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Environment Climate Change

Why Changing Your Lightbulbs Won't Save the Planet

Annie Leonard | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Annie Leonard

We need a big idea of how things could be better -- a morally compelling, ecologically sustainable and socially just idea that will not just make things a little better for a few, but a lot better for everyone. And we need to get active.

EO Wilson, Stewart Brand and the Future of Environmentalism

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Nathaniel Loewentheil

Two strands of thought -- romanticism and technological rationality -- run deep in environmentalism and the tensions between them help illuminate many of the countervailing beliefs and strategies that compose the environmental movement today.

Planet Under Pressure

Robert Walker | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

Half away around the world, nearly 3,000 scientists this week have assembled in London for a "Planet under Pressure" conference that is raising alarm bells about environmental conditions around the globe.