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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....

Greenland and the Future of the Arctic

Peter Neill | Posted 06.24.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

I recently returned from a week in Nuuk, Greenland, where I attended an interim meeting of The Arctic Circle, a representative group of national, regi...

World Ocean Day

Peter Neill | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

What does it take for the will of the people to coalesce around a single issue, to be informed and changed into a voice for change? On June 8, we cel...

Understanding the Sustainable Lifestyle

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.06.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

All of us inevitably consume resources in the course of our daily lives. We plug our computer into the electrical supply, we turn on the climate control, we turn on the lights; we bathe, dress, and eat. Some of us fill up the gas tank of our car.

Reducing Conflict and Remembering Those Who Died Fighting

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 05.30.2016 | Green
Dylan Ratigan

This weekend, as we reflect on remembrance and those who won't return from conflict, it is helpful to reflect on conflict itself and why we even have it. Resource scarcity is at the root of global conflict.

The Time is Now: Building a Human Economy for Africa

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

Every generation places hope in its children. For Africa this could not be more evident as our largest and best-educated generation is coming of age....

Might U.K., U.S. Exhibit Leadership in Addressing State Capture and Legal (as Well as Illegal) Corruption?

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Daniel_Kaufmann

The leaked information in the Panama Papers from the law firm Mossack Fonseca have captured the headlines, placed Panama in the limelight, and provide...

1,000 percent improvements for the planet

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 04.25.2016 | Green
Joe S. Whitworth

Earth Day is not a day to celebrate the wonder of this unique planet. It's an opportunity to recognize what needs to change to secure a better futur...

The Global Risk Agility Imperative

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

In the era of man-made risk, in which risks of our own making are having such significant negative impacts on the world, decision makers' at all organizational levels must become risk managers.

World Ocean Assessment, Part 1

Peter Neill | Posted 03.24.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

In January 2016, the United Nations General Assembly accepted a 1,752 page report entitled "The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment - World Ocea...

TTIP and TPP -- A Threat to Latin America?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

For better or worse, TPP and TTIP could redefine global trade in the 21st century. At the moment, a Latin America perspective is largely lacking in the negotiation process; in TTIP, it is excluded by definition.

New Index Attempts to Measure Excessive Resource Use

Pro Journo | Posted 01.09.2016 | Green
Pro Journo

There is a growing awareness among political decision-makers that we need to take action to accommodate the resource needs of a human population that is expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050. Yet that awareness still needs to translate into political action.

How the World Resources Forum Came to be

Pro Journo | Posted 01.09.2016 | Green
Pro Journo

Having started out as conferences focused on recycling with 200 participants in the 1990s to become an annual Forum twice the size, the World Resources Forum has come a long way since its inception.

Unlimited Resources, Limited Environment

Pro Journo | Posted 01.09.2016 | Green
Pro Journo

There is a growing awareness among political decision-makers that we need to take action to accommodate the resource needs of a human population that is expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050. Yet that awareness still needs to translate into political action.

A Quiet Surge in Natural Resources Innovation

Ann Morgan | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

As society explores these new tools, we need to make sure that the public remains involved and that sophisticated market solutions are based on science and maximizing ecological benefits and not just enhancing private assets at the expense of public lands.

The President's Policy on Mitigation: It May Be Confusing, But it Is a Step Forward

Ann Morgan | Posted 11.13.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

Last week President Obama ordered five federal agencies to ensure that development on national public lands results in a net benefit, or at a minimum no net loss, of land, water, wildlife and other ecological resources.

Why You Should Be Optimistic About The Future Of Environmental Activism

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.06.2015 | Impact

We haven’t always done a great job taking care of our water here in the U.S., and the devastating effects of recent flooding and drought conditions ...

Help Women and Climate: Unite to Prevent Unintended Pregnancies Worldwide

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.24.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

A population explosion, a drought, and a draining aquifer. Add uncaring leadership, and this is the tragedy of Syria, from which refugees flee into a reluctant Europe, the latest example of how ever more people and extreme weather are creating resource conflicts and refugees worldwide.

Ballast Water Battle in DC and Federal Court

Henry Henderson | Posted 10.19.2015 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

To be clear, the industry does not want debate on this issue because they do not want public involvement at all.

Seeking Justice for All

Don Cheadle | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
Don Cheadle

A just outlook would recognize that in many cases it is the communities who have done the least to deplete resources that are the most affected by the shortages.

Arctic Oil Drilling: Deluding Communities About the Benefits of Resource Extraction

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.14.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

The problem with Alaska's economic strategy is that it is based on the economic facts of the past rather than the projections of the future. The choice is not between extracting fish or extracting oil. There are other options.

Today, Humanity Has Spent Our Planet's Budget for the Entire Year

Marco Lambertini | Posted 08.13.2015 | World
Marco Lambertini

A global ecological deficit is called overshoot, and today, August 13, is Earth Overshoot Day. Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity's demand on renewable natural resources exceeds the supply that our planet can regenerate. More simply, it's the date humanity has spent our planet's budget for the entire year. This year, that date arrives more than four months before the year ends. As recently as 2000, Earth Overshoot Day fell in October.

Sand Wars

Peter Neill | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The impact on the environment is enormous, with measurable destructive consequence for biodiversity, land loss, hydrological function, water supply, infrastructure, climate, landscape and extreme events.

On History, Sustainability, and Community

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.21.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

Part I of a three-part sustainability series by guest blogger Larry Eighmy, managing principal of The Stone House Group Even if you don't believe in ...

Watermark (Pt. 4)

Peter Neill | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

If that climate and irresponsible water use and management further delimits the amount available for all uses just in the critical climate and under-supply we know today, what will the inevitable change in water valuation and consequent increase in price mean for the cost of a Volkswagen or anything else on earth?