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Matthew Hatchwell


Should We Save the Panda?

Matthew Hatchwell | Posted October 11, 2012

Perhaps the poor panda's problem is that it is neither directly useful to humans like cows, sheep, potatoes and apples (whose populations have thrived alongside those of humans), nor has it ever been simply domesticated. Does another species need to be directly useful to humans in order for us to justify its survival?
Javier Sierra


A Recognition to Cesar Chavez's Monumental Environmental Legacy

Javier Sierra | Posted October 11, 2012

Today, the places where Cesar Chavez lived and worked have become a national monument to the immense significance of his life and the wonderful example of an existence devoted to do as much good for the rest of humanity as possible.
Shaahin Cheyene


$6 Gas and Why We Can't Let GM Fail

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted October 11, 2012

GM can't fail because we can't let it. The Volt is too good. It's not just a car. It may be the revival of the "Great American Car" and the rebuilding of Detroit as a great American city.


Three Days to Save the Earth: Highlights from SXSW Eco

Milkshake | Posted October 11, 2012

SXSW Eco successfully brought together experts from the often divergent worlds of government, academia, non-profits, startups and large corporations alike last week, all with a common purpose: to talk about solutions for a sustainable world.
Barry Parkin


Solving the Billion Dollar Problem in the Cocoa Industry

Barry Parkin | Posted October 12, 2012

It has become clear to all of the major stakeholders that it will take billions of dollars in investment in cocoa, the vital ingredient to make chocolate, to make it sustainable for the future.
Wenonah Hauter


A Real Hero in the Chesapeake Bay

Wenonah Hauter | Posted October 11, 2012

Kathy Phillips is standing up to Perdue, a company responsible for a large percentage of the pollution pouring into the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding waterways.
Tim Profeta


The Climate Post: Experts Debate Link Between Climate Change and Extreme Weather

Tim Profeta | Posted October 11, 2012

According to their latest survey, Yale found 74 percent believe global warming is affecting weather in the U.S. -- up from 69 percent in March 2012.
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso


Restoring the Gulf by Pointing Baby Turtles Back to Sea

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted October 11, 2012

Sea turtles are at sea for most of their life cycle, but they return to beaches in Texas, Alabama and Florida to lay their eggs. Although the Deepwater Horizon oil spill harmed turtles, we can help them recover by taking steps on the shore to protect their nesting habitats.
Sharon Kitchens


Meet 92-Year-Old Beekeeper Stan Brown

Sharon Kitchens | Posted October 11, 2012

Stan Brown of Cumberland, Maine, is nearly 93 years old, one of America's oldest registered beekeepers.
Andrew Winston


How Walmart's Green Performance Reviews Could Change Retail for Good

Andrew Winston | Posted October 11, 2012

Incentives matter and cultures shift over time. Hard-won operational changes like modifying performance reviews may not be sexy, but the results can be profound. And when it's the world's largest retailer changing its buying criteria, the ripples will likely be felt around the world.
Rebecca Tarbotton


Victory for Forests: Disney Stands Up for Endangered Forests and Animals

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted October 11, 2012

Today, Disney adds its significant voice to the growing chorus of companies demonstrating that there's no need to sacrifice endangered forests in Indonesia or elsewhere for the paper we use every day.
Brendan Smith


Farming the Urban Sea

Brendan Smith | Posted October 11, 2012

The best news is that these farms do more than grow food: In every sense, they restore rather than deplete. Matched up against land-based farming, these new ocean farms win every time.
Adrianna Quintero


Mitt Romney Out of Touch with Latino Voters on Clean Energy and Health Issues

Adrianna Quintero | Posted October 11, 2012

With 12.2 million Latinos projected to vote in November, the race is on to capture Latino support in key battleground states. But even as Gov. Romney scrambles to appeal to Latino voters, new polling confirms that he couldn't be more out of touch when it comes to our energy future.
Margie Kelly


Pink-Ribboned Soup Cans? We Can Taste the Hypocrisy!

Margie Kelly | Posted October 11, 2012

Is it some kind of sick joke that cans lined with a chemical linked to cancer are sporting pink ribbons?
Janet Tavakoli


BP Oil Spill Fine Upset: Likely to Soar Tens of Billions

Janet Tavakoli | Posted October 11, 2012

Just after mainstream financial news outlets reported that BP p.l.c. is close to a settlement for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers and caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history, there is more bad news for BP that could cause its fine to soar tens of billions of dollars.
Anthony Swift


Federal Officials Interrupt Enbridge's Greenwash of Kalamazoo River Tar Sands Spill

Anthony Swift | Posted October 11, 2012

In a presentation to investors this week, the company provided three quotes from anonymous local residents, fisherman and river enthusiasts, who gush about what Enbridge's tar sands spill has done for the community. Who are these people and where do they come from?
Kevin Grandia


Oil Giant Citgo Criminally Convicted in Bird Deaths (remind you of something?)

Kevin Grandia | Posted October 11, 2012

Here's a rule of thumb: if something is so toxic that birds die when they land on it, it's probably a good idea to put a cover on it.
A. Siegel


@BarackObama tweets on Climate Change

A. Siegel | Posted October 11, 2012

Retweet to encourage the campaign to discuss climate issues or not to retweet to avoid reinforcing the negative?
Zoe Helene


Seed-to-Table Bounty: Wisdom From the Organic Gourmet

Zoe Helene | Posted October 17, 2012

For 25 years, Leslie Cerier, aka The Organic Gourmet, has been teaching the art of healthy and delicious cooking at some of the finest eco lifestyle centers and spas in the world. There's a reason her classes are so popular.
Ravinder Sehgal


The Spread of Diseases in a Changing World

Ravinder Sehgal | Posted October 11, 2012

A catchy headline will often evoke thoughts of a loss or major disaster, and we are hounded regularly by information overload that seems ever escalating in exigency. There is a lot of coverage of potential environmental disasters associated with global climate change, but are the fears justified?
Wendy Pabich


12 Ways to Reduce Your Water Footprint

Wendy Pabich | Posted October 12, 2012

Water is getting scarce. For any one of us, these problems can feel overwhelming. Yet our aggregate behavior is the source of the problem. Here are 12 ways to fix it.
Jeremy John


Is the Kingdom of God Built of Vegetables?

Jeremy John | Posted October 11, 2012

Vegetables. Who could have imagined an economy in which gentle vegetables were subversive? But this is our world. A world where a vegetable, whose growth is imperceptible to the naked eye, can spider a crack into the concrete of our industrial food system.