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'Green News Report' - August 30, 2016

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe takes a stand against massive new oil pipeline in North Dakota; California passes most sweeping climate change law yet; Evacuations inShow More Summary

Is the African Solar Revolution Really a Data Revolution?

The biggest story in African solar markets may have nothing to do with solar at all. This week news broke in Bloomberg that the impact investment fund of the world's largest utility ENGIE Rassembleurs d'Energies, co-led a new $20 million Series C investment with KawiSafi Ventures in leading beyond the grid solar company BBOXX. Show More Summary

An Open Letter To New England Governors On The Importance Of Climate Change Action

On Monday, August 29, the New England governors met in Boston to discuss regional economic development. Climate, environmental and social justice groups from across the region released the following open letter in response: Dear Governors, As...Show More Summary

#PigTrial Inadvertently Puts Meat Industry On Trial

When a pig farmer reported an animal rights activist for interfering with his property, he likely didn't anticipate that he'd be setting up the entire meat industry to be put on trial. Yet, that's exactly what happened last week when...Show More Summary

#PigTrial Interview With Peter Sankoff: 'I Just Don't See Any Crime Here.'

Law professor Peter Sankoff is a respected expert in both criminal and animal rights law. So when animal activist Anita Krajnc was charged with criminal mischief for giving water to a heat-stressed animal aboard a transport truck last summer, Professor Sankoff naturally took an interest in the case. Show More Summary

These Animals Are Adorable But Still Very Dangerous

Whether you are an animal lover or not we have all at some point in our lives longed to own an animal that can only be found in the wild. As kids, many of us had the opportunity to go visit the local zoo or animal shelter and it is there...Show More Summary

Citizens of the Ocean

The Sea Connects All Things... How do we build a new global constituency for the ocean? That is, of course, the purpose of the not-for-profit World Ocean Observatory, to relate the ocean to other things that matter to us: fresh water,...Show More Summary

Cherry Picking Science

Image Credit: Huffington Post Images If there is anything I have learned this past week, it is that anyone can cherry pick their science. I presented a story last week, about fish. Since then I've been attacked by lobbyists from groups...Show More Summary

Personality; Not Just For People Anymore - Part II

This is Part II of a two-part story titled "Personality; Not Just for People Anymore." Every wolf, every animal, is different. Credit: Carl Safina It's easier to accept that elephants, dolphins, wolves, and dogs have personalities. What's...Show More Summary

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Takes Up Torch For A Clean Hudson First Carried By His Father

At a press conference I participated in August 22 on the shore of the Hudson River in Albany, New York State came out with guns blazing regarding General Electric's PCB contamination of the river. Department of Environmental Conservation...Show More Summary

President Obama Continues to Build His Environmental Legacy

As President Obama nears the end of his second term, he continues to use his executive authority to ensure that his sustainability priorities are translated into public policy. His use of the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gasShow More Summary

Meatless Monday: Farm to Table, From the Ground Up

Beyond Meat's bleeding beetburger could not exist without beets.  Were it not for the butternut squash, Purple Carrot's butternut squash tacos would be bare, bereft tortillas. Dazzled as we are by tech-savvy food innovation, as New Orleans'...Show More Summary

Personality; Not Just For People Anymore - Part I

Elephant-watching, Kenya, 2013. Credit: Carl Safina We are watching "elephants," true enough. But I realize, embarrassed, that I know nothing of how these beings live, of who they are. I scarcely know what it means to be "watching elephants." Cynthia...Show More Summary

Spirit Wins and Media Lies Lose at Standing Rock Protest

"We are tipis going up to see the stars. Enjoying the campfire with drums in the distance. Who can ask for more this very blessed night." ~~An Elder at the Standing Rock Main Camp, Cannon Ball ND Smells of sweet burning sage linger in the late evening and drift over the main camp on Highway 1806 at Cannon Ball North Dakota. Show More Summary

Stop Being Ridiculous: We Agree On Animal Alternatives

While watching the games of 2016 -- not the Olympics, the U.S. presidential election -- I am reminded of the stare-down between drug companies and animal rights activists. Of this mounting conflict, you'd think the answer is simple -- that animals can and should eventually make their exit from so many labs and testing facilities. Show More Summary

Recognizing The Value Of Food To Stop Waste

From watermelon and berries to sun-ripened tomatoes and peaches, summer is when we most enjoy local fruits and vegetables, so fresh and plentiful just now. Produce defines summertime picnics; like many of you, I savor these foods because they're in-season, local and readily available. However, in America, we don't always balance or value our bounty. Show More Summary

Defenders of Wildlife: Protecting and Recovering Wolves

This has been a tough week for wolves and those of us who are committed to their recovery. Wildlife officials in Washington state have made the decision to kill the Profanity Peak wolf pack due to repeated depredations since July 8. This is a point we never wanted to come to. Show More Summary

They Won't Feed the Bears at This Birthday Bash

The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday this week but it is not an untarnished history. We have 59 national parks - from the steamy tropical Everglades in Florida to the alpine majesty of Denali in Alaska - that have been selected for their spectacular natural qualities. Show More Summary

Big Oil's Scary New World

"This was retail politics, and oil lost," was how Adrienne Alvord of UCS summed up the stunning environmental victory Tuesday in the California legislature, a victory which cemented the state's commitment to a 40% reduction in climate...Show More Summary

Outdoor Retailers Love the Arctic Refuge!

Here we are at the Outdoor Retailer Show with Sutra the amazing motorized polar bear I'm back from an amazing Outdoor Retailer Summer Show in Salt Lake City -- invigorated by everyone's Arctic Refuge passion found throughout the Giant...Show More Summary

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