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Environmental Degradation

Environmental Disturbance and the Emergence of Tropical Disease: Lessons From the Gold Fields of Ghana

Mario Machado | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
Mario Machado

The wealth contained within this land does not belong to those that live and work it, but to those with the might to control it.

Gross Domestic Problem: Don't Shoot the Measurement

Brian Czech | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Brian Czech

As our economy exceeds the capacity of the planet to sustain us and future generations, we need to monitor the size of our economy more closely than ever. And there is no better measurement of the size of our economy than GDP.

Food Security: Transplanting Rural to Urban

Yen To | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Yen To

Food security is an eco-socio-economic issue that strikes at the fundamental human processes we have devised for our own longevity. These examples demonstrate alternative methods of addressing the global issue, locally.

Q&A With Jonathan Lash: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"Hampshire's students inspired me. My generation is leaving a world in a precarious state. Their generation will have to address the problems of global warming, ecosystem destruction, loss of biodiversity and toxification we have created."

11 Million Reasons to Reform Our Broken Immigration System

Javier Sierra | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

During an interview with a Florida radio station about the dangerous working conditions for undocumented Latino workers, the story of one of the listeners who called in got us all on the edge of our seats.

Countries and Companies Can Agree: Something's Gotta Give

Amy Larkin | Posted 06.09.2013 | World
Amy Larkin

There is no clear consensus on how much pollution really costs. But if China openly states that it's a 3.5 percent hit on its GDP, why don't we seize the opportunity to re-value our economy and GDP?

Scientists: Ending Poverty Hinges On Tougher Environmental Goals

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, March 20 (Reuters) - Governments must impose radical limits on everything from water ...

Eco Etiquette: Help! I Feel Like Giving Up On Green

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 11.07.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I'm so fed up with what's...

Why Is Business Blind to the Potential Profits from Sustainability?

R. Paul Herman | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business
R. Paul Herman

Measurement of the environmental aspects of a business is equivalent to an x-ray or CAT scan to find the maladies in a business system and supply chain which can be addressed and cured.

10 High-Level Threats to Humanity

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Secretary-General Kofi Annan named Anand Panyarachun, former Prime Minister of Thailand, to chair a high-level panel on global security threats and re...

Strategic Analytic Model for Creating a Prosperous World at Peace

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Whole Earth Whole Systems The Earth is a self-contained system in which all elements interact in ways that we humans simply do not understand--witnes...

What's Wrong with America? Let Me List the Books....

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Steele

Sun Tzu writes that if you do not know your enemy, AND you do not know yourself, you are destined to fail. The United States of America is not a Repu...

Interview With a Philosopher: Really Saving the Environment

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Today's interview is with a couple of philosophers concerned about the environmental crisis we seem to be hearing something new about almost every wee...

Why Countries Like Haiti Matter to the Well-Being of Everyday Americans

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Creamer

The world economy is not a zero sum game. For us to be richer, someone else doesn't have to be poorer. In fact just the opposite is true.

Disorder on the Border: Trashing the Law in the Name of Immigration Deterrence

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

The strategy of deterrence that drives both border enforcement and crackdowns on humanitarians is fundamentally flawed.

Protecting the Earth's Blue Heart

Sylvia Earle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sylvia Earle

Obama's new ocean policy task force, launched in June, is exactly what is needed: a coherent national policy based on science and informed by local economic interests.

Climate Change and Iraq

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Denselow

A forgotten story is how the destruction and painfully slow reconstruction of the Iraq state is occurring against the backdrop of a deteriorating natural environment.

Like a Diamond in the Sky

David Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Horton

Those who deny climate change believe that no environmental issue, no conservation cause, no piece of the natural world, must ever be allowed to get in the way of big profits for big business.

Ecoflation -- Business Beware

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Consumers will pay more for everything, a form of green inflation, notably in developed countries where environmental activists and laws are demanding responsiveness to concerns.

The Vision to Stay Green

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tri Robinson

We don't need to relegate people to poverty just for the sake of saving some trees. Pitting those two things against one another is a false choice.

Tim DeChristopher Reinvents the Greenbuck in Utah

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Deforestation, chemical pollution in the world's oceans, biological diversity, species extinction, and greenhouse gas emissions are detrimental to life on Earth as we know it.