The idea behind these sustainable finance policies is that they're supposed to drive positive change in the industries that are hungry for bank loans or underwriting services. But in Goldman Sachs' case, its policies actually lag those of their customers.
Each commons must provide a healthy place for fish to live. The water must be free of pollutants and excess sediments, and in the face of global climate change, not too warm, or in the case of our oceans, too acidified. If this is what a healthy commons needs, how do we avoid the tragedy?
I'm working with thousands of people to banish these ghouls and goblins, so that my daughter grows up in a world that isn't haunted by the specter of air pollution, water pollution, and climate chaos.
On a ruined planet there can be no development or justice, peace or security, functioning economies, markets or states. Can we mature into responsible global citizens fast enough and stop living at the expense of our children and all future generations of life?
The recent publication of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan in the Federal Register triggered the filing of lawsuits b...
The daughter of Chinese immigrants, Boggs was a seminal figure in the Black Power movement and -- along with her husband, James Boggs -- spent decades tirelessly advocating for fundamental changes in American policy on civil rights, labor relations, feminism, the environment and just about anything else that would shake up the status quo.
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However there is something profoundly revolutionary about this -- by providing a way for Marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin Hemp to be a legal product for its various uses, from paper, to clothes, biofuel, food and especially reducing our carbon by CO2 absorption.
I happened to be in New York a few days ago and found myself at the offices of the Environmental Defense Fund, where I met an actual climate scientist. PhD and everything. While it might not have been the equivalent of taking a course, it was helpful to hear a few details and ask a questions.
Lessons learned during our 500-mile cycling journey to support tree research with the STIHL Tour des Trees This year's 500-mile cycling event to ra...
We, the race known as humanity, have been relocated - evicted really - due to unruly activity here on Mother Earth. The move was rather sudden, although the build up to it took ages. Our landlord was exceptionally patient with our behavior. We were not as kind.
If you are a student of the environment, then you may have some idea of the reasons for our current ecological crises. Unprecedented human exploitation of Earth's natural resources is the overt culprit of environmental degradation, but not all use is bad.
How wild will the future be? Today, the World Database on Protected Areas estimates that 15.4% of earth's lands and 8.4% of the waters of the world are in some formal protection system. But do the current systems protect them in the best way possible?
In theory, politicians receive benefits by denying the effects humans have on the environment because this creates a new voting demographic, the blue-collared.
A decade ago, as New Orleans commenced its long, slow recovery from Hurricane Katrina, pundits warned against sweetheart deals and no-bid contracts to rebuild the city obtained with bribery and kickbacks.
Let's celebrate the future and look ahead, but with a cautious eye that is weary of our own inherent frailty and absence of mind. It makes no sense to continue to ignore the perilous signs all around us.