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One Year After Toledo, Our Waters Still at Risk

Last August, a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie left half a million people in the Toledo area unable to use their own tap water for drinking, bathing, or cooking. A year later, with another algae outbreak growing in Toledo's water supply,...Show More Summary

Never Mind Waldo - Where's Walter? The Hunter Is Hunted

First there was The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, now there's The Secret Life of Walter Palmer, that mild-mannered balding bespectacled Minnesota dentist, who is in reality a big game hunter and serial animal killer. It is being reported that Walter is nowhere to be found. Show More Summary

Blockade of Shell Icebreaker: A Human Tipping Point in Pacific Northwest?

Members of the Climate Action Coalition in Portland, OR, together with Greenpeace activists made history on July 30 when they forced the MSV Fennica, Shell Oil's Arctic icebreaker, to stand down, delaying its departure by approximately...Show More Summary

Three Myths Pushed by Polluters to Avoid Improving Air Quality

Just days ago, the National Association of Manufacturers, an organization representing factories and other major polluters, launched a multimillion dollar TV ad campaign aimed at keeping the EPA from strengthening federal health protections from ozone pollution. Show More Summary

Labels on Antibiotic-Fed Meat: Fine Print Is Better Than No Print

Antibiotic use in animal agriculture is increasingly under the microscope as the global emergency of antibiotic resistant diseases grows more severe. A recent study predicted that if bacteria continue to evolve at current rates, in just...Show More Summary

Open Letter to the Wimpy Dentist Who Killed Cecil, the Beloved Lion, for His Own Amusement

Who the hell gets a kick out of killing a majestic lion? Does luring a beloved lion out of a sanctuary so you can kill him for your own amusement make you a man? Does killing any lion anywhere make you a man? Lions aren't exactly encroaching...Show More Summary

Wasting Food? It'll Cost You

By Don Willmott Most of us have become accustomed to sorting and recycling our trash, but how far are we willing to go with our recycling? Are we really ready to wrestle with rotting lettuce leaves and the remnants of last week's tuna noodle casserole? As it turns out, food is the number one product in U.S. Show More Summary

3 Ways to Become a More Conscious Entrepreneur

You're busy. Your phone's buzzing with notifications, your desk's a storm of Post-It notes, and your news feed says the world's got more than enough problems to solve (...Like this "sixth mass extinction" business? Your email inbox is...Show More Summary

Cecil The Lion: A Big-picture Guide to Directed Outrage

David Shiffman of Southern Fried Science was kind enough to send me his 11-point thought piece on the killing of Cecil. Here's my list; I only have four points. 1) Humans are by far the kindest, most compassionate, most creative, most violent, most destructive and most misery-inducing animal in the history of the world. Show More Summary

Slavery at Sea: The Human Cost of Illegal Fishing

By Karen Sack If you were to go out to dinner with five friends and all order seafood, it is more than likely that at least one of you would be eating a fish that has been illegally caught. The environmental costs of illegal fishing are huge. Show More Summary

No, Big Game Hunting Does Not Secretly Help Conservation Efforts

Courtesy of Youtube In the wake of the loss of Cecil the Lion, leading conservationists open up about big game hunting--and the bunk "population control" justifications for it. Anyone who has not yet heard about the tragic killing of...Show More Summary

From Billboards to Beach Gear: Turning Old Billboards Into Surfboard Bags, Backpacks and More

I think we can all agree that it's great when a company can upcycle what would otherwise become landfill waste -- say, for instance, an old highway billboard -- into a useful product -- say, for instance, a weekender duffle. Turns out...Show More Summary

Confessions of an Amateur Raw Vegan

A few weeks ago, a friend raved to me about the way it feels to be raw vegan. "It's the BEST I've ever felt. Hands down. You feel happy all the time. I was never tired and had tons of energy. Giving your body exactly what it needs makes...Show More Summary

Obama Is Fighting Inequality With Clean Power

Recently, at an event hosted by the New Republic in Washington, DC, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough remarked, "There's not a more important and pressing issue on the president's agenda than climate." McDonough's statement could only come from a White House unconcerned with reelection, helmed by a president with no one left to woo. Show More Summary

Why Techno-Optimism Is Dangerous

How do you envisage life 200 years from now? Suppose that we manage an effective response to climate change, we don't nuke ourselves and we aren't obliterated by Skynet. Technological progress is likely to be the salient feature of your forecast. Show More Summary

China's Environmental Crisis: A Billion Dollar Opportunity

China is embarking on the most ambitious environmental reform program in history -- by necessity. China's environmental woes are nothing new, but they have hit an inflection point. Less than 40 percent of China's groundwater is safe for consumption. Show More Summary

Outdoors for All

Eli the Elk with Montana Conservation Corps in the Bob Marshall Wilderness On September 30th, just 61 days from now, one of the most important funding streams supporting the conservation of our public lands and waters is set to expire. Created...Show More Summary

Peter Kareiva, Transformative Conservation Scientist, to Lead UCLA Institute

By Phil Hampton and Alison Hewitt, UCLA Newsroom Peter Kareiva, a leading environmental scientist and vocal advocate for using multiple disciplines to inform conservation, is the new director of the UCLA Institute of the EnvironmentShow More Summary

'Green News Report' - July 30, 2015

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Portland activists suspend from a bridge to stop Arctic drilling; Wildfire season explodes across West; New study finds wildfire season getting much worse around the world; PLUS: The killing of Cecil the Lion ignites a firestorm of controversy... Show More Summary

Preventing Extinction: U.S. Must Protect African Elephants as "Endangered"

When a high-ranking Chinese wildlife official pledged in May that China -- home of the world's largest market for ivory -- was working on a plan to ban the trade and sale of ivory he included a caveat. The United States -- the second largest ivory market -- should do the same. Show More Summary

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