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Death by Tourism

The U.N.’s announcement last week that 2017 will be the Year of Sustainable Tourism raises a question: How much tourism is, in fact, already unsustainable?

Coral Bleaching and the Paris Summit

Coral bleaching is happening now and globally! Bleaching, Acidification, Sea Level Rise, loss of sea ice…Climate is an ocean issue, which is why the Paris Climate Summit beginning Monday has to succeed. With the return of a strong El Niño in the Pacific Ocean and ever warmer seas, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has…

4 Costly Myths About World Heritage

As the 40th anniversary year of the World Heritage Convention draws to a close, many Americans remain oddly estranged from the program that could be proudly labelled “Made in the U.S.A.” That costs jobs.

Things You Should Know About the New Climate Bill

A new climate bill blew full force into the U.S. Senate last week. Bill sponsor Sen. John Kerry told the Washington Post that it’s important to get the bill passed or at “least be moving seriously toward it” by December, when global leaders hope to hash out a new climate treaty in Copenhagen. The U.S.…