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Climate Change This Week: China Out Competes US on Solar, Droughts and Chills, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Climate Change This Week: Stormy Constipation, Solar Utility Comeback, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Do We Really Need Another Walmart More Than We Need Wildlife?

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

It doesn't get much more David versus Goliath than this: In South Florida endangered butterflies and bats are clinging to the last remaining pine rockland forest habitat where a developer wants to build yet another strip mall, complete with Walmart and Chick-fil-A.

Let's Use Organic and GMOs to Feed the World

Dr. Robert T. Fraley | Posted 08.13.2014 | Food
Dr. Robert T. Fraley

To what extent we actually will use GMOs is an open question, but many who have studied the issue agree that GMOs can help produce enough food to feed 9 billion people on our existing agricultural footprint. And we know that GMOs offer answers to some of the problems raised by global climate change.

Climate Change This Week: Mega Methane, Tidal Power, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 16 2014 How unusua...

Climate Change This Week: The Jet Stream Run Amok, Cheap Wind and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Climate Change This Week: US Flunks Efficiency, Green Bonds Grow, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

What Prof. Piketty Missed

Milton Ezrati | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

Prof. Thomas Piketty's book, Capital for the Twenty-First Century, certainly has stirred up plenty of debate and political posturing. It is unfortunate, however, that no one has considered the demographic backdrop behind the economic trends.

Climate Change This Week: Undersea Deforestation, Churches Divest, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 20 2014 How unusu...

The Story Behind the Numbers on World Population Day

Purnima Mane | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Purnima Mane

While these numbers are still high and have major global impact, I urge us not to lose sight of the fact that each country is faced with its own unique set of population challenges and opportunities.

World Population Day: How Are We Doing?

Robert Walker | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Robert Walker

In the developed world, where you and I are consuming a highly disproportionate share of the world's resources, preventing unplanned pregnancies will help to reduce carbon emissions and slow the headlong depletion of the world's limited resources.

Five Signs Your City Is the Next Boomtown, USA

Localeur | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Localeur

Whether you live in Portland, Oregon, Asheville, North Carolina, Oakland, California, or some place so cool we haven't even heard of it yet, be on the lookout for these telltale signs that your city's becoming a boomtown.

An Urban Agenda at the United Nations (VIDEO)

Rana Florida | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Rana Florida

This increase in population growth brings several challenges; cities must plan for increased demand for services: energy, food and water, transportation, housing, land, health, education and much more

The One Chart That Explains Our Grim Economic Future

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business

If you're looking for somebody to blame for rising inequality, blame babies. Or, rather, the fact that there soon won't be enough of them. A drop-o...

An Unrepentent Carnivore

Karl Wilder | Posted 06.23.2014 | Food
Karl Wilder

I love my fennel and orange salad, but nothing makes my wilted spinach taste better than a touch of bacon. I also grow and eat my own tomatoes and this salad with olives and capers makes my day, but the addition of anchovies makes the salad.

If Food Could Fly

Robert Walker | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Robert Walker

Until the food challenge is squarely met, prudence dictates that we should be expanding domestic and international support for voluntary family planning, and in the developing world we should be promoting smaller, healthier families by educating girls, empowering women, and eliminating child marriage.

Bizarre Ad Makes A Shocking Claim About Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.18.2014 | Latino Voices

A California group is arguing that the state should keep out immigrants to protect its threatened water supply. In an Earth Day ad from Californian...

The Heat Is On!

Anita Verma-Lallian | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Anita Verma-Lallian

People have probably heard more than enough about global warming -- whether it exists or doesn't -- but judging by the severity of storms over the past four months, no one can deny that 'something' is going on.

The Ultimate Reality Show: Man Versus Nature

Robert Walker | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Robert Walker

Man Versus Nature: It's the ultimate reality show, and we may not have to wait long to see who will be he ultimate loser.

Innovation Earth: This Is Like Biofeedback for Food Wasters

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

On a planet where one in eight people is chronically hungry, it's an almost unimaginable irony: every year, one-third of the world's food supply is wasted.

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.

Holy Icebergs! A Warmer, Thirstier Future on Tap

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 01.08.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

Based on our current track record, it could happen as soon as mid-century -- around the same time the global population is pushing nearly 10 billion people. So, how do we stop this?

Depressing News About Population Growth

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business

America's population is growing at its slowest rate in decades, and the sluggish economy is mostly to blame, according to one expert. The U.S. pop...

WATCH: Scientist Sounds Terrifying Warning

www.upworthy.com | Posted 12.22.2013 | Science

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Number Of City Dwellers Expected To Double By 2050

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 12.10.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The number of city dwellers is at an all-time high of about 3.5 billion and will nearly double in the next 30 to 40 years, wit...