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Found on a Roadside, the Future As It Used to Be

Seamus McGraw | Posted 05.28.2015 | Green
Seamus McGraw

You almost have to be lost to find it. And even then, if you don't know in your bones what you're looking at, you might not realize what you've found. The first time I saw the place, half a dozen years ago, it was hidden by scrub pines.

Developers Build for Niche Buyers

Toni Haber | Posted 05.26.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

Niche clientele. Developers of New York City's residential real estate market have been designing properties suited for buyers with a specific focus, including the health-centric buyer and the swimming buyer.

Why Attaining Sustainability Requires Us to Bridge Generational Divide

Mark Coleman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

Managing change while confronting the onslaught of converging social, economic, and environmental issues that challenge humanity requires all generations to work together.

Focusing Corporate Sustainability Ratings on What Matters

Jean Rogers | Posted 06.01.2015 | Money
Jean Rogers

Investors need strong signals on sustainability performance--signals that cut through the noise. Toward this end, corporate sustainability ratings must focus on what really matters, not just quantity of corporate ESG disclosure, but quality and materiality.

How Can You Attain Sustainability Results? Try Triple-A (AAA)

Mark Coleman | Posted 04.09.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

Increasingly, governments, businesses, and consumers are trying to get there arms around complex and converging sustainability-related risks: climate, resource scarcity, food supplies, geo-political conflict, economic inequality, disease, hunger, human rights, and so on.

Three Key Lessons From São Paulo's Water Crisis

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Solving São Paulo's water crisis will require drastic short-term actions. But for other cities in which growth is out of sync with water supplies, one relatively simple strategy can go a long way toward avoiding a similar crisis: employing nature as an ally. Cities that invest in protecting their watersheds can achieve three goals.

Big Oil Chicanery Threatens Cap and Trade

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

The Seattle Times ran an article whose headline was so unsurprising I almost didn't read on: "Oil industry not buying Gov. Jay Inslee's cap-and-trade plan." No surprise right?

Nylon Breakthrough: One Strand of Earth's Lifeline

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

So many people working to battle climate change in every corner of modern life, but still, is it enough? We're long past the carbon limit over which humans cannot survive long term, and we're nowhere near burning all the fossil fuels we'll need to support our energy needs.

Alternate Universe

Edward Flattau | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Since Senator Ernst failed to mention global warming, it's safe to assume Republicans will continue attempting to change the country's course by sidetracking the Obama Administration's climate change initiatives.

Will the Pope Go Vegan?

Julia Orr | Posted 03.22.2015 | Green
Julia Orr

Surprising even myself, I will be reading the encyclical on ecology the Vatican will be releasing in June or July. However, one question does loom, call it the "cow" in the room if you will.

The CEO Interview: Chad Nelsen, Surfrider Foundation

Lynda Decker | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Lynda Decker

Sunshine, soft sand beneath your feet, the squeals of children splashing in waves -- these are the memories of summer vacations. Chad Nelsen wants your children's children to have these memories too.

Fossil Fuel Immorality

Edward Flattau | Posted 02.16.2015 | Green
Edward Flattau

The Cato Institute has high praise for a new book contending that fossil fuels are the moral energy choice for the foreseeable future. Cato goes even so far as to suggest that the book may replace Rachael Carson's Silent Spring as the literary work with the most environmental impact. I think not.

They're Not Buying It -- Because They're Not Buying It

John Friedman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
John Friedman

It is a familiar lament of companies wishing to find a market for environmentally and socially responsible (such as fair trade) goods -- the majority of consumers simply will not pay a premium for these items.

New EPA Rule for Dirty Power Plants Fuels Strange Debate

Keith Gaby | Posted 08.03.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

The impacts of unlimited pollution are scary, as outlined in two recent scientific reports that outline the situation globally and in the United States. Kids will have more asthma attacks, storms will be more destructive, drought more severe, and lots of other dangerous problems.

The Inland Northwest Fight to Avoid Becoming the Next Bomb Train Story

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

You'd be hard-pressed to find another scenario so ripe with risk, uncertainty and horrific examples of failure, while simultaneously unimpeded by regulators or even common sense safety measures.

DOJ Extracts $5.15 Billion Settlement From Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

John C.K. Daly | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
John C.K. Daly

The Department of Justice announced that it had settled a lawsuit against Anadarko Petroleum Corp., with the defendant agreeing to pay $5.15 billion, the largest environmental enforcement settlement ever by the Department of Justice.

Ready or Not: Water Is Quickly Becoming an Economic Issue for Major U.S. Corporations

Tony Calandro | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Tony Calandro

Extreme and prolonged droughts in Texas and California offer a window into the not too distant future where greater competition for water in the public and private sectors will raise several business challenges and increase scrutiny on a company's license to operate.

Kate Sheppard

Marcellus Energy Development Could Pave Over An Area Bigger Than The State Of Delaware

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green

Development of natural gas and wind resources in the Marcellus shale region could cover up nearly 1.3 million acres of land, an area bigger than the s...

Moving Crude Oil-by-Rail: Impacts to Spokane and Beyond

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

When it's all risk and no reward, it's all of our responsibility to stand up and protect not just Spokane but the rest of Washington from bad deals on wheels.

Go with the Flow

Edward Flattau | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Edward Flattau

​One of environmental activists' principle formulas is to act in harmony with nature as much as possible. It is an approach which is not, as some cr...

Are You Making Efforts To "Go Green"? (POLL)

Posted 09.18.2013 | MarloThomas

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Nixon in the Wilderness

Edward Flattau | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Edward Flattau

The late Richard Nixon's only public tribute of any note outside of his presidential library in Yorba Linda, California is oddly enough an environment...

Building the Culture of Reuse: Pittsburgh ReuseFest Centralizes Donation Process

Sue Kerr | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Sue Kerr

We have a lot of stuff. We have neighbors who need stuff to increase the quality of their lives and strengthen their day to day survival. What we don't have are enough connectors, enough systems to efficiently get the stuff from the people who no longer need it to the people who very much do.

Winning the Climate Change Challenge

Terry Tamminen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

So if the U.S. is lagging behind countries like Australia and Germany, why should anyone be optimistic about solving the climate crisis with tools that make economic sense?

Change Our Story: Poison the River Part 1

Peter Buffett | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

"Out of sight, out of mind" has played a huge role in how we've gotten into the environmental mess we're in now. We don't live in that world anymore. We can see our brothers and sisters across the globe. We can distribute necessary things far and wide.