To our military veterans, the Boundary Waters is a place where the land and country they fought for provides healing. No one better illustrates this than Erik Packard, an army veteran who served two tours in Iraq.
Whilst English is without question a fantastically diverse, kleptomaniac and effective language, I do wonder that it's very ability to take us into deeply detailed and jargonistic territory potentially further alienates us from some of the simple pleasures and deep connections in life
Original Image by Scott Cresswell Numerous articles are written on how to change extolling the powers of will, goals, and visualization, even advis...
Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.
December 29 marks the 50th anniversary of the Scenic Hudson Decision, the cornerstone of environmental law granting citizens legal standing to protect the environment. This court victory is considered the birth of the modern, grassroots environmental movement.
The Guardian runs at least one feature on climate change every week come rain or come shine. Our media should follow suit for the edification of the American public and benefit of future generations. Done in a reasoned, responsible manner, the public will respond.
The Immortality Bus at the US Capitol in Washington DC -- Photo by Zoltan Istvan After months of traveling across the country on a national bus to...
With this year's candidates professing primarily Judeo-Christian traditions, we at the Opportunity Agenda believe it's important to ascertain how consistent the candidates' stated positions are with the faiths they espouse.
A dialogue is needed to focus the spotlight on the unsustainability of our current economic growth and what it would take to put us on the path to sustainability.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." This quote comes to mind following every environmental announcement and the climate agreement that emerged from Paris last weekend has inspired even more divergent commentary than usual.
Knowing that we're currently on a trajectory that will see us end up somewhere between 4°C and 5°C of warming, can we really afford to wait another five years before we even start to act on the Paris discussions?
Australia is home to 24 million people and roughly 60 million kangaroos. The cuddly looking creatures are still a beloved national icon, but they're a...
There is little sign of the Republican congressional majority retreating from their embarrassing environmental stance. They continue to take pride in thumbing their noses at the rest of the world even as global cooperation becomes ever more crucial to overcome trans-continental environmental challenges.
How do I know this? Who am I, that I can be so confident that you can solve this daunting problem? And, most importantly, how in the world are you going to solve global warming?
Virtually every player at the Paris conference fully understands the grotesque extremism gripping the GOP. It is an embarrassing spectacle, unique among world powers. But the embarrassment is trivial. More than ever, the stakes involved in U.S. leadership are the highest conceivable.
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.