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Why Is Big-Game Hunting So Repulsive?

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 08.02.2015 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Big-game hunting leaves us troubled, I surmise, because it summons us to think of its sordid past. Big-game hunting no longer serves any social utility. Perhaps big-game hunting will vanish from the modern world, through the force of social criticism if not by positive legislative enactment.

Wasting Food? It'll Cost You

XPRIZE | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

One wonders if such an intrusive idea could ever take hold in the U.S., where the belief in personal freedom often trumps consideration of the common good, and the idea of government-issued ID cards and RFID tracking is often seen as suspect.

Confessions of an Amateur Raw Vegan

Jock Gilchrist | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Jock Gilchrist

Just so everyone is on the same page, being raw vegan means you eat no animal products and no cooked food. This pretty much limits you to fruits vegetables, nuts, and seeds.

Who Speaks for California Latinos on Climate Change?

Manuel Pastor | Posted 07.31.2015 | Latino Voices
Manuel Pastor

There are ongoing and vibrant disputes between economists over whether California's attempts to address our climate crisis can create jobs as well as protect the planet.

The Partner Animal Rescue Can't Do Without

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

There are compassionate people like this across the country, and it's critical to connect their compassion to causes that save and protect animal lives. Some people are already inspired and active; others are just waiting for a local event like this to capture their concern.

Carbon Confederacy

Terry Tamminen | Posted 07.27.2015 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Just as common decency and subsequent events proved the Confederacy to be on the wrong side of history after the American Civil War, we have ample evidence that states today should not be flying their Carbon Confederacy battle flag either.

David Brooks Fails on Climate Change

Scott Novak | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Scott Novak

While individuals in influential positions like Brooks continue to scoff at the warnings of the scientific community and mock the sufferings of the public, the rest of the world, quite literally, burns.

NYC's New Crime-Stopping Approach to Animal Cruelty

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 07.23.2015 | New York
Matthew Bershadker

In our efforts to stop animal cruelty, we're making great advances toward all of these goals. This week, we're adding another milestone to that list.

As Cities Evolve, 'Access' Is About More Than Cars

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 07.22.2015 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Questions and answers about accessing cities and neighborhoods once spoke the language of exit ramps, street widening and parking adequacy. Now, different conversations, and varied imagery, create diverse story lines, where urban policy and citizen activism converge.

In The Last Stretch Before COP21, We Need A Greater Focus On Transparency

Psamson Nzioki | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Psamson Nzioki

COP21 is one of our last chances to act, before climate change becomes irreversible. If we fail, our generation's legacy could become one of abiding injustice, to the voiceless of today and tomorrow. But as a transparency expert from Kenya, I know that a deal in Paris is not the end-all: it is only the beginning.

Blight Threatens Sikkim Cardamom Crop

India Climate Dialogue | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
India Climate Dialogue

Sikkim, a small state in the northeast Himalayas, accounts for almost 90 percent of India's large cardamom production, making India one of the world's largest producers and exporters of the spice. But all of this is now at stake. The region's undulating mountains that once offered the perfect climatic conditions and fertile soil for the lucrative crop have turned into a breeding ground for pathogens -- which experts believe are caused by climate change.

EU-China Relations: Invoking A Low-Carbon Future From Past Cooperation

Wang Tao | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Wang Tao

The EU and China together account for nearly 40 percent of global carbon emissions, and their cooperation can make an enormous difference to an effective, global response.

Original Unverpackt: Zero Waste (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.16.2015 | Green
Crane.tv

Original Unverpackt (Originally Unpackaged) is a Berlin-based supermarket which demonstrates one very simple way we can cut down on the amount of waste we produce in our day to day lives.

Compassionate Bedrooms and Vegan Living

Dylan Kendall | Posted 07.15.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dylan Kendall

The bedroom is the heart of our home, our most intimate space. The bedroom is the room that recharges us, holds our secrets, and provides refuge. No piece of furniture is as important as our bed, the bedroom's centerpiece. For me, a comfortable bed is key to my bedroom and comfortable for me means soft and warm.

Using Urban Universals to Frame City Life

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

The two photographs below say both simple and remarkable things about how urban residents interact with each other, and the streets around them.

Passing the Torch

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Over the past few months, as I sat contemplating one of the biggest decisions of my life - whether to announce that my time as head of USGBC was sunsetting, and that in a year- and-a-half I would enter an exciting new chapter of life during which I would start tackling any number of the projects on my still-robust wish list - I remained torn right up to the very end.

Public Reaction to EPA Report on Fracking Reveals a Fractured Society

Seamus McGraw | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Seamus McGraw

It keeps happening. A science-based report on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has been released, and public reaction is polarized. In this case it's the EPA report on the impact of fracking on drinking water released earlier this month.

Climate Change Demands Moral Change

Erik Rasmussen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Erik Rasmussen

As Pope Francis insists, climate change touches on every aspect of modern civilization. It irrevocably impacts communities around the world, and especially the poorest and most marginalized.

Go Big or Go Home! Defining Beneficial Scale

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

There are many ways to "go big." Even small scale solutions can go global and scale to global relevance. Human powered farms and gardens are a great example.

Wildlife Within Silicon Valley: Coyote Valley Open Space

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Andrew Lam

In 2010 OSA purchased Coyote Valley Open Space for some $3,481,000. Once a village and ceremonial site for the Ohlone people, the preserve is dotted with archeological sites that have been inhabited for over 6,000 years.

Having a Smaller Carbon Footprint in Ramadan

Zaher Sahloul | Posted 06.23.2015 | Religion
Zaher Sahloul

We are blessed to welcome Ramadan again this year. It is a time for fasting, spiritual fulfillment, emotional rebalancing, mental reflection and physical purification. Ramadan is the ideal time for balancing the spirit, the mind and the body.

Laudato Si': Reflections on Francis and the Encyclical

Rod Torrez | Posted 06.20.2015 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

Pope Francis' encyclical can help answer hundreds of years of prayers. I hope it can be both catalyst and unifying factor to energize a mass movement towards real work on healing the wounds of industrial development, overconsumption and greed.

GOP Candidates Bound to Feel 'Climate Shock' on the Campaign Trail

D.A. Barber | Posted 06.18.2015 | Green
D.A. Barber

Being the next president also means dealing with the grown-ups on the world economic stage by representing the U.S. among the G7 and G20 nations. And these are no forums for dancing around climate issues.

This Is What Happens When Photographers Go Green -- Literally

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Landazuri Saltos and Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.17.2015 | Arts

"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises," Pedro Calderon de la Barca once said. We can't deny there is somet...

American Petroleum Institute Ads Target Smog Rules

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

In a move that seems ripe for a John Oliver comedy segment, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has taken to radio, print, television, and social media to blanket Americans with the concept that our air is just fine the way it is -- more specifically, that ozone pollution doesn't require any further regulation.