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Environmental Impact

Navy War Games in Alaska Would Impact Thousands of Marine Mammals

Richard Steiner | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Richard Steiner

While it is important for the Navy to maintain readiness, its proposed war-games in the Gulf of Alaska would be in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and would cause too many impacts to marine mammals.

Print or Digital: It All Has Environmental Impact

Omega Institute | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Omega Institute

Are you reading fewer than 100 books on your e-reader before upgrading? Do you read the news more than 10 minutes each day? If so, the printed pa...

Kate Sheppard

Senators: Keystone Report 'Woefully Inadequate' In Gauging Health Risks

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer (Calif.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) are calling on the Obama administration to evaluate the potential ...

The Environmental Impact Of Your Hamburger (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 02.14.2014 | Taste

Think your car is the only thing that consumes fossil fuels on a daily basis? Guess again. Believe it or not, food production is a major contrib...

You Say You Want a Public Hearing?

Tom King | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Tom King

A lot of historic post offices are redundant or inefficient as mail-handling facilities, but they're often architectural gems and more importantly, they're treasured by the communities they serve. It's a problem to which there is probably no ready solution, and each case doubtless presents unique characteristics.

Obama, "Green" Energy, and Indian Tribes

Tom King | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Tom King

Barack Obama, son of an anthropologist, might be expected to respect Indian tribes. Some of his words suggest that he does. But behind his rhetoric, the Obama administration runs roughshod over tribal cultural and spiritual values.

The See-Through Company: 3 Reasons Why Businesses Would Opt for Transparency

Adrian de Groot Ruiz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Adrian de Groot Ruiz

We're living in an age where information travels fast and is becoming a public good. So why share?

Plastic Water Bottles Causing Flood of Harm to Our Environment.

Norm Schriever | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Norm Schriever

The damage from the bottled water industry isn't just to our intelligence and our wallets; it's also to the world we live in. We're severely harming the land, air and water around us, while the rest of the world pays the price for our thoughtless over-consumption.

A Hero on the Bench: WI Judge Takes on Real Impacts of Highway Expansion

Laura Barrett | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Laura Barrett

When we go looking for the heroes and heroines who defend our freedoms, we tend to look backward: George Washington, Mother Jones, Harriet Tubman, etc...

The Eco-Impact Of Your Everyday Choices

Posted 04.22.2013 | OWN

By Rachel Z. Arndt Which is greener, printed books or e-readers? Aluminum cans or glass bottles? The answers will surprise you. Washing By H...

Collateral Damage and Clean Energy

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

How many threatened birds and tortoises would you be willing to sacrifice to build a commercial wind farm, or a utility-scale solar array? It's an oversimplified way to frame things, of course, but it highlights the reality that renewable energy has environmental impacts, too.

How Environmentally Sustainable Is the Christmas Tree Industry?

Quora | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Darshan Shankar, Entrepreneur, Y Combinator Alum Real trees are significantly better for the...

Sandy's Environmental Impact: What Are Your Officials Doing?

Rand Strauss | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green
Rand Strauss

Now that Sandy has torn apart much of the East Coast, what are your local, state, and national officials doing about the environmental impact?

Do You Really Know What Your Business Does?

John Friedman | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
John Friedman

The fact is we so often get caught up on the tactics of what our companies or organizations make day to day that we lose sight completely of what it is they really do.

New Ranking Spotlights Business Education That Works for the Planet

Judith Samuelson | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
Judith Samuelson

Business educators are stepping up to the plate to bring the so-called "soft stuff" -- like values, ethical considerations and long term environmental impacts -- right smack into the B-school classroom.

Saving Franklin Canyon: Zoning In on a Solution

John Mirisch | Posted 07.06.2011 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

The public has a right to be protected from environmental impacts and to expect developers to follow zoning laws and codes.

"All of the Above" Is No Energy Policy

William S. Becker | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
William S. Becker

Several times recently, we've heard this argument: When it comes to securing America's energy future, we need "all of the above" -- coal, oil, gas, nuclear, solar, wind, and so on. That is a not an energy policy; it's a cop-out.

'One Health': The Environment's Effect On Human Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

The environmental scientists -- many of whom have spent arduous years in some of the planet's most important, fragile, embattled ecosystems -- have collectively reached this fundamental conclusion: nobody really cares.

Army's Pueblo Chemical Depot: Study Shows No Significant Impact From Distroying Mustard Weapons

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A draft environmental assessment predicts no significant impacts from a new plan to destroy thousands of mustard weapons at the Army's ...

Traffic Jams Can Help the Environment

wsj.com | DAVID OWEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Congestion isn't an environmental problem; it's a driving problem. Traffic jams can actually be environmentally beneficial if they turn subways, buses...

Water, Water Everywhere

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

When a company like Nestlé pipes-up about its unfounded environmental credentials with an attempt to address ecological concerns and to self-promote as a green steward, it's "super-greenwashing."