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Maria Rodale | Posted 07.23.2015 | 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 i...

Watermark (Pt. 4)

Peter Neill | Posted 07.13.2015 | 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?

The Best Quotations (and Key Themes) From the Pope's Environmental Manifesto (Part 2)

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Andrew Winston

The pope provides a moving and profound view on the deep connection between environmental and social issues, between humans and animals, and between spiritual and practical. He also hits head-on the contentious issue of man's "dominion" over nature: Many have interpreted the Bible to indicate that man should conquer nature, but the pope explains how wrong that reading is.

The Best Quotations (and Key Themes) From the Pope's Environmental Manifesto (Part 1)

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Andrew Winston

Leading up to the release, much of the news coverage talked about an upcoming "climate declaration." Yes, this is a core part of the discussion, but the Pope is clearly concerned with environmental conditions overall.

Paraguay: A Lost Paradise and a Land of Opportunity in the Heart of South America

Lorena Rios | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Lorena Rios

Throughout the event, Paraguay was hardly mentioned until a Financial Innovation session where Sharath Dorbala, Vice-President of Amdocs Management, USA briefly commented about the experience of Mobile Financial Services as a success story in Paraguay.

Investing in the #1 Economy, China

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Natalie Pace

Part of investing in a new world is discovering exactly what those individuals love. Those countries and industries that are part of the migration of money from West to East will be blessed under the new dominion of China as the world's economic leader.

Nature's Trust (Part 3)

Peter Neill | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

As we consider how we will be able to change our behavior and somehow recoup the loss to our environment on land and sea, we come down to a basic conflict over ownership and control of our natural resources.

Nature's Trust (Part 1)

Peter Neill | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

We need a new idea and system of law that will enable an alternative to collapse or chaos. As an advocate for the ocean and the global water cycle as that idea, I have been unable to establish the principle and precedent on which such a system of law might be based -- until now.

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.

Amidst Scandal and Crisis, a Way Forward For Resource Governance in Latin America

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
Daniel_Kaufmann

Countries like Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru are among the resource-rich economies in Latin America that have made inroads their extractive sectors, particularly regarding transparency in revenues. Others are embroiled in major economic crises, like Venezuela.

Overpopulation: The Environmental Movement's Third Rail

Marc Ross | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Marc Ross

As scientists predict that Earth's population will only continue to grow, our fate will be determined by strides toward sustainable life now and in the future.

The Future of Food: How to Feed 9 Billion People?

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Gaia Paradiso

The scarcity of healthy options in low-income neighborhoods in developed countries and the decreased purchasing power make people opt for a unhealthy and cheap processed foods rather than seasonal and local fruit and vegetables.

The Year Ahead

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

As we head into a brand new year, the headlines are awash in news about our twin heartbreaks here in the Middle East. Oil is one part of the equation. The other is also commanding daily attention: I'm referring, of course, to the geopolitical drama involving Iraq and Syria.

Browns Canyon Is a Sanctuary for Our Veterans

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

I can't think of a better place to recover than on a stretch of the Arkansas River renowned for its prized trout fishing and incredible whitewater rafting.

The "Circular" Economy - What it Is, and Why it Is Important

John Friedman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
John Friedman

Let's assume you're traveling at a set speed on a very, very long road, but one that does have an end. Assuming nothing else changes, you will eventually get to the end of the road. At that point, there is nowhere else to go.

This Is How Fracking Works

Posted 06.09.2015 | Business

Forget what they say about money; energy is LITERALLY what makes the world go round. And as science and technology have made extracting and utilizing ...

How the Supreme Court Could and Should Be the Key to Federal Climate Action

Dr. James Hansen | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Dr. James Hansen

Our government persists with a business-as-usual path, despite the overwhelming scientific consensus that continued carbon emissions threaten the climate system on which civilization and nature as we know it depend.

Saving the World, One Park at a Time

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

More than 300 terrestrial animal species have been driven to extinction since 1500. The creation and maintenance of well-managed protected areas provide the greatest promise of ending the extinction crisis confronting our Earth's best of the wild.

Offshore Oil and the Energy Debate

Peter Neill | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The energy industry has transformed the American landscape -- removed mountain tops, scarred vast areas of open pits, destroyed agricultural lands, and poisoned aquifers. Why would we even think of permitting them to despoil anything more? Why would we trust them with the ocean?

Ecological Debt and the Global Footprint Network

Peter Neill | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

Ecological debt has transcended the physical and political boundaries of any individual nation to become a global phenomenon that involves every person on earth in the calculating and recalculating the sums through collective and individual behaviors worldwide.

The Future of Conservation and the Tragedy of Triage

Michael Paul Nelson | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Michael Paul Nelson

Because the ESA is a flagship of conservation legislation, one can expect this new meaning to influence the direction of conservation far beyond the formal purview of the ESA.

New Victim, Same Tragedy: The Plight of the American Mustang

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

The American Mustang was a brutal reminder of how the bureaucracy of federal institutions is, at times, ignorant of the cause and effect of their decisions, and the distress they produce. Nothing prepared me for the cruelty of man toward beast that flooded the screen.

Haitian Tourism Project Leads to Environmental Damage and Community Repression

Beverly Bell | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Other Worlds and the Solidarity and Resistance Collective for the Population of Île-à-Vache "Destination Île-à-Vache" is a government-driven t...

What Do We Need Nature For?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

There is an old saying: What you understand, you care for. What you care for, you love. What you love, you protect.

Women-Led Resistance Against False Development

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Beverly Bell

An Interview with Aura Lolita Chavez Ixcaquic, Maya K'iche from the Mayan Women's Movement, Guatemala By Deepa Panchang and Jessica Hsu As a member ...