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Out of the Ark and Into the Garden: The Story of Noah in the Sabbatical Year

Rabbi David Seidenberg | Posted 10.24.2014 | Religion
Rabbi David Seidenberg

One question for us today, in this year of Shmita, is: how can we get ourselves back to the garden? Back before our fellowship with the animals was lost?

Review: Hyperobjects--Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World

Illya Szilak | Posted 10.17.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

What would it look like if we actually recognized the legitimate and inscrutable existence of things apart from ourselves? How would this alter how we interact with each other and with the planet?

Diwali: Hearing Earth's Cry

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 10.20.2014 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

On the occasion of Diwali 2014, I want to share a reflection on one of the central narratives associated, in the Hindu tradition, with this festival. This is the narrative that connects Diwali with the celebration and rejoicing over the return of Rama to his home, after a lengthy exile.

Extinction Machine: User's Guide

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Joseph Carlisi

The one universal law or rule that seems to hold constant in nature is the seeking of balance. All natural systems are in a continuous state of change...

Faith Perspectives for the UN Climate Summit: Ecotheology in GIFs

Carolyn Davis | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion
Carolyn Davis

The United Nations Climate Summit begins this week, and many of the marchers who flooded the streets of downtown New York came representing a multitude of faith traditions.

Climate Rally Draws Tens of Thousands to the Streets

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green
Alex Cacioppo

One contingent of the multitudinous climate rallies that coalesced as a mass of more than 300,000 people on Sunday, September 21, stirred to life outside the TimeWarner Center, on Columbus Circle, which was symbolic on a number of levels.

It's Time to Take Evolution Into Our Own Hands

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 09.13.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

As founder and director of the Center for Tropical Research at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and a professor of ecology an...

Man-Made Evolution Is Happening -- It's Time to Control It

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 09.13.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

Evolutionary biologists have news for anyone accustomed to thinking of evolution as a long-term proposition: Evolution also takes place on a day-to-day basis, and it's a tool we must use to keep drug-resistant diseases from spiraling out of control and to prevent mass extinctions.

Why I Oppose Fracking

Randy Credico | Posted 09.05.2014 | New York
Randy Credico

New York has a growing tourism industry based on scenic beauty, clean water, and unspoiled nature. Small family farms and ranches are making a comeback. Our new breweries and wineries are gaining worldwide recognition. They all depend on our clean pure water. Fracking would destroy all that.

Less Blood in the Water: Researchers Try New Way to Keep Sharks From Beachgoers

April Zhu | Posted 09.02.2014 | Green
April Zhu

It should seem that sharks are used to bad news by now. So perhaps there's no better a time than now for some good cheer. Indeed, a recent study from Brazil suggests promise in a humane, non-lethal, and impressively successful method to keep beaches clean of attacks -- without putting a bullet in anyone's brain.

Please Meet the Opportunity Manager

Erik Rasmussen | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Erik Rasmussen

Across the globe, we are seeing how a growing range of disasters are posing still more risks to our current way of living

Preparing Our Seeds for a New Year

Daniel Raphael Silverstein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Religion
Daniel Raphael Silverstein

This week we will enter the Hebrew month of Ellul, a time traditionally dedicated to preparation for the re-birthing that waits us in one month - Rosh Hashana, the New Year.

Extinction Sucks

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 10.04.2014 | Green
Savas Abadsidis

The Extinction Sucks campaign is basically an awareness campaign aimed at educating/informing the public about the ongoing massacre of elephants for their tusks (ivory) and rhinos for their horns.

Romanian NGO on Their Way to Guinness Book for Building the Largest Plastic Bottles Bridge in Timisoara

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact
Cosmin Gheorghe

It is a different version of Bridge Over Troubled Waters, as the trouble here is the plastic waste.

Taiwan Follows in the Scientific Footsteps of Florida State Park

Meg Lowman | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
Meg Lowman

In 2009 two Taiwanese national-park employees arrived at my doorstep in Sarasota, Florida, determined to learn everything about the canopy walkway built in nearby Myakka River State Park. This unique treetop walkway has not only inspired research discoveries but doubled (or even tripled) visitors to the park.

Reversing Genesis: The Ransacking of Temple Earth

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

If you were to enter a church, mosque, or synagogue determined to plunder it before burning it down, you would probably end up in custody. Do the same to Earth, home to us all, and you might be eligible for a government subsidy.

How to Rescue Your Religion

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2014 | Religion
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

How often have we heard this? "Religion is violent." "Religion is sexist." "Religion is wrecking the planet." Actually, more often than not, religion gone wrong has been hijacked. Stolen. Bought, sold, made off with.

Ever Really Thought About What's in Your Exfoliator?

Indie Lee | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Indie Lee

When it comes to getting the perfect summer glow, it's no secret that an exfoliator is a key player in the process. But, have you ever looked closely into your bottle and thought about what those tiny little beads of added texture actually are?

Toward Local Resilience in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
John Feffer

Joining the European Union should have been a step up environmentally for Hungary. But it was a mixed blessing.

Eve of Extinction?

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Joseph Carlisi

Evidence pointing to the reality of human caused environmental change is increasingly streaming through global media outlets and information sources.

Watching the World Burn With Merwin

Stephen Henry Fox | Posted 08.03.2014 | Hawaii
Stephen Henry Fox

Even though the Whole World is Burning, premiering Sunday at the Maui Film Festival, begins unexpectedly in a valley of exotic palms. This is the biography of W. S. Merwin, Poet Laureate and erudite man of conscience.

Being Mindful, Becoming Whole

John Stanley | Posted 07.18.2014 | Religion
John Stanley

A conversation with Connirae Andreas, developer of Core Transformation, about awakening, transformation & healing. John Stanley: The emerging theme o...

"Walk With Me": What Do the Curses in Leviticus 26 Mean for Us Today?

Rabbi David Seidenberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi David Seidenberg

What do these curses mean, and what can they teach us? It sounds like the message is just that we should be obedient -- but that's not what it means.

Hanna Ranch Despite the Odds

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Nancy Cohen-koan

If one accepts symbolism, then the idea of Mother Nature, is surely the feminine aspect of reality. And as global chaos reminds us every day, the Moth...

World Council Of Churches And The Urgency Of Climate Change

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

We have often misunderstood Genesis 1:28, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground" to legitimize human domination of the earth and reinforce our own selfish agenda.