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This Earth Day, Put People Before Polluters

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 04.18.2014 | Green
Elisabeth MacNamara

This Earth Day, put people before polluters. If supporters like you stand up and demand the strongest standard possible, we can put our country -- and our planet -- on the path to a sustainable future and ensure a cleaner, healthier future for everyone.

Reality Check: Our Progress Has Come at an Unsustainable Price

John Friedman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
John Friedman

When a system continues to produce the same results, one must conclude that the system, whether it was intended to produce those outcomes or not, is designed to produce those outcomes.

Cultivating Wildness

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

For all of you lazy buns out there who don't want to start a garden but still want to help heal nature (and humanity, by the way), I have an idea fo...

Balancing Act

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Elizabeth G. Craig My boys have been sick all week with fevers. A little bit of the sniffles, too, but mostly this incessant fever...

The Right to Clean Water

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger, Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper My son went to the faucet for a glass of water to drink. It came out clean, clear, a...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership's Environmental Implications

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Before our nation was aware of the hazards of fracking and shale gas development, the...

Geoengineering The Sky is Not 'Normal'

Rachel Smolker | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Rachel Smolker

If global agreement on addressing climate change cannot be achieved, how can we possibly expect any global consensus on "technomanagement" of the atmosphere where the risks of serious negative consequences are so grave?

Making Sustainability 'Cool'

John Friedman | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
John Friedman

Sustainability and the concept of shared fate -- that we're all on this small planet together and our fates are woven together -- could sure benefit from a good song (or two).

This Earth Day, Be a Hero

Dina Khayal | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Dina Khayal

Despite the great progress that has been made since the first Earth Day, environmentalists still need your help and ongoing support to protect and preserve the planet, and its creatures. There are so many ways to get involved this Earth Day.

Climate Legislation Redux: The View From the Red Seats

Carrie La Seur | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green
Carrie La Seur

Ironically, cap and trade legislation fell victim to exactly the same top-down, insular thinking that has carried us all into the maw of a global climate crisis.

Why There's No Such Thing As Cheap Gas

Jorge Madrid | Posted 12.21.2012 | Latino Voices
Jorge Madrid

Latinos, low-income folks, and other disadvantaged communities are disproportionately paying the price for burning fossil fuels in both economic, and more prominently, public health costs.

Would You Invest in Earth, Inc.?

John Friedman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
John Friedman

We are all indulging in the incredible conceit that the Earth relies on us for its survival rather that the opposite truth; we are completely dependent on the Earth.

Remembering Dr. King's Dream and the Importance of Environmental Justice for All

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 03.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Adrianna Quintero

On this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, I share my dream, that clean air and safe food and water be available to everyone without distinction. Only then will we have true equality.

PHOTOS: Erin Brockovich On Regret, Reincarnation, Rules and Risks

The Huffington Post | Debra Ollivier and Evan Allis | Posted 01.08.2012 | Fifty

In 1993, a 32-year-old legal clerk named Erin Brockovich made history for boldly pursuing an investigation that resulted in the largest settlement eve...

Are the Koch brothers lying about the Keystone XL oil pipeline?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Billionaire political donors Charles and David Koch have long relied on deceptive tactics and aggressive denials to distance themselves from the dange...

Hidden Koch Brother Abuse Exposed in the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Robert Greenwald | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The Keystone pipeline is dangerous for so many reasons that it's hard for media reports to capture them all. Through their subsidiaries and refineries, the Koch brothers are positioned to grow their ever-expanding profits if the pipeline is approved.

The Top 10 Things I Wish Didn't Involve Plastic

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Last week, to mark the end of the Rodale.com Plastic-Free Challenge, I shared some tips for reducing the amount of plastic in your life. I personally ...

Weekly Audit: Crashing the Koch's Billionaire Caucus

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Oil barons Charles and David Koch held their annual billionaires' summit in Palm Springs on Sunday, Na...

"Do You Really Like Living Here?" A Foreigner's Perspective on Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

(This article originally appeared in Newsweek Japan on October 28, 2010 in Japanese) "Do you really like living in Tokyo?" is a question I am often a...

Are eReaders The Cloth Diapers Of Books?

Brian Palmer | Brian Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As long as you consume a healthy number of titles, you read at a normal pace and you don't trade in your gadget every year, perusing electronically wi...

What the BP Oil Spill Tells Us About Human Nature

Andrew Belonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Belonsky

We have seen ecological disasters before, yet we continue to ignore experience and foresight, instead preferring to expand profits.

Top Man in Washington Slams Canada's Tar Sands

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

When former US President Bill Clinton went for an "unofficial" visit to North Korea to negotiate the release of two imprisoned American journalists he...

Grand Theft Auto 3: Rail City

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Greg Selkoe

This is the last of my 3 part installment of posts entitled Grand Theft Auto. In this post I will discuss inner city public rail transportation and automobile use in urban settings.

Grand Theft Auto 2: San Autodreas-Highspeed Fail

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Greg Selkoe

America, it is time to get serious about rail and stop getting our a** kicked by the rest of the world.

Hummer v. Hybrid at the Oscars

Matt Petersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Matt Petersen

Regardless of the Prius' fate, we will continue our Red Carpet Green Cars campaign. Heck, we might even see someone ride a bike to the Oscars this yea.