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Put the Environment at the Center of the Global Economy: An Argument for the Eco-Currency

Emanuel Pastreich | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Emanuel Pastreich

We must hardwire the health of the ecosystem directly to the standard measurements of economic health so that the state of the environment is immediately visible in all economic transactions. One possible approach is the introduction of a global "eco-currency."

Black Carbon Second Only To CO2 In Heating The Planet

Posted 01.15.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: No discussion of climate change can get very far without focusing on greenhouse gases — pollutants in...

Arctic Crisis: Far From Sight, the Top of the World's Problems

Nathan Currier | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Nathan Currier

The reasons for thinking that there isn't an arctic crisis are about as firm as cotton candy. I'm sorry if this sounds "alarmist," but the arctic -- fundamental to the stability of our weather patterns, climate and agriculture -- is rapidly coming apart.

The Great Economy Versus Environment Myth

Ian Carey | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Ian Carey

Environmentalism, in some circles, is still thought to be only about protecting trees and cuddly animals instead of trying to protect the environmental conditions necessary to ensure the health of people all over the world.

Profligate Use of Fossil Fuels Threatens Humankind

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

Ultimately, one of our biggest mistakes is the rush to exploit resources without regard for the consequences or the long-term costs. What takes nature billions of years to create can be destroyed in just minutes with heavy machinery.