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Joan Michelson

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An Inflection Point: The Masses Are Finally Feeling It

Joan Michelson | October 1, 2014 | Green
What has to happen for our leaders to lead us to a clean energy tomorrow at this inflection point? The masses are restless and want federal, high-level action. Now is the time.
Jill Robinson

BIO

Bears Rescued From Bile Farms: Why Not Just Release Them?

Jill Robinson | October 1, 2014 | Green
More than 10,000 bears are believed to be languishing on Chinese bear bile farms. The simple solution of just opening the gates is not an option - the scale of the problem is way beyond that simplistic approach.
Maisie Ganzler

BIO

What Small Farms Actually Need Will Surprise Even Locavores

Maisie Ganzler | October 1, 2014 | Green
Everybody loves small family farms, from Republicans to Democrats and hipsters to ultra-religious folks. As a nation, we romanticize them -- the last link to our pioneer past, perhaps.
Jennifer Grayson

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Innovation Earth: Can the Massachusetts Food Waste Ban End Hunger?

Jennifer Grayson | October 1, 2014 | Green
When I first started writing this column, I envisioned covering breakthroughs that could enable us to live sustainably on a world inhabited by 7 billion people and rapidly counting. The population predictions then were pointing toward perhaps 10 billion people by century's end, and that seemed an unfathomable...
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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What States' Attorneys General Can Do About Climate Deniers

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | October 1, 2014 | Green
Though they like to invoke patriotic themes and drape themselves in the flag, the oil barons have persistently demonstrated their enthusiasm for putting corporate profits ahead of the public welfare.
Dr. Tim Mainardi

BIO

How to Live With a Pet Allergy Without Getting Rid of Your Pet

Dr. Tim Mainardi | October 1, 2014 | Healthy Living
Environmental changes, medications and allergen immunotherapy are effective strategies that can help pet allergy sufferers to treat their symptoms and live with a pet allergy while still keeping their best friend around.
Sam Pizzigati

BIO

Why an Unequal Planet Can Never Be Green

Sam Pizzigati | September 30, 2014 | Politics
Over recent decades, analysts and activists have made all sorts of links between the increasing degradation of our global environment and the increasing concentration of our global wealth.
Danielle Nierenberg

BIO

Food Tank's Fall Reading List: 20 Great Books About Food

Danielle Nierenberg | September 30, 2014 | Books
From sustainable seafood to ethical eating to field guides for food activists, these books highlight innovative and creative methods that are creating a better, more sustainable food system while educating and informing eaters and consumers.
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

BIO

'Green News Report' - September 30, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | September 30, 2014 | Green
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Good news: President Obama creates the...
Bevis Longstreth

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Homer Describing Big Oil: "Lung-Choking, Ocean-Poisoning, Species-Sickening Pitiless Scourge of Humanity"

Bevis Longstreth | September 30, 2014 | Business
Consider the tragedy of the Titanic. It is a metaphor for the surpassing vanity of mankind and the indifferent brutality of nature. As such it can speak to us about the looming threat of climate change.
Carol Pierson Holding

BIO

Climate March Engages Base and New Recruits for Real Climate Actions

Carol Pierson Holding | October 1, 2014 | Green
Meeting organizers' goals, UN Climate Summit speakers acknowledged the March and the people power that it represented. As President Obama said, "Our citizens keep marching. We cannot pretend we do not hear them."
Wayne Pacelle

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Maine Wildlife Officials Abuse Public Trust and Office in Ballot Campaign

Wayne Pacelle | September 30, 2014 | Green
What if there were a ballot initiative in Maine to ban the death penalty, and staff from the Maine Department of Corrections joined with private citizens to oppose the measure, spent state resources traveling around the state, starred in TV ads with their uniforms on, raised funds and even gave...
Peter Neill

BIO

The People's Climate March

Peter Neill | September 30, 2014 | Green
Until we as ocean advocates can make the case that climate itself is a function of the ocean, along with its impact on fresh water, energy, food, health, and security, the UN and other agents of governance will continue to struggle with the compromised attitudes and actions, or lack thereof, promoted by vested interests.
Allison Whipple Rockefeller

Rachel Carson's Legacy and Today's Green Ceiling for Women's Leadership

Allison Whipple Rockefeller | September 30, 2014 | Green
Women have long played a pivotal role in environmental conservation in America, yet far too few women today hold top leadership positions in America's environmental and conservation organizations.
Sylvia Earle

BIO

The Big Blue Elephant in the Room

Sylvia Earle | September 30, 2014 | Green
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.
Diane MacEachern

BIO

Shift Your Spending to Make a Real Difference

Diane MacEachern | September 30, 2014 | Green
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?
Justin Yifu Lin

Why Taking Immediate Action on Climate Change Is in China's Self-Interest

Justin Yifu Lin | September 30, 2014 | World
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.
Peter Getty

BIO

Climate Protection: A Portfolio of Good Sense and Cents for Our Planet

Peter Getty | September 30, 2014 | Business
Climate change economics is viable and sustainable. The wide-ranging benefits to our not so distant future lives and our generational concerns for the environment are priceless.
Jonathan Patz

BIO

There's a Strong Link Between Solving the Global Climate Crisis and Improving Our Health

Jonathan Patz | September 30, 2014 | Green
What do these three threats to our health and our planet -- air pollution, obesity and greenhouse gas emissions -- have in common? Fossil fuels.
Lisa Kaas Boyle

BIO

Neil Young and Willie Nelson Protest Keystone Pipeline in American Heartland

Lisa Kaas Boyle | September 30, 2014 | Green
Harvest the Hope, a concert on the farm of Art and Helen Tanderup in Neligh, Nebraska, right on the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline, was many things: a musical tour de force starring Neil Young and Willie Nelson; an...
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