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Why We Need a Transhumanism Movement

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.25.2016 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

A crowd gathers to hear about transhumanism and life extension technologies -- Photo by Roen Horn Recently I was asked to be a part of a debate fo...

Naomi Klein on Climate Change: Things Are Getting Meaner, Not Just Hotter

Michael Winship | Posted 02.03.2017 | Green
Michael Winship

A week and a half ago, just as a blizzard was barreling up the East Coast, I traveled to my hometown, Canandaigua, NY, and before a standing-room-only audience of more than 400 at Finger Lakes Community College, had a conversation with author and climate activist Naomi Klein.

Kate Sheppard

10 Leaders Who Are Reshaping The Environmental Movement | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.10.2015 | Green

Environmentalism has changed quite a bit in the last 10 years. From the emergence of climate change as the catalyzing issue of the 21st century to fig...

Hungary's Green Minister

John Feffer | Posted 04.26.2015 | World
John Feffer

When I first met Zoltan Illes in 1990, he was 29 years old and in his first month as the youngest state secretary in modern Hungarian history, working in the ministry of environment. He granted me quite a long interview and was unusually frank not only about the environmental situation in the country but also about the challenges he faced in his own position.

The Next Move on Climate Change -- Lessons from the First Earth Day

Adam Rome | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Adam Rome

Climate change is much more than an environmental issue. It will affect our economy, our community life, and our national security. To move forward, we need a force bigger than the environmental movement.

Obama's Lost Opportunity, and Ours

Sheila D. Collins | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Sheila D. Collins

Barack Obama forfeited one great opportunity--not only for his own legacy, but for our futures. In the interview with Tom Friedman he seemed resigned to waiting for a series of catastrophic disasters to wake up the American people and their politicians.

Seven Leaders to Inspire You to Act

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Adria D. Goodson

Today we announce the seven women and men chosen as our 2014 Prime Movers fellows who will inspire you next or may have already done so.

Kate Sheppard

Phil Radford Reflects On His Time Leading Greenpeace USA | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON –- When Phil Radford took the helm of Greenpeace USA in April 2009, he promised to bring a renewed focus on the grassroots to the environ...

Kate Sheppard

Sierra Club's War On Coal Goes Global | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Sierra Club is going global with its effort to block new coal-fired power plants. The environmental group has claimed at least p...

Surviving Climate Change

Michael T. Klare | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Michael T. Klare

Because climate change is going to inflict increasingly severe harm on human populations, the impulse to rebel is only likely to gain in strength across the planet.

Johnny Depp Doppelganger Marries Tree

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.12.2013 | Weird News

On Sunday, Peruvian actor and environmental activist Richard Torres took tree-hugging to a whole new level by marrying a tree in Buenos Aires, Argenti...

A New Planet: The Duty Is Ours

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Rebecca Solnit

All through my activist life, I've seen police looking for leaders to negotiate with or suppress. A body with a head can be decapitated, but headless organisms charge on as long as some of us remain.

Earth Day Lessons

Kathleen Rogers | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green
Kathleen Rogers

In short, Earth Day participants not only get alot done, they also demonstrate that human beings everywhere are driven by their faith, their conscience, their sense of duty, or by a moral imperative to save the planet. It is staggering to think about one billion people working together in a collective action.

Why Environmentalists Need Hunters

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Nathaniel Loewentheil

Gun-toting environmentalists are rare today, but they don't have to be forever; the Sportsmen's Act is one way to expand their numbers and provide badly needed financial and legislative support for habitat preservation -- and strengthen the environmental movement in the process.

We Need a Sustainable Energy Plan

Lucian Spataro | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green
Lucian Spataro

Environmental issues haven't been a main topic of the election. Why? Because they have no credible environmental track record to promote (in the case of Obama) or no plan that can be explained in a few words or less (in the case of Romney).

Why I'm Supporting President Obama

Robert Redford | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Robert Redford

We simply can't let Mitt Romney buy the keys to the White House and let the special interests write our nation's energy plan behind closed doors. He'd roll back every step of progress we've made -- not just in the last four years, but the last 40 years.

Pioneering Environmental Scientist and Activist Dies

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Peter Dreier

Described in 1970 by Time magazine as the "Paul Revere of ecology," Barry Commoner followed Rachel Carson as America's most prominent modern environmentalist.

This World Is Not Ours

Rep. John D. Dingell | Posted 06.22.2012 | Home
Rep. John D. Dingell

We have made great environmental gains during the past generation and are seeing attempts to dismantle it. On this 42nd Earth Day, I challenge all Americans to demonstrate a commitment to protecting the air we all breathe, water we all drink, and the land we borrow to sustain us.

Eco Etiquette: Forget Earth Day?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. This week, I had original...

We Were the 99%

Paul Gallay | Posted 04.07.2012 | Green
Paul Gallay

But the fact that fracking isn't safe may not be enough to stop it. After all, President Obama himself delivered a veritable infomercial for fracking during his State of the Union address, pushing it as a source of cheap, reliable energy.

Is the Green Movement Dead?

Francesca Olivieri | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Francesca Olivieri

We know the drill. We know we need to turn off the water, stop buying plastic bottles and unplug the toaster. Do these small actions really make a difference?

WATCH: Greenpeace Has Dealt With 40 Years Of @#$% (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)

Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

Greenpeace turned 40 years old this week. In honor of the milestone, director Peter Thwaites and production company Gorgeous/Les Telecreateurs pre...

Women as Environmental Change Agents

Melanne Verveer | Posted 06.22.2011 | Green
Melanne Verveer

As we celebrate Earth Day, we would be wise to focus on the role of women as environmental leaders. Investing in women will be critical to addressing the myriad environmental challenges our world faces.

Planet in Sight Series: Shifting From Sacrificial Conservation

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green
Nathaniel Loewentheil

We need to think and to frame environmental issues in terms of welfare, and we need to tackle environmental challenges first and foremost through political messaging and organizing.

Obama Administration Announces Massive Coal-Mining Expansion

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

Despite his administration's rhetorical embrace of clean energy, when push comes to shove, Obama is effectively using modest wind and solar investments as cover for a broader embrace of dirty fuels.