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Environmental Protection

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

AP | JOSH WOOD | Posted 08.22.2014 | 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 07.28.2014 | 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 07.21.2014 | 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...

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A With Gretchen Daily

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.17.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Would New York City's investment in watershed restoration, in lieu of a water treatment facility, similarly motivate other cities? Could the national Payment for Ecosystem Services scheme in idyllic Costa Rica possibly work anywhere else?

A Conversation With Bill McKibben

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Bill is founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in nearly 200 countries in the past four years. Read on for his thoughts on the Keystone XL pipeline, how environmental organizations can get more done and what he would do if he had my job leading TNC.

Capitalists Are Environmentally Friendly

Blake Kernen | Posted 06.08.2013 | Teen
Blake Kernen

April is Earth Month. Let's celebrate everybody: the environmentalists and the capitalists who care about preserving and protecting our earth. And just maybe, Hollywood will start rolling out the red carpet for capitalism.

What I Tell My Students

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I have taught sporadically at several universities. My latest teaching is at Pitzer College that prides itself for its liberal and environmental value...

Sliding Down the Slippery Slope: A Truth Too Big for Obama

Brian Czech | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Brian Czech

In the real world, economic growth means more economic activity, more population × consumption, more GDP. It means more greenhouse gas emissions, less biodiversity, and a growing ecological footprint.

A Plea to President Obama: Phase Out Pesticides

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Pesticides are by design killers of life. They are biocides. The only real solution of the pesticides problem is their abolition.

Car Companies Exaggerated Gas Mileage

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 01.02.2013 | Money

DETROIT — Hyundai and Kia overstated the gas mileage on 900,000 vehicles in the past three years, a discovery that could result in sanctions fro...

George Will, Doomsday, and a Straw-Man Sighting

Brian Czech | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Brian Czech

Despite the fact that Will has the combined credibility of Barry Bonds and BP Oil on environmental and sustainability affairs, there are reasons for empathizing with him at times. In fact, one reason plopped in my inbox this morning!

Presidential Q & A

Edward Flattau | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green
Edward Flattau

Both he and President Obama have so far avoided any significant reference to environmental matters that have potentially life and death implications for future generations, if not out own. How does one correct this great disservice to the American people?

Indigenous Lands to Finally Receive Titles in Panama

Veronique Pittman | Posted 08.14.2012 | World
Veronique Pittman

June 4, 2012 will go down in history for the Wounaan communities of Puerto Lara and Caña Blanca, in the Darién of Panama.