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August May Go Down As the Month We Woke Up to Smell the Carbon

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted 08.31.2015 | Green
Betsy Rosenberg

Perhaps after this record breaking hot summer we will set a new normal for climate change coverage as well. To date, we have not seen a majority of serious environmental developments covered regularly and with sufficient context and depth on the evening news or on any recurring talk shows. It's time for the news networks to step up their game.

WATCH: What Color Makes You Feel Most at Peace?

HooplaHa | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
HooplaHa

Are you feeling stressed out? Is the grind of daily life making it difficult to unwind? Check out this brand new episode of "You Should Know" with Luc...

The Lessons in Katrina's Legacy

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Simple, inexpensive preparations can keep owners from having to choose between their pets' lives and their own. What are some of the most important tips?

The River Rose All Day... and Yet We Prevailed

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Ten years ago, all we could do was blindly believe in our best selves. Ten years into a recovery that will likely take several generations, it's clear New Orleans didn't wash away after all.

Touring National Parks: 'All This Beauty Is Wearing Me Out!'

Audrey Peterman | Posted 08.25.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

The agonizing state that our country is in shows that the majority of leaders and citizens neither feel love for ourselves nor for the world. You cannot love anyone until you first love yourself, and the place to discover a healthy helping of self-love is in our national parks.

Green Energy Is Generating Jobs

XPRIZE | Posted 08.21.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

If there's one thing that will generate excitement in the halls of America's state capitols, it's the promise of new jobs. And if those jobs happen to be "green" jobs that help position the state on the technological cutting edge, all the better.

Islamic Call on Climate Appeals to 1.6 Billion Muslims

Yonatan Neril | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Yonatan Neril

The world's 1.7 billion Muslims do not recognize a unifying religious authority like the Pope. Nevertheless, three Grand Muftis, clerics from Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Indonesia endorsed the Islamic Declaration on Climate Change and spoke at the Symposium.

Young Kenyan Sees Permaculture Seeding Peace

Mel Sellick | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Mel Sellick

It's a lofty goal to shift things around for these villagers who battle extreme poverty and have a "zero" diet. They survive by growing and eating genetically modified corn, heavily laden with pesticides.

Global Challenges and Blah Blah Blah

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

I've always been touched by socially relevant films and documentaries, realizing the importance of social issues and current events which is the goal and essence of Skoll's production company. However, on that very rainy day in Oxford, seated at the New Theatre, I realized that just like the film and its soundtrack, live music could turn into a very powerful tool to deliver a message about social and environmental issues.

Fostering Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration

Kevin Steinberg | Posted 08.12.2015 | Green
Kevin Steinberg

Challenges like climate change and those raised by the SDGs are too systemic, interrelated and complex for any single nation, organization or sector to address alone. Some of the greatest past successes as well as some of the most promising upcoming opportunities to address them stem from collaboration across different players and sectors.

Oil Companies Going Green: Opportunities for Improvement

Frankie Rendón | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Frankie Rendón

v Oil companies are making strides in becoming more environmentally friendly, but they still have a long way to go. The first step is for them to take specific, significant action - not just talk nice and apply flashy window dressing to hide the same old issues.

Climate Change This Week: Choking Trees, Clean Energy Jaggernaut and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Much of the areas surrounding the North Pole are experiencing much warmer than normal temperatures -- not good news for our Arctic thermal shield of ice. Hotter than usual temperatures continue to dominate human habitats.

Martin O'Malley: Where Is He on the Environment?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With the threat of climate change and a host of other environmental challenges looming like a dark cloud, the 2016 election will be a time to hold candidates accountable on where they stand on these concerns -- and what they promise to deliver.

The Killing of Cecil Reopens a Shameful Memory

Kirk Douglas | Posted 08.07.2015 | Green
Kirk Douglas

While I, too, mourn the killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe, it revives in me an uncomfortable memory. Some 50 years ago, I went on my first (and only) wild-game hunt -- the most stupid thing I've ever done.

Grace Verses Condemnation: Which Song Do We Sing?

Charles Redfern | Posted 08.07.2015 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Call it the collision of two choirs. One lobs paranoid epithets from a grim cloister and hogs the microphone; the other - in which I recently bathed in a week-long conference featuring evangelical academics, scientists, and ecological activists at Gordon College in Massachusetts - sings with gentle conviction and grace. It's soothing.

The Four-word Business Case for Green Building

Roger Platt | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Roger Platt

The idea that multiple institutional and other major investors are consciously assembling global portfolios of green, high-performance buildings was a foreign concept. Sophisticated developers have been looking for a "product differentiator" in some markets.

Making Green Cool Again in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
John Feffer

It was certainly cool to be an environmentalist in Hungary in the 1980s. But that was 30 years ago. The environmental movement in Hungary has aged considerably since then. Other issues became hip, young people were drawn to other movements, and Green organizations shrank.

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.