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CRA Resolutions Declare Open Season On Americans

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

For corporate predators, pickpockets and polluters, it's morning in America. Today, both chambers of Congress will begin introducing and voting on Co...

Trump: A President Without Honor

Eric Mink | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
Eric Mink

IT'S BEEN TWO MONTHS since the U.S. presidential election, and there are just a couple of weeks until the inauguration. Can we at least agree on a couple of central points?

Forty-five years of people power

Jennifer L Morgan | Posted 09.14.2016 | Green
Jennifer L Morgan

After forty-five years, countless campaigns and stories - one thing remains central to the Greenpeace identity, and that is people. People are at the ...

Fixing Nature For Healthy Drinking Water: It's Not Cheap!

Daniel Moss | Posted 08.02.2016 | Green
Daniel Moss

The water crisis is making headlines from Mexico City to Flint, Michigan, and the idea of payment for environmental services dates back at least as far as the Dust Bowl.

Gold Butte, Nevada: A Cultural Environment Under Threat

JK Russ | Posted 05.02.2016 | Green
JK Russ

Coinciding with Earth Day, the indigenous Moapa Band of Paiute along with local environmental protection groups have organized an 11-mile Culture Walk to raise awareness of the damage being done to the culturally important and environmentally sensitive area of Gold Butte.

Tiny Island Chain Wants To Create The World's Largest Ocean Sanctuary

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.06.2016 | Green

In an effort to protect fisheries and preserve one of the planet's healthiest marine ecosystems, communities in a remote archipelago south of Tahiti a...

How You Can Raise an Activist Kid: A Teen's Perspective

Max Guinn | Posted 03.24.2017 | Green
Max Guinn

People often ask me how I became an activist, since I am only 15. At 10, I started an organization called Kids Eco Club, which has grown to over 100,...

Cuba Has An Ambitious Plan To Protect Its Environment From Tourists

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 03.19.2016 | Science

President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Cuba on Sunday promises to revive a question raised when the U.S. began normalizing relations with the islan...

Why Nature Can Flourish In War Zones

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 12.29.2016 | Science

War often devastates natural environments -- bombs and bullets can destroy forests, kill animals and contaminate rivers. But human conflict has also p...

Chinese Cities Will Not Become Greener Without a Decentralized and Smarter Taxation System

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 11.22.2016 | Home
André Corrêa d'Almeida

In a recent visit to Xuzhou city, Jiangsu Province, a third tier Chinese city with nearly 10 million inhabitants and also a resource-exhausted city, we could not help but think what we would do and what we could achieve when facing the city's environmental and economic challenges.

A Building Worth Its Salt?

Lance Hosey | Posted 09.21.2016 | Green
Lance Hosey

A veritable monument to sodium, the Spring Street Shed--and therefore road salt--could be around for a very long time.

Building Resilience Against Climate Change: Women in Bangladesh Lead the Way

UN Women | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
UN Women

In May 2009, she lost all her fish when cyclone Aila hit the country. At the time 179 people died and more than 2.6 million were affected. In the south-west coastal belt, Aila left an estimated 500,000 people homeless, including Ms. Boiragi, who took shelter in a primary school.

5 Myths About Economic Growth

Brian Czech | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Brian Czech

If you liked a rug, but liked your grandkids more, it wouldn't be smart to grab the rug out from under them. That's basic microeconomics. Yet if we look around and reflect a bit, doesn't it seem like all that economic activity is pulling the Big Rug out from the grandkids at large?

Thinking and Tears

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.17.2016 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The thought of young mothers discovering poisons in their breast milk froze me in place while tears filled my eyes. The young mothers are not alone. The entire world is worthy of tears.

Preempting a Misleading Argument: Why Environmental Problems Will Stop Tracking with GDP

Brian Czech | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Brian Czech

I hate to say I told you so, and could be too dead to do so, so I'll tell you in advance: One decade soon, environmental problems will stop tracking with GDP.

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

JK Russ | Posted 06.17.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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 06.03.2015 | 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 | Home
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.