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Jen Reeder

Celebrating Therapy Animals During National Pet Month

Jen Reeder | May 26, 2016 | Impact
The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation in Washington, D.C. maintains a database of scientific research that demonstrates the health benefits of spending time with animals, such as lower blood pressure, reduced stress and depression, and increased odds of surviving a heart attack.
Margo T. Oge

Will GM Be an Unlikely Hero in the Kochs' War on Electrics?

Margo T. Oge | May 26, 2016 | Business
Investing in an electric future is not an obvious direction for a company like GM - and it has reversed course in the past and it could do so again. But if they do stay the course, it is absolutely deadly for oil companies.
Jon Forrest Dohlin

In Praise of the (Other) Great Spring Migration

Jon Forrest Dohlin | May 26, 2016 | New York
While the migratory movements of birds into the New York region are well known and enjoyed by thousands of nature lovers, another migration is underway beneath the surface of our coastal waters, as fish species also move along with the changing of the seasons. One such migratory species is the sand tiger shark.
Tim Profeta

The Climate Post: Melting of Totten Glacier Could Trigger 6 Foot Sea-Level Rise

Tim Profeta | May 26, 2016 | Green
According to researchers who mapped the shape of the ice sheet as well as the thickness of rocks and sediments beneath it to examine the historical characteristic of erosion of Totten's advances and retreats, unabated climate change could cause the glacier to enter an irreversible and rapid retreat within the next century.
The Conversation US

How Nanotechnology Can Help Us Grow More Food Using Less Energy and Water

The Conversation US | May 26, 2016 | Green
This idea is part of the evolving science of precision agriculture, in which farmers use technology to target their use of water, fertilizer and other inputs. Precision farming makes agriculture more sustainable because it reduces waste.
Chris Brown

Generation Wind - Building a Bridge to America's Clean Energy Future

Chris Brown | May 26, 2016 | Green
Sustainability is the next chapter in human progress, and the key is economic renewable energy technology. The paradigm shift towards sustainability is moving the energy industry from resource-constrained to technology-enabled, from destructive to creative.
Dr. Chad Nelsen

Why We Must Continue to Protect the Atlantic

Dr. Chad Nelsen | May 26, 2016 | Green
Earlier this year, our efforts to protect our ocean, waves and beaches off the Atlantic scored a major victory when the Obama Administration excluded areas along the Atlantic coast from offshore oil drilling in the 2017-2022 leasing plan. But, the battle to protect the Atlantic is far from over.
Angie Cordeiro

Live Small. Love Big.

Angie Cordeiro | May 26, 2016 | Green
I can no longer tolerate the nonsense of Industrial civilization and its death cult of capitalism at any cost even all life on Earth. This culture is insane. I want out before it's all over.
Pawel Alva Nazaruk

How to Create a Stellar Community Garden in Six Steps

Pawel Alva Nazaruk | May 26, 2016 | Green
In a quest to find more affordable, fresh and local food, many communities - particularly those in the urban, space-starved metropolitan areas - are moving towards the urban farming model of food production and distribution.
Donald Cohen

Corporations Could Soon Advertise in Our National Parks

Donald Cohen | May 26, 2016 | Politics
The Grand Canyon, brought to you by Budweiser. Verizon signs throughout Yellowstone. The thought of advertising in our national parks is nauseating. But it could happen.
Nestor Batio Bassiere

Poisoning the Earth and Our Health

Nestor Batio Bassiere | May 26, 2016 | Green
Why the world must find an antidote to the deadly menace of lead acid batteries When animals began to die in a neighbourhood on the edge of Senegal's capital no one knew why. Then children began to die too. Mothers gave birth to stillborn children and toddlers stopped talking. ...
Michael T. Klare

The Desperate Plight of Petro-States

Michael T. Klare | May 26, 2016 | World
Once so wealthy from oil sales that they could finance wars, mega-projects, and domestic social peace simultaneously, some of them are now beset by internal strife or are on the brink of collapse as oil prices remain at ruinously low levels.
Audrey Peterman

Needed: A National Conversation on the Future of our Parks

Audrey Peterman | May 26, 2016 | Green
The first time I approached the Grand Canyon I walked to the rim expecting to look down, and instead looked over and out at a vast landscape of undulating canyons in primal colors, rising up into fantastic shapes and plunging down to the Colorado River. It was not what I...
Tom Szaky

The Traditional (and Flawed) Concept of the Circular Economy

Tom Szaky | May 26, 2016 | Green
The most common 'solutions' for waste today are linear in nature, treating waste materials as useless outputs to burn in an incinerator or be buried in a landfill where none of the material value of the waste can be captured. In response to this present linear product economy, some believe...
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

Lessons in Building a Green Future

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | May 26, 2016 | Green
In just under one month children at the Ecole Ruban Vert - an international school I founded in my home country of Gabon - will depart for the summer holidays. It will be the end of our second year as a complete school on our new...
Gay Browne

My Biodynamic Derby Day

Gay Browne | May 26, 2016 | Green
Having been born in Kentucky, no matter where I am in the world on the first Saturday in May, I look for a place to watch the "Run for the Roses". I've watched the Kentucky Derby in airports, hotel lobby bars and on...
Janet Kinosian

Pure Pig JOY! If You're Having a Bad Day Watch This Paralyzed Pig Have a GREAT One

Janet Kinosian | May 26, 2016 | Green
This is Patricia, a paralyzed pig who lives at the Spanish animal sanctuary, Santuraio Gaia.
Janet Kinosian

You Can End Barbaric Yulin Dog Meat Festival: Update 2016

Janet Kinosian | May 26, 2016 | Green
Because of the sustained pressure, the number of dogs killed for the dog-eating event has dropped approximately 80 percent according to Animals Asia.
Steve Horn

Documents: IOGCC-Spawned Loophole Creating Frackquake Crisis Faces Federal Lawsuit

Steve Horn | May 25, 2016 | Green
On May 4, several environmental organizations filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), calling for an end to the regulatory exemption it carved out in the late 1980s for the oil and gas industry with regards to how it handles industrial waste.
Dena Jones

Returning Farm Animals to Pasture: The Deconstruction of the US Egg Industry

Dena Jones | May 25, 2016 | Green
There was a time when a shopper seeking pastured eggs needed to drive across town to a farmers market or -- heaven forbid -- drive out of town to visit an actual farm. No longer. Eggs from hens raised on pasture are increasingly available at major supermarkets across the country.
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