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September 19, 2017 Opinion

What Is Driving Change?

By: W. Douglas Smith

Before we can address sustainable development we must first look at what is driving change.  Just what are the powerful, interconnected trends that transform how we are altering the natural...

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September 18, 2017 Wildlife

U.S. Coast Guard Helps IFAW Deliver Aid for Animals After Irma

By: International Fund for Animal Welfare

By Res (Andreas) Krebs It’s my first time deploying with IFAW’s Disaster Response team, and it has been an eye-opening experience. The team was sent to the US Virgin Islands...

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September 5, 2017 Environment

The Changing of the Tide

By: W. Douglas Smith

I met Lopsang Tsering Sherpa nearly 40 years ago. I was there to climb Hiunchuli, an insignificant twenty thousander by Himalayan standards. In those days, the Kathmandu airport had one...

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September 1, 2017 Climate & Energy
Diesel was rescued from Hurricane Harvey floodwaters after he became trapped in rising water due to a shoulder injury. (Photo: IFAW)

Injured Dog Rescued from Hurricane Harvey Flood Waters

By: International Fund for Animal Welfare

Written by Shannon Walajtys, Manager of Animal Rescue-Disasters Our rescue team arrived on Tuesday, alongside Best Friends, Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Code 3 Associates to assist the Houston SPCA with animal...

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August 31, 2017 Climate & Energy
Texas National Guard soldiers conduct rescue operations in flooded areas around Houston. (Photo: 1Lt. Zachary West, 100th MPAD)

It's Not Just Harvey -- Floods Are Ravaging the Globe

By: Common Dreams

By Andrea Germanos Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall again on Wednesday, this time battering the Louisiana coast, while south Asia and western Africa also experience major flooding as well. The extreme weather...

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August 30, 2017 Wildlife
A grizzly sow and her cubs in Yellowstone National Park. (Photo: Yellowstone National Park / Flickr)

Groups Sue to Protect Yellowstone Grizzly

By: Center for Biological Diversity

A coalition of tribal and conservation interests filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to restore critical protections to the Yellowstone region’s iconic grizzly bears before new threats, including hunting, push the...

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August 29, 2017 Environment
A satellite image of Hurricane Harvey making landfall in Texas. (Photo: NOAA)

Another Effect of Harvey? Toxic Air Pollution

By: Common Dreams

By Jake Johnson As the catastrophic flooding brought about by Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate Texas, reports of "unbearable" smells are beginning to emerge from the state, sparking growing concerns of the...

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August 28, 2017 Climate & Energy
Demonstrators protest the Dakota Access Pipeline in Minnesota. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue / Flickr)

DAPL Owner Sues Protesters... for Protesting

By: Common Dreams

By Jessica Corbett In what environmental justice groups are characterizing as legal harassment by "corporate mercenaries," the company that owns the contested Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has filed a lawsuit...

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August 22, 2017 Climate & Energy
An aerial view of a fracking field. The Normally Pressured Lance project in Wyoming calls for 3,500 wells to be drilled over the course of a decade. (Photo: Bruce Gordon / EcoFlight)

Fracking Project Near Yellowstone Would Be 'Disaster' for Wildlife, Planet, Public Health

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club lodged formal comments with the federal government opposing a massive gas fracking project that spans 220 square miles of public land in Wyoming...

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