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New Dream, Next Steps: Breaking Self-Referentiality

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

We're trapped in a kind of cultural 'trance' and addicted to unsustainable patterns and practices that, in turn, drive isolation, fear and obsessive consumption.

Is BP the Fox Guarding the Henhouse?

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

It is an outrage that Corexit continues to jeopardize both the health of the public and of the Gulf marine life exposed to the chemical. Both the EPA and BP are to blame, with the former allowing the latter to shoot first, ask questions later.

Claiming Accountability for a Better World

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

This is no longer simply a conversation about "saving the planet." It is a conversation about our own survival and about having lives worth living. It is about creating a world that is habitable.

Another Wake-Up Call For The World's Biggest Oil Junkie

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Howie Klein

OK, America, it's time to get real about energy. The explosion and destruction of the Horizon deepwater rig and the subsequent oil spill disaster are only the latest in a series of wake-up calls you've received. Are you listening now?

Call for Social Networking Reports on Deepwater Horizon Oil Impacts

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

With ordinary citizens inputting real-time photos and testimony, the general public will have the opportunity to experience first hand what is really happening in the Gulf of Mexico and along its shores.

Weekly Mulch: Oil rig sinks, as does Senate climate bill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Two disasters flared up this week, one environmental, the other political. Off the coast of Louisiana, oil f...

The BP Deepwater Oil Disaster: What if it Were Virginia?

Kert Davies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kert Davies

Until last week, Big Oil had duped everyone into thinking that drilling was harmless, and that drilling for more oil domestically would solve our energy problems and our economic woes.

Oil Spills: A History Of Disaster (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The recent disaster that occurred at a BP offshore drilling site near Louisiana--seriously injuring 17 workers, leaving 11 still missing, and leaking ...

Delta Official: Oil Spill Could Be Hitting Louisiana Coast Now

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

We spent the day driving the I-10 from Tallahassee to New Orleans. A pungent odor is hanging over the Crescent City, and it has nothing to do with what is being smoked at Jazz Fest.

Oil Spill Clean Up: 10 Things You Can Do to Help Clean Up

The Stir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Stir

Instead of pointing fingers, take some responsibility and put your energy (pun intended) into something else.

Cries from the Gulf (VIDEO)

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Papantonio

"Drill Baby Drill" Isn't that what you said? I remember the chill that ran up my spine the first time I heard it. I couldn't imagine that anything more painful would ever fall on my ears. I was wrong.

Obama's Pivotal Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama was slow to react to the disaster. Luckily for him, the disaster itself is happening in slow motion as well. It is definitely not too late for Obama to lead. He can still redeem himself and his image.

Titanic: Too Big to Fail

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Kaplan

Nothing is too big to fail; instead, the bigger it is, the more insidious and devastating its modes of failure must be. Engineers, at least, know this: it seems someone forgot to tell the bankers.

Greensburg: An Eco 9/11

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Greensburg, with everything that once stood there now destroyed in the aftermath of the most violent twister ever, has transformed into a model town for everything eco, green and sustainable.

Republican Leadership Conference 2010: No Mention Of Hurricane Katrina As GOP Meets In New Orleans

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Five years after President Bush's failed response to a natural disaster in New Orleans deeply damaged his party's credibility and helped sweep them fr...

Negligence in the Coal Fields

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Perhaps it's time for Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Energy, to get involved with the courts again. This time, as a defendant.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

A Time for Moral Reckoning

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Theologically, we are witnessing a massive despoiling of God's creation. We were meant to be stewards of the Gulf of Mexico. Instead, we are watching the destruction of all that. Why?

Voices From Haiti: "Stop Feeding on Haiti's Suffering"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

One of two Pediatric tents we visited There is a sign in a damaged Petionville, Haiti bar that reads: "There are no truths, there are only stories....

The Oil Spill is Not Like Katrina

Alyssa Battistoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alyssa Battistoni

After weeks of being pushed by right-wing bloggers, the "Obama's Katrina" meme, comparing Deepwater Horizon to the 2005 hurricane, has finally made it...

Haiti: Time for an NGO Police?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

"Any military commander will tell you that the first step to taking control of an area is to take over the airport." And so Dr. Tiffany Keenan, an ...

Haiti: "All the Resources Are in the Wrong Place"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

There is plenty of blame and criticism to go around, but that being said, the humanitarian situation in Haiti is so dire it seems as if there may be no comprehensive solution.

Nashville's Fateful, Flooding River

Nathan Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nathan Harden

We in Tennessee have spent the past week digging ourselves out, hauling away wreckage and holding onto each other. We want the rest of the country to understand what we are going through.

BP Waives Responsibility -- Health Effects of Oil Cleanup Could Be Deadly

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

After the Exxon Valdez spill, employees and volunteers working around the oil became seriously ill. Thousands died from inhaling air and handling dispersants that contained benzene.

Haiti's Fayette Villagers Forgotten at Epicenter

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Fear continues to linger in Fayette, the village closest to the epicenter of the earthquake in Haiti. A visit from scientists who are doing more than passing through with their instruments would be appreciated.