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May 6, 2018 Environment

Plan Bee for Refugees

By: Michael Buckley

Tsechu Dolma, founder of Mountain Resiliency, with log-hive in background. Beekeeping provides much-needed income for a remote Tibetan refugee camp in Nepal—and is a boon for...

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April 22, 2018 Environment

Nepal’s Last Wild River

By: Michael Buckley

The Karnali in western Nepal is the nation’s longest river. It flows gloriously free for now, to the benefit of rafting tourism and the people and wild animals that depend...

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April 10, 2018 Environment
Two destroyed tanks in front of a mosque in Azaz, Syria. (Photo: Christiaan Triebert)

The Connection Between Environment, Conflict and Security

By: W. Douglas Smith

There are two directions the connection between conflict and the environment can take that influence security.  The degradation of the environment can cause conflict and a reduction in security; or...

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April 3, 2018 Opinion
Emma González, is a high school senior. She survived the February 2018 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida and co-founded the gun-control advocacy group Never Again MSD. (Illustration: DonkeyHotey)

Darwin, Guns and School Safety

By: W. Douglas Smith

Darwin firmly established that no species can survive if it does not ensure that its offspring reach reproductive adulthood. Where are the priorities of the richest nation on Earth when...

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April 2, 2018 Opinion

Why Business Should Support Regulation

By: Lisa Kaas Boyle

"When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money.” – Native American Saying,...

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March 20, 2018 Environment

Join the Rising Tide Summit at AltaSea

By: Ocean Champions

There’s a big problem facing our planet today, and yet many aren’t talking about it. The beautiful little blue ball that we all live on is 71 percent ocean, but...

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March 9, 2018 Climate & Energy
A solar array in Chile. (Photo: Antonio Garcia / Unsplash)

Transitioning to Renewables: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Smaller-Scale Systems

By: W. Douglas Smith

Mark Twain said, “It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.” Policy, politics and popular opinion sometimes have little relationship to scientific knowledge. Modern...

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February 18, 2018 Climate & Energy
Grand Prismatic Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park is an example of geothermal energy puncturing the Earth's surface and showing itself. (Photo: Tupulak / Flickr)

Transitioning to Renewables: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Geothermal Power

By: W. Douglas Smith

I recently visited the small town in Oregon where I was born. December in Klamath Falls had left snow drifts up to the window sills. Strangely, the sidewalks were completely...

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February 12, 2018 Environment

Straws Upon Request Makes Sense and Cents

By: Lisa Kaas Boyle

New legislation (AB 1884) proposed by California Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon to decrease plastic pollution by requiring restaurants to offer plastic straws only upon request is facing pushback. And...

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