As journalists, we dutifully report on what’s going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often the media fails to show the whole picture, neglecting to tell the stories of what is working. From scientific breakthroughs to successful crime-reduction initiatives, the What’s Working Honor Roll highlights some of [...]Read more »
The oceans are worth at least $24 trillion in services such as fishing, tourism, shipping and carbon sequestration, but “urgent action” is needed if the world wants to maintain that ocean economy, according to a new report.
The report, published this week by the World Wildlife Fund, states that if the oceans were a country, they [...]
Despite opposition from 75 percent of the people who wrote and called, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to bring back bear hunting this fall.
The hunt — the first in 21 years — is tentatively scheduled for one week in October. It is expected to result in the killing of up [...]
An editorial from the Sacramento Bee:
There has been too much finger-pointing, but if we’re going to target the biggest water users, everyone should be on the firing line – not just suburbanites with lush lawns or farmers with thirsty crops, but also industrial plants and commercial businesses that guzzle water.
Unfortunately, we rarely know who the [...]
David Mas Masumoto grapples with the story of water in the Sacramento Bee:
How do you tell the story of water in our Valley and state?
The drought amplifies the significance of water; we can no longer take it for granted. While I fix a leak in our farm’s irrigation cement line, I think of water in [...]