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Is Pope Francis Pro-life? The Perplexing Silence of Laudato Si' on Human Overpopulation

Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.

Pope Francis has said many important things in Laudato Si', and my critique should not detract from what is an excellent first foray by Catholic Church leadership into discussions of ecological degradation.

Growth -- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.17.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Economic growth is the most powerful single determinant that has ever entered political and economic language.

The Polar Bear in Your Backyard

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 07.16.2016 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

For many people, the idea of a world without polar bears is eerie, but distant, like looking at photos of abandoned buildings. It's troubling, but in a NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) sort of way. Except the problem is in your backyard...and in your bedroom.

This Dance Project Is Out To Prove Climate Change Is An Issue We Can't Ignore

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.26.2015 | Arts

"I know scientists are frustrated," Karole Armitage, the famed dancer and choreographer, explained over the phone. "They’ve been giving the facts fo...

Naomi Klein, Climate, and Capitalism (Pt. 2): Creating a Broad Social Movement

John J. Berger | Posted 03.15.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

The key to breaking the climate and energy policy logjam in Washington, D.C., Naomi Klein contends in This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, is the building of a powerful social movement. Citizens can then put leaders into office who are willing to take decisive action to protect the climate.

Grilling for Labor Day? Don't Burn the Planet

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

Once you start replacing servings of meat with plant protein, your statistical life span starts to improve. Same goes for the planet.

Do We Really Need Another Walmart More Than We Need Wildlife?

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

It doesn't get much more David versus Goliath than this: In South Florida endangered butterflies and bats are clinging to the last remaining pine rockland forest habitat where a developer wants to build yet another strip mall, complete with Walmart and Chick-fil-A.

Earth Day: Now With 95 Percent More People!

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

Unfortunately, among all those Earth Day sales for yard accessories, eco-friendly t-shirts and other mass-produced "green" products, you won't find a single spare Earth on clearance.

Holy Icebergs! A Warmer, Thirstier Future on Tap

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 01.08.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

Based on our current track record, it could happen as soon as mid-century -- around the same time the global population is pushing nearly 10 billion people. So, how do we stop this?

WATCH: Do Michelle Obama's Fashion Picks Set A Poor Example?

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 02.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

First Lady Michelle Obama has been praised for embracing mainstream, affordable fashion lines. But do those choices come at a cost? Elizabeth Cline...

Eco Etiquette: 9 Time-Saving Tips For Busy Green Moms (PHOTOS)

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Any time-saving tips for ...

JM Cousteau Calls for "Slimming" Action on Climate Change

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 06.04.2012 | San Francisco
Alison van Diggelen

Ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau had some provocative advice for those seeking to combat climate change. Action begins at home.

Dilemmas Of A Muslim Shopper

Daliah Merzaban | Posted 03.30.2012 | Religion
Daliah Merzaban

While the wealth we accumulate is a grace from God, it is also a test to see how we will manage, distribute and respect it.

Supersize Chi: The Spiritual Cost of Overconsumption

Kelley Harrell | Posted 11.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

When we begin to declutter our lives, we create a domino effect of wellness. By becoming mindful of our own living style, we can stop the cycle of excess. We become aware of what we need versus what we want.

Ten Uses For Unwanted Holiday Gifts

Cathy Erway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cathy Erway

One man's trash may be another's treasure, but before you burden another by regifting, consider the following karma-friendly alternatives.

When Hackers Took My Video Viral

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

On tiny homes, happiness, Freud's nephew, the 'Story of Stuff,' and why massive change will only come about when people realize their lives are better for making a change.

Say 'Just Enough' in 2010

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

Perhaps we can launch an awareness campaign to Stop Wasting Food....a JUST ENOUGH campaign for restaurants to serve smaller portions, for diners to request 'just enough'.

HLN's Jane Velez Publishes New Book

Dr. Belisa Vranich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Belisa Vranich

Part memoir, part how-to book, peppered with behind-the-scenes of TV journalism, Velez courageously chronicles her quest from "insanity to clarity, from egocentricity to altruism, from alcoholism to activism."