Americans are more worried and anxious about the future than ever. Sure, every generation seems to think, for one reason or another, that the place is going to hell in a hand basket. This time, it appears to be a unique convergence of a number of things.
With most of his signature environmental initiatives accomplished, and Congress unlikely to adopt any pro-active environmental laws he proposes, writing the first iteration of the must-pass federal budget is one of the last opportunities President Obama has to shape policy for our air, water, our lands and our climate. Here are ten priorities for a healthier, greener future we're looking for in the president's budget.
Clearly, the Republican presidential candidates are risking both the health and the democratic politics of America. Clinton and Sanders are the best hopes for America. They need to expand the debate on the environment. A healthy natural world is absolutely necessary for a healthy America.
I never thought I would become a vegetarian. To be honest, I used to think vegetarians were snooty people with "holier than thou" attitudes. I never asked the questions I was afraid to know the answers to. Now, I know the truth.
To meet Africa's challenges head on we need a generation of ground-breaking and adaptable young people to create their future.
Dear Human Beings: I write to you with a heavy heart and with great concern. I have been more then patient with your reckless insensitivity tow...
The year 2015 saw more than its fair share of extreme hydrologic events, both ruinous floods and severe drought. In the United States, attention remained focused on California, which is suffering the worst four-year drought on record.
Nature and Culture's approach to conservation is a California one. Engelhorn calls it entrepreneurial. It's the way he's used to doing business, and it may be changing the way well-intentioned gringos relate to Latin America and the rest of the world.
Humanity's burning of fossil fuels and engagement in wholesale deforestation are imposing some heavy peripheral costs on society.
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The fossil fuel industry faces an existential dilemma. It produces and uses the very materials that contribute the most to global warming -- and at a time when humanity aims to develop a new energy infrastructure based primarily on renewables.
Scientists have warned that even a few degrees rise in global temperatures can lead to increasingly severe storms. Now an international team of climate scientists has linked man-made climate change to historic flooding that hit the south of England in the winter of 2013-2014.
Four Horsemen are running loose: War, Poverty, Racism and Climate Change. They may have other names, but these are how they appear to me in my political nightmares. And the riders are human. They're the ones leading us right now, behind the façade of democracy. Confronting them -- stopping them -- will take a movement independent of politics as usual, but not independent of the political process itself.
A week and a half ago, just as a blizzard was barreling up the East Coast, I traveled to my hometown, Canandaigua, NY, and before a standing-room-only audience of more than 400 at Finger Lakes Community College, had a conversation with author and climate activist Naomi Klein.
It's nice to see an amendment designed to shame, and hopefully stop, industry misinformation campaigns that have delayed much-needed action to usher the end of the fossil fuel era.
A documentary is taking a new twist on climate change: THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES, to be released in late 2016, investigates the im...