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Looking Back On 2013: Activism Helps Heal

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

As we enter into the final month of the year, it's natural to take an inventory of 2013. As I reflected on the environmental front, the nagging image of climate deniers immediately came to mind.

The National Civic Action Spawned by the Deadly Love Canal

Ralph Nader | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ralph Nader

Lois Gibbs did not shrug her shoulders and say "I don't have the time or what difference would it make?" when calamity struck her and her neighbors. It's easier than we think to start turning things around. We have to believe so and show up.

From homemaker to hell-raiser in Love Canal

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Ronnie Greene April 16, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigat...

My Parents Are NIMBYs: Why You Should Be Too

Kaitlin Solimine | Posted 04.10.2013 | Green
Kaitlin Solimine

My parents have never been activists nor strict environmentalists (although my mother did recommend Rachel Carlson's Silent Spring to me in high school). Now, suddenly, they are die-hard NIMBYs (an acronym for 'Not In My Backyard'), a term with a mostly pejorative air.

34 Years Later, Did We Learn Anything From Love Canal?

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 10.08.2012 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

Sadly, even though there are more chemicals around now, the protections that were put in place after the Love Canal tragedy are slowly being eroded.

Blame Wall Street, Not Boomers

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

We like to think that our economic woes are unique to our time, that ours is the first era in which our democracy seems broken. What we need is a little perspective. And a little understanding of who's responsible.

Spring is Here -- Along With Potential Attitude Shifts

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

There is no more potent force than a mother fighting for the safety of her children. They don't have to be trained advocates, just spurred to mobilize. Think Lois Gibbs, who revealed the whole town of Love Canal, NY, was sitting on top of 21,000 tons of toxic waste.

The Political Power of Environmental Protection

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.09.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

The effort to paint environmental protection as an anti-business government boondoggle bumps up against the reality of environmental degradation. People can see and smell a foul environment.

"Capitalists" Didn't Build America; We Did

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Listening to certain segments of American society from the rapidly becoming notorious US Chamber of Commerce to the most local political advertising, ...

Eco Etiquette: Help! Am I Doomed By Dioxins?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I've been pretty freaked ...

Is Your Baby Crawling On Carpet Made Of Coal Ash?

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deirdre Imus

Corporations need to take economic and social responsibility for their business practices. Environmental pollution is a major health threat with enormous economic consequences.

Earth Day Atonement: 10 Environmental Disasters to Remember

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Ten tragic lessons in our nation's environmental history that should never be forgotten. And one climate destabilization tragedy in the making that needs our urgent help.