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The Worldshift Has Started

Ervin Laszlo | Posted 06.18.2011 | World
Ervin Laszlo

More and more people seem convinced that something dramatic will happen at the end of 2012. Something dramatic will indeed happen -- and it could be something dramatically good.

Green News Report: April 14, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.14.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Californi...

Green News Report: April 12, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.12.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: One month...

Urbanism Chasing Utopia

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 06.11.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Generally speaking, the description of any Utopia that involves many details is apt to be an unconvincing way to present a principle which can be appl...

Green News Report: April 7, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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New Blood

Edward Flattau | Posted 06.06.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Is Virginia General Attorney Cuccinelli, with gubernatorial aspirations for a starter, representative of the Republican Party in the coming decade? From an environmental perspective, one hopes not.

Green News Report: April 5, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking:...

Keeping Cities Simple: Shelter and the Wheel

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

What if a zoning code is no longer cohesive, or impedes rather than accomplishes societal goals? Let's remember to reassess -- with simplicity in mind -- and recall the first principles of shelter and the wheel.

Transocean Execs Get Bonuses For 'Best Year In Safety,' Despite Gulf Disaster

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 06.02.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Transocean Ltd. gave its top executives bonuses for achieving the "best year in safety performance in our company's history" &nd...

Mighty Mekong to Be Dammed?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 06.01.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The mighty Mekong River is about to face its greatest test, when the governments of Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam will decide whether to give approve the construction of a dam.

Green News Report: March 31, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama's '...

Envisioning the Blend: Tradition, Tourism and Sustainability

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

At the interface of tradition, tourism and sustainability, dramatic photographs can tell a story that is hardly apparent at first glance. A stone's...

Climate Funds to Underwrite the World Bank's Love Affair With Big Dams?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Small, decentralized renewable energy projects such as wind, small hydropower and geothermal power plants provide a win-win solution for poverty reduction and resilience to climate change.

Green News Report: March 29, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Fuel Economy -- More Important Now Than Ever

Sue Cischke | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Sue Cischke

When gas prices go up, it's natural for consumers to start looking at their vehicle's fuel efficiency and ask what the auto industry is doing to impro...

A New Strategy for Business Success in the 21st Century

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven Crandell

A small Atlanta design firm is attempting to redefine success for corporate America. Unboundary, which lists companies such as FedEx, Coca-Cola, AT&a...

Green News Report: March 24, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Moms Clean Air Force -- Fighting for the Environment

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With the news out of Japan about the potential effect of radiation on the population, Americans are starting to ask themselves some tough questions, about weather, about energy, about our natural resources and how to protect them.

Updating "Make No Little Plans": Urbanism, Social Network-Style

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Charles R. Wolfe

Surely every self-styled urban visionary, and quotation-centric student of prose, knows the magic words attributed to monumental, "city beautiful" Chi...

Green News Report: March 22, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Not out o...

Will the Government Let BP Reduce Its Fines and Penalties for Deepwater?

Riki Ott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Riki Ott

BP and its contractors face as much as $30 billion in criminal fines and $21 billion in civil penalties for its disaster. But there is precedent for them to avoid much of this.

Green News Report: March 17, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Green News Report: March 15, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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In the City, We Cannot Live by Social Science Alone

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Edward Glaeser's recent piece on Seattle is great press -- the stuff of boosterism and for use as evidence in corner of higher education, in the face of looming budget cuts in Olympia, our state capital.

Hill Towns as Icons of Placemaking

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Hilltop centers can serve as the partially self-contained models for the compact and dense urban neighborhoods which are increasingly the vanguard of new century urbanism.