The congressional House Science Committee is supposed to conduct objective oversight on the merits of research possibly impacting domestic and/or foreign policy. So much for expectations. The committee's controlling Republican majority has frequently chosen a different track.
"Perhaps there could be a way to compost for credits toward fresh produce. Really, New Yorkers need to buy what they can consume and stop producing so much waste in the first place."
I think we can all agree that goats are a little weird. Or at least, seemingly. They are, perhaps, not unlike the elusive durian--much-maligned for being thorny and smelly. But just as the durian's facade gives way to delectably sweet fruit, so too does a goat's.
Hillary Clinton has yet to address the issue of fracking during her campaign. She recently vocalized her opposition to Keystone XL and Arctic drilling, but only when it was deemed politically favorable to say so.
How would one rate Republican presidential aspirant Dr. Ben Carson as a physician? Lights out for medical afflictions involving the brain. But when it comes to the heart, lungs, and other bodily organs, not so much.
Some Caribbean Island states are belatedly contemplating banning the harmful sunscreens. They should have taken their cue from the European Union, which has ordered oxybenzone use to be phased out for environmental reasons.
OK, Thoreau could be a sourpuss. So what? One doesn't have to be a paragon of niceness to be prophetic.
Lessons learned during our 500-mile cycling journey to support tree research with the STIHL Tour des Trees This year's 500-mile cycling event to ra...
Which presidential hopeful has displayed blatant willingness to sell out his neighbors for perceived personal gain? Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida is the man. He is betraying his home town of Miami by outlining a national energy policy that would accelerate sea level rise.
A population explosion, a drought, and a draining aquifer. Add uncaring leadership, and this is the tragedy of Syria, from which refugees flee into a reluctant Europe, the latest example of how ever more people and extreme weather are creating resource conflicts and refugees worldwide.
Ecomodernism celebrates human progress and achievement, rejecting the idea that we should be subservient to nature. Ecomodernists believe that human ingenuity is the key to protecting the planet from further damage - either natural or man-made - and that advancing technologies can help build a thriving home for a projected population of 9 billion people
Keep your fingers crossed that the U.S. Supreme Court resists undermining the natural integrity of our national parks and federally-designated wilderness areas.
I asked authors Rick Clugston, Herman Greene, and Kurt Johnson to elaborate on their thinking about the prospects for altruism and oneness ascending in global consciousness. Here is their thoughtful communication.
In a heated dialogue on Facebook about racism and sexism in the green community, I found myself being called an SJW - and not in a nice way! Looking i...
I was in the sixth grade at Henry Nash Elementary School on the West side of Chicago, and my class had gotten the opportunity to get away from daily life and dive into nature for two weeks.
If we indeed believe in diversity, reverence for life, and sustainability, no beings are more deserving of our compassion than members of our own species who have no habitat to call home.