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Environmental Risks

Jungle Beat: Snakes on Planes Threaten Hawaii

Barbara Fahs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

Hawaii is often called the "endangered species capital of the world" because we have more plants and animals that are in danger of extinction than any other place on Earth. More than one-third of all the threatened and endangered birds in the United States are found only in Hawaii.

Guidelines For A Secure Future In Myanmar

Sebastien Marot | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Sebastien Marot

I have worked now for 20 years in countries such as Cambodia or Laos, which experienced the same rapid opening to the world that Myanmar faces today. ...

We Won't Identify Breast Cancer Risks from Chemicals Until We Test for Them

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Here we are at the end of October, with another Breast Cancer Awareness month coming to a close. As a breast cancer survivor, I welcome attention bein...

What is the Value of a Clean Future for the Gulf?

Erik Rothenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erik Rothenberg

According to estimates by the Flow Rate Technical Group, the team advising the government on the giant leak in the Gulf of Mexico, some 45-130 million...

Five Lessons from the BP Oil Disaster

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

It's high time to start sifting through the wreckage for some learning so we can avoid similar catastrophes. But why do we need to wait for each fresh disaster to relearn the lessons we already know?