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On History, Sustainability, and Community

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

Part I of a three-part sustainability series by guest blogger Larry Eighmy, managing principal of The Stone House Group Even if you don't believe i...

Palm Oil Is In Everything -- And It's Destroying Southeast Asia's Forests

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.24.2015 | World

It was late evening. The skies were dark and dogs were howling. Into the BOS Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rescue Center on the island of Borneo rushed a r...

Climate Change This Week: Solar For Everyone, Mothers Mass, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...

Climate Change This Week: The Seafood Connection, Super Solar Chip, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Tired of facts? Do you think all the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hooey? Then this newscast is for you.

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source...

Climate Change This Week: $1 Rooftop Solar for Nonprofits, the Ocean Carbon Punch, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Amazonian Wildlife: a treasure trove of biodiversity. Source mostly ajorbahman.blog...

Indigenous People Build Fund for Direct Access to Climate Finance, Push for More Active Role in Proceedings

Forest Trends | Posted 06.25.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

Hundreds of millions of dollars in climate finance have been pledged to helping indigenous people manage their territories, but all of that money now flows through intermediaries. Here's how the Amazon's largest federation of indigenous organizations aims to change that.

The Pope, the Animals and the Earth: The Vatican Says, Stop Exploiting; Do Something!

Julia Orr | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
Julia Orr

The recently published encyclical has some astonishing statements. While I differ with the Vatican on a number of issues, I cannot diminish the incredible stand the new Pope has taken on issues of global injustice, the environment, animal welfare and poverty.

Explore, Learn and Rethink Nature This Summer Vacation

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Summer break looms just weeks away. What better way to share time as a family than to pick activities that are not only fun, but that also reinforce the importance of an appreciation for all things that are part of our ecosystem and our national natural resources?

Climate Change This Week: The Climate Pope, Hot Babes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Taking Umbrage With The Papal Encyclical

Robert Walker | Posted 06.18.2015 | World
Robert Walker

Without expanded access to modern methods of contraception, maternal and infant mortality rates in the developing world will remain unacceptably high, and many women and their families will never escape from poverty.

Where Population Poses The Greatest Challenges

Robert Walker | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Robert Walker

Poverty is a pervasive concern in high fertility countries. The world has made progress in reducing severe poverty, but it's been exceedingly slow in countries where population growth rates remain high. While family planning can reduce demographic vulnerability, developing countries also require other forms of assistance.

Climate Change This Week: The Melting Ice Connection, Sharing Solar, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. "Yoda" Bat Is Threatened from climate change and climate changing activities like ...

Global Warming Is Not Just a Bunch of Hot Air

Mattias Wallander | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Pollution by humans causes climate change, and it is creating almost unthinkable tragedies for humanity. The solution lies in individual and common commitment to sustainable living.

Forests Win Big In Bonn Climate Breakthrough

Forest Trends | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

Climate negotiators here celebrated the inauguration of their headquarters in the repurposed "World Conference Center Bonn" with a draft agreement on how to slow climate change by reducing deforestation in developing countries.

Climate Change This Week: Solar-Plus Storage Push, Water and Energy Collide, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Which is more important to Americans - water, or hydro-power?

How Indigenous People Are Exploring Many Shades Of REDD

Forest Trends | Posted 06.05.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

REDD could, in theory, help them address their needs and keep illegal logging at bay, but to earn REDD offsets, they'll have to prove two things.

Political Population Poppycock, and the Ethics of Misinformation

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.04.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

In "Unrealized Horrors of the Population Explosion," Clyde Haberman beats an obsolete, dead horse, repeating observations made over past decades that Paul Ehrlich's predictions of horrors stemming from our exploding population have not come true. His misplaced focus masks real, constructive discourse on overpopulation and promotes overpopulation denial.

Climate Change This Week: Nerd Power, Deadly Heat Waves, Biblical Deluges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Americans' Exposure To Heat Extremes Could Rise 6-Fold By 2050 - exposing vastly more Americans to dangerous heat waves due to a combination of rising temperatures and rapid population growth in the South and West, a new study warns.

This Indian Foundation Is Protecting Wilderness and Helping Farmers

Pavan Lall | Posted 05.28.2015 | World
Pavan Lall

MUMBAI -- The Foundation for Ecological Security in India has transformed denuded hillsides and valleys into healthier, biodiverse environments with opportunities for families to expand their livelihoods. This could be just the beginning of bigger things to come.

Climate Change This Week: Bi-Polar Problems, Solar Breakthrough and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded.

Finding Hope for the Rainforests of Malaysia

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 05.25.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

I joined the WCS Malaysia team on a trek recently through the rainforest of Endau-Rompin, a state park in the southern part of Johor on Peninsular Malaysia. To get to this remote rainforest, you drive many hours past acre after acre of oil palm, through a forest reserve, and then you are there.

Climate Change This Week: CO2 Passes 400 ppm, President Can Act, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Tick Past 400 ppm Reversing CO2 ...

The Forest, The Farms and the Finance: Why the Tolo River People Turned to Carbon Finance

Forest Trends | Posted 06.10.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

About This Series  Colombia's Tolo River People collectively own 32,000 acres of rainforest, and that forest feeds the river on which they depend. Bu...

How the Tolo River People of Colombia Harnessed Carbon Finance to Save Their Rainforest

Forest Trends | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

It's a challenge faced by forest people around the world, and one that impacts all of us. Indeed, the loss of pristine forest in the tropics and its blow to biodiversity and ecosystem services are massive and irreversible. To make matters even worse, carbon emissions from deforestation compound the problem of climate change.