Mainstream media depicted the shooting of an endangered gorilla as a tragic necessity because a child was at risk of grievous harm or death. Whether implicitly felt or explicitly stated, the assumption was that the life of this child was more valuable than the life of this gorilla.
By understanding emotional barriers to action, we may be able to devise better guidelines for communication, advocacy and policy.
Despite obvious public opposition and scientific and legal recommendations, Mexico's Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources approved the construction of the Las Cruces dam in mid-September of this year.
Amid all the fanfare around the pledges to fight climate change and global warming, another environmental issue has failed to reach the masses, one that has had devastating and irrevocable ramifications for rural communities worldwide.
Over a few decades, she predicts, the harbor's water quality would greatly improve, creating better habitats for wildlife
Kids run this place. That's our magic sauce, our secret formula. You see, we live in a world where the need for youth to
Much attention has been paid to the shift in racial and generational demographics this past electoral season and what it means for our political future -- but little coverage was given to what it means for our planet's future.
For those of us interested in how right-brain connection could alter our species' presently destructive relationship with the rest of nature, it seems critical that many more people experience the holistic, blissful feeling of oneness with all there is in our amazing universe.
A number of state constitutions explicitly gives legislators the responsibility for stewardship of natural resources for the benefit of future generations. Let's make a New Year's pledge to the future. Let's work towards wider adoption of this simple idea.
It's time we pay more attention to the natural sources of water we depend on every day. Because the land in a watershed affects the water quality it's important that we have a good idea of the state of the land around our water sources.
These experiences I had while working for the Nature Conservancy LEAF program made me realize that there are people out there who love doing what I used to love and that they are willing to help me.
Coloradans Point Way to Real-World Middle Ground in America Candidates Should Pay Attention to Coloradans' Views on Energy Policy
Americans in today's political landscape are all too often portrayed in opposition. You are either a Democrat or a Republican, part of the masses or a one percenter. But most Colorado voters don't view energy and conservation within an either/or framework.
For sure, the consequences of foodborne illness can be devastating, and we need to deal with the problem. A smart, science-based approach can help us make sure our response actually addresses the sources of risk.
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Over the past three months there has been increased tension in the Wounaan communities of Eastern Panama due to illegal loggers invading their lands.
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With our planet's surface being ravaged for profit,
General Orders No. 9., a new documentary, examines the toll civilization has taken on topography. The film's narrator intones, "You are not a witness to the ruin, you are the ruin to be witnessed."
Despite my continuing love of science and conservation, I have concluded that a more holistic, hybrid approach to environmental problems is more effective than formal scientific methodology.
It is not the threat of over population that confronts us, it's over consumption. The United States consumes natural resources at the rate of four times that of its share of the earth's population.
World Water Day could be the start of new water habits for all of us. As individuals, we each can do a little that could help a lot when it comes to saving and cleaning up our water.