We don't have to trade our planet's future to boost trade among nations. A major trade agreement among these countries that includes strong environmental obligations could provide critical new protections for some of our planet's important natural resources.
Why the renewed concern, when elephants have been killed for their ivory for centuries? It's both because elephants are very near to being at the end of their rope and because nowadays, poaching is a far cry from being a poor man's means of feeding his family.
Today, on this World Environment Day, a day that celebrates all the courageous and positive environmental actions taking place around the world, I stop to reflect on what being an environmentalist means to me.
Urge your community to participate and send a small ripple of change out into the world. Then switch off for an hour -- have a candlelit dinner, host a dance party in the dark. Who says change has to be hard?
Today's era is unique in its trend of disruptive technologies, new tools-driven objectives of single purpose ventures, and emerging social movements. These are the trends to which NGOs need to develop a response.
A tsunami of foreign investors and development projects are eager to capitalize on a country just beginning to introduce itself to the world and anxious to bring in much needed investment. The question is: what will it keep and what will it lose in the process?
For the 50 million of us who stood in the path of Sandy and the rest who watched its devastation, isn't it time to ask our leaders how we can avoid a future where Frankenstorms like Sandy become the new normal?
This week a bipartisan group of leaders from industry, government, and civil society came together to memorialize Russell E. Train, environmental visionary, public servant, author, and self-described "conservative conservationist."
Over the last several years, the loss of Arctic ice has become one of the most prominent harbingers of climate change. The melting ice cap is an impact that we can clearly see and track over time. Sadly, today this is just one of several signs of dangerous climate change.