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Hand Signals

Ellie Newman | Posted 08.30.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

As I was jogging down the bike path, a biker passed me going the other way. I noticed as he slowed to pass me, he made the universal hand signal of sl...

What Does That Have to Do With Health? Why I Got My MPH

Pavita Singh, MPH | Posted 03.30.2017 | Healthy Living
Pavita Singh, MPH

I did not get my MPH solely to ensure that populations are disease-free. I got my MPH because I care about addressing the social, cultural and structural factors that impact people's everyday wellbeing.

Oikos: The Origins of Economic Thought

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 11.11.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

I wonder, what are the structural issues that lead us to re-enact unhelpful patterns of the past? What is the underlying blind spot that, if illuminated, could help us to see the hidden structures below the waterline?

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

Brenda Peterson | Posted 11.02.2016 | 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.

14 Climate Leaders to Watch

Janna Oberdorf | Posted 07.10.2016 | Green
Janna Oberdorf

Echoing Green expects powerful social returns from investment in promising leaders who recognize the future impact that climate change will have on their health, communities, and economic outlook.

Happy Earth Day! And Happy #EarthGratitude Wave!

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

Since 1970, Earth has had one special day a year when we take a moment and really think about our planet -- through demonstrations, fundraisers, volunteering, river cleanups, and other means of generally bringing our environment front and center.

Writing Capitalism's New Chapter

John Friedman | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
John Friedman

For those who question whether capitalism itself is fundamentally at odds with a vision for corporate responsibility and a sustainable future, it is well to remember that capitalism has brought more benefits to more people than any other economic system conceived or tried.

Green Lawns Don't Make for 'Green' Yards

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

The natural world is awakening from a tough winter, and our yards are greening up as the weather warms. But are our yards really as "green" as they could be?

This Earth Day, Put People Before Polluters

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Elisabeth MacNamara

This Earth Day, put people before polluters. If supporters like you stand up and demand the strongest standard possible, we can put our country -- and our planet -- on the path to a sustainable future and ensure a cleaner, healthier future for everyone.

Reality Check: Our Progress Has Come at an Unsustainable Price

John Friedman | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
John Friedman

When a system continues to produce the same results, one must conclude that the system, whether it was intended to produce those outcomes or not, is designed to produce those outcomes.

Cultivating Wildness

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

For all of you lazy buns out there who don't want to start a garden but still want to help heal nature (and humanity, by the way), I have an idea for ...

Balancing Act

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Elizabeth G. Craig My boys have been sick all week with fevers. A little bit of the sniffles, too, but mostly this incessant fever t...

The Right to Clean Water

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger, Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper My son went to the faucet for a glass of water to drink. It came out clean, clear, and...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership's Environmental Implications

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Before our nation was aware of the hazards of fracking and shale gas development, the d...

Geoengineering The Sky is Not 'Normal'

Rachel Smolker | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Rachel Smolker

If global agreement on addressing climate change cannot be achieved, how can we possibly expect any global consensus on "technomanagement" of the atmosphere where the risks of serious negative consequences are so grave?

Making Sustainability 'Cool'

John Friedman | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
John Friedman

Sustainability and the concept of shared fate -- that we're all on this small planet together and our fates are woven together -- could sure benefit from a good song (or two).

This Earth Day, Be a Hero

Dina Khayal | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Dina Khayal

Despite the great progress that has been made since the first Earth Day, environmentalists still need your help and ongoing support to protect and preserve the planet, and its creatures. There are so many ways to get involved this Earth Day.

Climate Legislation Redux: The View From the Red Seats

Carrie La Seur | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green
Carrie La Seur

Ironically, cap and trade legislation fell victim to exactly the same top-down, insular thinking that has carried us all into the maw of a global climate crisis.

Why There's No Such Thing As Cheap Gas

Jorge Madrid | Posted 12.21.2012 | Latino Voices
Jorge Madrid

Latinos, low-income folks, and other disadvantaged communities are disproportionately paying the price for burning fossil fuels in both economic, and more prominently, public health costs.

Would You Invest in Earth, Inc.?

John Friedman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
John Friedman

We are all indulging in the incredible conceit that the Earth relies on us for its survival rather that the opposite truth; we are completely dependent on the Earth.

Remembering Dr. King's Dream and the Importance of Environmental Justice for All

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 03.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Adrianna Quintero

On this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, I share my dream, that clean air and safe food and water be available to everyone without distinction. Only then will we have true equality.

PHOTOS: Erin Brockovich On Regret, Reincarnation, Rules and Risks

The Huffington Post | Debra Ollivier and Evan Allis | Posted 01.08.2012 | Fifty

In 1993, a 32-year-old legal clerk named Erin Brockovich made history for boldly pursuing an investigation that resulted in the largest settlement eve...

Are the Koch brothers lying about the Keystone XL oil pipeline?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Billionaire political donors Charles and David Koch have long relied on deceptive tactics and aggressive denials to distance themselves from the dange...

Hidden Koch Brother Abuse Exposed in the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Robert Greenwald | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The Keystone pipeline is dangerous for so many reasons that it's hard for media reports to capture them all. Through their subsidiaries and refineries, the Koch brothers are positioned to grow their ever-expanding profits if the pipeline is approved.

The Top 10 Things I Wish Didn't Involve Plastic

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Last week, to mark the end of the Plastic-Free Challenge, I shared some tips for reducing the amount of plastic in your life. I personally ...