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New Study: Students Learn Better with Views of Trees

Jared Green | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Jared Green

A Tree Campus, Rice University / Carol Ciarniello What if what is outside a school's windows is as critical to learning as what's inside the buildin...

World Wetlands Day: US Wetland Forests are a National Conservation Priority

Danna Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Green
Danna Smith

World Wetlands Day marks the day in 1971 when international governments and nongovernmental organizations who were concerned with conserving Earth's wetlands came together and signed a global conservation treaty. It was the first global intergovernmental environmental treaty in the modern era.

The Beginnings of an Environmental Educator

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 02.01.2016 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

When I was 11 years old, I would spend a lot of my time at the local library. There was not really much to do for a poor nerdy kid living in a small town. My summers were spent with my grandmother, while my parents worked, and at the library, which consumed much of my evenings.

Stock Market Got You Down? Conservation Financiers Ready 'Non-Correlated' Investments

David Bank | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
David Bank

here's an intriguing line in the new Credit Suisse and McKinsey & Co. report on the growing interest among institutional investors for financial products that protect ecosystems, drive sustainable commodity production or reduce carbon emissions.

Celebrating Diversity Through Environmental Conservation

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 01.26.2016 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

Dreaming of peace and security within the institutional framework under which we exist -- the law -- should not be unrealistic.

What Sustainable Development is Really About

Hung Vo | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Hung Vo

By limiting or narrowing our understanding of sustainable development to simply include the environment, we are simultaneously removing the narrative of urgency from other sustainability-related endeavors that do not fit our traditional paradigms.

Reflections From Davos: Leaders Deliberate What's Next for Climate Action After Paris Deal

Celine Herweijer | Posted 01.26.2016 | Green
Celine Herweijer

Arriving home after a whirlwind week in the snowy Swiss mountain village of Davos at the World Economic Forum, those of us engaged in the climate change discussions are feeling positive but pragmatic about the challenges ahead.

From Davos: Unleashing the Power of Nature in Cities

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.24.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

We need to unleash the power of nature to help make cities more resilient, livable and ultimately flourishing so both nature and people can thrive.

Are We Focused on Investing in Essential, Must-Have Items for Business Operating Environments?

Sissel Waage | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Sissel Waage

If you were told that investment in a key input for business operations has been neglected for over forty years -- and is increasingly in a state of disrepair -- how would you react?

Forget Star Wars; Get Ready for Water Wars

Marc Ross | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Marc Ross

If trends persist and a growing body of scientific evidence holds true, we may be at war, or at least find ourselves hurled into new geo-political conflicts, for something that most of us, at least in first-world countries, take for granted -- water.

Is the Post-Fossil Fuel Era Now Inevitable?

Michael Northrop | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Michael Northrop

Ambassador Laurence Tubiana, France's point person for COP21, wisely explained a year ago that Paris will be judged a success if it leads to the conclusion that the shift to the post-fossil fuel era is inevitable.

Holistic Organic Self-Care for Mothers

Dayna Colvin | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Dayna Colvin

Self-care is exactly as it sounds.  It is a very important wonderful daily process of giving yourself the extra gentle tender loving care, love and respect you need. 

Rise of the New Sustainability

Carrie Norton | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Carrie Norton

What do you think of when someone says "sustainability"? The latest green product? A company trying to greenwash bad behavior (or justify higher price...

Go Green in 2016

Terry Tamminen | Posted 01.07.2016 | Green
Terry Tamminen

If you want to earn more "green," and make the world a more livable place for decades to come, look for investment opportunities of the same color in 2016.

2016: The Year to Take Action

David Saddington | Posted 01.05.2016 | Green
David Saddington

By November it is expected that most countries will have signed up to ratify the Paris agreement and will be well underway implementing their national mitigation and adaptation plans.

We Need More Millennials to Take Action on Climate Change

Clara Nevins | Posted 01.05.2016 | Green
Clara Nevins

Paris was abuzz. At the Chamber of Commerce, 200 adults in business suits, wearied by two hours of oil companies' execu-speak, slammed coffee at the 11 a.m. break. There I was, a 5-foot-3 15 year old in a ponytail in a room full of blue suits and gray hair. I felt so out of place.

Future Trend Watch: Something Positive, For a Change

Alexia Parks | Posted 01.04.2016 | Green
Alexia Parks

2015 saw a rise in the use of the term "Mindfulness" to describe "Right Action." Here's one: this report shows how businesses around the world will spend $10 Trillion on low carbon technology with the right policy framework.

Will God, Technology, Politicians or Eco-Billionaires Alone Save Us From Our Ecological Crisis?

Yonatan Neril | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
Yonatan Neril

I want to share with you and debunk a few commonly held views about how others will save us from our ecological crisis, in the hope of empowering us to take action ourselves.

The FY2016 Omnibus Is a Victory for Wildlife

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Unlike the original House and Senate versions covering the Department of the Interior and related agencies, the combined omnibus legislation was almost free of catastrophic anti-wildlife riders, making it a huge victory for imperiled species and the Endangered Species Act.

'Keep It in the Ground' Keeps Up the Pressure

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

A cabal of senators is on track to overturn the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and send a message to the upcoming COP21 Climate Summit that Americans are not on the same page as their president supporting a robust climate change agenda.

Thinking about Climate Change Following the Paris Agreements

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 12.17.2015 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

Not only should we begin to reconsider how capitalism works in developing more sustainable communities, but its current form in the United States may not be as resilient as it needs to be to cope with climate change.

Paris Climate Agreement an Air Horn in the Coal Mine

Kevin Grandia | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Kevin Grandia

If pure play coal companies weren't getting pummelled enough by the global drop in demand for their product, an agreement to reduce global greenhouse ...

The Paradox of Sovereignty in Climate Change Negotiations

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

The window to have international conversations about climate change opens incrementally, as it does with many policy initiatives and topics. These int...

New Nordic Climate Manifesto - or how to turn a crisis in to a solution

Ida Auken | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Ida Auken

We are not the biggest, not the richest and not the most powerful here in the Nordic countries. But we do know how to make the most of what we have. I...

The Blueprint For A Low Carbon Economy To Tackle Global Warming

HuffPost | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green

You recycle your plastic iced tea bottles. Of course you carry a reusable bottle for water. You compost the scraps from your locally sourced, organic...