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DOJ Extracts $5.15 Billion Settlement From Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

John C.K. Daly | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
John C.K. Daly

The Department of Justice announced that it had settled a lawsuit against Anadarko Petroleum Corp., with the defendant agreeing to pay $5.15 billion, the largest environmental enforcement settlement ever by the Department of Justice.

Ready or Not: Water Is Quickly Becoming an Economic Issue for Major U.S. Corporations

Tony Calandro | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business
Tony Calandro

Extreme and prolonged droughts in Texas and California offer a window into the not too distant future where greater competition for water in the public and private sectors will raise several business challenges and increase scrutiny on a company's license to operate.

Kate Sheppard

Marcellus Energy Development Could Pave Over An Area Bigger Than The State Of Delaware

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green

Development of natural gas and wind resources in the Marcellus shale region could cover up nearly 1.3 million acres of land, an area bigger than the s...

Moving Crude Oil-by-Rail: Impacts to Spokane and Beyond

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

When it's all risk and no reward, it's all of our responsibility to stand up and protect not just Spokane but the rest of Washington from bad deals on wheels.

Go with the Flow

Edward Flattau | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Edward Flattau

​One of environmental activists' principle formulas is to act in harmony with nature as much as possible. It is an approach which is not, as some cr...

Are You Making Efforts To "Go Green"? (POLL)

Posted 09.18.2013 | MarloThomas

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Nixon in the Wilderness

Edward Flattau | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Edward Flattau

The late Richard Nixon's only public tribute of any note outside of his presidential library in Yorba Linda, California is oddly enough an environment...

Building the Culture of Reuse: Pittsburgh ReuseFest Centralizes Donation Process

Sue Kerr | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Sue Kerr

We have a lot of stuff. We have neighbors who need stuff to increase the quality of their lives and strengthen their day to day survival. What we don't have are enough connectors, enough systems to efficiently get the stuff from the people who no longer need it to the people who very much do.

Winning the Climate Change Challenge

Terry Tamminen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

So if the U.S. is lagging behind countries like Australia and Germany, why should anyone be optimistic about solving the climate crisis with tools that make economic sense?

Change Our Story: Poison the River Part 1

Peter Buffett | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

"Out of sight, out of mind" has played a huge role in how we've gotten into the environmental mess we're in now. We don't live in that world anymore. We can see our brothers and sisters across the globe. We can distribute necessary things far and wide.

Soft Edges

Peter Neill | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

The cost benefit analysis of the purchase and redefinition of the coastal lands compares advantageously with the financial requirements of just a single storm, not to mention more to come as a practical and economical allocation of taxpayer funding.

Hard Edges

Peter Neill | Posted 05.26.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

The fate of coastal wetlands is another blatant example of hard over soft. Once massive buffers against storm incursion, wetlands served human needs additionally through complementary cultivation of hay for fodder for saltwater farms.

Catalyzing Ocean Finance

Peter Neill | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

Recently, two organizations combined their talents and experience to address ocean solutions on the scale required to make a difference. As we always tend to measure value in dollars, they predicated their recommendations on the following analysis:

Honor Martin Luther King With a White House Pray-in on the Climate Cliff

A. Siegel | Posted 03.17.2013 | Green
A. Siegel

Today an interfaith coalition will hold a "Pray-In for the Climate" in front of the White House. The day is powerful in its symbolism as the 15th is the date of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, real birthday.

7 Stylish And Eco-Friendly Party Ideas

Posted 11.18.2012 | OWN

By Amanda MacMillan Your calendar this fall is likely crammed with festive get-togethers. Whether you're hosting or bringing a gift, here are a...

Consequences of Climate Change: A World Awash With Environmental Refugees

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.15.2012 | World
Andrew Lam

Whether humanity can move toward a global civilization will depend by and large on how it can act collectively to deal with what's arguably the central issue of our time: climate change and resulting human displacement.

Young People and the Challenges of Rio+20

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 08.08.2012 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

As we prepare for the Rio Earth Summit later this month, it is hard not to have a sense that this generation of adults are collectively failing our children.

outhwestern Tribes Lead 3-Day March to Move Beyond Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.26.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We can do better than coal -- for the Moapa Band of Paiutes, other Native American tribes and all Americans.

Can a 'One Tree at a Time' Approach Reverse Human Health and Environmental Issues?

Organic Authority.com | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Organic Authority.com

Both the environment and human health are facing critical challenges. And evidence -- such as the widening expansion of industrial agriculture, genetic modification and use of pesticides -- indicates a deeper connection between the two.

14 By 14, A Biblical Emissions Mandate: 14 (Percent Reduction) By (20)14

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb | Posted 04.08.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb

We should let our workers rest from their labors; and the Earth should be allowed to rest, too. Social, spiritual and ecological sustainability intertwine.

Fixing BP's Big Fix

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.05.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Image Source: Nalco Corexit 9500 MSDS sheet from http://www.msds.com BP is putting a lot of money behind a TV commercial that opens with "This was t...

Caught in the Act: Malibu's Dirty Little Secret Cleaned Up (VIDEO)

Kathy Eldon | Posted 01.29.2012 | Impact
Kathy Eldon

The glamorous city of 13,000 is now leading the way in stopping toxic stormwater and chemical-laden urban runoff from destroying its glamorous coastline.

The Greenest Garden in Washington

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 01.21.2012 | Green
Nigel Sheinwald

The British poet Alexander Pope once observed that, "All gardening is landscape-painting." But today's gardeners need to be environmental stewards as well as aesthetes.

Impact Investing Defined

Jigar Shah | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green
Jigar Shah

The term "Impact Investing" has taken on many meanings in the past few years. I want to end the confusion and underscore that impact investing must by definition deliver impactful and compelling financial returns.

Prospects for Progressive Politics: A July 4th Interview With Activist Jeff Blum

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This year, Americans celebrated their independence at a time when almost 10 percent of the workforce is officially unemployed, millions more are underemployed, and millions of families are losing their homes. Under these circumstances, why isn't the left gaining momentum?