The UN system has all that is needed -- institutions, norms and know-how. There are capacities, human resources, brains and hands. But maybe the system is not adequately set to be able to deal with today's challenges the way it is expected from us.
We should approach the introduction of new technology and our analysis of environmental impacts with care and humility.
The use of solar energy is expanding worldwide but the efficiency of silicon solar cells has made very little progress in the last few decades. Could perovskite solar cell be the answer to high-efficiency solar power?
This week is the third annual Latino Conservation Week, a chance for Latinos all across the country to demonstrate their passion for enjoying and protecting public lands. Few places is that passion more evident than here in California.
New York could have become a more humane state for cats had two bills to ban declawing passed. The bills, introduced in New York's Assembly and Senate, sought to prohibit declawing unless medically necessary to treat injured or diseased paws. It would have made New York the first state to ban this veterinary surgery.
The reassuring words of George Washington Carver came soothingly to me this morning as I greeted the first day following the formal determination of the Republican Party's candidate for president of the United States.
How would our country view a weak EPA rule if one day there was a chemical catastrophe that killed thousands of Americans? More than twenty thousand people died as the result of the 1984 gas leak at a plant in Bhopal, India, in addition to many serious disabling illnesses.
For nail salon workers, who are breathing in a toxic cocktail of chemicals every day on the job, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent executive order requiring ventilation in nail salons is a life saver.
There are well-documented reasons that we humans are fearful of the wrong things (from an odds perspective).
Shit's kind of heavy for all of us right now, and we have a long road ahead, but I thought maybe, just maybe, you'd like five minutes of light reading about how I saved a cat and she saved me.
This year, as the regulatory agencies review the 2025 standards, industry voices should not be calling for the standards to be rolled back. This is not the time to again look in the rearview mirror.
In the home stretch of his presidency, Barack Obama still has some ideas up his sleeve. The latest is his crusade to make sure that every American household and business can become a solar power plant.
Just when it needs it most, the United States is losing its most potent weapon in the fight against climate change, which might better be called global pollution.