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    Addressing the Double Standards of Animal Cruelty

    Addressing the Double Standards of Animal Cruelty

    I woke up this morning to see two news articles, both involving animals but very different in tone. One article highlighted how a man was convicted of animal cruelty in Australia for shooting an arrow through a cat’s head. The other hailed the capture of a nearly 1,000-pound mako shark off the coast of New Jersey as an “incredible feat” and called the fishermen “winners.”

    Getting to the Root of Our Outdated Food System

    Getting to the Root of Our Outdated Food System

    While producing enough food to eat is as basic as human civilization itself, there are times, historically, when following traditional methods falls short. During such crises, survival can depend upon migration or innovation. We are now challenged by the upper limits of our planet to produce enough food sustainably and responsibly to meet growing demand […]

    How Capitalism Stole Christmas (And Killed the Planet Along the Way)

    How Capitalism Stole Christmas (And Killed the Planet Along the Way)

    The holiday season is upon us and with it, a deluge of new tech, trinkets, and advertisements convincing us to indulge. But of course this torrent of consumption is nothing new, especially in the free-market capitalist consumerist nation of the United States. Every year, the holiday shopping season, spanning across November and December, sees massive […]

    The PR Industry Has Been a ‘Major’ But ‘Overlooked’ Influence in Climate Politics for Decades, Says Study

    The PR Industry Has Been a ‘Major’ But ‘Overlooked’ Influence in Climate Politics for Decades, Says Study

    By Nick Cunningham From coining “clean coal” to “carbon footprint,” public relations firms have been instrumental in shaping the public discourse around climate and energy policy, and as a new study underlines, their powerful efforts have flown under the radar for too long. PR firms have played a key role in obstructing action on climate […]

    Photo Essay: Giving Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante the Protection They Deserve

    Photo Essay: Giving Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante the Protection They Deserve

    By Derrick Z. Jackson Walls of red, walls of gold. Stratified hillsides exposing 270 million years of Earth formation with ribbons of cocoa, caramel, burned orange, and white. Hoodoo rock formations playing tricks on our minds as massive boulders appear to teeter atop eroded, pencil-thin spires. We walked under natural arches that gloriously framed the […]

    Unlike the U.S., Europe Is Setting Ambitious Targets for Producing More Organic Food

    Unlike the U.S., Europe Is Setting Ambitious Targets for Producing More Organic Food

    By Kathleen Merrigan President Joe Biden has called for an all-of-government response to climate change that looks for solutions and opportunities in every sector of the U.S. economy. That includes agriculture, which emits over 600 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent every year – more than the total national emissions of the United Kingdom, […]

    Who Is the World’s Greatest Climate Champion?

    Who Is the World’s Greatest Climate Champion?

    By Mark Hertsgaard This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. Glasgow, Scotland — It’s an article of faith in U.S. political and media circles that American leadership is essential to global climate progress.That message was repeated Tuesday at the United Nations climate conference COP26 […]

    Famed Explorers Sylvia Earle and Mireya Mayor Talk Exploration, Conservation and What Our Future Holds

    Famed Explorers Sylvia Earle and Mireya Mayor Talk Exploration, Conservation and What Our Future Holds

    Earlier this month, two pioneering female explorers came together at Florida International University (FIU) to share what they’ve learned from decades of exploring the land and sea. In conversations with EcoWatch, Sylvia Earle and Mireya Mayor spoke about why exploration and conservation must go hand in hand. Earle is popularly known as “Her Deepness,” thanks […]