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Why Endangered Species Can't Adapt

Quora | Posted 04.22.2016 | Science
Quora

Instead of becoming extinct, why don't endangered species adapt to the changing environment and evolve? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge s...

3 Ways to Fix E-Waste Regulations

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability

Last month municipal leaders from across New York told lawmakers during a special hearing that the state's 2010 electronic waste recycling law is flawed.

New York: Bernie Sanders Is Our Last Chance

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

"We won't see a presidential candidate like Bernie again in our lifetimes." As I heard these words, spoken by a woman at a Sanders campaign event recently, I felt a chill go through me. Because I knew she was right. We won't.

Joanne Kyger: The Poet-Buddhist-Ecologist Combo You Should Know

Dawn-Michelle Baude | Posted 03.14.2016 | Arts
Dawn-Michelle Baude

Her poetry is deceptively simple: lines might seem, at first, tossed-off when in fact they're precisely chiseled. All too often, taste-makers focus on obvious disruptors without acknowledging quiet revolutions taking place.

Nature, Oneness, and the Ecology of God

Robert 'Robin' Gottfried | Posted 03.02.2016 | Religion
Robert 'Robin' Gottfried

On a hot, dry day in northern New Mexico I was trying my best to keep the burro from pushing me off the side of the mountain. Tired and thirsty, I reached the top of the mountain and the world opened up.

The Little Prince: The Planet of Bubble Gob -- Fun, Exciting, Vibrant Animation, Bit of Suspense

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 02.03.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

The universe is in grave danger of extinction! The evil Snake extinguishes the stars as he passes through the galaxy, causing chaos and plunging the planets into darkness. The Little Prince must leave his Asteroid home and beloved friend, Rose, in his quest to outsmart the Snake and save the universe from doom.

Gross National Happiness -- Bhutan's Innovative Metric for Good Governance

Meg Lowman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Impact
Meg Lowman

With national indices of happiness instead of manufactured goods, Bhutan is perhaps the world's most forward-thinking country in how it measures the ultimate health and well-being of its population. Bhutan's Gross National Happiness (GNH) index embraces economic development, environmental conservation, good governance and cultural priorities.

New Study About Creatures Living In Your Home May Freak You Out

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science

Right now, your home just may be teeming with any of more than 500 different kinds of insects, spiders, mites, centipedes and other creepy crawlies. T...

Jewish Mother Stands Up Against the Trans Pacific Partnership

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Judy Frankel

After I gave a few examples of how the TPP can ruin the lives of Americans, (which I recorded), I admonished the young man from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his dereliction of duty in laying out the whole truth.

Why I Don't Like the Word Nature

Laura Pustarfi Reddick | Posted 01.12.2016 | Religion
Laura Pustarfi Reddick

I'm a Pagan. And I don't like to use the word nature. While many might call Paganism nature-based, I prefer the term earth-based. Nature simply leav...

Scientists Question Dam Building in the Amazon, Congo and Mekong

Peter Bosshard | Posted 01.07.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Taken together, the scientific evidence shows that dams are not the clean, green or cheap source of electric power they are often made out to be. When will the governments and financiers that promote these projects take note?

The Light at the End -- and Beginning -- of John Muir's Journey

Barbara Mossberg | Posted 12.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Mossberg

"Good poetry makes the universe reveal a secret." -- Hafiz As new planets are being discovered, where it's possible there's life, here on good old Ea...

Perseverance: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every week is a new opportunity to seed the change we want to see in the world. This week at The Pollination Project, our team supported projects that feed people, advocate for animals, and preserve cultural history.

Silicon Valley, Race, Gender & Gaia

Robert Wilson | Posted 12.16.2015 | Technology
Robert Wilson

In regard to man's final end, all the higher religions are in complete agreement. The purpose of human life is the discovery of Truth, the unitive kn...

Here's Why Your Water in the Mid-Atlantic States Is So Awesome

Laura Goldman | Posted 12.15.2015 | Green
Laura Goldman

Most of us give nary a thought to tap water anymore. We bypass the sink and head right to the refrigerator to select a plastic bottle of water to quench our thirst. Not Dr. Janet Haas, chairman of the William Penn foundation.

Paris: A Spiritual Response to Climate Change

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

As we follow our consumerist dreams and our version of sustainability, the Earth suffers, and some of us, hearing the cry of the Earth, are responding to this deep wound. Those gathered in Paris know that we need to act "before it is too late."

China at a Tipping Point: Ecological and Spiritual Awakening

Zilong Wang | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Zilong Wang

There is the China we hear about in the news: largest economy in the world; lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty and into urban areas; largest CO2 emitter; entrenched corruption; toxic air; poisoned food and water; growing disparity; political uncertainties; global expansion and entanglement...

Software and Data Helping Overhaul Conservation

Victoria Espinel | Posted 11.18.2015 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Today, I gave the keynote address at the World Wildlife Fund’s 2015 Fuller Symposium. This year’s theme, “Wired in the Wild,” explores how sof...

Wild Wolves: The Old and the New West

Brenda Peterson | Posted 11.16.2015 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Wolves are not only caught in the crossfire between rural ranchers and more urban wildlife advocates; this most misunderstood and maligned animal is also trapped along a cultural fault line between the Old and the New West.

To Be Pro-life Is to Be Pro-Planet

Scott Stearman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Religion
Scott Stearman

The problem is that there aren't enough people who take carbon emissions and its impact on the future of our planet seriously. I have long found this tragic, but now it's tragic and increasingly inexcusable. The data is clear. The images are current and vivid. The situation is dire.

Newborn Orca 'Baby Boom' Depends Upon Our Breaching Deadbeat Dams

Brenda Peterson | Posted 11.04.2015 | Green
Brenda Peterson

What can we offer these orca families to commemorate their newborns after three years of heart-breaking losses of their calves? We can finally make good our government promises by tearing down the Snake River dams and help nourish orcas with the Chinook salmon they need to thrive.

Confessions of a Carnivore

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 11.02.2015 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

I don't see a clear difference between slaughtering a pig and cutting down a seven-story tree. Between netting the wild salmon I eat for dinner and harvesting my breakfast oats.

What If Every Day Was a Parliament of the World's Religions?

John Halstead | Posted 10.22.2015 | Religion
John Halstead

For five days members of the most diverse religions not only co-existed, but created community together. How was this possible? There was no proselytizing. And the conversation was intentionally inclusive.

Amidst Hottest Year on Earth, Faith Leaders Unite and Call for Climate Action

Yonatan Neril | Posted 10.22.2015 | Green
Yonatan Neril

In light of new evidence that 2015 will likely be the hottest year ever recorded, Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and other religious leaders joined together at the Parliament of World Religions pledging faith-based action to combat climate change. The event took place in Salt Lake City, and brought together over 8,000 people from scores of faiths and nations.

Humanity's Immunity

Miriam Ava | Posted 10.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

I recently heard Marianne Williamson talk about how we can be humanity's immunity. She's spot on. Just like it's our innate and adaptive immune system...