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Concern for Ocean Noise Pollution Still Falls on Deaf Ears

William Spear | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
William Spear

Twenty years ago, in what seems like another lifetime, I gave an hour talk in London at St. James Church Piccadilly as a part of their Alternatives Le...

Forget Star Wars; Get Ready for Water Wars

Marc Ross | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Marc Ross

If trends persist and a growing body of scientific evidence holds true, we may be at war, or at least find ourselves hurled into new geo-political conflicts, for something that most of us, at least in first-world countries, take for granted -- water.

Astoria Characters: The Cerebral Cowboy

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.08.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Jim Ruchalski, a pack-a-day guy, has gone to a lot of trouble to clear the stale-smoke scent out of his apartment. That's why the candles are burning and the fans are humming on high.

Diane Jeanty

Liberal Groups To Latino Voters: Cory Gardner Doesn't Care About Your Community | Diane Jeanty | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

As part of its ongoing offensive against Senate candidate Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), the super PAC NextGen Climate Action Committee teamed up with t...

What the World Food Programme, Hillary Clinton, Women and Nutrition Have in Common

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

I got the chance to be in an inspiring place where you can actually breathe knowledge and engagement for social-economic and human causes, namely poverty eradication and food access ( or accessibility) to all.

State of Our Fractured Union: 5 Things We'd Like to Hear From President Obama

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

In previous years, President Obama has used his platform to promote his "all of the above" energy plan, which includes significantly expanding domestic oil and gas production -- i.e. fracking -- thus betraying the promises he articulated in his nomination speech at the 2008 DNC.

WATCH: Beautiful Fashion Shouldn't Cost The Earth

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green

Which would you choose: fashion or the Earth? The two should not be mutually exclusive, yet many fashion industry practices currently take a notic...

The One Infographic That Will Change Everything You Think About Food | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

We waste 1.3 billion tons of food each year. The details are startling, but the solutions are simple....

Why Obama Should Design Green Building Certifications

Avi Yashchin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Green
Avi Yashchin

Is it appealing to the greatest number of building owners while maintaining tough standards? Is it achieving the scale needed to tackle our urgent environmental challenges?

Taking an Anthropological Approach to Biodiversity Loss

American Anthropological Association | Posted 01.21.2013 | Green
American Anthropological Association

Will we as anthropologists address global warming and biodiversity loss? Will we break the human-centric taboo that prevents us, as anthropologists, from addressing how we can help people choose to reduce our population and consumption?

This is the Future I Want

Maya Faison | Posted 01.08.2013 | Teen
Maya Faison

Trees are down all over my neighborhood and at night it is pitch dark, with only the moon as light. I feel paralyzed with cold. It is a freezing chill that goes deep to the bone and makes me worried about the future I can have on this planet.

Victory, Opportunity, and a Challenge

Michael Brune | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

As all of us gird ourselves for more consequences of climate disruption, the American people deserve and demand strong leadership on this issue. Here's how President Obama can start delivering that leadership right now.

Chelsea Clinton Warns Of 'Crisis'

Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

Chelsea Clinton is urging young people to vote in a new video for "Young people have always felt like their voices haven't been heard,...

7,021,836,029 and Counting

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green
Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York

Even with a soaring GDP, what is the true impact of this narrow definition of success on the planet and its people? Shouldn't the overall welfare of the people be an indicator of the state of the success of society?

About Leadership: Environmental Issues

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

Some issues are specific to a particular company, a geographic region, or an industry sector. But there are issues that transcend all of these, and t...

Presidential Citizens Medal Accepts Nominations For First Time Ever

Posted 04.17.2012 | Impact

For over 40 years, powerful leaders and everyday Americans alike have been recognized for their outstanding acts of service. That recognition, the ...

Chevron Says These People Don't Matter

Lou Dematteis | Posted 06.12.2012 | World
Lou Dematteis

I first traveled to the Ecuadoran Amazon in 1993 and witnessed first hand the contamination and environmental damage caused by Chevron.

Arise Honors Earth's Female Caretakers

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.12.2012 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Arise is both a documentary and an ethnographic study of women from around the world who share a profound intellectual and spiritual understanding of what it takes to live in harmony with the environment.

Nature's Fashionistas

Posted 06.14.2013 | Arts

When we think of jellyfish, our initial thought may be of their unpleasant sting, but in terms of natural awe, nothing can beat the billowing beauty o...

Why We Should Label Genetically Engineered Food

David Bronner | Posted 12.07.2011 | Healthy Living
David Bronner

I've recently been activated on the genetically engineered food, or GMO, issue: If nothing is done, any crop or animal with significant market volume will be genetically engineered within the next 10 to 20 years, and consumers won't know. The main arguments for labeling are compelling.

7 Game-Changing Green Advancements You Should Know About

Posted 10.18.2013 | Green

As temperatures rise and populations get larger, it's clear that breakthroughs in green technology hold the key to the survival of Earth and all the s...

GOP Candidates Line Up To Bash E.P.A.

The New York Times | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

The Environmental Protection Agency is emerging as a favorite target of the Republican presidential candidates, who portray it as the very symbol of a...

Lucas Kavner

Creating The Most Sustainable Homes In America | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.08.2011 | Impact

What do you do when you desperately want to be an architect, but you realize you kind of -- for lack of a better word -- suck at it? Raised by a si...

Do You Know Who Made Your Rug?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Is there pain and strife sewn into one of your rugs? With GoodWeave, a new social-responsibility certification, you'll know the moral fabric of your rug down to every single fiber.

Lessons Learned and Leading Change

Jeffrey B. Swartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey B. Swartz

What if we were to apply the same organic formula that worked to address human rights issues to environmental issues? Could we imagine the same progress?