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Green Movement

Pioneering Environmental Scientist and Activist Dies

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Peter Dreier

Described in 1970 by Time magazine as the "Paul Revere of ecology," Barry Commoner followed Rachel Carson as America's most prominent modern environmentalist.

How Environmentalists Win

Bill Scher | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Bill Scher

The following is an excerpt of an article published by Grist. Recently the New York Times published my op-ed “How Liberals Win,” in which...

The Other Story About Iran and the Internet

Chris DeVito | Posted 08.13.2012 | World
Chris DeVito

The role that the Internet and social media played in both organizing and publicizing the events of 2009 was certainly not lost on the regime. This is clearly evidenced by the intense crackdown on Internet freedom that the regime has pursued since then.

Mayor Bloomberg's Sustainability State of Mind

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

Work, create, save, tax, invest and sustain. There is no free lunch and you get what you pay for. That is Mike Bloomberg's sustainability state of mind.

An Iranian's View on a Nuclear Iran

Paul Heroux | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

While it is not wise to use one interview as a basis to form an opinion or policy, one point of view is better than no point of view. I am fortunate to know someone from Iran briefly studying in the U.S. that is willing to talk about this issue from an Iranian point of view before he returns to Iran.

Eco Etiquette: Being Black In The Green World

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Hope you don't take offen...

Robert Swan OBE: "The Greatest Threat to Our Planet Is the Belief That Someone Else Will Save It"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

In 1986, Robert Swan made the longest unassisted walk ever to the South Pole. Three years later he went onto the North Pole and by the age of 33, he became first person in history to walk to both North and South Pole.

Why the Environmental Movement Is Not Winning

Peter Montague | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Peter Montague

The way to build a broad movement around environment and climate solutions is to mobilize diverse communities of people around issues that are much closer to their self-interest.

An Egg, Is an Egg, Is an Egg. Except It's Not.

Cara Rosaen | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Cara Rosaen

We assume our food system has somehow taken care of itself. The aisles of perfectly aligned boxes, and perfectly stacked produce reflect a system where a tomato is a tomato is a tomato, or an egg is an egg is an egg. Food is a commodity and it's all the same. But it's not.

"We're the New Green Movement," Says Pirate Party Founder

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

It has branches in some 50 countries. It has members of parliaments and city councils. The Pirate Party, founded only five years ago, is today's fastest-growing party among voters under 30. Its core message: internet piracy should be legal.

We Were the 99%

Paul Gallay | Posted 04.07.2012 | Green
Paul Gallay

But the fact that fracking isn't safe may not be enough to stop it. After all, President Obama himself delivered a veritable infomercial for fracking during his State of the Union address, pushing it as a source of cheap, reliable energy.

2012 and the Spirit of the Age

William Horden | Posted 01.12.2012 | Home
William Horden

Whether the ancient Mayans intended it or not, the end of their calendar coincides with a profound turning point in human civilization.

Green, Alive, and Kicking

Michael Brune | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

On the big issues, we scored three out of four with Obama this year -- not a bad record for a movement that supposedly was being ignored or taken for granted by the president.

In Defense of Plastic Bag Bans

Stiv J. Wilson | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green
Stiv J. Wilson

Plastic does not biodegrade in a meaningful timeframe. Thus, some portion of it accumulates in the environment. The more we produce, consume, and recycle, the more will come into the world and accumulate in landfills, on land, in rivers, and the sea.

Top Corporate Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2012

Patti Prairie | Posted 02.26.2012 | Green
Patti Prairie

As the volume of enterprise data skyrockets, an industry is growing up around using this flood of information to help companies operate more efficiently and sustainably.

Energy Department's Top Efficiency Programs Save Money and Create Jobs

Brian F. Keane | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green
Brian F. Keane

How is that all of us today are living in homes that are much more efficient than the homes we grew up in.... yet we're all using more energy? The answer lies within each of us. It's how we use energy -- and how we waste it.

The Tao of Green

William Horden | Posted 12.24.2011 | Green
William Horden

The fully-green global society will, inevitably, be a society of self-discipline. It will require the kind of consistent and well-conceived philosophy that can be embodied with a clear conscience: it must satisfy, in other words, both the head and the heart.

Is the Green Movement Dead?

Francesca Olivieri | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Francesca Olivieri

We know the drill. We know we need to turn off the water, stop buying plastic bottles and unplug the toaster. Do these small actions really make a difference?

Why Environmentalists Should Occupy Wall Street

Phil Aroneanu | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green
Phil Aroneanu

While from an outside perspective the Occupy Wall Street protests might seem disorganized, their message is clear: If Wall Street is occupying the State Department and the halls of Congress, its time for the people to occupy Wall Street.

The Occult Chickens Have Come Home To Roost: Religious Superstition In Iranian Politics

Ali Rahnema | Posted 09.07.2011 | Religion
Ali Rahnema

Since early May 2011, charges of sorcery, witchcraft, and using supernatural powers to manipulate people and events for particular political ends have been leveled against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

How Obama Can Reach the Iranian People: Start With Visas

Jamal Abdi | Posted 06.01.2011 | World
Jamal Abdi

The absence of a silver bullet should not prevent us from taking small but important steps to stand with the Iranian people. Here is what President Obama can and should do right now.

Being on the Right Side of History with the People of Iran

Ali Fatemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Fatemi

Rhetoric broadcast from neocon think tanks indicate that they are determined to force the State Department to take the MEK off of its list of terrorist organizations, thus giving the group political legitimacy.

Reassessing the Green Movement

Madison Schramm | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Madison Schramm

The Iranian Green Movement doesn't have the power to or the interest in restructuring Iran's political system. It is nothing but a red herring.

New Round of Clashes Leaves Iran Reeling

Geneive Abdo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Geneive Abdo

Faced with the terrifying prospect of another Tahrir Square, the Iranian regime is choosing from a list of bad options. The next few weeks will be extremely important.

Eco Hollywood

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Celebrities -- such as Robert Redford, Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz -- are pilloried for advocating a lean, green lifestyle while tooling around in gas-guzzling limousines and private jets.