It's possible to make an argument that a growth path that allows for largely unrestricted development is a better way to go than a path that tries to constrain growth to protect the quality of life. However, it doesn't make sense to argue the case based simply on the fact that the former path leads to more growth. There is no doubt that the Texas growth path will lead to more jobs. The question is whether it creates a society where people want to live. Many people are willing to pay lots of money to live elsewhere.
The first Ecotopia took place in 1989 in Germany, in a field not far from Cologne in West Germany. Three hundred and fifty people lived in tents for three weeks. They ate organic food. They discussed environmental issues and movement politics. They sang, put on ecoplays, and used a special currency (the ECO) to buy and sell items.
This isn't to suggest that all Republicans are easily-misled simpletons. They're not. Yet their party consistently panders to its easily-misled simpleton base with the most egregiously dishonest ideas in American politics.
We change the climate when we lack restraint and awe, when we stop serving and guarding. Like his predecessors, Francis sees addressing and reducing climate change as a moral imperative.
The trash plan itself is already archaic. This particular part of it is a disaster. For reasons that no one quite understands, de Blasio has not yet sent it the way of stop and frisk, although he or the next mayor will eventually have to.
It is a mistake to think that most Americans, especially young Americans, "don't get it" or don't care about the planet. They do.
Linkin Park was honored for raising more than $6 million for disaster relief and environmental programs through Music for Relief, an organization the band created in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.
What began in 2003 in one school as a campus-wide energy conservation competition to raise awareness about energy consumption is now being used as a successful tool for schools and entire districts to meet strict energy savings targets.
Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...
Last year, carbon dioxide briefly passed the 400 parts per million milestone. Now, says Ralph Keeling of the Scripps Institution for Oceanography, we'...
To see the Earth from space leaves no doubt that we live on a watery planet. "Earth" is really a misnomer. But the mass of water visible from above belies the challenges of managing this life-giving substance. Only 2.5% of this resource is freshwater suitable for direct human use.
The environment and economy of the North Coast just scored a big victory. Last Tuesday, President Obama designated the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument, protecting these pristine and breathtaking coastal lands.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 20 2014 How unusua...
Delray Beach on Florida's East Coast is a bustling tourist hub. But because of projected climate change-related sea level rise, it is facing some sobering choices (as are other coastal communities bordering the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico).
The UGA students are not patting themselves on the back just yet -- their push now is to get the school's administration to retire the coal boiler by 2018 and commit to clean energy for campus.
The carbon footprint of meat production is more than just a big number. For polar bears, it's a factor in whether or not they'll live to see the end of this century.