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Parks for Preventive Health Care?

Will Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Will Rogers

The health benefits of parks are well established, especially when parks are easily accessible and well-maintained.

Pittsburgh Suddenly On Cutting Edge Of Green Buildings | CHRISTINE H. O’TOOLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Though the southwestern Pennsylvania metropolitan area is only the 22nd largest in the United States in terms of population, the city employed energy-...

Governor Quinn Should Appoint Laurene von Klan to MWRD Vacancy

Jimmy Seidita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jimmy Seidita

The MWRD is a little known entity, but it controls an annual budget of $1.6 billion and operates the largest wastewater treatment plant in the world.

Peaceful Revolution: Investing in Our Human Infrastructure

Riane Eisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Riane Eisler

The Real Wealth of our Nation is Its People Over half a million people lost their jobs last month. There's no question we need a job-creation plan. T...

The Truth About the Stimulus Package

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Until other countries are willing to do their share to stimulate the global economy, the Obama administration is right to lift our boat first.

Salazar Pledges To Help Modernize Grid, Reduce Oil Dependence

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Salazar pledged to "clean up the mess" at the Department of Interior, which has seen controversies over non-collection of oil royalties and an embarra...

Obama To Talk Green Economy At Windmill Part Manufacturer

American Wind Energy Association | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President-elect Barack Obama will call for action to stimulate the economy at an Ohio company that manufactures very large bolts for wind turbine towe...

Pickens Plan Floundering, But Has Helped Raise Grid Awareness

Wall Street Journal | NEIL KING JR. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mr. Pickens is also amassing a nationwide cadre of supporters, including a "Pickens Army" of 1.3 million online adherents. One such foot soldier is Ry...

Stimulus Is Favored By Most Americans: Poll

FiveThirtyEight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new poll from Politico suggests that the public does not see Barack Obama's stimulus package in the same category as one of the myriad number of bai...

Plant Power to the Planet

Jessica Catto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessica Catto

To offset harmful carbon emissions, which make us sick and ratchet up the speed of global warming, we should conjure up a giant terrarium -- a safe harbor for earth's ecosystems.

"Green New Deal" For South Korea: $38.1 Billion

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea said Tuesday it will invest 50 trillion won ($38.1 billion) over the next four years on environmental projects ...

Is Schwarzenegger Throwing the Baby Out With the Bathwater?

Annie Notthoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Annie Notthoff

Governor Schwarzenegger has been one of the most visible champions on the world stage for the proposition that a healthy environment and strong economy go hand in hand.

Peaceful Revolution: Childcare and Construction

Robert Drago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Drago

We need to spend federal money now to help jump-start employment and incomes, but once we are spending money, we should devote it to something worthwhile.

Red vs. Green Infrastructure

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Obama is preparing a Christmas list for us in the form of a massive stimulus package but his promises of support for green industries are not included in the infrastructure package.

Bridge Project Spans Gap Between Business and Green

Green Inc. | Libby Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President-elect Barack Obama's recent promise to make "the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the fede...

Obama's Inbox on Women and Work: Welfare, Job Equity, and Education

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

Although the recession is hitting men's employment more directly, overall women's employment rates in the 2000s have fallen more, and progress toward gender equality has stalled.

Stimulate Greening in the Public Square II

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Amitai Etzioni

We should focus on public facilities -- one can expect much bang for the buck and much quicker results than if one deals with the private sector.

An Open Letter to Obama: Getting Real on the Economy

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Mr. President-elect, the potential catastrophe of run-away climate meltdown could make the economic melt down look minor by comparison.

What a New 'New Deal' Should and Should not Include for Agriculture and Rural America

Thomas Dobbs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Dobbs

In building 'green' infrastructure, Obama should abandon the misguided federal mandates and subsidies for ethanol and focus on infrastructure for renewable energy sources.

Detroit Drives to DC and Dr. Deming Invents Japan

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

We've had enough threats from our sworn enemies -- we don't need them from Detroit executives. These CEOs and their boards of directors must go, whether by car or jet or skateboard, they must go.

Against a Gas Tax

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

The changes we need in transportation are not something car companies or consumers can do on their own. What's needed is beyond new habits and new vehicles -- it's new infrastructure.

Electing The New Economy: Time For An Infrastructure Overhaul?

Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"Right now, there's something damn close to political consensus for a transformational investment package," Klein writes, arguing that, "the next pres...

Deutsche Bank Calls for A Green Economic Recovery Plan

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

If these trends in the fossil fuel markets continue, prices will drop, but that means companies won't invest in new projects. Inevitability, we will be looking at a brownout future.