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Environmental Leader Lester Brown Reflects On His Remarkable Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.21.2013 | Green

There is perhaps no living environmental analyst and writer as prolific and widely known as Lester Brown. The founder of the Washington-based Earth Po...

President Obama's Climate Action Plan: Not Even Close

Tom Weis | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

The president opened his speech with a poetic tribute to the Apollo program, a generational mission championed by President John F. Kennedy more than half a century ago. But no comparison can be made between Kennedy's bold vision and Obama's timid plan.

Who Would You Nominate for the World Food Prize?

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

I'm wondering who you would like to see nominated for the Prize? An activist for food sovereignty in India? A scientist working on agroforestry practices in Latin America? An agronomist developing green manure practices in sub-Saharan Africa?

Peak Oil? What About Peak Food? A Conversation With Lester Brown

Anca Novacovici | Posted 01.13.2013 | Books
Anca Novacovici

The U.S.'s view of security is antiquated, rooted in the past, not looking towards the future. America looks at national security by looking back to WWI, WWII and the Cold War. Climate change is the new enemy.

The Weather Becomes the News: An Interview With Earth Policy Institute Founder Lester Brown

Christal Smith | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Christal Smith

What does climate change have to do with preparing for upcoming disasters? A whole lot, it turns out.

Food Prices May Soar to Crisis Levels

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Several trends, including aquifer depletion, severe soil erosion, rising temperatures and population growth, indicate that the world is headed toward a food security crisis today,

World on the Edge

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Craig K. Comstock

One of the attractive habits in American civilization is to ask: well, what's your plan? In his recent book World on the Edge, Lester Brown offers one.

Hunger for Change

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

Sharply rising food prices have often meant trouble for governments, especially when people expect better and the cost of food is a big fraction of a...

How to Bring Down the Coal and Oil Goliath: A Million Personal Letters

Steve Valk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Valk

A price on carbon is still our best hope. But how do we overcome the insidious influence of dirty energy and pass effective climate legislation?

Energy Bookshelf: Ten More Worth Your Time Than Super Freaky Crap

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

The authors of Superfreakonomics super(freaky)star status means that they and their travesty of a book will get attention despite its non-truthful truthiness and misleading mediocrity on climate-change.

Brown, Obama and the Dalai Lama

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alexia Parks

President Barack Obama is caught between a rock and a hard place -- between Mr. Brown and the Dalai Lama. Last October, when Barack Obama canceled hi...

Global Warming: An Inspiring Opportunity

Jurriaan Kamp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jurriaan Kamp

The well-timed news is out: the 2000-2009 decade is likely to become the warmest since records began in 1850. Our special issue of Ode Magazine presents breakthrough solutions to delegates in Copenhagen.

Have We Reached Our Civilization's Tipping Point?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Buzzell

In his new book, Lester Brown explores the tipping points that overwhelmed previous civilizations reveals clues about our present situation.

Looking to WWII Lessons to Fight Climate Change: Lester Brown's Plan 3.0

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

I had an opportunity to hear straight from the source about Lester Brown's Plan B 3.0 for saving civilization. If nothing else, it's ambitious.

Vote Against (Climate) Change

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

It's a time for leadership. "Bipartisan" is a nice word, but those who practice it are derided by their friends, and not supported by their enemies (just ask John McCain circa 2000).

Vote Against (Climate) Change

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

It's a time for leadership. "Bipartisan" is a nice word, but those who practice it are derided by their friends, and not supported by their enemies (just ask John McCain circa 2000).

How Did Things Get so Bad So Quickly? (Sustainability Primer Part 1)

Matthew Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew Stein

"The bottom line is that the world is in what ecologists call an "overshoot-and-collapse" mode. Demand has exceeded the sustainable yield of natural s...