November 29, 2015

A Climate Change Poem (With Thanks to Sir Richard Branson & Dr. Seuss)

In the heat of the day, with the very best crew, Sir Branson was flying quite far from the ground, enjoying the view of our planet so blue, when he heard a distinct, but a very small sound… Sir Branson looked down. He looked toward the sound, “That’s funny,” he thought, “There’s no one around.” Read More

November 28, 2015

VIDEO: Whale Throws Itself Against Rocks to Escape Taiji Slaughter

Graphic video has been captured of a pilot whale throwing itself against the rocks of a Taiji cove after being fatally stabbed by fishermen. The dying animal belonged to a pod of 69-74 pilot whales that were rounded up last week and killed over the course of several days. (Warning: This video contains graphic footage.) Read More

November 27, 2015

I Don’t Think God Is Ignoring Global Warming

This is the first installment of a three-part series examining historical incidents of air pollution and the individuals and organizations that have opposed regulation. On November 9, 2015, prior to the start of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, the World Meteorological Organization reported in their annual accounting of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere Read More

November 27, 2015

In the Face of Terror, the World Comes to Paris to Build a Better Tomorrow

The world is mourning Paris, and somehow I’ve got to convince you that building a better tomorrow means taking climate action. Before November 13, this was a very different article. Planet Experts had just spoken to Jens Nielsen, CEO of World Climate, and we were all set to publish a straightforward, informative piece on how Read More

November 27, 2015

Six Stories You Need to Read About the Paris Climate Conference

The 6 Stories You Need to Read Before COP21 In December, the Planet Experts staff will journey to Paris to cover the biggest climate change conference in history, COP21. Why so big? Well, the number of delegates may not have changed much over the last two decades, but this is the first Conference of the Read More

November 27, 2015

Freeport Wants to Drill 450 New Oil Wells in San Luis Obispo

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity filed an appeal on Wednesday against the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission’s recent approval of Freeport-McMoRan’s plan to drill dozens of new oil wells in the Arroyo Grande Oil Field in the Price Canyon area near Pismo Beach. Today’s appeal, filed with the county board of Read More

November 26, 2015

Zinzi the Cheetah: Teetering on the Brink of Success

In 2009, Zinzi, a 10 – 12 month old female cheetah, was captured by a farmer in the Karibib region of Namibia with no mother or other siblings. The farmer who caught her called CCF and the staff transferred her to CCF’s headquarters outside of Otjiwarongo. Zinzi was orphaned at a much older age than Read More

November 26, 2015

9 Reasons We’re Feeling Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving! Here at TreePeople, we have a lot to be thankful for! Here are 9 things that stand out the most: 1. None of our work would be possible without our generous donors. We’re thankful they believe in our mission and continue to keep us moving forward. 2. We have a hearty crew of Read More

November 26, 2015

REI Tells Black Friday to Take a Hike With #OptOutside

The horrors of Black Friday would be hilarious if they were part of some lost Monty Python sketch about the holiday season. How could a headline like “10 Injured in SoCal Black Friday Mall Stampede” read as anything but a capitalist satire? Except that actually happened, and that’s actually a headline from a 2006 AP Read More

November 25, 2015

Heading to Paris for Climate Action

I’m heading to Paris this weekend for the United Nations climate meeting commonly referred to as COP21 (21st “Conference of the Parties”). I share the sadness of all decent people over recent events in Paris and elsewhere.  While compassion for those affected by tragedy and heightened security concerns will certainly impact the attendees, the government Read More

November 25, 2015

Former President of Tanzania: African Governments Must Do More

As heads of state prepare to gather for the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation(FOCAC) during the first week of December, AWF is making the case for wildlife conservation to be put on the official FOCAC agenda. The following piece, the first of a short series on FOCAC, was first published on AWF’s Read More

November 25, 2015

A Belated Victory! EPA Revokes Approval of Herbicide Due to High Toxicity

WASHINGTON— In response to litigation by conservation groups, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it will revoke approval of the herbicide “Enlist Duo” after  determining that its combination of chemicals is likely significantly more harmful than initially believed. Approved by the agency just over a year ago, Enlist Duo is a toxic combination of glyphosate and Read More



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