The Koch brothers have turned loose their network of advocacy groups, think tanks and Capitol Hill friends to kill a key federal tax break for the wind industry, despite the fact that the oil and gas industry has been getting four times more in tax breaks and subsidies annually since 1918.
Must the destruction be measured only in massive political disruption? Or gross national product? Or vast economic loss? Or untenable cost of reconstruction? Or numbers of people killed or driven from their homes, never to return?
Born with a sweet tooth and an abundance of talent, Kaminsky, 24, is an award-winning blogger, food photographer, knitter, baker and author of four cookbooks including the brand new "Easy as Vegan Pie."
Although it would be wonderful if Congress were to come to its senses anytime soon, chances of that are slim. If we want any real progress on protecting public lands, then our best hope is the executive branch. And in fact, there's reason to be optimistic that the Obama administration might deliver.
The first thing you couldn't help but notice was her skin. Her skin was black, crusty and hardened. A severe case of demodectic mange had slowly festered and finally overtaken her entire body.
It's time once again for a regional commitment to keep New England on the forefront of clean energy and climate progress.
Rather than allow myself to be further abused by what seemed like such a nice corporate entity -- it continuously spouted its "Don't Be Evil" motto repeatedly to me even as it's cheated on me again and again -- I'm breaking up with Google
Mystery abounds. The observer affects the observed. Our vaunted human consciousness is largely unconscious. Reality is interpretive. Knowledge is ambiguous, best approached from diverse viewpoints and ways of knowing.
Who will pay the price? It will be our children -- and the currency will not be monetary.
Our furry and scaly fellow subjects of the animal kingdom never cease to surprise and amaze. Consider these three fascinating stories ripped from recent headlines.
Earlier this year my colleagues and I tried to sift the fact from the fiction to tell you what's really going on -- a long-term decrease in coal use in the EU. It turns out we were wrong. This isn't going to happen in the future -- it's happening now.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is about to be finalized. Or is it?
What if thousands, or millions of us wanted to be remembered because our lives touched others, and made the world just that much better?
Like millions of parents and activists who oppose genetically modified food, I feel that the stakes are very high in this battle the safety of our world's food supply. If we are to win it, we are going to have to fight tougher. And smarter.
Urging women to adopt a healthy, humane vegan diet in order to lose weight isn't "fat shaming" any more than urging people with heart disease to eat better is "clogged-artery shaming." The use of the word "shaming" is a sham.
What happens to the family or the town that starts inhaling propane due to unregulated fracking? What happens to the people whose aquifers are drained in the process of fracking?
If global agreement on addressing climate change cannot be achieved, how can we possibly expect any global consensus on "technomanagement" of the atmosphere where the risks of serious negative consequences are so grave?
The fundraising for Virginia Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe's inaugural party is seeing a serious lift due to donations from fossil-fuel dependent corporations. That these fossil-foolish interests can (seemingly) buy a seat at the table for such relatively paltry amounts is disconcerting.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is set to vote on whether it will provide $900 million in funding for a new coal power plant in Pakistan. This project clearly violates the terms of those public commitments so the U.S., U.K., Nordic countries, and others must vote no on that project.