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Ending the Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

Robert Walker | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Robert Walker

(Planet Xi) Scientists at the Extraterrestrial Research Center (ERC) announced today that they have indefinitely suspended their surveillance of radio signals from a D7-class planet in the R3231 solar system, which is located a mere 41 light-years from Xi. The news caught the scientific community by surprise

Plastic: It's What's For Dinner

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 05.23.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

It's ubiquitous. It's in our food, it's in our beverages, it's everywhere, including the far-reaches of the oceans. Just this week, a statistic came out from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that 30 percent of all fish have plastic in them. Visibly in them.

Media, The Myth of Trump and What Really Matters

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.23.2016 | Media
Paul Stoller

Circus-like media attention is good for ratings, for advertising revenues, for circulation and for Mr. Trump. It enables Mr. Trump to spin--with ever-increasing brilliance--the myth of his invincible persona.

Jane Goodall: We Can Save the Elephants

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.01.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

The Jane Goodall Institute is working towards a critical mass of young people who will go on to become the next generation of conservationists, teachers, parents, lawyers and politicians, forging forward with an inherent understanding that if we really do care about the future we have to make tough decisions today.

Family Farming: The Key to Alleviating Hunger and Poverty

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Small-scale, family-run farms not only form the base of rural communities in both the developing and developed world and provide a large number of jobs, but they are also at the center of sustainable production.

What Will It Take to Slow the World's 'Unsustainable Path'?

Robert Walker | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

When it comes to climate change and other environment challenges, Mitt Romney can plead ignorance, even if it's feigned. But what about President Obama?

Victory Declared In Global Phase-Out Of Lead In Gasoline

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Christian | Posted 12.27.2011 | Green

Victory has been declared in a decade-long campaign to globally phase out lead from gasoline. More than 185 countries worldwide have stopped adding...

Natural Value at Bargain Prices

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

2010 was supposed to be the year that the world reversed the loss of biodiversity. Countries have failed to reach this target, however, and species a...

Haiti's Tomorrow May Be Rooted In Trees, Fertilizer

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

The task of restoring Haiti's countryside is extremely difficult and could even be impossible. But the restoration work for a healthy countryside would provide more food and jobs, and make flooding less severe.

Haiti Earthquake: Greening of Hillsides Can Bolster Recovery

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Now with parts of Haiti in ruin and perhaps 200,000 people dead, the tree-planting and the soil sampling have halted. But the catastrophe makes it more critical than ever that Haiti be re-greened.

Biofuels from Microalgae (Part 1)

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

I begun to be involved with growing algae in raceways a third of a century ago, and from then until now, have observed that federal funding was spotty and mostly non-existent.

Planet Ocean: Riding a Green Ship to the Future We Want - Project Kaisei

Mary Liz Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Liz Thomson

Hundreds of square miles of ocean, just North West of Hawaii, are covered thick with floating human garbage. The ocean doesn't clean itself.