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How to Help Americans Care About Climate Change Now

Lisa Bennett | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Lisa Bennett

Engaging more Americans in climate action requires that we talk about this issue with more humanity -- more openness, honesty and heart. We have to get as acquainted with the feelings as the facts of global warming.

Despite Progress, Long Fight Ahead to Protect Rare Wildlife From Pesticides

Collette Adkins Giese | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
Collette Adkins Giese

The Environmental Protection Agency, which is charged with protecting us and the environment from the risks of pesticide use, has failed to assess the impact of literally hundreds of pesticides on our nation's endangered species despite a clear legal requirement to do so.

The Overlooked Plight of Factory Farm Workers

Lucas Spangher | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Lucas Spangher

We need to take a step back and ask why the events in Tyson's video occurred. To me, the data seems clear: We can no longer afford to treat this case as an isolated incident, but rather as part of a dangerous trend.

Got More Herbs Than You Know What to Do With?

Food Politic | Posted 08.18.2014 | Taste
Food Politic

I decided to save herbs in every way possible and had to get creative to find uses for all of my herbs. Here are eight helpful hints I have used to put up your herbs so you can enjoy them year-round.

Who's Cool?

Michael Brune | Posted 08.14.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

In addition to committing to renewable energy and divesting from dirty fuels, colleges and universities can use their influence to advocate for statewide policies that will bring more clean energy online.

At the American Renewable Energy Day Summit, a Call to Accelerate Solutions

Anna Shen | Posted 08.08.2014 | Green
Anna Shen

Can we truly speed up the world's transition to clean tech? Can America's splintered right and left find common ground on the climate debate? What is the best way forward for America to achieve energy security? Can the green sector really create jobs and economic opportunity?

Jefferson Woeste's Green Passion for Gardening: If Not Now When

LuxEco Living | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
LuxEco Living

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Gardening is my therapy " A garden to walk in and immensity to dream...

What I Learned During My Adventures In The Amazon

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 08.04.2014 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

My perspective shifted during my adventures in the Amazon. While the experiences were unforgettable, they weren't the focus of the trip. I got to see firsthand what is being threatened by modern needs.

Arrest of Forest Rights Activists Symbolic of What's Wrong in India

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

Local authorities are trying to intimidate people to cater to the interests of corporate giants, but it does not end there.

Remove, Donate, Swap, Sell... And Repeat

Polina Groman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
Polina Groman

Maybe that stunning skirt needs a new home or that delightful dress would have a better life being adorned by a new wearer...

The Military Battles Climate Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With a nod to the fact that the conversation has reached a partisan and polarized level, the Board maintained that this tangible "national security concern" cannot afford to get bogged down by politics or budget wrangling.

Not In My Backyard: U.S. Sending Dirty Coal Abroad

Associated Press | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted en...

The Asian Elephant Vanishes: Once Revered Animal Becomes Consumer Product

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Andrew Lam

In a world where even the sacred is devoured, one can't help but wonder, in another century or so, whether there will anything left but a horde hungry humans, and those that will inherit the earth, cockroaches?

An Open Letter From a Farmer to Angry Vegetarians

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

About once a week I get an email or comment from the Animal Rights contingent. It is expected and usually I do not engage. I need to remember that whe...

What Mad Men Can Teach Us About Renewable Energy

Brian F. Keane | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Brian F. Keane

I mentioned to a reporter the other day that I suspect the so-called "Climate Deniers" are not so much denying the science of climate change, but ra...

Stop Polluters From Putting Their Money Where Your Mouth Is

Courtney Hight | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Courtney Hight

Udall and Bennet's amendment will overturn the damaging effects of Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United v. FEC that have thrown open the floodgates to a tidal wave of corrupting campaign cash. Ever since these decisions, the amount of toxic money from big polluters in our political system has skyrocketed.

Ramadan Reflection Day #9: Ramadan Garbage Wars -- Ways to Close the Junkyard

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Over a billion people are fasting this Ramadan and each one of us is arguably on average producing more waste than during the rest of the year. Iftars are held pretty much anywhere you can think of. The hosts more often than not are using paper plates, sytrofoam cups, and plastic forks in abundance to help serve the large number of guests,

Waiting For Environmental Justice to Come

David A. Love | Posted 07.08.2014 | Black Voices
David A. Love

Environmental toxins and pollutants know no class or race, and yet government policies and corporate activities place an undue burden on the health of the poor and communities of color.

Girls and Environmental Change Go Hand in Hand

Lila Igram | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

World Environment Day is in June, so it seemed fitting to post this article in June. Then, I got to thinking, every day should be a day where we are working to make sustainable changes for our environment.

UN Climate Summit: The Chance to Prove That We Are Climate Leaders

Christopher Jorebon Loeak | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Christopher Jorebon Loeak

The world has changed a lot since Copenhagen: the science has become more alarming; the impacts more severe; and the politics more potent. The world's two biggest polluters -- China and the United States -- have put energy and climate change at the heart of their bilateral relationship.

Advocating a Change in Farm Policy

Marc Barnett | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Marc Barnett

Essentially, U.S. farm subsidies are encouraging obesity among citizens, particularly poor citizens. Obviously this sounds very strong, and quite possibly may seem overstated, but it's not.

Schools for Sustainability Witnesses Water Purification at the Omega Center

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Close your eyes and imagine a place where harmful chemicals, pollution and toxins are nonexistent. In this haven, drinking water is completely pure, and fresh local food is prepared on the scene.

Green Wine Labels May Send the Wrong Signal

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

For some wine lovers, going green means sacrificing quality, according to a recent study conducted by UCLA researchers on eco-labeled wines.

Green Building -- The Path to High-Road Jobs

Denise Fairchild | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Denise Fairchild

The American Society of Civil Engineers' 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure defined energy efficiency/renewable energy as the "sweet spot" for immediate job creation. Multiple other studies foresee millions of new jobs in those sectors.

What Is Our Narrative?

Melody Meyer | Posted 08.19.2014 | Food
Melody Meyer

I chance to say this new type of industrial agriculture isn't modern at all but a development of the notion that we can conquer nature rather than be in harmony with her. Modern agriculture has not yet been conceived in its fullest sense.