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Balancing Nature and Human Needs on the Designer Ark

David Wilkie | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

I can live with rabbits in my garden, even if I don't like them. Let's do all we can to people whose homes are in or around national parks and protected areas, to live with wildlife that they would likewise prefer to live without.

Review: A Window on Eternity, by E. O. Wilson

David Edmund Moody | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
David Edmund Moody

He confesses that he suffers from a "mild arachnophobia" -- so much so that he was unable to cope with and preserve a large and colorful orb spider that he had acquired with some difficulty, and instead simply opened the plastic bag and released it back into the wild.

This is What Community Health Looks Like: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project gives $1,000 away, every day, to change-makers all over the world who are creating more peaceful, just and sustainable communi...

E.O. Wilson: Preserving Biodiversity Is an Ethical Imperative

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Two schools of thought -- sometimes working in unison and sometimes at odds with each other -- have driven much of the environmental movement in the United States over the past 100+ years.

How to De-Seed a Pomegranate in Honor of Tu B'Shevat

Beth Rosen | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Beth Rosen

It is customary during Tu B'Shevat to eat a new fruit, or to eat one of the Seven Species mentioned in the Bible. Being that it is the New Year for trees, I thought it would be the perfect time to make a "tree" resolution. So, mine is to introduce a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month to my kids.

Science Mag's 'Once and Future Climate Change' Coverage

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

"Is the climate changing?" is not the big climate question one of the world's most respected scientific journals is seeking to address. Instead, the question they attempt to address is: What does climate change mean for us, for our ecosystems, for the globe?

De-extinction: A Lifeline or Pandora's Box?

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 06.06.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

It's amazing to think of the advances in genetic science and technology made during our lifetime. But when it comes to the idea of resurrecting a woolly mammoth via genetic wizardry in a laboratory, just because we can, does that mean that we should?

Islanders' Weapons Put Spotlight On Vanished Species

Posted 04.04.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/03/2013 05:03 PM EDT on LiveScience A collection of vicious weapons made of shark t...

Radical Adventures Into the Rainforest

David Edmund Moody | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
David Edmund Moody

Stafford and Easton are both pioneers in a world where everything seems already to be known. Both found their way into the inner recesses of nature, and both came away radically changed by the experience.

WATCH: Millions Of Mysterious Creatures Wash Ashore On Hawaii Beaches In Rare Event

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 07.18.2012 | Science

Researchers are perplexed by them and long-time residents of Hawaii have never seen anything like it before. According to Hawaii News Now, several ...

What Polar Bears Were Doing Half A Million Years Ago

Posted 04.20.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/19/2012 02:13 PM EDT on LiveScience Polar bears have been chilling on the ice far lon...

Prehistoric Camel Was Bizarre Beast, Newly Unearthed Fossils Show

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 03.16.2012 | Science

MIAMI -- Researchers scratching in the sediment during the historic expansion of the Panama Canal say they have discovered the fossils of a small came...

Enter the Deep-sea Prison of the Yeti Crab

Robert Lamb | Posted 03.07.2012 | Science
Robert Lamb

2012-01-06-Screenshot20120106at12.07.03PM.jpgWhat if prehistoric sea monsters were still very much alive, only trapped behind naturally occurring cold-water barriers?

Hundreds Of Endangered Plants, Animals Up For New Protections

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Obama administration is taking steps to extend new federal protections to a list of imperiled animals and plants that read...

How Many Species? (And Who Cares?)

Rob Pringle | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green
Rob Pringle

Recent estimates that there might be up 10 million species begs another question, this one asked not by your six-year-old daughter, but by her annoying little friend: "Who cares how many?"

Dear Environmental Community: Please Shut Up

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

Green technology faces a number of barriers--high capital costs, entrenched incumbents, skepticism, bureaucratic and political roadblocks. But, pleas...

The Next Newly Discovered Species Could Be Named After You ... If You Can Pay The Price

Treehugger | Stephen Messenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

in hopes of raising funds to continue research, scientists in Indonesia have begun granting the rights to name newly discovered species to the highest...

Of Pandas and Peas: Saving the Diversity Within Species

Cary Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cary Fowler

When we think about biodiversity, we rarely think about food. But the diversity within crops is notable agronomically and culturally. And like other biodiversity, it's endangered.

Worth Watching: Yann Arthus-Bertrand's "Home"

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Avital Andrews

Yann Arthus-Bertrand's method is to get somewhere high, usually a helicopter or a paraglider, and point his camera downward. The results are usually magnificent, and last year, they inspired a film.

7 American Species Threatened by Global Warming

Environmental Defense Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Global warming is already starting to have a severe effect on our environment. The Environment Defense Fund has picked seven "ambassador species" -- l...

In Midst Of Warzone, Afghanistan Protecting 33 Species

New York Times | Andrew Revkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Amid Afghanistan's struggles to stem violence and political instability, the country is slowly moving forward to protect its biological and environm...

Earth Day Atonement: 10 Environmental Disasters to Remember

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Ten tragic lessons in our nation's environmental history that should never be forgotten. And one climate destabilization tragedy in the making that needs our urgent help.

Bush Administration Weakens Endangered-Species Rules

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Just six weeks before President-elect Barack Obama takes office, the Bush administration issued revised endangered species regulati...