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Tend to Your Garden and It Will Tend to You

Tend to your garden, and in turn, it will tend to you. The taste of the tomatoes from my mother's garden burns bright in my memory, and in each tomato I enjoy today. In Detroit, the start of our growing season was marked by a visit to Eastern Market. Show More Summary

Out of Sight: new Defenders of Wildlife report reveals surprising supplier of shocking illegal wildlife trade into the United States: Latin America

When we hear the words "wildlife trafficking," we usually think of elephants and rhinos shot for their ivory or horns, or tigers killed and smuggled across the borders of faraway countries for their skins or for use in traditional Asian medicines. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg: On the Arctic and Our Common Future

Dear Prime Minister Erna Solberg, In a few days it will be my great pleasure to visit Norway, meet Norwegian friends, and participate in a climate conference in Oslo. I hold Norway and its citizens in high regard and I have visited several...Show More Summary

Flying on Fat, Farm Waste and Trash

By Don Willlmott Passengers who frequent United Airlines' West Coast shuttle service between Los Angeles and San Francisco will soon be doing their part to save the planet simply by taking their seats and fastening their seatbelts. The...Show More Summary

Too Many People Are Still Not Adopting Animals

For most people concerned about animal welfare, adopting pets from an animal shelter or rescue organization is unquestionably the right thing to do, both for the pets brought into loving homes as well as to create more room and resources for animals left behind. Show More Summary

Pit Bulls, Headlines and Good News

We are often drawn to the alarming headlines that bring us bad news about pit bulls. But are they always true? Things do happen, but, the media often over reports bad news of overblown incidents about dogs that look like pit bulls. At our rescue, Our Pack, Inc. Show More Summary

Tackling Africa's Impending Vulture Crisis

Lightning never strikes the same place twice, or history always repeats itself? Unfortunately in the case of vultures, nature's "clean-up" crew, the latter applies -- with African populations of these useful birds facing catastrophic declines -- just as their South Asian counterparts did in the 1990s. Show More Summary

Clean-Tech Innovation, From the Sexy to the Stodgy

September's final week was a good one for high-profile innovations in the clean-tech industry. Tesla Motors, at a massive party attended by more than a thousand tech hipsters near its Fremont, California factory, unveiled its glitzy, wing-doored Model X electric SUV. Show More Summary

Saving Wolves With Compassionate Conservation: The Killing Must Stop

October 12-18 is Wolf Awareness Week. North Americans are often quick to condemn the brutality of other cultures and countries, inserting ourselves, sometimes using violent force, to establish what we consider peace keeping and a "good life". Show More Summary

7 Simple Upcycled Projects That Will Blow Your Mind

By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for For those of you who like to save used jars or collect leftover materials from a project, instead of tucking those unwanted items in the back of a cupboard you can turn them into something...Show More Summary

On the Sustainability (Volks)Wagon

It happened -- a build up you could say -- over many years crafting skills and knowledge to reach a point, that was out of sight, in which there was a collision of worldviews, a flash point between horizons. Gut feeling and tiredness pushed at the boundaries of my comfort zone and took me to unknown territory. Show More Summary

Safer chemicals would benefit both consumers and workers

Heather Buckley, University of California, Berkeley Adnan Abidi/Reuters Almost every product we purchase, use in our homes or give to our children contains tens, if not hundreds, of chemicals. The United States chemical industry alone produced US$769.4 billion worth of chemicals in 2012. Show More Summary

Meatless Monday: Moving Mountains -- Reducing Waste With "The Kitchen Ecosystem"

We waste a mountain of food in this country, insititutionally and individually. The Obama administration has pledged to cut food waste in half. Good for the government, but what about you? Given the magnitude of the problem, how can you make a difference? All elegant food writer Eugenia Bone had to do was look in her trash can. Show More Summary

Sustainability Has Entered the Political Mainstream

In the fall of 1975 I found myself sitting in Lester Milbrath's Environmental Politics graduate seminar at SUNY Buffalo, talking to the teaching assistant, my now longtime friend and colleague Sheldon Kamieniecki. I distinctly remember...Show More Summary

Paris Climate Talks: On Track to Create a New Kind of International Agreement

India announced its national plan for addressing climate change recently. It will reduce its carbon intensity and dramatically expand its growing renewable energy sector. India's solar market grew more than 100-fold in the past four years. Show More Summary

Jerry Brown, Greening California and the Ancien Regime of Oil

When Governor Jerry Brown signed new landmark legislation advancing California's leadership role on renewable energy and energy efficiency on October 7th, he did so amidst signs that his recently thwarted drive to cut petroleum use in...Show More Summary

Danish Zoos: Serial Animal Killers

The outrage over Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer's slaughter of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe was well deserved. I have previously penned several articles about the detested dentist. Some Danish zoos seem to be equally reprehensible. In...Show More Summary

What Aquaculture Actually Is And How It's Benefiting Greece

Aquaculture is commonly defined as the farming of aquatic plants and animals, essentially agriculture at sea. The advent of aquaculture dates back millennia. Evidence of fish capture and on-growing in ponds and lagoons date back to more...Show More Summary

The Case For an International Oxygen Tax

How to save the world from CO2 heating? Pay those who create oxygen! That's right. We consumers who are using up oxygen and creating this surplus of carbon must pay people to keep their forests, jungles, living oceans for the oxygen they grow. Show More Summary

Bees, Foxes and Hens: EPA's Failure to Protect Our Food Supply

Co-written by Stephen J. McConnell Stephen J. McConnell is a Denver-based creative and professional writer who recently finished a novel about environmental collapse. You would think by now that science would halt the use of chemicals that can threaten life on this planet. Show More Summary

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