China will be the main victim of climate change, caused partly by its own CO2 emissions, should no action be taken. It is therefore in China's self-interest to take action to reduce CO2 in the very near term.
What do these three threats to our health and our planet -- air pollution, obesity and greenhouse gas emissions -- have in common? Fossil fuels.
Instead of a truce, Japan intends on mercilessly annihilating more sentient, highly complex social whales to feed a burgeoning domestic dog food market. It's bloody wrong, it's ecocide and it's illegal.
Images of black-clad ISIS fighters brandishing weapons from atop tanks are easy to recognize, but the link between Syria's drought and its current conflict seems generally unknown or forgotten.
From space, it is obvious: The world is blue, shrouded by water as a vapor in clouds, crowned with water as diamond-bright polar ice, and wrapped with water as a liquid that embraces all land masses and sets Earth apart in a beautiful but inhospitable universe.
As much as manufacturers oppose environmental legislation and regulation, they embrace what happens in the marketplace. They have to. Consumer dollars are their lifeblood. Corporate need for profit gives consumers power. Why don't we use it?
Climate change is already a planetary crisis that, if unchecked, will undermine our health, our economy, our environment, and our food supplies. The nation deserves more ambitious, not to mention consistent, leadership from the President.
We wanted to show that we are still in peril, but more, we have the means to solve our problems in the present. There are many reasons to be optimistic and hopeful.
Neither domestic nor international courts determine the outcomes of investor state dispute settlement cases. They take place before three attorneys in private trade tribunals. These cases give a taste of the consequences that the TPP and the TTIP could have both abroad and in the U.S.
More than $100 trillion in public and private spending could be saved between now and 2050 if the world were to expand public transportation, walking and bicycling in cities, according to a new report.
I'm not just dining from the dumpster to meet my needs though. I'm doing this to inspire America to stop throwing away food.
If you believe that complexity is an element of beauty, then the complexity of life on this planet, expressed in billions upon billions of strands of DNA, makes it the most beautiful thing in the universe. Period. Hands down. No competition.
Animal agriculture is responsible for producing more climate change gases than every car, boat, bus, truck, motorcycle and airplane on the planet. Combined.
During his first official visit to the United States this week, India's popular Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will meet with President Obama, as well as with CEOs of top U.S corporations, to encourage investment to support India's development goals.
The general perception is that while biological collections are mildly interesting, they are largely irrelevant to our lives. Nothing could be further from the truth.
In London, I recently made this video in a beat up old studio with my friends from The Future. It is our attempt -- using no words, just my body and a baseball cap made of ice -- to capture what we think our generation is feeling about climate change.
While America had no great buildings or cathedrals, the country had something so much more magnificent than the most awesome of Europe's places of worship. It had nature's architecture, its "cathedrals," in a wilderness unmatched in its wonders.
All across the country, protecting clean water has meant growing the economy. Unfortunately, 60 percent of our nation's streams and millions of acres of wetlands currently lack clear protection from pollution under the Clean Water Act.
The real battle -- and the one we should be fighting -- is not over the economics of carbon, but over public funding of the basic research needed to make the transition to a fossil fuel-free economy.