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Michael Jenkins

Fighting Climate Change from 36,000 Feet

Michael Jenkins | September 27, 2016 | Green
A few years from now, every time you squeeze into an airplane seat, you could be helping protect the world's tropical forests. That's because the airline industry is considering a plan to make up for excessive carbon emissions by financing the preservation of those species-rich forests.
Shayne Looper

Christians, Creation and Environmental Concerns

Shayne Looper | September 27, 2016 | Green
Christians have often been disparaged for their lack of involvement in and concern for environmental issues, and that criticism has sometimes been valid.
Jack Choros

7 Ways To Use A Survival Knife In The Outdoors

Jack Choros | September 27, 2016 | Green
When going out to explore the natural environment, one of the most important things to bring along with you is a survival knife.
James Lawrence Powell

Divest Now to Invest in the Future

James Lawrence Powell | September 27, 2016 | Green
As a long-standing member of both the scientific community and museum sector, I have worked to better understand the world and to share this understanding with the public. Faced with the climate crisis, the gravest threat humanity has ever faced, I am deeply concerned that leading science museums are linked...
Mary Ellen Harte

Voting Your Conscience - Or Your Fantasy?

Mary Ellen Harte | September 27, 2016 | Green
Photo Source billditewig.wordpress.com Conscience has been defined as "the inner sense of what is right or wrong in one's conduct and motive." While emotions influence our conscience, what informs it is what defines us as a species - we think....
Anne Hidalgo

Parisians and Seoulites Walk Together On September 25 "Car-free Day"

Anne Hidalgo | September 27, 2016 | World
What would the city streets look like without cars? On September 25th, two great cities on opposite sides of the globe - Seoul and Paris - will find out by handing over the streets to pedestrians. In both cities, the entire day will be designated "car-free," banning cars from the...
Mark Brzezinski

The Science Of Our Shared Arctic

Mark Brzezinski | September 27, 2016 | Green
The Arctic region is warming faster than anywhere else on earth. The resulting changes are having profound consequences for the communities, economies, and ecosystems of the region.
Jad Daley

Green Cities = Calmer Minds and Stronger Hearts

Jad Daley | September 26, 2016 | Green
If you're like me, even a short summer getaway from the city, like to the mountains or shore, helps to calm your mind and strengthen your heart. Imagine if our cities were more like the natural places we visit--what beneficial impact could this have on our health? This question has special importance as it pertains to lower-income city-dwellers who can't afford to escape to a quieter place.
The Conversation US

Addicted to oil: US gasoline consumption is higher than ever

The Conversation US | September 26, 2016 | Green
Lucas Davis, University of California, Berkeley August was the biggest month ever for U.S. gasoline consumption. Americans used a staggering 9.7 million barrels per day. That's more than a gallon per day for every U.S. man, woman and child. The new peak comes as
Yonatan Neril

Doing Well and Doing Good: Learning from KIND Snacks Founder Daniel Lubetzky

Yonatan Neril | September 26, 2016 | Green
Do you eat KIND Bars, those ubiquitous fruit and nut bars wrapped in distinctive striped packaging? There's a good chance you do since they are the fastest growing snack company in the US. Last week, I heard Daniel Lubetzky, founder and CEO of KIND Snacks, speak here in Jerusalem about his vision as a corporate citizen, and I was encouraged by what he said.
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Conservation Measures Needed to Ensure Future Generations of Sharks, Rays

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | September 26, 2016 | Green
Overexploitation threatens the future of many large animals including sharks and rays. These sleek and majestic animals are often caught as incidental "bycatch" in longline fisheries or targeted specifically for their fins, wings, gill plates, meat, oil, teeth and cartilage.
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Hundreds of Thousands of People Plugged into National Drive Electric Week

Gina Coplon-Newfield | September 26, 2016 | Green
Plug-in electric vehicle (EV) sales have jumped 29 percent in the United States in the first several months of 2016 over last year -- and a whopping 49 percent increase globally. Consumer Federation of America just released a report showing increasing consumer interest in...
Janet Ranganathan

PREP-aring For A Changing Climate By Harnessing The Data Revolution

Janet Ranganathan | September 26, 2016 | Green
PREP can help connect communities on the front lines of climate change find the information they need.
Audrey Peterman

The Florida Everglades: A Cautionary Tale for New Mexico's Gila River

Audrey Peterman | September 26, 2016 | Green
Traveling cross country from the Everglades in Florida to the Gila River in New Mexico last weekend, I felt like a visitor from the future, sent with a cautionary tale. Like the Ghost of Christmas Past came to warn Ebenezer Scrooge of the consequences of his actions, I used the...
Steven Cohen

Biofuels And Jet Travel

Steven Cohen | September 26, 2016 | Green
It may be annoying to see wealthy and famous people jet in their private aircraft from environmental conferences to sustainability media events. But the benefits of their advocacy are worth the cost of their self-indulgence.
Gunhild A. Stordalen

"Food and the City" - from nutritional challenge to tasty opportunity

Gunhild A. Stordalen | September 27, 2016 | Green
EATx UNGA 2016, Putting food in urban areas on the agenda during the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York. September 20th, 2016. Photo: Linus Sundahl-Djerf Four years ago, before I founded EAT, I was a part of the...
Stephen Wells

A National Epidemic is Threatening Family Dogs

Stephen Wells | September 25, 2016 | Green
Police answering a domestic violence call were sent to the wrong house and drew their guns on Michael Paxton of Austin, TX. When Paxton's dog Cisco came from the backyard to see what was going on, an officer shot and killed him. Across the country in Brooklyn, NY, Yvonne Rosado opened her apartment door to see an officer. When her dog Spike walked into the hallway, visibly wagging at the officer, he shot Spike. Rosado and her daughter had to watch Spike die, still wagging.
Kelly Stone

The World Agreed to Tackle Climate Change, But What Comes Next?

Kelly Stone | September 24, 2016 | Green
The Paris Agreement is legally binding, but each country gets to set their individual target and how they want to go about meeting it. This may seem like a strange approach, but was necessary to keep big countries like the United States involved in the process.
Carol Pierson Holding

Battle Cry For Climate Isn't Enough

Carol Pierson Holding | September 26, 2016 | Green
After reviewing the horrors of global warming, McKibben reports how the U.S. and other nations could deploy renewable energy rapidly enough to reduce fossil fuel emissions 80% by 2030. Using a wholesale industrial retooling akin to WWII to manufacture solar, wind and geothermal equipment, the reconstruction would be ordered and partly paid for by the feds, using existing contracts as leverage to force businesses to comply.
David Dietz

Fashion Faux Pas: How is The World's 2nd Dirtiest Industry not a Topic at Climate Week?

David Dietz | September 23, 2016 | Green
Imagine going to an Italian restaurant and not seeing pasta on the menu. Or going to a parent-teacher conference to learn that math and science aren't part of your child's curriculum. Or signing up for a healthcare plan and discovering that none of your prescriptions are covered.
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