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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.

A Wave of Honor for Peter Benchley Winners

David Helvarg | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
David Helvarg

At a time when our public seas are at risk from pollution, overfishing, habitat loss and fossil fuel-fired climate change, eight top ocean leaders, explorers, advocates and scientists will be honored on Friday, June 1 for their pioneering efforts on behalf of our blue planet

Secrets Revealed: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement

Ilana Solomon | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green
Ilana Solomon

The Sierra Club is deeply concerned about the environmental implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, many parts of which could directly undermine efforts to strengthen environmental protection while also putting the U.S. economy and workers at risk.

Why Arrest Paul Watson in the First Place?

Peter Jay Brown | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green
Peter Jay Brown

Maybe now is the time for those in power to strike back, and what better symbol than Paul Watson?

What's In the Name 'Environmentalist'?

Joel Reynolds | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

I care less about what people call themselves than which side they're on. In fact, I spend much of my time these days working with people in Alaska who don't consider themselves environmentalists -- and have no aspirations to be.

The Attack on the Environment Must Stop

Bob Deans | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green
Bob Deans

Since Republicans gained control of the U.S. House of Representatives following the 2010 elections, the body has waged the single worst legislative assault in history against the foundational safeguards we all depend on to protect our environment and health.

Earth Day, Conspiracy and World Government

Seth Baum | Posted 06.22.2012 | Green
Seth Baum

The behaviors we need to protect the environment are not particularly oppressive. Indeed, many are things we'd want to do anyways. But they're often a big change from what we're currently doing.

An Homage to Heroes

Anthony Strano | Posted 06.15.2012 | Green
Anthony Strano

This is just to say a great thank you, to express gratefulness to the green heroes of our planet, the trees who silently and gallantly do their duty. The heroes who are the lungs of Humanity, whose existence facilitates our own. I bow to their sacrifice.

Conflicts Continue Over Resources in Panama -- Two More Indigenous People Killed

Veronique Pittman | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Veronique Pittman

Over the past three months there has been increased tension in the Wounaan communities of Eastern Panama due to illegal loggers invading their lands.

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.

Don't Let the Lights Go Out on Environmental Journalism

Alex Formuzis | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green
Alex Formuzis

In the entire state of California, there is now only one AP reporter whose full time on the environment.

Colombia To Ramp Up Sanctions Against Environmental Abusers

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2012 | Green

* Government wants to up fines for damaging environment * Colombia to clamp down on abuses by communities * Investors la...

You're in Trouble!

Byron Kennard | Posted 04.15.2012 | Comedy
Byron Kennard

So dangerous levels of BPA turned up in the urine of humans who consumed your soup?! So what?! That's no reason for you to go ballistic. If there are any liability issues here, PISS has you covered. Here's how.

The Longevity Revolution: Time to Get Out and Change Things

Wendy Gordon | Posted 03.03.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

There are countless stories of women of all ages taking up the cause of a positive future. Tell us yours. And let's make 2012 the banner year for women's environmental activism.

Some Lawmakers Claims Protected Wildlife Areas Are 'Highways For Criminals' Along Border

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.27.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Federal agents trying to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border say they're hampered by laws that keep them from driving vehicles on huge sw...

Spearing Sacred Cows

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics
Rep. Keith Ellison

Last week, I was on MSNBC's Up With Chris Hayes about jobs, the Occupy Wall Street movement and other issues. During the show I said that some regulations have created jobs.