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What Can Nutrition Science Teach Us About Climate Response?

(3) Comments | Posted October 12, 2010 | 11:32 AM

Famously, Michael Pollan has offered the mantra that the key to our nutritional, agricultural, and environmental quandaries may be as fundamental as eating less while spending more on the food we do consume. It's a useful rule of thumb that fits nicely into the need for most of us...

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Is It Time to Be Philosophical About Climate Change?

(1) Comments | Posted October 11, 2010 | 11:45 AM

With apologies to another ancient Mediterranean civilization, when in Greece, is it useful to do as the Greeks might have when it comes to addressing climate change? In other words, with a crisis that demands such urgent and widespread human action, do we have time to be philosophical?

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BP: The Gulf Between Image and Reality

(1) Comments | Posted May 20, 2010 | 5:45 PM

The devastating and escalating events in the Gulf of Mexico underscore an amazing collection of problems: reliance on polluting energy, absence of a coherent national energy plan, the problems with lax government oversight, and dozens of others. Perhaps most clearly, it shows the gulf we should have seen years ago...

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The Perils of 'Green Watching'

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2010 | 4:16 PM

Earth Day is here, and with it, hours and hours of "green" television programming and print media coverage. People who hardly give the environment a thought all year will be "Green Watching" programs -- and advertisements -- about how to be more environmentally responsible. In the past, I always thought...

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Modeling Corporate Climate Action

(1) Comments | Posted February 24, 2010 | 10:18 AM

It's easy to get the impression that there is no hope for climate action. Perhaps you've heard that the recent DC snowstorms buried any chance to pass a comprehensive energy and climate bill, or that hacked emails have set the climate movement back a decade. We have a completely ineffectual...

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Child Safety? A Father's Day Call for a Longer View

(1) Comments | Posted June 20, 2009 | 10:31 AM

Every year around this time, the father in me starts thinking deep thoughts about why I've dedicated my career to environmental awareness and, in particular, helping people who don't consider themselves activists understand why environmental issues should matter to them. In more recent years, it's morphed into an almost singular...

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Time for Fast Food Companies to Move Faster on Climate

(1) Comments | Posted June 27, 2008 | 4:00 PM

Estimates suggest there are upwards of 300,000 fast food restaurants in the United States, one for approximately every 101 Americans. My guess is that the actual number of restaurants changes daily. In a world with "billions and billions served," how could we be more precise than "thousands and thousands...

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What Corporate Climate Metrics Matter?

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2008 | 11:48 AM

Consumer climate action isn't just about switching to compact fluorescent lightbulbs or buying recycled. While people across the country are taking action to reduce their own carbon footprint, some consumers are using their power to push companies to take action themselves - and it's paying off.

In early May,

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New Climate Counts Scores Reflect Growing Consumer Power

(11) Comments | Posted May 7, 2008 | 9:15 AM

Consumer climate action isn't just about switching to compact fluorescent lightbulbs or buying recycled. While people across the country are taking action to reduce their own carbon footprint, some consumers are using their power to push companies to take action themselves -- and it's paying off.

Today, Climate Counts...

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Green Electronics: Only Half of the Story?

(8) Comments | Posted February 22, 2008 | 2:16 PM

As more and more people grow concerned about the climate crisis and what they personally can do about it, we're seeing that they're becoming more and more aware of their power as consumers -- and for good reason.

American consumers drive our national economy and have more impact on the...

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