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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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?
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.
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.