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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.