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Environmental Protection

Michael Govan and Dave Hickey Discuss Land Artist Michael Heizer's 'City'

JK Russ | Posted 04.17.2015 | Arts
JK Russ

In contrast, there are few images of Heizer's current project under construction, as the site is not yet open to the public. Govan shows us two aerial images, one of the "City" site, and the other of the Washington D.C. National Mall.

Nature's Trust (Part 2)

Peter Neill | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

What would the American landscape look like if we had no legislation at all? Would it be habitable today? And why would we not take every possible step to defend against it happening again? Is there law on which such defense may depend?

Unleash Competitiveness Against the Drought

George Yang | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
George Yang

Desalination is expensive. It requires a lot of electricity. It takes up valuable coastal land. It may require costly environmental remediation in order to protect marine species. It cost energy and money to pump water up hill to end users.

Who Moved Obama's Win-Win Cheese?

Brian Czech | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Brian Czech

Let's hope Obama starts re-connecting the two issues -- environment and economy -- so that the public and policy makers on both sides of the aisle get used to dealing frankly with the trade-off.

We Have Made Our Planet. Now We Must Try To Live on It

Gaia Vince | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Gaia Vince

Are we just another part of nature, doing what nature does: reproducing to the limits of environmental capacity, after which we will suffer a population crash?

Doug Ose Was Dirty Then, Dirty Now; Bera Is Running Clean (CA-07)

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The incumbent is a freshman who is looking ahead to innovative, clean energy sources of the future. The challenger is a former congressman from a previous generation whose views on climate change and fossil energy are almost as old as the fuels themselves.

Is Scott Brown Running Clean? "Um, No."

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Despite his reputation as something of a moderate, Brown turned out to be extreme on the environment, voting to protect subsidies for oil companies and to weaken offshore drilling protections while receiving big bucks from those same oil companies.

Shocking: New Research Shows Pollution Inequality in America Even Worse Than Income Inequality

Lynn Parramore | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Lynn Parramore

I spoke to James K. Boyce about his research and the impact of environmental inequality on politics, education, economics, and the shape of our society.

Swimming in the Hudson: An Ode to Prevention

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

This is the 21st century. We need to apply our preventive focus to more than assuring we can swim in waters like the Hudson without it being a threat to our lives. We need this river to become a symbol of how we ended drowning and suicides, not a tragic reminder of the failure of prevention.

On Climate and the Environment, New York Is Leading Where Washington Fails

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 11.04.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

Late last month, a stalled weather front dumped more than 13.5 inches of rain in a few hours on Long Island, flooding over 1,000 homes and businesses, opening massive sinkholes, and forcing hundreds to evacuate. That's almost as much rain as Long Island typically gets in an entire summer.

EPA Expanding Crime Division As North Dakota's Oil Sector Booms

AP | JOSH WOOD | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's law enforcement arm has opened an office in Bismarck so that it will have a bigger pres...

Government Has an Essential Role in Oil Refinery Safety and the Environment

Robert Levy | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Robert Levy

Refiners are still in the mode of resisting new government regulatory initiatives and are not acknowledging that reducing pollution is not only good for the environment, but also has an economic return.

And Access for All: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week in Daily Giving, we continue making two seed grants every day to social change visionaries around the world. Please join us as a member of ...

Passion and Collaboration in the Nonprofit Sector

Gary Gero | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Gary Gero

Even at nonprofits it is easy to get tied up in the day-to-day details of the workload and lose sight to the other pressing issues that are facing our global community.

Hazardous Science and Regulation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I worked for the U.S. EPA from 1979 to 2004, spending most of my time with the program dealing with pesticides. It did not take me long to figure out that the EPA was reeling from the scandal of the Industrial Bio-test Laboratory, IBT.

Can China Win the War on Air Pollution?

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Daniel K. Gardner

China's polluted air -- so much in the news these days -- has been 30 years in the making.

Can Environmental Protection And Economic Development Coexist?

Posted 04.09.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Sami Grover: Critics of environmentalism have often been keen to frame the issue as man vs. nature, progress vs. conse...

There Is No Quick-fix for California's Drought

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Despite recent rain, California is still in the midst of an historic drought. The past year has been the state's driest on record since 1895.

Zach Carter

This Is Why Democrats Don't Trust Obama On Trade

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's top trade official angered some House Democrats last month by privately backtracking from public vows to ensu...

Climate Change: The Wrong Top Priority for Environmentalists and Conservation Professionals

Brian Czech | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Brian Czech

Let's start with a disclaimer: Climate change is one of the biggest threats of the 21st century, and it is an issue that warrants substantial attention. The crux of the matter is how much to prioritize it. Priorities have to be balanced, and the current balance is way out of kilter.

Kate Sheppard

In Ironic Twist, Deregulation Group Solicits Aid For West Virginia

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Hundreds of thousands of West Virginians have been without access to clean tap water for five days now, following a chemical spill in the Elk River. T...

Duck Dynasty, the Green Party, and Steady Statesmanship

Brian Czech | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Brian Czech

Protect the environment and all the awesome potential of the United States can be achieved. Lose focus on the environment and the rug will be pulled from posterity's future. It won't matter if the grandkids are gay, duck hunters, or America's Idol. They're all gonna need clean air...

The Five Dumbest Things You'll Hear About Sustainability

Brian Czech | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brian Czech

This one's about dumb, dumber, and dumbest, plus two intermediate levels for good measure. Ready for the inglorious countdown?

Bill Clinton's Legacy: An Inconvenient Irony

Brian Czech | Posted 09.21.2013 | Green
Brian Czech

Thanks in no small measure to the win-win legacy of Clinton, these days it seems everything good for the environment has to be premised upon economic growth or it won't even be considered.

Bill Clinton, The Nature Conservancy, and Rhetoric So 20th Century

Brian Czech | Posted 06.24.2013 | Books
Brian Czech

When The Nature Conservancy talks, the environmental community listens. Even some of Wall Street listens. No other conservation organization is remo...