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The ABCs of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management, Part IV

Lee Crockett | Posted 06.19.2014 | Green
Lee Crockett

Our oceans are one of our nation's most valuable natural resources. And congressional leaders should capitalize on this opportunity by adding stronger protections for essential habitat that fish populations need to spawn and grow in a healthy marine ecosystem.

The Art of Games: Dialing Into the Outdoors Through Mobile Game Apps

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Can game apps get kids out of the house and literally into nature? The makers of games like Habitat, whose play combines cartoon-character virtual s...

Join the 'Bronx Zoo Birdathon' on May 17 to Help Celebrate and Conserve Birds

Steve Zack | Posted 07.09.2014 | New York
Steve Zack

Spring has finally sprung after a very long winter. The renewal of the season is ushered in by the return of migratory birds to our region and their bright colors and varied songs. This spectacle is part of the world's great diversity of birds we can all enjoy locally.

Protecting the Prairie-Chicken Protects the West -- We Must Do It Right

Caitlin Balch-Burnett | Posted 06.09.2014 | Denver
Caitlin Balch-Burnett

Where the prairie-chicken is concerned, we are talking about expansive, iconic, historic Southwestern vistas, and the best interests of the region's land, people and wildlife.

The Whooping Crane and the Anthropocene

Bob Brinkmann | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Bob Brinkmann

Last week two endangered whooping cranes were shot in Louisiana. They were a young breeding pair. The female died; The person who shot the birds was not found. While a tragedy, this story revealed both good and bad elements of our culture.

The Village Vintage, a New Concept Store in Paris

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

For the connaisseurs of the famous flea market of Paris, Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, a new space is born. Habitat, of the giant furniture store fame, has...

Saving These Rare Orcas? Protect Their Favorite Haunts

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Critical habitat designations prevent the federal government from undertaking or approving activities that reduce an area's ability to support an endangered species. Species with designated critical habitat are more than twice as likely to show signs of improvement than those without.

A Very Special Bird for Michigan

Huron Pines | Posted 02.23.2014 | Science
Huron Pines

Photo: Gene McGarry The Kirtland's warbler is a conservation success story and one that exemplifies the positive impact of the Endangered Species Ac...

The Kirtland's Warbler--Tiny Bird. Big Pluck!

Huron Pines | Posted 02.16.2014 | Science
Huron Pines

By Joy Leisen, Special Projects Coordinator, Huron Pines Mystery, intrigue, tragedy, controversy, and even murder--the story of the Kirtland's warb...

A New Paris Walk: La Petite Ceinture

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

New York City has the High Line that runs alongside one mile of the old West Side Line Central Railroad, a nice and green elevated hike, which was des...

How SeaWorld Keeps the Body Clocks of Its Antarctic Penguins on South Pole Time

Jim Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

You know that out-of-sync feeling you have for those first few days after Daylight Savings Time? Where your internal body clock is telling you that it's one time while the light levels outside are telling you that it's an entirely different time? Well, then imagine how tough it must be to be an Antarctic penguin on display in Orlando.

The Case for Invasive Species

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Can we win the war against invasive species? Should we even fight it?

The People's Architect: Upcoming Retrospective of Moshe Safdie Shows Architect's Global Vision

Tom Teicholz | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

While some architects' designs for museums and buildings make the outside more famous than what's inside, Safdie's work is different: His architecture often takes a back seat to its surroundings and to its purpose, whether residential, or public space, or multipurpose.

Disappearing Habitat, Disappearing Lions

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.05.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Savannahs are especially prevalent in Africa, covering much of the non-Saharan and what we think of as Africa's tropical forests (the non-wet ones) -- in all about 5.2 million square miles or almost 50 percent of the total continent. Good for the lions, right? Not exactly.

Ordinary People Helping Our Oceans in Extraordinary Ways

Francesca Koe | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Francesca Koe

With the help of people just like you and me, collectively we will know a whole lot more about the numbers and types of sea life in our waters, how best to respond to a major disturbance, and how much success we're having in protecting vulnerable habitats.

Consequences of Climate Change: A World Awash With Environmental Refugees

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.15.2012 | World
Andrew Lam

Whether humanity can move toward a global civilization will depend by and large on how it can act collectively to deal with what's arguably the central issue of our time: climate change and resulting human displacement.

Bullies and "The Diamond in the Dust"

Lisa Novick | Posted 07.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

L.A.'s BEST after-school program is all about enriching the lives of students and their communities, and the ripples of this remarkable program recently spread to a challenging project in MacArthur Park known as "The Diamond in the Dust."

What Killed Off Woolly Mammoths?

Posted 06.12.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 06/12/2012 11:08 AM EDT on LiveScience Woolly mammoths were apparently driven to extinctio...

5 Big Lessons From the Nation's Smallest Seahorse

Noah Greenwald | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Noah Greenwald

The dwarf seahorse -- the smallest in the U.S. -- is no mythical creature but is exceedingly rare. In recent years, they've been driven to the brink of extinction by pollution, collection and, most recently, the BP oil spill. Here are five lessons to be learned from the plight of these creatures.

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.

No Species Is an Island

Michael Brune | Posted 07.20.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

We need a strong Endangered Species Act now more than ever. Unfortunately, that's not the way things have been headed lately, and the reasons are political.

Habitat: Public vs. Private and Trees

Jill Lynne | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jill Lynne

Inspiring green foliage is also to be found flourishing in fastidiously-tended window boxes, sidewalk trees with mini plants, and marvelous, beloved "private" front and back yards.

Cougars: British Columbia's Neglected Carnivore

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Genovali

2011-02-09-cougar.jpgBeautiful and mysterious, cougars have persisted against countless and unrelenting threats to retain a substantial foothold in British Columbia.

Oil Spill Forces Animals To Flee To Shallow Water Off Coast, Scientists Warn Of 'Mass Die-Off'

AP | JAY REEVES, JOHN FLESHER and TAMARA LUSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Dolphins and sharks are showing up in surprisingly shallow water just off the Florida coast. Mullets, crabs, rays and small ...

Sensing Four Seasons at a Tokyo Office Building

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

What roles can corporations play in transforming urban landscapes? This year a Japanese company constructed a bold new building in Tokyo's central business district that brings nature into the work environment and out to the street.