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Ecological Issues

Thank Liberalism for Donald Trump

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Ten years ago, I predicted the rise of a new form fascism in the United States and Europe, suggesting that the injustices and contradictions of the capitalist system were growing too large to be contained any longer by the existing liberal political order.

There Are No Mulch Circles in the Forest

Jared Green | Posted 06.28.2016 | Green
Jared Green

Instead of laying down a layer of mulch to separate plants, let native plants grow into beautiful, layered masses, said Thomas Rainer, co-author of Planting in a Post-Wild World, at the Potomac Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Gala in Washington, D.C. Rainer believes it's possible to both boost biodiversity and achieve beauty through the use of "designed plant communities."

Are You the Last to Know About the Benefit Multiplier of Investing in Nature?

Sissel Waage | Posted 05.05.2017 | Business
Sissel Waage

The eagle-eyed corporate leaders--who have been scanning the horizon for trends and key new insights--are increasingly investing in nature-inspired solutions to business challenges, as well as financing the opportunities in restoring and maintaining natural systems.

The Danger of Hillary Clinton: She Is Not the 'Safer' Candidate

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.

The Drone Invasion

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

If Jeff Bezos, the billionaire CEO of Amazon, has his way, thousands of drones could soon be hurtling through the airspace above our heads, delivering millions of packages to Amazon's customers. Instead of having to wait the eternity of a day to receive their orders, consumers could get them in 30 minutes, or less.

Black Girls Can Be Green, Too

Angela D. Coleman | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices
Angela D. Coleman

When we picture people who are part of the eco-friendly "green" movement, we don't often picture our Nubian sisters. However, personal experience and data confirms the fact that Black people and other "people of color" can be green.

Finding a Needle of Primary Jungle in Borneo's Haystack of Deforestation: Going Green on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Development and deforestation behind us, enveloped by the lushness of primary jungle, we're romping along a dirt track when we start waltzing gently to port. Within minutes it's graduated to a raucous grinding and we're rock 'n' rolling.

Thanksgivukkah 2 Coming Sooner Than You Think! Climate Change Coming Sooner!

Rabbi David Seidenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rabbi David Seidenberg

Maybe you can add the priestly blessing that parents say to children on Friday night, or the prayer for Creation on But remember, we who will ultimately pass this world on to our children will only get to wish this blessing once.

TAFTA (Part 2): Citizens of the Food Movement, Be Prepared!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Given that around 26 states in the U.S. have moved to enact more comprehensive labeling requirements for GMOs, any trade measures that could threaten the rights of U.S. citizens to democratically determine higher standards in food labeling, should be opposed.

How Important Is Long-Term Ecological Research?

Daniel T. Blumstein | Posted 02.03.2013 | Science
Daniel T. Blumstein

Think about this for a moment: Many baseball players make more than is awarded by a program in the National Science Foundation that gives us the tools and understanding to manage some of humanities' biggest ecological and environmental issues.

The "Super Committee" That's Not Meeting This Week

Robert Walker | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

In all probability, there will never be anything close to a global "super committee" to resolve our ecological debt crisis. We will have to rely upon a loosely-knit international framework to ward off any kind of ecological collapse. Let's hope it's enough.

We Need to Raise the Ecological Debt Ceiling

Steve Hallett and John Wright | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
Steve Hallett and John Wright

The recent "end-of-the-world" hysteria raised by political wrangling surrounding the U.S. government's debt ceiling -- should be a wake-up call that we all owe more than just financial debt: there is an ecological debt to pay.

Earth Day, Every Day

Daniel Goleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Goleman

Every day can have meaningful eco-consequences if we make shopping a vote for a better planet and use new tools, like, that tell us about the ecological impacts of a product.

Howl if You Love Gaia: Cristina Eisenberg's The Wolf's Tooth

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Cunningham

Cristina Eisenberg takes her reader on a breathtaking, sometimes heartbreaking tour of the planet from the Gulf of Maine to the Amazonian rain forests.

Q&A: Acclaimed Doc Director Robert Stone Reviews Our Earth Days

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Balfour

"Right now, the current battle over climate change, all it is being debated by Washington lobbying organizations," said Stone, "and how much money can you put into The Left versus The Right?"

Ten Small Steps We Can Take To Save Our Planet

David Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Weinberger

To save our planet, there's no need to make big changes in our lifestyles.

Green News Report: June 2, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In Today's Audio Report: Rules of the road; Packing in the Parks; Is eco-system recovery even possible? Plus: Green News Report helps your troubles g...

Trafigura Dumped Toxic Waste On Ivory Coast: Documents

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Documents have emerged which detail for the first time the potentially lethal nature of toxic waste dumped by British-based oil traders in one of west...

National Ecological Literacy Standards

Stephen H. Dinan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephen H. Dinan

What if we created national ecological literacy standards that helped to ensure that every child in the USA had the basic understandings necessary for us to become a sustainable country?

There Aren't Enough Spidermen

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

We are spending more than $2 billion of US taxpayer money to send another rover to Mars next year, when so much of our own planet remains unexplored and unknown.

Power Failure: McCain's Batteries Are Flat

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

McCain says nothing about the ecological consequences of the technology behind the car battery contest. He speaks merely of cost, wanting us all to be able to maintain our lifestyle -- just pay less.

Solar-Powered Homes Heat Up Cool Housing Market

LA Times | Elizabeth Douglass | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With foreclosures rising and home prices diving, there is a bright spot in California's residential real estate market: Solar-powered homes are starti...