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Troubleshooting Climate Change

Mike DeLeonardis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Mike DeLeonardis

We now stand at a crossroads. However unintentional, humans are responsible for climate change. It is time we own up to that and deal with the problem in earnest. For what we do today will forever determine our future trajectory. Could this crisis be the impetus that moves us to the next stage of civilization or to extinction?

Why I Am Not Going To Breed

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Jamie Scanlon

If happiness is the goal of life, then breeding is something that is going to take my happiness away more than adds to it. Breeding is definitely off my bucket list.

As It Is in Heaven

Anthony de Villiers | Posted 10.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Anthony de Villiers

"Is it true you were once a member of a voyage to another planet?" a student asked. "It's true," the old man responded. "I was one of several hundr...

Carrots, Sticks or Evolution?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 10.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I. Rimanoczy As a researcher of human behavioral change and transformation, particularly as it relates to the area of our planetary sustainab...

Pope Francis: A Spokesman for Our Planet

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

When Francis speaks to Congress and the United Nations this week, as he did in Havana recently, this call for all of us to be responsible will no doubt be a part of his message to this country. And the timing is perfect.

United We Stand. Happy Interdependence Day!

Donna Henes | Posted 07.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Henes

Recently I was asked to speak about the shamanic point of view of team building with an emphasis on creating alliances and community. But from a shama...

Being Stewards - Not Owners - of Our Environment

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Catholic Relief Services

Pope Francis asks us a very simple question in his encyclical: "What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?"

Pagans Around the World Join the Pope in Calling for Environmental Action

John Halstead | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
John Halstead

Contemporary Pagan religious practice commonly fosters a sense of spiritual connection with the Earth. Pagans actively try to cultivate a harmonious relationship with the non-human natural world.

The Ecology of Our Minds

KidSpirit | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion

When I was eight years old, my parents used to take me to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. We would go every week of the summer, spread out a blanket on the grass, and enact a tradition central to our monotheistic branch of Hinduism: singing devotional songs to passersby, often accompanied by a harmonium and brass hand symbols.

Smart Planet: 20 Inventions Boosting Global IQ

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

Technology and learning innovations are in the process of boosting global IQ. As they become less expensive and more widely available, they will connect billions of young people to the idea economy. Following is a list of 20 categories where new tools are beginning to, or likely to, make a big difference in access to quality learning opportunities.

In the Belly of the Earth

Christina Pacella | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Christina Pacella

Summer is well on its way in Italy. It's 6:30 a.m. The sand is still cool under my feet and the sun has almost finished rising behind the stillness of the Adriatic sea. The breeze carries the scent of oleanders, pine trees and magnolias.

April Showers

Donna Henes | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Donna Henes

Oceans, rivers, ponds, streams, lakes, falls, glaciers and seas run like veins through a living body, carrying refreshment and nutrients to all its parts.

Peek Inside the New PBS Series 'Earth: A New Wild' With Host M. Sanjayan

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Traditionally humans are considered to be the ultimate destroyers of the planet. However, EARTH: A New Wild, challenges this premise and illustrates how humans are essential to the earth's survival.

L'Chaim! In Celebration of Life

Donna Henes | Posted 03.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Henes

All we have in this world is our life. We owe it to ourselves, the lucky ones, the privileged, the living, to be very, very thankful to be alive in this magnificent but dangerous world.

These Breathtaking Photos Remind Us Exactly Why We Want To Fight So Hard Against Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Mohini Kundu | Posted 01.06.2015 | Green

When we talk about climate change, it's easy to get caught up in the politics and economic arguments and lose sight of what it is we're really fightin...

Why We Shouldn't Dare Say 'Thanksgiving' Unless We Are Truly Giving

Phyllis Sues | Posted 01.27.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

I can't remember a single Thanksgiving in all my 91 years, when we were at peace. Shame on us. What happened to giving thanks for peace? Giving thanks for unconditional love. Thanks for the privilege of living on this planet. And thanks for not destroying it.

No Security: Hope X (Is Not) Decadent and Depraved - Day 1

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 09.20.2014 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

This is part one of my three-day diary on filming my currently untitled history of hacking documentary at the Hackers On Planet Earth X (HOPE X) Convention hosted by the legendary 2600 Hacker Quarterly.

Are We In The Early Stages Of A New Mass Extinction? It's Complicated

Annalee Newitz | Posted 06.23.2014 | Science
Annalee Newitz

There are many signs today that we may be in the early stages of a new mass extinction. The climate is changing very rapidly, plus we're seeing an extraordinary number of extinctions among land animals.

Weird Frozen World Discovered At Edge Of Solar System

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 03.26.2014 | Science

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peering into the far reaches of the solar system, astronomers have spied a pink frozen world 7½ billion miles from the sun. It'...

We Need to Update Our Concept of Freedom of Choice

Pooran Desai | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Pooran Desai

Are freedom of choice and sustainably living incompatible? This was a question which was discussed over a World Economic Forum dinner on Wednesday night at Davos, hosted by the influential architect and thinker William McDonough.

7 Ways to Change the World Using Media, Old and New

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Media
Karin Kloosterman

We've sailed over New Year's, and through the most depressing day of the year a week later. Now is the time to make good on your New Year's resolution...

Is It a Bug? A Star? No, Wait, It's a Particle!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.09.2014 | Science
Sidonie Sawyer

I know it's not always easy to grasp all the scientific gibberish and savant stories about particle acceleration, protons, matter/anti-matter, and the so-called "God particle" that we often read about in the press.

10 Green Things You Can Do Right Now!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

Good for the environment, and your dollar power. Every little bit counts. If we each only save one inch of tree, one ounce of nature, one speck of ene...

Save the Whales, Save Ourselves: Why Whales Matter

Joel Reynolds | Posted 12.17.2013 | Green
Joel Reynolds

They inspire awe, because they're magnificent, massive, beautiful, powerful, and mysterious. Like giant sequoias but mammals -- like us, except on a prehistoric, mythological, global scale. Everything about them is huge -- their size, their sounds, their range, their strength, their history.

How Awful Are Hollywood Portrayals of Life on Mars? NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi Answers!

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.07.2013 | Science
Shira Lazar

We put NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi, Nerdist's Matt Mira, VSAUCE2's Kevin Lieber and Sourcefed's Meg Turney on the spot of whether these videos represent t...