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Living in the Moment With Our Dogs

One of my best friends lost one of her best friends this week. Sydney was a 13-year-old mixed-breed bundle of love and was my friend's "soul dog." If you've ever had one of your own, you know what I mean. Although passing on is not unexpected in a dog of many years, it's still a shock when it happens, and my friend is crushed. Show More Summary

If a Tar-Sands Project Fails in the Forest...

Back in March, I wrote about the Keystone XL "it's not about the pipe," saying that any rejection of new tar sands pipelines serves the purpose of keeping this dirty oil in the ground. Some good news from last week proves the point that I and others have been making. Show More Summary

American Diet Needs a Break from Meat, Dairy

Remember the food pyramid? That was the government's triangle-shaped guidance for dividing up our diet between food groups like grains, meat, dairy and vegetables. Well, the federal government scrapped the pyramid several years backShow More Summary

Dreaming of Dodos: The 40-Year Living Planet Index Challenge

Think of the dodo. This extinct bird, flightless and synonymous with idiocy, has always poked quietly, gently at some dark corner of our minds. When we first learn about the dodo's demise at the hands of colonial explorers, we often joke about its intellect (or lack thereof). Show More Summary

Upwells of Life and Oil; a Unique Partnership Between the Sea and Steel

Spring is a season when new life is replenished and although this productivity is obvious on land, the ocean, with it's seemingly unchanging surface, is also privy to this season. Especially off the coast of California, where the winds and deep underwater canyons provide the perfect conditions for upwelling. Show More Summary

Healthy Child Healthy World: From the Pain a Passion for Change

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Colette Chuda 1989 photo credit Irene Born Newton-John "When a parent loses a child, there really are no words. There are no words to describe this grief, and there are no words to mend the broken heart that remains forever after. Show More Summary

A Leader, a Polar Bear, and the Shock of Recognition

We had only been on the rock next to the melting Nordenskiöld glacier for a few minutes when I looked up and saw a white furry head looking down at me from a cliff 60 meters away. Our polar guide, who had scouted the area in advanceShow More Summary

It Might Not Sound Sexy, But It's the Future of Our Public Lands

Except for a minute number of policy wonks, what could be more uninteresting and bureaucratic than land use planning? Maybe land use planning for lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Yet I would argue that it should be of interest to many, many Americans. Show More Summary

Climate Change = Systems Change

Climate change represents the most disruptive philanthropic and business opportunity since the Industrial Revolution. In the years to come, the growing clean energy sector will require massive further investment. Changes in consumption patterns will lead to significant product and service innovation. Show More Summary

Bears Rescued From Bile Farms: Why Not Just Release Them?

Animals Asia has rescued 535 bears from farms in China and Vietnam, where their bile is painfully extracted as a prized ingredient in traditional medicine. When people visit or hear about these rescued bears living at our sanctuaries...Show More Summary

What Small Farms Actually Need Will Surprise Even Locavores

Everybody loves small family farms, from Republicans to Democrats and hipsters to ultra-religious folks. As a nation, we romanticize them -- the last link to our pioneer past, perhaps. But in addition to being the salt of the earth,Show More Summary

How to Live With a Pet Allergy Without Getting Rid of Your Pet

Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in the U.S. and approximately half of all Americans test positive for at least one of the 10 most common allergens, including cat allergies, according to a profile from the National...Show More Summary

'Green News Report' - September 30, 2014

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Good news: President Obama creates the world's largest marine sanctuary; Bad news: humans have wiped out half of the world's wildlife; Scientists find humans toShow More Summary

Rachel Carson's Legacy and Today's Green Ceiling for Women's Leadership

Women have long played a pivotal role in environmental conservation in America, yet far too few women today hold top leadership positions in America's environmental and conservation organizations. It's especially disappointing when you...Show More Summary

Shift Your Spending to Make a Real Difference

How are you going to spend your money today? The reason I ask is because... it matters, especially when it comes to protecting our environment and reducing climate change. Here's how. You've all heard the old saying, "Money talks." I look at it a little differently. I believe money makes things move. Show More Summary

Why Taking Immediate Action on Climate Change Is in China's Self-Interest

China's dynamic growth has been accompanied by severe pollution problems and large emission of CO2. China will be the main victim of climate change, caused partly by its own CO2 emissions, should no action be taken. It is therefore in China's self-interest to take action to reduce CO2 in the very near term. Show More Summary

The People's Climate March

I recently shared the exhilaration of joining an estimated 400,000 people to march through the streets of New York City to express growing political will for governments to acknowledge the impact of climate change today on global health...Show More Summary

There's a Strong Link Between Solving the Global Climate Crisis and Improving Our Health

Consider the following (seemingly unrelated) realities: 1) An estimated 7 million deaths are attributed to air pollution every year; 2) over half of the U.S. population does not attain recommended minimum levels of daily exercise, contributing...Show More Summary

Neil Young and Willie Nelson Protest Keystone Pipeline in American Heartland

Harvest the Hope, a concert on the farm of Art and Helen Tanderup in Neligh, Nebraska, right on the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline, was many things: a musical tour de force starring Neil Young and Willie Nelson; an anti-pipeline...Show More Summary

Despite Its Remoteness, Antarctica's Health Matters

I've had the privilege of doing research in places that are seldom seen by humans: remote, nearly pristine reefs in the Phoenix Islands; seamounts near Cocos Island; and the waters of Indonesia and Palau. But Antarctica was the locale that took my breath away. Show More Summary

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