Last week, after 37 years of coming to the Maine coast, I had the distinct privilege of seeing the Atlantic puffin, beautiful sea birds that are appropriately named Parrots of … Read more
This Mother’s Day, Let’s Leave a Wildlife Legacy We Can Be Proud Of
As a mother, some of my fondest memories are of spending time with my children discovering nature. Watching them screech with delight when a fish grabs onto the hook of … Read more
The Top 5 Reasons to Put Solar On It in 2014
Last summer, a long time friend in Half Moon Bay, CA, asked me what she and her friends and neighbors can do to promote solutions to climate change. Her question inspired … Read more
Three Wildlife-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions
It’s time to set that New Year’s Resolution–For 2014, think Wildlife! Tis the season, where everyone is mulling over clever New Year’s resolutions—fresh ones, ones not too outrageous and out … Read more
After Sandy, Will New Jersey Act on Climate?
In this month’s United in-flight magazine, there is a major expose on New Jersey, a state that one year ago was on the hearts and minds of citizens nationwide when … Read more
Latest Climate Report Confirms We Have a Climate Problem — Do You Give a Care?
If you are still sitting on the fence about whether we contribute to climate change, perhaps the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will help clear … Read more
We Have a Climate Problem—and the U.S. EPA has a Solution!
There’s good news today: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing the first ever carbon limits on new coal plants. And they are kicking off their formal process for getting … Read more
Starved Polar Bear: Too Shocking for Words
About 10 years ago, when I worked on a mercury pollution campaign, an industry representative challenged me and a toxicologist on whether mercury in fish is really that bad. In … Read more
There are Many Pathways to a Clean Energy Future—Let’s Take All of Them
We talk a lot about the harmful impacts that our reliance on dirty energy sources have on wildlife. Let us not lose sight of the flipside of that critical conversation: … Read more
Dogs Among Latest Victims of Tar Sands Poison
One day last February, a man opened the front door of his cabin in Alberta, Canada, to find his dog looking quite ill. Seeing that two of his other dogs … Read more