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Dr. Sylvia Earle

Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle is sometimes fondly referred to as “Her Deepness.” She has set records for solo diving, lived in underwater laboratories, and navigated dark corners of the oceans in small submarines. In the course of her research and exploration, she has spent more than 7,000 hours underwater marveling at the diversity of the oceans. photo Kip Evans At 79, Earle has watched the oceans change radically in her lifetime. She…
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by: Zoe Loftus-Farren – Spring 2015

Earth Island Project Support

Nurturing Diverse Initiatives to Save Our Shared Planet

Several years ago, Laura Pérez-Arce, co-director of the Earth Island project Viva Sierra Gorda, which works to promote conservation and economic development in Mexico’s Sierra Gorda region, decided to start a separate nonprofit focused on carbon credits. It was only then, as she began to independently navigate the complexities of IRS approval and nonprofit administration, that Pérez-Arce realized the true value of Earth Island Institute’s Project Support team, which had been providing…
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by: Zoe Loftus-Farren – Spring 2015

A Home For Businesses That Believe Ethics and Profits Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

The American Sustainable Business Council works to amplify the influence of sustainable businesses on policy issues like clean energy, food, and agriculture

We may have reached the point of peak craft beer. Cities are ranked based on their breweries, connoisseurs opt for beer tastings over wine flights, and beers are brewed with everything from matté, to mustard seeds, to pomegranate. In the midst of…
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by: Zoe Loftus-Farren – February 19, 2015

Advocates Win Key Victories to Stop Wildlife-Killing Contests in the US

Statewide ban in California and victories in Idaho and Oregon spur hope for nationwide predator management reform

Wildlife-killing contests in the United States go by many different names, including wildlife derbies, predator-hunting contests, coyote calling contests, and coyote drives. But whatever the name, and wherever they are held, these contests come down to the same basic principle: Hunting animals…
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by: Zoe Loftus-Farren – December 16, 2014

Protesters Continue to Block Gates to Methane Storage Facility in Upstate NY

With 92 arrests to date, We Are Seneca Lake campaign is gaining momentum

For six weeks, We Are Seneca Lake campaigners have braved freezing weather in western New York to block expansion of a methane storage project adjacent to Seneca Lake, the largest of the Finger Lakes. Campaigners believe the storage project threatens to contaminate…
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by: Zoe Loftus-Farren – December 9, 2014

Plastic Bag Industry Campaigning to Overturn California’s Plastic Bag Ban

Big Plastic, which stands to lose big profits, wants to get a referendum on the November 2016 ballot

Governor Jerry Brown made history in September when he signed SB 270, making California the first state in the nation to ban plastic shopping bags. Unsurprisingly, the plastic bag industry isn’t going quietly into the night. Instead, it is trying to get…
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by: Zoe Loftus-Farren – November 13, 2014

Climate Hawks Vote Swoops onto the Election Scene

With a shoestring budget and grassroots mindset, new super PAC hopes to elevate climate change in November elections

By now, chances are you’ve heard of Tom Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund manager turned avid climate activist. He’s thrown upwards of $50 million into the November elections via his super PAC, NextGen Climate, and has made plenty of headlines in the…
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by: Zoe Loftus-Farren – November 3, 2014

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