Evangelical Conservatives Have A “Christian Worldview.” What Does That Mean For Climate Action?

Published on April 18th, 2017 | by

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A Christian worldview that denies climate change and disparages news from mainstream media sources may be the reason why evangelicals do not take global warming seriously. Is there anything that can be done? read more

Permafrost Melting Could Add Huge Amounts Of Green House Gases To Atmosphere

Published on April 14th, 2017 | by

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A new study finds permafrost melting is happening sooner and faster than expected, putting the earth in danger of significantly higher temperatures if the Paris climate accords are not adhered to. read more

Is Donald Trump Robbing The US?

Published on April 13th, 2017 | by

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Frankly, when people have said that Trump only ran for president to boost his business, I didn’t agree. I think Donald is genuinely an old, angry, rich, white man who spends far too much time sitting on the couch watching Fox News and getting misinformed. I think he genuinely felt passionately that the country had gone to […] read more

When You Elect A Con Man, You Probably Got Conned

Published on April 12th, 2017 | by

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The United States. “We” elected a man who for decades has had a reputation as a con man. What could go wrong?… ♠ He talked about bringing all Americans health care — more affordable and cheaper health care. Turns out, after trying to push through a health care plan that would result in ~20 million Americans losing […] read more

5 Issues With Trump’s Attack On Syria

Published on April 11th, 2017 | by

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Donald Trump’s bombing of Syria was odd, and not just for one reason. There were a handful of oddities about it. 1. First of all, Trump heavily, heavily, heavily pushed Obama to not bomb Syria after Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his citizens a few years ago. It was a very similar situation, and it’s completely unclear […] read more

One Of The World’s Last “Giant Tusker” Elephants (Satao II) Killed By Poachers

Published on March 15th, 2017 | by

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One of the last giant tusker elephants in the world, named Satao II by conservationists, was killed in Kenya earlier this year by poachers. He had apparently been (very likely) killed with a poisoned arrow near the boundary of the Tsavo East National Park in Kenya in January. Satao II was named after a famous […] read more

Poachers Kill Rhino At Zoo Near Paris, Saw Off Horn

Published on March 10th, 2017 | by

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In yet another sign of how morally bankrupt people nowadays are, it seems that a gang of poachers broke into the Thoiry Zoo outside of Paris on Tuesday, killed one of the rhinoceroses there, and then sawed off its horn. The intent no doubt being to cash in on the financially lucrative blackmarket trade in […] read more

Reforesting the Tropics, Providing Jobs, and Sequestering Carbon: A Trifecta of Sustainability

Published on March 6th, 2017 | by

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While there are a lot of moving parts to the global economy, I’d argue that there is one fundamental premise that will have, hand’s down, the greatest influence in determining the fate of humanity, and that is the time horizon of strategizing a particular activity—short term vs. long term thinking. Take any industry, whether it’s […] read more

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Approves Poison Targeting Wild Hogs

Published on February 28th, 2017 | by

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The Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Sid Miller, has approved a new poison specifically intended for use against wild hogs known as Kaput Feral Hog Lure. The approval has resulted in the creation of a petition on Change.org calling for the approval to be rescinded. As some background here, the new poison includes warfarin — often used […] read more

Documentary Aims To Tell Ultimate Story Of NM’s Gila River Through The Eyes Of 3 Young Environmentalists

Published on February 23rd, 2017 | by

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The Gila River, one of the last wild rivers in the western US, is under threat from proposals for development and diversion. The Heart of the Gila documentary promises to deliver a compelling visual journey along the Gila, while also educating us about the importance of using good science and hard data to make the […] read more

Forest Elephant Populations Have Seen An ~80% Decline In Central Africa’s Most Important Preserve Because Of Poaching

Published on February 22nd, 2017 | by

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Forest elephant populations in Central Africa’s most important nature preserve, Gabon’s Minkébé National Park, have declined by between 78^ and 81% over recent times as a result of poaching, new research from Duke University has found. So, even in Central Africa’s largest nature preserve, poaching is still enough of a problem that forest elephants are […] read more

Outsourcing Green Jobs: Less Feasible than Traditional Jobs?

Published on February 20th, 2017 | by

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In a week that’s seen a Secretary of Labor nominee step away due to controversy over his fast-food company’s practice of relocating technology jobs to the Philippines, the topic of outsourcing jobs is high in the news cycle. Fears of lackluster trade, isolationist policies that result in protectionist measures, and discourse that embraces nationalistic and xenophobic […] read more

‘Kombit’ Documents the Struggle to Reforest Haiti (Film Review)

Published on January 31st, 2017 | by

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We were recently treated to a preview screening of the film “Kombit” which unpacks the work being done by way of a partnership between the non-profit “Smallholder Farmers Alliance” and the Timberland company in Haiti. Haiti has a major issue with deforestation with over 98% of the nation stripped of trees as a direct result of […] read more