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What Sharknado Tells Us About Our Understanding of Climate Change

Tonight marks the debut of the widely-anticipated (by some, at least) third installment of SyFy’s <i>Sharknado</i> franchise. <i>Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!</i> has …

Sociology

Defying Stereotypes About Women in Conservation

<i>Photo Credit: Yao Bongoma</i><p><i>This post was written by AWF’s DRC Communications Officer, Yao Bongoma.</i><p>You might know that Iyondji Community Bonobo Reserve …

A Marine Bank: Too Big to Fail

<i>Bunaken National Marine Park, located in the center of the Coral Triangle in Manado, Indonesia. (Photo Credit: Sakurai Midori)</i><p>The “Amazon” of the …

Social Impact Investing: RSF CEO Don Shaffer on Bridging the Gap Between Capitalism & Altruism

How does money shape the world? Don Shaffer has been thinking about that for a long time, ever since his very first job carrying golf bags for Wall …

GRAPHIC CONTENT: 250 Whales Dragged Onto Beach & Slaughtered in Faroe Islands

<i>Photo Credit: Mark Wendt / Sea Shepherd Global</i><p>This week, some 250 pilot whales were herded onto the beaches of the Faroe Islands and stabbed to death.<p>…

UCLA Partners in New Congo Basin Institute: A ‘Game-Changer’ for Environmental Protection

CLA professor Tom Smith has conducted research in Cameroon for more than 30 years, and preserving and improving the region is more than a career to …

DARK Act Passes House; Anti-GMO Labeling Bill Heads to Senate

<i>Fruits and vegetables. (Photo Credit: Honolulu Media / Flickr)</i><p>On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would ban states from …

Thousands of L.A.-area Oil Wells Under State Investigation for Pollution Dangers

<i>Oil well pump jacks at the Lost Hills Oil Field in central California. (Photo Credit: Richard Masoner)</i><p>LOS ANGELES— The Center for Biological …

New Climate Study Predicts 10 Ft of Sea Level Rise in 50 Years

<i>The view beyond the Lincoln Tunnel Helix. (Photo Credit: joiseyshowaa / Flickr)</i><p>Former NASA climate scientist James Hansen has some bad news for the …

Climate Change

You Can Sponsor a Livestock Guarding Dog to Help Namibian Farmers

<i>Photo Credit: CCF</i><p>CCF’s Livestock Guarding Dogs are at the core of its efforts to address the human-wildlife conflict that threatens the cheetah. The …

Daughter of Earth Day Founder Resigns After Climate Change Gag-Order

<i>Tia Nelson speaks to reporters following her resignation. (Photo Credit: Wisconsin State Journal)</i><p>Wisconsin public lands administrator Tia Nelson has …

Two Lions Dead in Buffalo Springs

<i>One of the dead lions. (Photo Credit: Ewaso Lions)</i><p>It saddens us to announce that two lion cubs died early Thursday morning in Buffalo Springs …

Hurricanes Are Making History This Year

<i>Hurricane Isabel (2003) as seen from orbit during Expedition 7 of the International Space Station. (Photo Credit: Mike Trenchard, Earth Sciences &</i> …

Apple, Google, Coca-Cola & Others Pledge $140 Billion to Climate Action

<i>The White House. (Photo Credit: Diego Cambiaso)</i><p>On Monday, representatives from 13 of the largest corporations in America gathered at the White House …

Republican Attacks on Endangered Species Up 600 Percent per Year

<i>Gray wolf. (Photo Credit: Gunner Ries Amphibol)</i><p>WASHINGTON— Over the past five years, Republicans in Congress have launched 164 attacks on the …

Andy Lipkis: Trees Are the Superheroes We've Been Waiting For

<i>Photo Credit: Pixabay</i><p>Do you remember the last time you stopped to really look at a tree? They’re central to our existence, and yet we often take them …

Pushing the Envelope to Ludicrous Levels and the EV's Quieting Effect on Speed

<i>The Tesla Roadster (Source: Creative Commons)</i><p>This month brought news of Tesla’s latest updates to the iconic Model S. By fiddling with the wires …

How Will Individual Companies Fulfill the American Business Act on Climate Pledge?

<i>Photo Source: Creative Commons</i><p>On Monday, 13 major corporations joined the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, committing a collective $140 …

The Tragedy of Cecil the Lion: Leader of Pride, Victim of Trophy Hunt

<i>Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.</i><p>Earlier this month, Cecil the Lion – a local celebrity who …

Get Radical: Engaging Conservatives About Climate Change - Part 1

<i>A 2005 protest against the Iraq War. (Photo Credit: JK the Unwise)</i><p><b>I regard my</b><b>self to be a radical. However, I now believe that the most radical thing</b> …

International Tiger Day 2015: We Have Lost 97% of All Wild Tigers

<i>A Bengal tiger in the Sundarbans (Image: Creative Commons)</i><p>It seems absurd that an animal as powerful as the tiger could be wiped off the planet so …