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    Industrial tourism has been a disaster for the Grand Canyon. It could get much worse.
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    Environmental activists are trying to tear the veil away from Los Angeles’s vast oil infrastructure.
    By James William Gibson
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    Our food systems are changing thanks to a rising crop of women farmers.
    By Sena Christian
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Former Orca Trainer John Hargrove on the SeaWorld ‘Facade’

Blackfish star slams the marine entertainment giant for ‘disgusting’ treatment of whales

During his 12 years as an orca trainer at SeaWorld, John Hargrove became increasingly concerned about the impacts of captivity on the whales he cared for. After leaving his job at SeaWorld, Hargrove became a powerful force in the campaign against whale captivity…
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Obama Pushes Climate Action on Earth Day Visit to the Everglades

'Folks don't have time' to wait in south Florida, where sea level rise threatens wildlife and local drinking water

By Tom McCarthy President Barack Obama used an unusually picturesque appearance at Everglades National Park on Wednesday to draw attention to an ugly problem that he said was threatening the well-being of people in south Florida and around the world: climate change.…
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In Conversation with Antonia Juhasz

Five years later, the Gulf of Mexico is struggling to recover from the BP disaster, and the oil companies appear to have learned very little, author says.

Antonia Juhasz was already on the oil beat well before the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout. Her 2006 book, The Bu$h Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time, shined a spotlight on corporate globalization, with a particular focus on the oil…
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The Technofix Is In

An Ecomodernist Manifesto fails to acknowledge the political forces at work in the battle over climate change, and so fails to chart a way forward

The world’s best scientists are warning that the world is warming inexorably, the oceans are becoming acidic and have turned into a “plastic soup,” and we are in the middle of the kind of mass extinction event not seen on the planet…
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George Will Misses the Mark on Divestment

Campus sustainability movements are no more fundamentalist than Will’s unbridled faith in the free market

Last week, Washington Post columnist George Will took a swing at the campus divestment movement that is spreading across the country, arguing that sustainability has “gone mad” on college campuses.  Photo by Light Brigading, on Flickr The environmental movement doesn’t fit into the stale…
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Fighting for Our Oceans

From Haiti to Scotland, Goldman Environmental Prize winners tackle marine management challenges

In an era of seemingly unlimited threats to the environment, ocean health is one of the most urgent and severe challenges facing activists today. The oceans are under fire from almost uncountable ills, including rampant overfishing, ocean acidification, plastics pollution, oil spills,…
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You Shall Not Pass

Goldman Environmental Prize winners lay their bodies on the line to halt destructive practices

When Marilyn Baptiste, chief of the Xeni Gwet’in community of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation in British Columbia, was told by two members of her tribe that a long line of trucks and heavy equipment was headed into the nation’s territory, she knew…
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Voices

Dr. Sylvia Earle
The oceanographer discusses the threats to the world’s oceans, and what citizens can do to protect them.
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Monsanto’s Spin Machine Grinds On
Journal columnist Anna Lappé on how the chemical and biotech giant is recycling its playbook from the past.
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Keeping It Real
How one family is raising their children without any mobile electronic devices in the house.
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The energy industry is now firmly hitched to the national security state.
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The language of green managerialism is sucking the life out of the environmental movement.
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