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Molasses and Hawaii's Environmental Blind Spot

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 11.23.2013 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

It's a blind spot for Hawaii's green politicians, green advocacy groups, and many people who profess to be green. It's an inconvenient truth that animal agriculture's annual share of total global greenhouse emissions is estimated at 51 percent or more.

Rancher Sentenced In Case Of Murdered U.S. Nun

AP | STAN LEHMAN | Posted 09.20.2013 | Green

SAO PAULO -- A Brazilian rancher charged with ordering the 2005 slaying of American nun and Amazon defender Dorothy Stang has been sentenced to 30 yea...

The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of: Part II

Helen Davey | Posted 09.14.2013 | Green
Helen Davey

In Part I of my story about my grandfather, John Davey, I mentioned that he has been recognized as a genius. What do I mean by "genius"?

New Mexico Is Drenched in Solar-Sunshine, so What's With All the Coal PNM?

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

The Public Service Company of New Mexico is taking tottering baby-steps when it comes to solar energy. PNM has a mere 1 percent of solar on its renewable energy books -- ironic when New Mexico's state flag boasts a blazing yellow sun.

China, Nicaragua and the Canal: Global Shipping with Chinese Characteristics

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

A Chinese company and a former Sandinista revolutionary leader (three-time and current Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega) are teaming up to revive an old idea -- create an alternative to the Panama Canal that will traverse through Nicaragua.

Will "Pandora's Promise" Start A New Environmental Movement FOR Nuclear Power?

David Ropeik | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

The last line in Pandora's Promise, Robert Stone's new documentary about the environmental advantages of nuclear power, comes from Michael Shellenberg...

Insurance and Climate Change... It's Complicated

Eli Lehrer | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Eli Lehrer

The insurance industry's positions on climate change do help validate that it is real and a problem. But when it comes to a broader set of claims that environmental groups tend to make, the insurance industry as a whole doesn't really have that much to say.

EPA To Propose New Rule To Clean Up Pollution

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

The Obama administration will unveil a proposal Friday to clean up gasoline and automobile emissions, a step that officials say will result in cleaner...

Sex, Lies and Garbage

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

A friend of mine -- let's call her Heidi -- has become insomniacal over the increasing amounts of waste deluging our planet. There is no distracting Heidi from her never-ending trash thought-loop. She has good reason to freak out over how much trash we generate.

Robert Bork: Great Teachers Transcend Ideology

Bruce Judson | Posted 03.19.2013 | College
Bruce Judson

Great teachers are not bound by ideology. Our leaders at the national and state level are also teachers. We need them to decide on a course of action, explain why it makes sense, and engage in honest discourse with those who oppose their actions.

Frack Fight

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Ellen Cantarow

There's a war going on that you know nothing about between a coalition of great powers and a small insurgent movement. The weaponry may be humdrum, but the stakes couldn't be higher.

Barry Commoner, Social Revolutionary Dressed in Environmentalist's Clothing

David Ropeik | Posted 12.03.2012 | Green
David Ropeik

Commoner's passing reminds me that now I'm old, and the simplistic right and wrong/good and bad of my earlier environmentalist innocence has yielded to the crazy plaid complications of many issues.

Joy, Passion and Parties for the Environment

Patrick Groneman | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Patrick Groneman

Let's ditch the the 99% slogan. In these dire circumstances we must be the 100% -- not because it sounds better, but because all 100% of us are deeply intertwined. We have no choice about this, and to start from any other place will leave us missing the fundamental pieces of transformation.

Now More Than Ever

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

World Environment Day is a good time for taking stock but it is also a time to be inspired. There are many people who provide that inspiration and here are just a few I am proud to stand beside.

Free Paul Watson!

Peter Jay Brown | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Peter Jay Brown

While people around the world revere Captain Paul Watson for the stands he takes to save whales, the German government has him under arrest for a 2005 complaint for the very actions millions cheer for each week.

How Green is My Occupy? Rio+20 Enviromentalists Team With #OWS

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.17.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Occupy is rallying its foot soldiers as well as a major online army to see that the upcoming U.N. Rio+20 Earth Summit. I imagine that in the Main Street Media, this will be billed as, "Tree Huggers Meet Wall Street Bashers."

Pete Bethune and His Holy Warriors, Part 2

Peter Jay Brown | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Peter Jay Brown

I certainly believe we come from apes, but I also would like to believe we have evolved beyond that. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, Ghandi, and the Dalai Lama all know better. How might our human history be different if they had taken up arms?

A Better Idea for Branding Public Transit

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

So if a car's experience is so fundamentally different than riding transit, what parallel experience can we plumb for joyous attributes? I would propose we look for a model to long-distance trains and their sense of possibility and romance, not the raw sex of cars.

Let's Build That Pipeline

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 06.15.2012 | Green
Clifford J. Tasner

Before we can move forward full-bore on this, we need to neutralize all those environmentalist whiners who have shown an annoying degree of persistence as they protest our every move.

The Idea That Drilling Can Cure Unemployment Is A Joke

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

To be a modern Republican in good standing, you have to believe — or pretend to believe — in two miracle cures for whatever ails the economy: more...

Why I Started Caring About the Evironment

Katherine Krauss | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Katherine Krauss

I personally believe that we should take initiative and stand up to help change the geological future of our planet, but that this change can only be reached via global collaboration.

Lucia Graves

SOTU On Energy: 'We Don't Have To Choose Between Our Environment And Our Economy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama clearly laid out his energy agenda in Tuesday night's State of the Union address, promising "responsible developm...

Rick Perry: Obama's Delay On Keystone Pipeline Puts 'Soliders' Lives In Jeopardy'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's move to delay a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline puts American live...

Rebuilding Fisheries: There's an App for That

Mike Sweeney | Posted 01.15.2012 | Green
Mike Sweeney

Enter eCatch, a new app developed by The Nature Conservancy and fishermen that lets them load their catch data at sea and have real time access to the latest information on where the fish are -- the ones they want to catch and the ones they need to avoid.

Let's Stop Trying to Save the Environment; We Aren't Good At It, and It Isn't Working

Harris Silver | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
Harris Silver

The way to save the environment is to save capitalism. And the way to save capitalism is to understand the role of government in protecting the commons through regulation and policy.