Full story - January 29, 2021
Joe Biden climate executive action
To meet ambitious Paris climate accord goals, the US government needs to work with business to shift trillions of dollars to investments in new energy and infrastructure, says Alden Meyer, senior associate with climate think tank, E3G.
Full story - February 06, 2021
Enbridge Energy Line 3 protest
Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to Wisconsin, if completed, is facing strong opposition from Native American tribes and environmental activists.
Full story - January 29, 2021
An axis deer looks up at a giraffe on Sir Bani Yas Island near Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, June 9, 2017.
Ecologist Carl Safina’s latest book, “Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty and Achieve Peace," explores how animals live their lives within definitive cultures and customs.
Full story - January 29, 2021
A Native American elder performs a ritual ceremony using a feather.
To lose an elder is like burning a textbook, says Jason Salsman, a spokesperson for the Muscogee (Creek) nation in Oklahoma. For Native Americans, the overall COVID-19 mortality rate is nearly twice that of white Americans.
Full story - January 22, 2021
A portrait of Mamphela Ramphele
South African physician and anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele explains how the African concept of Ubuntu can bring communities together and support individuals at the same time.
Full story - January 22, 2021
North Atlantic right whale with calf in blue-green waters
Ship strikes and entanglement in fishing nets threaten the survival of the North Atlantic right whale, one of the world’s most endangered species. Conservation groups have now filed a lawsuit to compel the US to expand protections for the whales.
Full story - January 22, 2021
Joe Biden inauguration
The US can’t simply reengage global climate action using the old Obama administration playbook, says Jennifer Morgan, executive director of Greenpeace International.
Full story - January 15, 2021
Brown arches naturally formed from stone in Arches National Park
After four years in pursuit of extraction at the expense of conservation, the Interior Department will overhaul how it manages federal public lands and relates to Native Americans.
Full story - January 15, 2021
A photo of Leydy Pech, a Mayan beekeeper
Leydy Pech, a Mayan beekeeper, launched a legal battle to protect the environment and the Indigenous Mayan community’s ancient practice of beekeeping. Now she is a 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize winner.
Full story - January 15, 2021
The Biden administration's nominee for secretary of interior, Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland, from New Mexico, speaks at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, Dec. 19, 2020.
Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico, President Biden’s nominee for secretary of the interior, is the first Native American to lead the department. She plans to bring a strong conservation, climate action and tribal rights record to the agenda.