazils and Borneos of the world about the importance of saving theirs?

Hellbender Foot Reveals Power of Photography

David Mizejewski | Posted 06.02.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

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Oceans: What the Tech Nerds, Music Managers and Venture Capitalists Have to Say

Jeff Rosenthal | Posted 05.31.2011 | Impact
Jeff Rosenthal

Our goal is to get the world's most innovative, talented business minds to use their intellect to solve a different kind of problem.

On the Front Line in Africa to Save the Elephant

Fred O'Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Fred O'Regan

With dust in my mouth earlier this morning, I could only marvel at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) team here in Tsavo working with th...

Pacific Island Nations Take Lead in Shark Conservation

Matt Rand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Rand

As shark populations continue to plummet, the need for action in all corners of the world remains imperative.

Newt Kills Frog With Chemical Warfare

David Mizejewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

2011-03-22-Screenshot20110322at6.55.21PM.jpgTurns out that rough-skinned newts have toxins in their skin to which the bullfrogs have no natural defense against.

Keeping More Fish in the Ocean: Good for People, Good for Nature

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

More and more fishers understand that their jobs and livelihoods depend on healthy fish populations. As fish disappear, so do their businesses.

Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Threatens Canadian Wildlife

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Genovali

The enormity and consequences of even a single spill affecting this large, remote, and ecologically sensitive area are simply too catastrophic to justify even a small risk of disaster.

Celebrate World Water Day Every Day by Conserving Water

Jim Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Lauria

Besides the tried and true methods that we've all heard on how to save water (turn off the tap when brushing teeth, install low-flush toilets, shower with a friend) here are some that may not be so obvious.