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Chris Espinosa

Clean Water Rule Is a Victory for All Americans

Chris Espinosa | May 28, 2015 | Green
The Clean Water Act was enacted in the 1970s - more than a decade before I was born. A lot has changed since then, and like many things, the devastation that precipitated this historic and significant environmental law is a distant memory for most.
Margie Alt

The Biggest Step for Clean Water in a Decade

Margie Alt | May 28, 2015 | Green
While safeguards for our drinking water have now been signed and sealed, they won't get delivered if polluters and their allies in Congress stand in the way.
Renat Heuberger

Key Steps to Saving Latin America's Forests

Renat Heuberger | May 28, 2015 | Green
Rainfall will be expected to decrease by 20% over the Amazon basin, a heavily populated area covering large chunks of Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.
Pavan Lall

This Indian Foundation Is Protecting Wilderness and Helping Farmers -- And That's Just the Beginning

Pavan Lall | May 28, 2015 | World
MUMBAI -- The Foundation for Ecological Security in India has transformed denuded hillsides and valleys into healthier, biodiverse environments with opportunities for families to expand their livelihoods. This could be just the beginning of bigger things to come.
Dr. Dave Randle

The Windsor Consultation and Sustainable Tourism

Dr. Dave Randle | May 27, 2015 | Green
All of us can contribute something to make tourism more sustainable and in turn our world a better place for all.
Peter H. Gleick

The New U.S. EPA Clean Water Act Rules

Peter H. Gleick | May 27, 2015 | Green
These new rules are a crucial step to clean up the waters of the U.S. They are a compromise among competing interests, but they should bring clarity to the approach the EPA must take to reign in remaining uncontrolled pollution.
Peter Bosshard

The Power of Rivers -- in Whose Hands?

Peter Bosshard | May 27, 2015 | Green
Sustainable water and energy development requires public participation in decision making just as much as money and technical expertise. The Nature Conservancy makes a strong case that smart planning needs to address the systems level rather than just individual dams. It now needs to expand its approach and give the rights of affected communities the place they deserve.
Barbara A. Finamore

China Power Sector Reform Plans Aim to Boost Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Barbara A. Finamore | May 27, 2015 | Green
The reforms were wide-ranging and introduced a number of different topics, including improving efficiency in the power sector, assisting efforts to integrate renewable energy into the grid, and removing conflicting incentives in power generation, all changes that NRDC has been advocating for years.
Adnan Z. Amin

The Economics of Renewable Energy: Falling Costs and Rising Employment

Adnan Z. Amin | May 27, 2015 | Impact
In a world recovering from an economic crisis and stressed by high unemployment rates, this job creation potential is an important consideration for policy-makers
The University of Central Florida Forum

This Is Our Home - So Please Help Care For It

The University of Central Florida Forum | May 28, 2015 | Green
I love the movie "Contact" about a scientist played by Jodie Foster, who has an extraordinary experience traveling through space. In the end, when she could not explain the experience, she ended up finding her faith in something unexplainable.
Michael Brune

The Water of Life

Michael Brune | May 27, 2015 | Green
Read More: Water, EPA, Green News
Despite passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, safe drinking water is something no one should take for granted -- whether it comes from a mountain stream or the kitchen faucet. What many people don't realize is that divided Supreme Court decisions over the past decade have weakened the Clean Water Act by creating confusion over which U.S. streams and wetlands it covers.
Alexander Karaiskakis

Can You Afford Not Being Sustainable? (Part III)

Alexander Karaiskakis | May 27, 2015 | Green
Volatile fossil fuels prices, scarcity of raw materials and water supplies, along with environmental consequences shape a completely different and unsound economic development environment for countries and corporations.
Theresa Pierno

Celebrating Clean Water for America's National Parks

Theresa Pierno | May 28, 2015 | Green
Our nation and its national parks will have cleaner water thanks to President Obama. The Obama Administration just wrapped up a multi-year effort that protects the drinking water for 117 million Americans, as well as the waterways found in and around hundreds of national parks across the country.
This Old House

Most Requested: Get Started Guide to Vegetable Gardening

This Old House | May 27, 2015 | HuffPost Home
To grow well, vegetables need good soil, the right amount of water, and sunshine. You can amend poor soil and deal with too much or too little moisture by building raised beds (bottomless frames that hold soil above the grade line) to keep vegetables above muck, or by irrigating in dry weather.
Eileen McNeely

Bridging the Gap Between Health and Environmental Sustainability

Eileen McNeely | May 27, 2015 | Impact
We know from years of research that fulfilling work leads to healthier and happier people. Creating workplace cultures where workers flourish is a business opportunity no organization should ignore.
Steven Donziger

Chevron's "Amazon Chernobyl" in Ecuador: The Real Irrefutable Truths About the Company's Toxic Dumping and Fraud

Steven Donziger | May 27, 2015 | Green
More than 20 years ago, indigenous and farmer communities in Ecuador's Amazon went to court in the United States to seek compensation from Chevron for harm caused by the deliberate dumping of billions of gallons of toxic oil waste on their ancestral lands.
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate Change This Week: Bi-Polar Problems, Solar Breakthrough and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | May 27, 2015 | Green
Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded.

A Bright Idea to Cut Carbon Emissions

XPRIZE | May 26, 2015 | Green
You've probably spent a significant portion of your life beneath harsh soul-crushing fluorescent lighting in school, in the office, in the supermarket... everywhere. Why? It's simply because fluorescent bulbs are so much more efficient than their incandescent cousins.
Mark Reynolds

Mr. Bush, We Have Some Folks You Can Talk to About Climate Change

Mark Reynolds | May 26, 2015 | Green
I found his statement both reassuring and unsettling. It was comforting to see that Mr. Bush acknowledges the climate is changing. Reading between the lines on whether humans are to blame, however, implies that there's little or nothing we can or should do to mitigate the damage.
Tadzio Mac Gregor

Mélanie Gouby: 'Virunga Is the Only Hope Eastern Congo Has Had in Decades'

Tadzio Mac Gregor | May 26, 2015 | Green
Mélanie Gouby discusses her professional involvement with the Virunga project as well as her emotional attachment to the region she got to know so well.
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