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Ecological Issues

Finding a Needle of Primary Jungle in Borneo's Haystack of Deforestation: Going Green on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Development and deforestation behind us, enveloped by the lushness of primary jungle, we're romping along a dirt track when we start waltzing gently to port. Within minutes it's graduated to a raucous grinding and we're rock 'n' rolling.

Thanksgivukkah 2 Coming Sooner Than You Think! Climate Change Coming Sooner!

Rabbi David Seidenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rabbi David Seidenberg

Maybe you can add the priestly blessing that parents say to children on Friday night, or the prayer for Creation on neohasid.org. But remember, we who will ultimately pass this world on to our children will only get to wish this blessing once.

TAFTA (Part 2): Citizens of the Food Movement, Be Prepared!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Given that around 26 states in the U.S. have moved to enact more comprehensive labeling requirements for GMOs, any trade measures that could threaten the rights of U.S. citizens to democratically determine higher standards in food labeling, should be opposed.

How Important Is Long-Term Ecological Research?

Daniel T. Blumstein | Posted 02.03.2013 | Science
Daniel T. Blumstein

Think about this for a moment: Many baseball players make more than is awarded by a program in the National Science Foundation that gives us the tools and understanding to manage some of humanities' biggest ecological and environmental issues.

The "Super Committee" That's Not Meeting This Week

Robert Walker | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

In all probability, there will never be anything close to a global "super committee" to resolve our ecological debt crisis. We will have to rely upon a loosely-knit international framework to ward off any kind of ecological collapse. Let's hope it's enough.

We Need to Raise the Ecological Debt Ceiling

Steve Hallett and John Wright | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
Steve Hallett and John Wright

The recent "end-of-the-world" hysteria raised by political wrangling surrounding the U.S. government's debt ceiling -- should be a wake-up call that we all owe more than just financial debt: there is an ecological debt to pay.

Earth Day, Every Day

Daniel Goleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Goleman

Every day can have meaningful eco-consequences if we make shopping a vote for a better planet and use new tools, like GoodGuide.com, that tell us about the ecological impacts of a product.

Howl if You Love Gaia: Cristina Eisenberg's The Wolf's Tooth

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Elizabeth Cunningham

Cristina Eisenberg takes her reader on a breathtaking, sometimes heartbreaking tour of the planet from the Gulf of Maine to the Amazonian rain forests.

Lambro River Oil Spill May Create 'Ecological Disaster' In Italy

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — An oil spill that fouled a small river in northern Italy reached the Po River on Wednesday, with officials warning of an ecological disas...

Q&A: Acclaimed Doc Director Robert Stone Reviews Our Earth Days

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Balfour

"Right now, the current battle over climate change, all it is being debated by Washington lobbying organizations," said Stone, "and how much money can you put into The Left versus The Right?"

Ten Small Steps We Can Take To Save Our Planet

David Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Weinberger

To save our planet, there's no need to make big changes in our lifestyles.

Green News Report: June 2, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In Today's Audio Report: Rules of the road; Packing in the Parks; Is eco-system recovery even possible? Plus: Green News Report helps your troubles g...

Trafigura Dumped Toxic Waste On Ivory Coast: Documents

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Documents have emerged which detail for the first time the potentially lethal nature of toxic waste dumped by British-based oil traders in one of west...

National Ecological Literacy Standards

Stephen H. Dinan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephen H. Dinan

What if we created national ecological literacy standards that helped to ensure that every child in the USA had the basic understandings necessary for us to become a sustainable country?

There Aren't Enough Spidermen

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

We are spending more than $2 billion of US taxpayer money to send another rover to Mars next year, when so much of our own planet remains unexplored and unknown.

Power Failure: McCain's Batteries Are Flat

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

McCain says nothing about the ecological consequences of the technology behind the car battery contest. He speaks merely of cost, wanting us all to be able to maintain our lifestyle -- just pay less.

Solar-Powered Homes Heat Up Cool Housing Market

LA Times | Elizabeth Douglass | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With foreclosures rising and home prices diving, there is a bright spot in California's residential real estate market: Solar-powered homes are starti...