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John F. Calvelli

The Time To Save Tigers Is Today

John F. Calvelli | July 29, 2016 | Green
While humans carry much blame for the decline of tigers, it is not too late for us to play a larger role in bringing the species back from the brink.
Ken Roseboro

GMO Labeling Efforts Reveal Best and Worst of Democracy

Ken Roseboro | July 29, 2016 | Green
In 2014, Vermont passed the first legislation in the U.S. to require labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. A year earlier, Connecticut and Maine also passed GMO labeling bills though these were dependent on several other states passing similar laws.
Jesse Coleman

The Fracking Industry Spends Big in Colorado

Jesse Coleman | July 29, 2016 | Green
Ever wonder what it's like to be a pawn in the oil and gas industry's political ambitions? This pencil, hired by oil and gas front group Protect Colorado, summed it up: "It feels like shit to fucking wear this thing, but it's 25 bucks an hour."
Connor Gibson

ALEC In Indianapolis: ExxonMobil And The #WebOfDenial

Connor Gibson | July 29, 2016 | Green
This month, nineteen United States Senators called attention to the Web of Denial, a network of front groups that oppose any productive action to combat climate change.
The 420 Times

Growing Green Must Go Green

The 420 Times | July 29, 2016 | Green
As the legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes becomes more widespread, the budding industry has come under closer scrutiny. One of the more serious concerns to be raised is the possible environmental damage that could be caused by a mass increase in Cannabis production. Marijuana cultivation has a...
Forest Trends

Peru's New President Gets Wealth of Environmental Tools

Forest Trends | July 29, 2016 | Green
This story has been adapted from Ecosystem Marketplace By Kelli Barrett When Peru's new president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, took office yesterday, he inherited a powerful set of tools that outgoing President Ollanta Humala approved for funneling money into conservation and sustainable agriculture. Nearly all were approved in...
Charles Iceland

As Clouds Head for the Poles, Time to Prepare for Food and Water Shocks

Charles Iceland | July 29, 2016 | Green
The shifting of cloud and rainfall patterns around the globe are just one more visible sign of the effects of climate change. What we need to begin doing in response is to anticipate the location and magnitude of these effects, and build resilience into the lives and livelihoods of those who will be most vulnerable.
Gay Browne

Why You Can Have Your Beanfields Chips And Eat Them Too

Gay Browne | July 29, 2016 | Green
Growing up in Kentucky in the 60's, no one talked about reading food and product labels. The post WWll era had ushered in the high-speed age of American consumerism. Prepared food was considered innovative and fast food chains like...
Philippe Joubert

Keep It Simple, Stupid; Go For Net Zero Emissions

Philippe Joubert | July 28, 2016 | Green
We are carbon addicts so we are discussing how to overcome our addiction, in a mature way, trying to avoid too much suffering. However we seem to refuse to see the obvious; we are facing a huge transformation of our development model, not Kaizen type progress, and, there will be winners and losers.
Jared Green

Duany: The Promise of Suburbia Has Been Betrayed

Jared Green | July 28, 2016 | Green
"The promise of suburbia -- to live in nature amid the easy flow of cars -- has been betrayed. Sprawl is not sustainable; its growth chokes on itself," argued architect and urban planner Andrés Duany at the Congress for New Urbanism in Detroit.
Laurel Neme

Schoolkids Write Book About Orphaned Orangutan

Laurel Neme | July 28, 2016 | Green
Writing in "first person orangutan" isn't easy. Just ask 10-year-old Caroline Mulcahy, a fifth grader at P.S. 107 John W. Kimball Learning Center in Brooklyn, New York. She and her classmates spent months during lunch and recess writing and illustrating a book, One Special Orangutan: The Story of Budi, about the plight of orangutans in Borneo.
Tim Profeta

Pending Deal on Montreal Protocol Amendment Second Only to Paris Agreement

Tim Profeta | July 28, 2016 | Green
World climate leaders meeting in Vienna have laid the foundation for an amendment to the 1987 Montreal Protocol, the global treaty that phased out ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). The amendment would address climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the refrigerant chemicals that replaced CFCs but that can trap heat in the...
Forest Trends

Debunked: Eight Myths About Carbon Offsetting

Forest Trends | July 28, 2016 | Green
By Will Tucker This story first appeared on our Viewpoints blog and Ecosystem Marketplace Let's preface this post with an indisputable fact: buying carbon offsets isn't going to solve climate change. No one (outside of the climate denial camp) disputes...
Todd Paglia

Sea Change or PR Gimmick? Starbucks Tries Out Recyclable Cups in the UK

Todd Paglia | July 28, 2016 | Green
Few people know that Starbucks uses over 4 billion paper coffee cups per year and that those cups, made by clearcutting forests, are mostly not recycled. But the word is getting out and pressure is ramping up for the coffee giant to walk its talk on sustainability. Today's announcement indicates...
Maria Rodale


Maria Rodale | July 28, 2016 | Green
by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper In March, a jury awarded $4.3 million to two Pennsylvania families that drank well water contaminated by methane. Gas wells drilled by an oil corporation leaked the methane into the...
Ilana Solomon

This video shows why we must stop TPP to keep fossil fuels in the ground

Ilana Solomon | July 28, 2016 | Green
The climate movement has achieved critical wins recently. Protecting the Atlantic coast from offshore drilling, stopping fracking in New York, and defeating the Keystone XL pipeline to name a few. Yet, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), if approved by Congress, could undermine these and other critical climate victories. And...
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Cultured Diamonds: A Socially Conscious Girl's Best Friend

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | July 28, 2016 | Green
A Pure Grown Diamond is a genuine diamond with a different point of origin. Instead of coming from a mine, a Pure Grown Diamond is grown through a proprietary process that has unlocked nature's secret recipe for growing diamonds.
Jeremy Symons

Trump Now Blames Scientists For Global Warming 'Hoax'

Jeremy Symons | July 28, 2016 | Green
Donald Trump offered a new explanation this week on why he believes climate change is a hoax.
Danna Smith

You are the Bolala (And #IAmTheBolala too)

Danna Smith | July 27, 2016 | Green
Forests are a place of beauty, power and wonder. They can transport you back to a primordial time when magical creatures walked the planet, stimulating the imagination and opening up a place of childlike awe.This is the space from which the Bolala was spawned, an ancient mythic spirit that acts...
Jennifer L Morgan

Five reasons why CEOs of fossil fuel giants must answer to the Filipino people

Jennifer L Morgan | July 27, 2016 | Green
For the first time ever, a national human rights body has ordered the world's largest fossil fuel companies to respond to allegations that they have contributed to human rights abuses in the Philippines. Last year, disaster survivors, community-based organizations, and individual...
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