Proof That Hiking Makes You Happier And Healthier

Green (Living) Review

" Hikers battle bug bites, blisters and bruises for the sake of overcoming a challenge and enjoying some quality time with nature. But along with the snow-capped mountain tops and ocean views come an abundance of mental and physical perks. Here''s what hikers can teach the rest of us about leading a happier, healthier life. Forget the caffeine. Those looking for a brainpower boost need not look further than the closest trail.

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13 more endemic species in Australia are confirmed extinct

AGreenLiving

An updated list released by the Australian government has confirmed the extinction of 13 endemic species. Among the species are 12 mammals and one reptile. The news now makes Australia the leading country globally in terms of mammal extinctions. Currently, more than 10% of the 320 land mammals that lived in Australia by 1788 are now extinct. The Christmas Island pipistrelle has also been declared extinct; the last of the species died in 2009.

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EARTH DAY’S 40th ANNIVERSARY

Green (Living) Review

Celebration Hatched by Former US Senator by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In 1993 American Heritage magazine called Earth Day "one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy." The person who hatched the idea was Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. At the time, he was a U.S. The president began his tour in the fall of 1963. Senators Hubert Humphrey, Gene McCarthy, Joe Clark, and I accompanied him on the first leg of the trip.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Edward Norton

Cool Green Science

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek and find more of his writing on The Huffington Post. Since joining The Nature Conservancy, and over the course of writing Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature , I’ve been fortunate to benefit from the perspectives and advice of many leaders of the environmental community.