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Carl Safina


A Tortoise Isn't a Billboard, Except in Aspen

Carl Safina | August 20, 2014 | Green
I'm willing to grant that the turtles will probably survive the experience. But if it isn't cruel, it's certainly tasteless, in the non-culinary way. This is not the relationship we're supposed to have with living things. They are not here to be treated like some kind of moving furniture.
Rod Fujita


The Nature of Humans

Rod Fujita | August 20, 2014 | Green
How can we craft policies and create contexts that favor environmentally responsible behavior and reduce these kinds of conflicts? We think that a large part of the answer lies in improving our understanding of human behavior.
Robert Siciliano


6 Survival Tips for Being Lost in the Woods

Robert Siciliano | August 20, 2014 | Green
Some may remember the James Kim case out of Oregon in December 2006. Kim inadvertently chose an old logging road while driving home, getting lost in the woods.
Nathan Currier


Sex, Lies, and Black Holes of Methane - in Fiction and Fact

Nathan Currier | August 20, 2014 | Green
This is serious, and unexpected observations concerning the stability of Arctic methane stores, even globally trivial ones, should bring us back to a vastly more important public conversation from last year.
Edward Flattau


Unsanitary Birding

Edward Flattau | August 20, 2014 | Green
Vultures may be ungainly, but they feed on (and thus dispose of) not only rotting animal carcasses in the wild but raw garbage associated with human settlements. If left to fester, these meal sources of the birds become major repositories of contagious disease, so vultures' dietary proclivities are a distinct boon to human health.
Kevin Grandia


Taxpayers Fund Vitter's Billionaire Club Conspiracy Theory, Oil and Gas Funds His Campaigns

Kevin Grandia | August 20, 2014 | Green
Vitter is likely too cynical to believe that there are people in this world genuinely interested in advancing efforts to clean up our planet and mitigating the damages from industrial pollution that will be wrought on future generations.
Bob Burton


Wherever Coal Ships Go, Trouble Follows

Bob Burton | August 20, 2014 | Green
While the problems that flow from the mining and burning of coal are increasingly well known, the history of coal shipping accidents is less well documented.
Nezir Sinani


World Bank's Environmental Injustice in South Africa

Nezir Sinani | August 20, 2014 | Green
Two weeks ago on the side-lines of the U.S-Africa Business Forum in Washington, D.C., World Bank President Kim used the metaphor of an "almost energy apartheid" to validate the move to fund more coal-fired energy infrastructure in Africa. The metaphor was mistaken; both figuratively and literally.
Georgianne Nienaber


First Nation Ride For Mother Earth Forms "Norwegian/Indian Alliance"

Georgianne Nienaber | August 20, 2014 | Green
Her audience was mostly blond and blue eyed, and blue eyes widened at the news that the Enbridge Corporation was planning a pipeline that would traverse treasured lakes and waterways in northern Minnesota.
Lisa Bennett


How to Help Americans Care About Climate Change Now

Lisa Bennett | August 20, 2014 | Green
Engaging more Americans in climate action requires that we talk about this issue with more humanity -- more openness, honesty and heart. We have to get as acquainted with the feelings as the facts of global warming.
Timi Soleye

Why Nigeria Generates So Little Power

Timi Soleye | August 20, 2014 | World
Nigeria is the greenest populous country in the world, but it is so entirely by accident. We fuel a population north of 170 million -- the seventh largest in the world -- on an available installed grid electricity generation capacity of fewer than 6GW.
Greg Foy


Hope for the Future: How American Chemical Society Student Representatives Increase Climate Science Literacy

Greg Foy | August 20, 2014 | Green
Far too often in the United States it feels as if the issues surrounding Climate Change are being completely ignored. However, stepping into a symposium on "Global Stewardship through Increasing Climate Science Literacy" at the 248th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in San Francisco this past Tuesday...
Steve Horn


Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fight Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency

Steve Horn | August 20, 2014 | Green
While many states around the U.S. have released information to the public about the frequency and routes of trains carrying oil obtained from hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in North Dakota's Bakken Shale basin, holdouts still remain. Why the delay? Homeland security concerns, claim some companies.
James Grundvig


Methane 'Blowholes': The Next Phase of Climate Change

James Grundvig | August 20, 2014 | Green
This combined with the threat of releasing vast amounts of the methane into the air over a short period of time is an impending threat to the fragile civilization we built and people should no longer ignore.
David Suzuki


Politicians: Clean Water, Air and Soil Should Be Your Priority

David Suzuki | August 20, 2014 | Canada
We are, above all else, biological beings, with an absolute need for clean air from the moment of birth to the last death rattle. We are about 60 per cent water by weight, so we need clean water to be healthy. We eat plants and animals for our nourishment, so whatever they're exposed to ends up in our bodies. We need clean soil to give us clean food. These are basic, biological facts and should be the prism through which any decision is made at individual, corporate or government levels. Protection of air, water, soil and the web of life should be the highest social, political and economic priority.
Steve Horn


Court: Key Environmental Law Doesn't Apply to Part of Enbridge Keystone XL "Clone"

Steve Horn | August 19, 2014 | Green
A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that Enbridge's 600-mile-long Flanagan South Pipeline, a Keystone XL "clone," is legally cleared to proceed opening for business in October.
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen


'Green News Report' - August 19, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | August 19, 2014 | Green
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another one bites the dust: Oregon...
Chevy Humphrey


'Killer' Bees May Do More Saving Than Killing!

Chevy Humphrey | August 19, 2014 | Green
How has the introduction of this species shaped our relationship with bees, our perceptions of the honey bee, and our ecology? What might future bee populations look like, and how might that affect agriculture? But why, really, are we so afraid of them?
Shannon Whitehead

5 Truths the Fast Fashion Industry Doesn't Want You to Know

Shannon Whitehead | August 19, 2014 | Style
The industry giants have dedicated millions of dollars to massive PR campaigns, going so far as to launch "conscious collections" and donate proceeds to worthy causes. Yet despite these efforts, the truth remains -- fashion is one of the dirtiest industries in the world.
Chris Sosa


Are Burgers Really Destroying the Planet? Kip Andersen Thinks So

Chris Sosa | August 19, 2014 | Green
What if environmentalists are ignoring the largest contributing factor to global climate change? It's a provocative question sure to offend the sensibilities of those who view themselves as staunch defenders of the planet.
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