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September 13, 2021 Environment

The Dalai Lama, Environmentalist

By: Michael Buckley

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is a global spiritual icon, renowned for his tireless efforts promoting world peace, religious tolerance and secular ethics. Not so well known is his...

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February 2, 2021 Environment

Gardeners of the Grasslands

By: Michael Buckley

Hail the marvellous Yak! A personal viewpoint on why yaks are important for fostering healthy grassland ecosystems on the Tibetan plateau— ZIMOV's ARK: For more than 20 years, maverick Russian...

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June 10, 2020 Environment

Tibet in little plastic bottles

By: Michael Buckley

Groundwater and springwater sold in plastic bottles is the biggest scam on earth. China is taking it to new heights in Tibet, by exporting Tibet’s groundwater and springwater all over...

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July 13, 2019 Climate & Energy

TIBET: time to declare a climate emergency

By: Michael Buckley

  News from the Land of Melting Snows: if TIBET dries, ASIA dies-- Author: Michael Buckley || Most photos from the People's Climate March, New Delhi, Sept. 2014. Two photos...

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May 2, 2019 Environment

Dam lies, Broken promises

By: Michael Buckley

How China’s Draconian megadams are causing the slow strangulation of Tibet’s mighty rivers In April 2019, a colossal new project, Lawa Megadam, was given the green light by Chinese authorities....

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February 25, 2019 Environment

A Future on Thin Ice

By: Michael Buckley

Ingenious solutions for replicating glacial meltwater are under way in Ladakh — involving Tibetan Buddhist monks… Text: Michael Buckley || Research: Allan Fotheringham  || Photos: Mikael Lorin + STSSC March 2015: High...

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October 15, 2018 Environment

Review: The Hidden Life of Trees

By: Daniela Ginta

If trees could speak our language, they’d put their voices together urging everyone to take time to read through Peter Wohlleben’s new illustrated edition of The Hidden Life of Trees....

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August 31, 2018 Environment

Endangered Species Soup

By: Michael Buckley

Schooling Hammerheads, Cocos Island, Costa Rica   Shark-fin soup, promoted by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the Chinese diaspora, is driving shark species to the edge...

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August 29, 2018 Environment

Teaming up with Heal the Bay to Clean our Beaches

By: Julia Jaye Posin

On Saturday, August 18th, 40 students from Pacific Palisades Charter High School joined Heal the Bay and Pacific Palisades Democratic Club (PPDC) to clean up Will Rogers State Beach. Donning...

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July 24, 2018 Climate & Energy

Cyclist attempts to break his own world record in a bid to mitigate climate change

By: Denise Adaoyibo Okpala

Award winning Austrian cyclist Michael Strasser is currently the first to join the UN Environment's Mountain Heroes Campaign. He recently expresses his interest in taking part in the ice2ice expedition...

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July 22, 2018 Environment

And the "Winner" Is...the Mediterranean Sea

By: Roman Lehner

The Mediterranean Basin -- a side sea of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by Africa, Europe and Asia -- is the cradle of world civilization. It is a symbol of...

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July 9, 2018 Environment

Starbucks Gives Up Straws, But Plastic Adult Sippy Cups Still Suck

By: Lisa Kaas Boyle

In the face of mounting pressure from environmental groups and legislation, some businesses are making the switch from single use plastics to sustainable alternatives — think straws made of stainless...

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