Though there is significant work to be done in holding Exide and others accountable for what has happened, the absolute first priority is for a thorough and comprehensive cleanup to begin immediately.
Over the years, I watched these incredible creatures continue to diminish and realized that our efforts were not making a dent in this global issue. How do you tell your children that nothing they do can make a difference? I kept looking for solutions and found one.
These audacious children have traveled the world spreading their message and have even developed a curriculum for elementary school students.
As human beings we have a right to freedom of choice. Under this government, we have lost even the right to express our opinions without running the risk of being put in jail. We are living under a regime that terrorizes the population so it can maintain power.
I myself am deeply convinced that love and compassion--the two faces of altruism--are the cardinal virtues of human existence and the heart of the spiritual path. Loving kindness is the wish that all beings experience happiness, while compassion focuses on eradicating their suffering.
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The tiny Pacific island nation of Kiribati became the first country to declare that global warming is rendering its lands uninhabitable, asking for help in evacuating its population. Such a rise would be enough to put large portions of the country literally underwater.
If there was one virtue that China projected, it was an economy that could handle like a BMW, and go from 0 to 7.5 percent growth in 3 months.
I discovered how to have drinking water whenever I want it and I never run out. I don't have to worry about lugging heavy jugs and bottles back from the supermarket and I am saving money and helping the environment.
Every year, thousands flock to the Coachella Valley for its iconic Music and Arts Festival. Just a short twelve-minute drive southeast of the festival location lies a different Coachella -- one not nearly as glamorous. It's actually quite the opposite: filthy, decaying and in need of your help.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
Earth is full of lots of different people with different concerns, but we all share the same planet. Now is the time to work together to protect it. Making progress on climate change is going to take all of us together, across the U.S. and around the world.
As pollution in China reaches crisis proportions, leading to a drag on the economy and a rise in social unrest, the government is taking bold steps to remedy the "airpocalypse" situation through a full-scale "war on pollution." One of the biggest challenges, however, will be the ability to finance this green revolution.
Unlike the climate issue that Inhofe famously asserts does not exist, yellow and poisoned rivers are a bit harder to wish away. Blaming the problem on EPA's competence is more posturing than policy.
The danger from climate change is not in some remote future: it's here, it's now, and our generation, not some vague "future generation" is in serious, serious trouble.
I wonder what our legacy will be. What will we leave for future generations --"another nice mess?" Will the last one out please turn off the lights?