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Q&A With Tony Juniper: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the series is my conversation with Tony Juniper, author of What Has Nature Ever Done for Us? How Money Really Does Grow on Trees.

This Deadly Lead Ammo Myth Is Killing Wildlife and Putting You at Risk

David Yarnold | Posted 11.04.2013 | Green
David Yarnold

Don't care much about birds? How about the lead on dinner tables across California?

Guns and the Environment: Conservation Begins With Wildlife

Mike Weisser | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Most of the original environmental conservationists were hunters -- including Theodore Roosevelt and Audubon Society founder, George Bird Grinnell. This alliance no longer exists due to the polarization of the gun control debate.

Despite Concern, Plenty of Hope for Great Lakes

Roger Germann | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green
Roger Germann

August brought challenging news for the Great Lakes. Researchers announced the expansion of a dead zone in Lake Michigan near Green Bay.

Enormous Wetland Restoration Nears Completion

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green

In one of the Bay Area's largest natural restoration projects, biologists and construction crews have been able to turn back the time 150 years on a N...

Markets Bring Greens to Consumers, Greenbelts to Cities, Green to Farmers

Adrian Benepe | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

In cities across the country, the end of summer brings throngs to the revived urban famers markets that have become part of the quality of life of many neighborhoods.

What the Conservation Movement Can Learn From Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

The challenge in our field is to have calm, respectful conversations with people with whom we do not agree, to understand the basis of those disagreements and to build broad coalitions to move forward. In the words of Dr. King, "We cannot walk alone."

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.

The 19th Round of Trade Talks in Brunei

Ilana Solomon | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
Ilana Solomon

Given this context, the idea that the 19th round of trade talks in Brunei might be the last official round is particularly unacceptable. It seems very clear that negotiations aren't going to end after Brunei.

The Class of 2013: Being The Difference

Eduardo Balarezo | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Eduardo Balarezo

This past July, I landed at Baltra's Galapagos airport with an unusual level of anticipation. I go to the Galapagos every quarter but this time it...

The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of: Part IV

Helen Davey | Posted 10.12.2013 | New York
Helen Davey

I think now of the many times I have enjoyed walking along Battery Park, never realizing this was where my grandfather -- "Father John," as he came to be known -- first set foot on this continent. He was 27 years old.

Ignore the Stunts: Russian President Vladimir Putin is No Enviro Hero

OnEarth | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Kristen French, OnEarthVladimir Putin took off in a motorized hang glider last September wearing goggles and a white suit, on a mission to guide yo...

Can Nature Save us From Climate Change?

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

Nature is a powerful tool right at our fingertips offering tangible results. Conserving our natural resources gets to the root of the problem. If we reduce carbon pollution, we will reduce the increasing impacts of climate change.

Turning the Tide on Shark Finning

Ilana Solomon | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Ilana Solomon

Imagine if a segment on Shark Week showed someone cutting off a part of a fish, then throwing it back to the sea to bleed to death or fall prey to another sea creature. Think that would fly on Discovery?

Finding Equal Ground for Our National Parks

Maite Arce | Posted 10.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

With Latinos, their passion for the outdoors underscores the roles they can play in the preservation of these natural landmarks. As more and more Latinos visit these parks and develop those connections, the demand for conservation will strengthen.

Aliens of the Deep: Deep-sea Sharks Are the Hidden Stars of Shark Week

Greg Stone | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Greg Stone

They are the DiCaprio, Clooney and Pitt of the shark world. As important as these are, they are just three members of the shark family, which includes over 400 species. To me, the most amazing sharks are the little-known species that lurk in the deep sea.

Shark Week Is a Disgrace

Chris Sosa | Posted 10.06.2013 | TV
Chris Sosa

I didn't like writing that headline an ounce more than you liked reading it. But viewers need to get angry, because Discovery's Shark Week is a travesty.

Kid Power: Building the Next Generation of Great Lakes Stewards

Roger Germann | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
Roger Germann

In our own way, each of us in the Great Lakes region can contribute to similar experiences for the next generation. For me, it's seeing the sense of wonder in my children's' eyes as they discover new treasures on the shoreline.

Protecting What We're Afraid Of

Mike Sweeney | Posted 10.04.2013 | Green
Mike Sweeney

Sharks have much more to fear from humans than we do of sharks.

Mexican Fishermen Saving Sharks

Sandra Larriva | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Sandra Larriva

It was a first for Eri, who had never swum that far offshore, let alone with such an odd-looking creature. He put on a pair of long free-diving fins and got his picture taken, gliding below the gentle giant. Back on shore, Eri wondered what it would be like to do the same with a shark.

Keep Popping Those Corks: Forests Need More Wine Lovers

OnEarth | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Elizabeth Royte, OnEarth When my phone rang two months ago, a stranger invited me to visit a Portuguese cork-oak forest. I'd never seen one, so I w...

When We Finally Save the World, We'll Have Birds to Thank for It

OnEarth | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By David Gessner, OnEarth Last month, when I read that Atlantic puffins were threatened, I had an immediate and visceral reaction. It wasn't to form a...

A Bird's Eye View of Conservation?

Astrid Caldas | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Astrid Caldas

I couldn't help but think what effects climate change would have on these birds, as well as many other migratory species. We know that many birds in North America are facing trouble due to land changes and habitat destruction, sea level rise, and other disruptions.

Heat Wave Psychology: Long Past, Green Future?

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.23.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Countries vary dramatically in their records of environmental responsibility. Clearly there are economic and political reasons for these stark differences, but is it also possible that human psychology plays a role in creating collective pro-environmental mindsets?

Exploring Tbilisi's Endangered Art Nouveau

Jennifer Walker | Posted 09.21.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Walker

Tbilisi may be one of the great art nouveau cities of Europe, but it's one that hasn't received the recognition it deserves - and perhaps by the time it does, it'll be too late.