Conservation

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Last year we participated in Earth Hour, an international movement demonstrating that millions of people around the world are ready to do something about climate change. Join us again on Saturday March 28, 2009 at 8:30PM (your local time): This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and…

The Guardian: Human pollution is turning the seas into acid so quickly that the coming decades will recreate conditions not seen on Earth since the time of the dinosaurs, scientists will warn today. Say what?! Look, ocean acidification is a VERY real threat to our planet. That said, the seas are not turning to acid!…

Remembering Rio

In 1992, a small group of 12 and 13 year olds from the Environmental Children’s Organization (ECO) raised money to attend the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. This is Severn Suzuki’s address to delegates. Nearly early two decades later, her words are as relevant as ever. Are we doing any better?

Guest post by Brian Hare, Evolutionary Anthropologist at Duke University Last month, a 200 pound male chimpanzee named Travis mauled a woman outside the home where he has been living with his owner Sandra Herold. Charla Nash was nearly killed by Travis and now has life changing wounds to her face while Travis was stabbed…

Chimpanzees Are NOT Pets!

You’ve likely already seen this story all over the news: Chimp’s owner calls vicious mauling ‘freak thing’ STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The owner of a 200-pound chimpanzee that viciously mauled a Stamford woman calls the incident “a freak thing,” but says her pet was not a “horrible” animal. Sandra Herold told NBC’s “Today Show” in…

Yesterday, President George W. Bush set aside 195,000 square miles of Pacific ocean habitat under executive authority granted by the Antiquities Act. He created three new national monuments which ban seafloor mining, most commercial fishing, and limit recreational and indigenous harvest. The new areas include the waters surrounding Howland, Baker, Jarvis and Wake islands; Rose,…

Don’t Mess With NEPA

This time, it’s personal. There is no question fisheries are in serious trouble and Bush is hoping to loosen rules under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that govern the environmental review process surrounding catch limits. The proposed 11th hour changes would weaken the Magnuson-Stevens Act (a bill I was intimately involved with in 2006).…

I looked back at the woman next to me in disbelief; a mid-forties Greenpeace Director. It was June 2006 and we had been chatting a few minutes as the plane taxied on the runway. She began by telling me about her journey to activism. A literature major in college, she felt a longing to do…

One Last Thing

So I’ve spent the past many days moving across town. Not a terribly far jump, just enough to change my zip code by one digit. The transition has caused me to sift through a seemingly endless pile of loot collected at conferences and events… many of which, bestowed unto me in the name of conservation.…