At WHO we estimate that the vast majority of deaths will be among malnourished children, children who contract malaria, and children who have diarrhea. Air pollution triggers pneumonia (one of the world's top killers of children under 5) and asthma, which already affects around 300 million people worldwide. So what can we do?
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
As the sustained media interest attests, Pope Francis's encyclical "Laudato Si" is a genuinely remarkable intervention. In exhaustive detail he identifies the two profound challenges facing our global civilization: poverty and the stability of the planet's life support system.
Today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to send the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) back to EPA for further proceedings is a decision that endangers public health, but it won't revive the fortunes of Big Coal.
Should we pronounce the UN a failure, or perhaps give it a ceremonial gold watch and retire it? The UN and its adjunct organs and agencies have made much progress, before the 50th Anniversary, but also since.
While this is a great victory -- perhaps the most important environmental settlement in the Hudson Valley over the last decade -- it doesn't mean our work is finished.
Some scientists say that Darwin's greatest insight of all time, is - that life on Earth evolves by natural selection. In today's IDEA Economy we no longer have to fear the saber tooth tiger. Is the biggest challenge facing the world today the need to reduce & reverse the impacts caused by climate change?
Our regulation of toxic substances is based largely on ignorance and is inadequate and idiotic. The costs of testing for harm are not negligible, but are far lower than the cost of paying for toxic clean-up or for the cost of health care for those exposed to poison.
Most people think that building better habits or changing your actions is all about willpower or motivation. But the more I learn, the more I believe that the number one driver of better habits and behavior change is your environment.
I've always seen connections between things. And the deeper meaning of things that are not things. An event, personal or historical-- an object, natural or created-- holds a deeper meaning when we are able to hear the stories underneath.
He is being honest. He is revealing what our leaders want to hide. And he is calling politicians and economists to be truthful in their accounting of the benefits and costs associated with their policies.
It's one of the most powerful, inspiring examples yet of the energy transformation that we're driving all across this nation, and if done right, it could also provide an economic boost for Widows Creek workers and the local community.
If the president truly wants us to #actonclimate, then we should be calling him and our representatives every day and telling them to vote NO on TPP. If TPP is so "progressive", then why is it being kept secret?
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We must continue to build a movement so powerful that it is impossible for governments to allow trade rules to interfere with climate, environmental, and other public interest policies.