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  • Adorable Little Baby Black Rhino Born in Iowa Zoo!


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March 7, 2017 Environment
Plastic pollution in Singapore. (Photo: vaidehi shah / Flickr)

Progress in the Fight Against Plastic Pollution

By: Tiffany Paige

I had the opportunity to talk to two incredible women fighting the battle against plastic pollution: Lisa Kaas Boyle and Dianna Cohen. They are co-founders of the Plastic Pollution Coalition...

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March 7, 2017 Opinion
Deforestation in Central Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia. (Photo: glennhurowitz / Flickr)

The Environment & Biological Diversity Are Our Greatest Assets. Destroy These, Destroy Life.

By: Dana Hunnes

In a month and a half, we have already witnessed a lack of care and decency with regards to climate change and the environment from this administration. They have made...

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March 6, 2017 Opinion
A power plant emits CO2 and other pollutants in Germany's Ruhr region. (Photo: Eric Huybrechts / Flickr)

Climate Change: 2020 and the Precautionary Principle

By: W. Douglas Smith

Recently an associate asked why I say a 30 percent reduction in emissions by 2020 is key to the 2℃ limit on global temperature rise set by the Intergovernmental Panel on...

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March 6, 2017 Climate & Energy
Higashi Ogishima Power Station in Kawasaki City, Japan. (Photo: m-louis / Flickr)

Trump’s Coal Ally: Japan's Shinzo Abe

By: Nithin Coca

Last month Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Washington D.C. to cozy up to the new American president. It's hard to find another world leader who has so openly embraced...

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March 3, 2017 Human Health
Jelly Bean Kush. (Photo: Dank Depot / Flickr)

Weed Wars: Will the Trump Administration Stymie Marijuana Legalization?

By: Jedamiah Wolf

The White House recently made some not-so-subtle hints about a federal crackdown on marijuana. Could the feds roll back the rapidly blooming end to prohibition? And what does this mean...

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March 3, 2017 Wildlife

Celebrating Launch of Youth for Wildlife Conservation on World Wildlife Day

By: Azzedine Downes

This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to #DoOneThingToday to help become part of the solution. Check out this map of...

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March 3, 2017 Environment

Saving Half the Earth in Bhutan

By: Michael Buckley

How Bhutan aims to become the greenest nation on the planet: four reasons why Bhutan’s ecosystems and dazzling biodiversity remain intact—and one damn reason that threatens this integrity… Radical times—climate-changing...

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March 2, 2017 Environment
Photo: Joke Baert / Amazon Watch

Why We Rise and Resist for the Amazon

By: Leila Salazar-Lopez

Just a few weeks ago, I was in deep in the Amazon visiting our indigenous partners the Sápara and the Kichwa of Sarayaku with a small group of Amazon Watch...

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March 1, 2017 Environment

Infographic: Palm Oil's Pernicious Effects

By: Guest Author

Your favorite pizza dough, detergent, lipstick, chocolate, and biodiesel have something in common: Most of these products contain palm oil. Palm oil comes from the fruit on tropical oil palm...

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March 1, 2017 Opinion
President Trump at the unveiling of the Boeing 787-10 in North Charleston, SC. (Photo: North Charlston / Flickr)

Are You Drinking Trump's Kool-Aid?

By: W. Douglas Smith

Forget global warming and climate change. Despite their importance, those terms have become somewhat hackneyed and mind-numbing in the public consciousness. Let’s talk economics instead. Is the new Trump administration...

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February 28, 2017 Environment

The Grief for Gunny

By: Rocky Mountain Wild

Never, in recent memory, has the political climate been more perilous for a poor, rare bird, on the Endangered Species list. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced two bills to weaken...

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February 28, 2017 Business
A new investigation reveals that Shell new about climate change for decades. (Photo: Mike Mozart / Flickr)

Shell Knew, Too: Decades of Climate Lies

By: Common Dreams

By Nadia Prupis Oil giant Shell also knew of the dangers of climate change decades ago, while it continued to lobby against climate legislation and push for fossil fuel development, a joint...

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February 27, 2017 Climate & Energy
A Tesla Model X fueling up at a charging stations. (Photo: Pixabay)

The State of Electric Cars is Strong and Getting Stronger

By: Nick Marinoff

Electric cars don’t have the reputation they probably deserve. This land has been touting renewables for over a decade, yet many of us still rely on gasoline to get around....

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February 24, 2017 Environment
An Oscar award. (Photo: Davidlohr Bueso / Flickr)

And the Environmental Oscar Goes To...

By: Belinda Waymouth

Red carpets are ready to roll, the gold statues have been polished—and speculation goes on as we await this year’s Academy Award winners. You may have read critics’ hot takes,...

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February 24, 2017 Environment
Actors Jane Fonda and Jeff Bridges attend the 14th Annual Global Green Pre-Oscar Party at TAO Hollywood on February 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Global Green)

Eco-Friendly Celebs Tout Standing Rock Sioux, Activism at Global Green’s Pre-Oscar Party

By: Jedamiah Wolf

“In the 60’s there was all this flower power stuff, then it was like, what happened to that? Turns out we’ve all gone to seed and now we’re coming back...

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February 24, 2017 Opinion
Scott Pruitt is an enemy of the EPA as well as its leader. (Illustration: DonkeyHotey / Flickr)

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Should Resign

By: Brian Klonoski

Scott Pruitt was always a dubious choice to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Formerly the attorney general of Oklahoma, he made a name for himself by suing the EPA 14...

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February 23, 2017 Politics
Current EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt at last year's Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

The Lowdown on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's Fossil-Fuel Soaked Emails

By: Common Dreams

By Deirdre Fulton Thousands of pages of emails between newly confirmed EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and fossil fuel companies during his time as Oklahoma attorney general — released per court order on...

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February 22, 2017 Climate & Energy
Hurricane Sandy swirls over the eastern U.S. in 2012. (Photo: NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS)

Don't Believe a Word I Say About Climate Change

By: W. Douglas Smith

The Trump administration has put scientists and science under siege. The only defense we have is the truth, which of course, in this day and age, places us at an...

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