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Forget Star Wars; Get Ready for Water Wars

Marc Ross | Posted 01.20.2017 | Green
Marc Ross

If trends persist and a growing body of scientific evidence holds true, we may be at war, or at least find ourselves hurled into new geo-political conflicts, for something that most of us, at least in first-world countries, take for granted -- water.

Bees, Foxes and Hens: EPA's Failure to Protect Our Food Supply

Marc Ross | Posted 10.09.2016 | Green
Marc Ross

That's outrageous. Potentially dangerous chemicals should stay in the jar at the lab until their safety is determined through a thorough scientific investigation -- and certainly before they are poured willy-nilly all over the planet.

Give Us the Whole Truth About Fracking

Marc Ross | Posted 08.25.2016 | Green
Marc Ross

The facts are slippery when it comes to the great fracking debate in America, where truth, lies, and spin often collide, and end up leaving us confused and dizzy -- all thanks to the courtesy of the powers that be.

Tipping the Scales in Our Favor: The Fossil Fuel Divestment/Renewable Investment Movement

Marc Ross | Posted 07.10.2016 | Green
Marc Ross

Let's be honest: We all know why the U.S. Congress won't pass comprehensive climate change legislation or enact a regulatory framework that accelerates America's transition to a clean energy economy.

Climate Change And The True Wealth Of Nature And Prosperity

Marc Ross | Posted 05.19.2016 | Green
Marc Ross

Species are already being erased and humans are creating their own geological epoch rather than natural forces. Frighteningly, we don't even entirely understand what all of this will mean or ultimately lead to.

The New Coal Ash Disposal Rules: EPA's Missed Opportunity

Marc Ross | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Marc Ross

EPA's latest regulatory scheme for coal ash is largely ineffective. Not only does it fail to address pressing threats that coal ash and its handling, storage and disposal demand, it also pushes responsibility for site inspections and regulation to states that are under no legal requirement to comply.

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.

Bridging the Energy vs. Environment Divide: Colorado's Roan Plateau Case Study

Marc Ross | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Marc Ross

A few years ago, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) leased 55,000 acres of public land in the Roan Plateau for natural gas development. This would have allowed unrestricted drilling on top of the plateau and throughout most of its uncorrupted terrain.

The Climate Change Game: A Two-Minute Warming

Marc Ross | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Marc Ross

The battle over the future of the planet and its interrelationship to the international renewable energy landscape strikes a familiar chord in another compelling and timely happening -- football season.

An Argument for 'Sane' Fracking

Marc Ross | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

I believe common sense measures can address some environmentalists' concerns and provide the industry some credibility while the EPA wraps up its comprehensive study.

Bridging the Gap: Baby Boomers and Millennials Working Together for Social Change

Marc Ross | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Marc Ross

Volunteer-based organizations have found inventive ways to encourage participation of various age groups towards a noble cause through a powerful tool -- mission-based work that appeals to the former hippies and the current hipsters.

Living in a Plastic World

Marc Ross | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

Supporting our culture of convenience is a pervasive material that, while seemingly harmless in our car's cup holders, actually does so much damage to our planet. But it is not an issue to be taken lightly anymore.

Paradise Lost: Why Our Desire to Protect U.S. Wilderness Should Not Cease

Marc Ross | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

My Colorado is much different than the Colorado of the early 20th century, when there were no gridlocked highways packed with millions of cars on traffic-choked interstates in eyesight of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains.

Rock the Earth: The Drum Beat for Change

Marc Ross | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

How do we motivate a nation to take up environmental causes when so very few are listening?

Brief From Bonnaroo: Tennessee Trash

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Anyone who grew up in the 1970s in Tennessee can sing a bit of "Tennessee Trash," a comic and catchy PSA that was sponsored by the State Department of Transportation to discourage littering.