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Critical Thinking In Environmental Education: A Quick Lesson In Application

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 07.05.2016 | Education
Nichlas Emmons

Many educators agree that teaching critical thinking skills is necessary because it better prepares students to be more productive members of society....

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

The Bridge From Judgment to Nurturance: Considering the Pope's Message

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Recently, Pope Francis surprised much of the world by advising that the Catholic Church nurture rather than judge single parents, gay people and unma...

The Problem and Promise of Environment, Sustainability, and People

Robert 'Robin' Gottfried | Posted 04.22.2016 | Religion
Robert 'Robin' Gottfried

Environmental issues frequently don't regard political and social boundaries. On top of that, they frequently involve interactions between different dynamic ecosystems that constantly are responding to a variety of disturbances.

Where Did All of the Honey Bees Go?

Quora | Posted 04.25.2016 | Science
Quora

Why are bee populations declining? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with...

Politics of 3 bills and 9 unburied bodies in Manipur

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

By Nehginpao Kipgen, PhD It has been 150 days since the killing of 9 civilians, including an eleven-year-old boy in Churachandpur, Manipur, Northeas...

The Stetson Rebellion and the Myth of the Welfare Cowboy

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Paul Schwennesen

"...a little rebellion now and then is a good thing..." --Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1787. There is something deeply American going on out i...

'Star Wars Land' To Close Beloved Rides During Construction

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel

Some of your favorite rides at Disneyland are headed over to the dark side -- for the time being, that is. The Anaheim-based Disneyland resort announ...

This Land Is Your Land -- Can a Democracy Be All It Can Be Without the Possibility of Property Ownership for All?

Christopher Phillips | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

Jefferson believed that the common good and the individual good are interlaced. If so, then society itself suffers right along with the individuals that comprise it when they are left out. In America today, home ownership is increasingly out of reach of ordinary Americans.

National Parks, Rights, and the Need for Fairness

David Wilkie | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
David Wilkie

Building and maintaining a strong constituency for protected areas is essential if wildlife and wild places are going to be conserved. This requires honesty when considering the benefits and costs of protected areas, an inclusive approach to decision making, and a willingness by those who benefit from the taking of natural resources to compensate those whose lives are diminished.

A Resettlement Injustice in the Making

Nezir Sinani | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Nezir Sinani

What can be done about this resettlement plan and the over 7,000 Kosovars set to be removed from their homes? Is there a way the global community can resist this World Bank overreach or is it on autopilot?

Kenya's Peace Blooms: The Intersection of Water, Land, Power and People.

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 04.18.2015 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

February marks an exceptionally busy time for the flower industry. Yet, as another Valentine's Day passes us by, rarely do we consciously think about where the roses we buy come from and the complex human story that surrounds them.

Great Lakes Need a Senator Who Will Act on Climate: Gary Peters

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Gary Peters is the only candidate who understands how important our response to climate change and our embrace of clean energy will be for Michigan.

The Real 'Gold' Always Will Be the...

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Aurelia Condrat

For the first time, the idea of hungry population appears in the report "The Limits of Growth" -- 1972 (commissioned by the Club of Rome) and has had a significant impact on the conception of environmental issues.

Cows Are The Root Of All Evil, And We're Too Hungry To Care

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.14.2013 | Green

When put into perspective, it all makes sense: The rapid depletion of our resources, the assault on our bodily health, the bombardment of our olfactor...

Growing Strength to Grow Food: Haitian Farmers Win Annual U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance Prize

Beverly Bell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell, Other Worlds The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) works to end poverty, rebuild local food economies, and assert democratic contr...

How Solar Lit the Way for Us to Survive the Recession

Anita Verma | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Anita Verma

Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar once said that the future for solar energy is bright. For Vermaland, my family's Phoenix-based land ...

Want To Prevent Future Hunger? Try Precision Agriculture

Lloyd A. Treinish | Posted 09.22.2013 | Technology
Lloyd A. Treinish

How many mouths will the world be feeding by 2050? It is an estimated 9.2 billion, up from 7 billion today. To keep pace with this growing population, global food production will need to increase by 70 percent. That means getting a lot smarter about how we raise crops.

Nuns on Tractors Can Bring a More Sustainable World

Keith Runyon | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Keith Runyon

Nuns on tractors? Sounds a bit odd, but if a creative group of Roman Catholic sisters in Kentucky and neighboring states have their way, they and other religious orders can take leading roles in the world's growing movement for sustainable agriculture.

In Colombia, Land Is the Future

Tim McCully | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
Tim McCully

We never thought implementing the Victims' and Land Restitution Law would be easy, but failure to implement it will mean thousands of farmers left vulnerable to attack, with no land to farm or feed the nation.

Uprooting Racism in the Food System: African Americans Organize

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Beverly Bell

A shovel overturned can flip so much more than soil, worms, and weeds. Structural racism -- the ways in which social systems and institutions promote and perpetuate the oppression of people of color -- manifests at all points in the food system.

Food and Land at the Service of People: An Interview with Peter Rosset

Beverly Bell | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

Support production, for local and national consumption, of healthier food, more affordable food, food that's not speculated with, that's not hoarded, that's not contaminated with GMOs. Reclaim our food systems and protect our lands and territories.

A-List Art Stars Head To LA's Art Platform Gala

Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts

The Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), a non-profit art organization dedicated to curating site- and situation-specific contemporary art projects in...

Grab the Land

Josh Tetrick | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

For millions of indigenous villagers and pastoralists it means forced relocation, loss of livelihoods, and a death blow to their ancient cultures. Ethiopia is a sad example of the worst of these outcomes.

The Power of the Land

Terry Newell | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Terry Newell

Nearly sixty years ago, the last twenty-two residents of the Blasket Islands left their homes for the mainland, forced there by poor fishing and the h...