A peacemaker for the ages walks among us. Whether he is blessing world leaders who are notorious for war, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, or speaking of his own exile from his homeland of Tibet, the message of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is the same. "This should be the peace century."
Puerto Rico's economic crisis is nothing to laugh about. Drawing comparisons to Greece and Detroit could be illustrative, but the context of Puerto Rico's case is far different. Neither Detroit nor Greece has a state monopoly over energy responsible for a significant portion of their debt.
For centuries, farmers have been dependent on weather, short growing seasons, fluctuating supply and demand cycles, and a host of environmental factors that make the farming business one of luck as much as agricultural acumen.
Consumer movements are never going to end sweatshops. We can lean on multinational corporations all we want, they don't have the information or the power to ensure decent factories, and neither do we.
Geology and biology are blending in a fascinating way to create a breakthrough new construction material: concrete that can heal its own cracks. The secret weapon? Bacteria.
Last Wednesday, July 15th, world leaders at the United Nations Financing For Development conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia agreed that "price and ta...
Life has a habit of coming full circle and ensuring your past and your present collide in ways that makes sense to you, and you alone.
Questions and answers about accessing cities and neighborhoods once spoke the language of exit ramps, street widening and parking adequacy. Now, different conversations, and varied imagery, create diverse story lines, where urban policy and citizen activism converge.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...
One of the most significant changes since the declaration of the Millennium Development Goals, set to conclude this year, is that the private sector is now seen as a key stakeholder. With governments reneging on prior commitments, and given the projected $3 trillion to $4.5 trillion price tag to achieve the SDGs, corporate participation is essential.
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...
When my vegan friends and colleagues say that a vegan diet is categorically the best for human health, it is an excess of zeal. We simply do not have ...
The impact of new technologies on jobs is unavoidable, and not all of the news is bad. Many old jobs are destroyed but many new jobs are created. The problem is that with weak unions, global competition and inadequate wage regulation, some of the new jobs are lower paid than the old jobs.
Imagine if a person could be blown out like a match. Her soul would slither toward the sky until a gust of air foiled its escape.
Here's an idea: let's peel a big pile of shrimp and put the shells outside to rot under the blazing sun. Sounds pretty disgusting, but amazingly enough, those smelly shells are hiding a solar power secret.
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.