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Environmental Destruction

The Last Undammed River in the Sierra Madre Occidental Is Under Threat

Jaime Rojo L. | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Jaime Rojo L.

Despite obvious public opposition and scientific and legal recommendations, Mexico's Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources approved the construction of the Las Cruces dam in mid-September of this year.

Xavier Cortada's Art: Inspired by Science, and Uniquely Miami

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

It had all the trappings of a typical Miami funeral. The eulogists, stifling their tears. The aria, Handel's mournful Piangero la Sorte Mia. The loud lamentations of the black laced lloradera.

What's Really Going On In Uganda?

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 08.10.2013 | Religion
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

The culture war in Uganda over LGBT rights is a double-binded problem: a struggle over the hegemony of fundamentalism and a fog behind which a power grab for the nation's oil reserves and natural wealth can take place.

Humanity Imperiled

Noam Chomsky | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
Noam Chomsky

Imagine you're an historian 100 years from now -- assuming there are any historians 100 years from now, which is not obvious -- and you're looking back at what's happening today. You'd see something quite remarkable.

Is Bali A Lost Cause?

Robert Schrader | Posted 09.28.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Unfortunately, enjoying Bali is easier vowed than done.

Certainty: A Principle Of Kabbalah

Yehuda Berg | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
Yehuda Berg

The world is challenging us right now. People are filled with doubt, wondering if things are going to get worse, wondering if they can continue living with devastation happening all around.

Changing Directions Toward A Sustainable Future

Jagdish Gandhi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jagdish Gandhi

We urgently need to change direction. We must transform our consumer society into a regenerative society where the focus is not on having more but on being more.

Embracing Our Creative Imagination To Solve The Global Crisis

Marilyn Schlitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Schlitz

By harnessing our inner capacities, though meditation, contemplation, prayer and time in nature, we can cultivate the resilience to navigate the challenges of our outer world.

Entropy, Negentropy And Our Moral Imagination

James O'Dea | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James O'Dea

The moral core of the universe produced the exquisite balance for life on Earth. Only a moral imagination can restore what our immoral greed and flagrant excess has wrecked.

Lies, Damnable Lies, Statistics ... and Polls*

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Whom to trust about the state of our State? Main stream media? Hardly. Politicians? Alas. Polls? Diminishingly. When was the last time you participa...

A Time for Moral Reckoning

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Theologically, we are witnessing a massive despoiling of God's creation. We were meant to be stewards of the Gulf of Mexico. Instead, we are watching the destruction of all that. Why?

Why Won't Borders Donate Their Soon-To-Be-Trashed Books?

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Erik Ose

Current Waldenbooks employees have come forward to alert the public that the company plans to dispose of many unsold books in the cheapest, easiest, least responsible way possible - by trashing them.

Guest Blog: Dirty Candadian Gas vs America's Green Economy

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Giles Slade

But replacing Arabia's tainted oil with tar sand bitumen is no pipeline to energy security. It's more like switching your family's mortgage from Countrywide Financial to Bear Stearns.