Articles about Environment
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10 Reasons to Embrace Wildness
Henry David Thoreau once wrote the words, "In wildness is the preservation of the world." Though Thoreau lived in his cabin on the shores of Walden Pond many years ago, those...
Do You Get Out of Bed in the Morning to Make Money for Billionaires?
We have been told a great lie about capitalism — that everyone who works hard in life will be successful, make a lot of money, and have a good life. So why is it that most of...
Why the Ocean Calls to Us, According to Science
5 ways water can heal the mind and body and help you tap into your most calm and creative state of being
'Not a Symbol, a Signal': Wave of Direct Actions Points to Fossil-Free Future
On final day of two-week Break Free mobilization, demonstrations take place in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Turkey, and beyond
'Status Quo': Shell Spews Nearly 90,000 Gallons of Oil Into Gulf of Mexico in Latest Spill
'This spill shows why there is a new and vibrant movement in the Gulf of Mexico for no new drilling'
The Hottest Year on Record Signals That Global Warming Is Alive and Well
The year 2015 has proven to be another year of temperature records. Data released by NASA and NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration) show that in 2015, the global...
Old-Growth Forests Can Help Preserve Biodiversity in a Warming World
The towering canopies and dense understories of old-growth forests might be able to help protect biodiversity as global temperatures continue to rise, according to new research
Yes, It's Okay to Talk About Climate Change Right Now
With the largest evacuation in the history of the province of Alberta displacing nearly 100 000 people as large sections of Fort McMurray burn to the ground in the middle of a...
New UN Report Finds Almost No Industry Profitable If Environmental Costs Were Included
If you haven’t been paying attention, I don’t blame you for at first not believing this. After all, companies go to great lengths to greenwash their image and present...
No Planet for Optimists: Coastal Flooding May Come Sooner and Bigger Than We Think
Of all the impacts of climate change, one stands out for its inexorable menace, writes Pete Dolack: rising oceans. And it's not just for distant future generations to deal...
We Are Those Who Are on the Side of the Living. and We Are Going to Win
Who are we? We are the people who are ready to fight back. The people who no longer live in hope that the Earth will be saved, but in the certainty that we will save her. We...
Maybe the Humans in Interstellar Wouldn't Have Wrecked Their Planet If They Had Stopped Monocropping
Did the brainiac space man played by Matthew Mcconaughey ever stop to consider the possibility that continuing to rely on massive homogeneous corn fields was driving the death...
Going Veggie Would Cut Global Food Emissions by Two Thirds and Save Millions of Lives - New Study
Eating more fruit and vegetables and cutting back on red and processed meat will make you healthier. That’s obvious enough. But as chickens and cows themselves eat food and...
We Know Nature Makes Us Happier. Now Science Says It Makes Us Kinder Too
New studies show being in nature may increase your willingness to be generous, trusting, and helpful toward others.
22 Startling Images Depict Life for Disney Characters in the Modern World
‘Unhappily Ever After’ uses beloved Disney characters to expose the unfortunate effect pollution, war, and modern society has on the world.
The Revolution Is Love - An Excerpt from Charles Eisenstein's Next Book
I'd like to share an excerpt of the book I'm working on. It is from the beginning... (It is a first draft so be gentle!)
Nobody Is Born a Terrorist
Could you feel empathy for someone who has committed an act of terrorism?
Breathtaking Underwater Photography, All Without Scuba Gear
This amazing couple take the best underwater photography we’ve ever seen, and they do it all without scuba gear
What's More Corrosive Than Flint's Water? The Cynicism of the Powerful
The Flint water crisis exposes like nothing else the toxic cynicism of America's ruling class, writes Jesse Jackson. In their privileged view, the victims of the lead poisoning...
Act Now, Urges Study, or Planet Faces 10,000+ Years of Adverse Climate Change
"The next few decades offer a brief window of opportunity to minimize large-scale and potentially catastrophic climate change that will extend longer than the entire history of...
Landmark Deal to Protect Canadian Rainforest Called a 'Gift to the World'
"From conflict to collaboration, we now celebrate the protection of areas of cultural and ecological importance while ensuring economic opportunities for the communities exist...
The Power of One
Dr. Jane Goodall is an environmentalist, humanitarian, author, UN Messenger of Peace and one of the most famous scientists alive. Her groundbreaking studies of chimpanzees...
11 of the Most Sacred and Iconic Trees From Around the World
Originally published at Garden Buildings Direct.   Besides the fact they provide almost everything that both humans and animals need to ensure existence, trees signify that...
Drowning in Money
The hidden and remarkable story of why devastating floods keep happening.
Peru Creates 'Yellowstone of the Amazon': 3.3M Acre Reserve Home to Uncontacted Tribes, Endangered Wildlife
After more than a decade of discussion and planning, Peru on Sunday (November 8) will officially designate Sierra del Divisor National Park, a 1.3 million hectare (3.3 million...
Endless Economic Growth is Fundamentally Unsustainable
The belief that economic growth can be detached from destruction appears to be based on a simple accounting mistake.
Ruptured Dams Engulf Brazilian Village in Toxic Mine Waste
More than a dozen are feared dead, with scores missing, after a tailings owned by some of the biggest mining companies in the world burst
Realize You Are the Earth
“We need a real awakening, enlightenment, to change our way of thinking and seeing things. To breathe in and be aware of your body and look deeply into it, realise you are the...
Indonesia's Palm Oil Fires: Interview With Friends of the Earth Indonesia
Massive forest fires have engulfed Indonesia for several months, and produce more daily CO2 emissions than the entire U.S. economy. The fires are responsible for as many as...
Indonesia Is Burning, The World Is Looking Away
In the greatest environmental disaster of the 21st Century (so far), Indonesia has been blotted out by smoke. And the media.
Bolivia: 'For a Lasting Solution to the Climate Crisis We Must Destroy Capitalism'
Bolivia's national contribution to the COP 21 describes capitalism as "a system of death" that has to be destroyed to protect humanity and Mother Earth. EurActiv France reports.
The Importance of Maintaining a Sense of Wonder and Excitement
Rachel Carson (1907-1964) was a scientist, ecologist and writer who helped start the environmentalism movement with her book Silent Spring, published in 1962. Inspired to...
This Tiny Country Is Going 100 Percent Organic
In 2011, the tiny mountain nation of Bhutan announced a lofty goal: make the country’s agricultural system 100 percent organic by the year 2020. If it succeeded, it would be...
Chernobyl Study: 'Amazing Illustration' of How Destructive Human Civilization Has Become
It upends common sense in many ways, but new research highlights how animal populations can thrive... when humans go away
Paul Watson: If the Ocean Dies, We Die!
If the ocean dies, we all die. Why? A few people have asked me to explain just why it is that humanity will die if the ocean dies. Billions of people depend upon the ocean...
The Ecosexual Awakening
From the anthology Ecosexuality: When Nature Inspires the Arts of Love I hesitate to start an essay with definitions as if I could compel you with force of logic to accept...
'Agrihoods' Offer Suburban Living Built Around Community Farms, Not Golf Courses
The model takes the idea of farm-to-table to the next level.
There May Be Flowing Water on Mars. But Is There Intelligent Life on Earth?
While we marvel at Nasa’s discoveries, we destroy our irreplaceable natural resources – so we can buy pre-peeled bananas and smartphones for dogs
Cowspiracy - The Documentary Turning Environmentalists Vegan
Streaming giant Netflix recently launched Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, a 90-minute documentary financed via the crowd-funding site Indiegogo and...
The Earth's Battery Is Running Low
We've drained our planet's stored energy, scientists say, with no rechargeable plug in sight.
Notorious Climate Skeptic Rupert Murdoch Just Bought National Geographic
Publication that gives grants to scientists goes from non-profit to for-profit under Fox umbrella.
How to Reduce Your Transport Footprint
If you live amongst society today it’s nearly a guarantee that you are causing some amount of environmental harm via your transportation.  How much is largely up to you.  There...
Scotland 5. Donald Trump 0. What Price America?
Author and humourist PG Wodehouse once wrote that “it is never difficult to distinguish between a Scotsman with a grievance and a ray of sunshine”. He was absolutely right...
Industrial Civilization Has Halved the Number of Trees on the Planet
Trees 'store huge amounts of carbon, are essential for the cycling of nutrients, for water and air quality, and for countless human services'
Biocultural Rights: A New Paradigm for Protecting Natural and Cultural Resources of Indigenous Communities
This article proposes a new concept of “biocultural rights” that justly reflects a broader intellectual and policy trend to holistically address the protection of Indigenous...
Greed Dies Hard in a Poisoned Land
When Arizona Sen. John McCain met with the Navajo Nation’s tribal government earlier this month at their capital in Window Rock, Arizona, after arriving in a big black SUV, he...
Field Notes to Life During the Apocalypse
Humanity, after taking over the driver’s seat of evolution, has crashed it into the brick wall of industrial civilization.
9 Out of 10 Seabirds Have Eaten Plastic
Ocean plastic has been ingested by 90 percent of all seabirds alive today, a new study finds, and the problem is still getting worse. But it's not too late to intervene...
Setting Aside Half the Earth for 'Rewilding': The Ethical Dimension
A much-anticipated book in conservation and natural science circles is EO Wilson’s Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, which is due early next year. It builds on his...
These 10 Award Winning Photos Provide a Wonderful Window to Our World
The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest judges reviewed nearly 18,000 photographs. These ten pictures won the top prizes. First Place Winner Whale...