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To Change Our Direction, It’s Time to Follow Nature’s Lead
by Sarah van Gelderposted Nov 19, 2012
- It takes humility to recognize that what we’ve called progress isn’t always for the better. Sometimes nature’s original idea was a better one.
To Save Our Ecosystems, Stop Overloading Them
by Doug Pibel, Madeline Ostranderposted Nov 19, 2012
- Left alone, natural systems keep nitrogen, carbon, and other key ingredients of life balanced.
From Soap to Cities, Designing From Nature Could Solve Our Biggest Challenges
by Sven Eberleinposted Nov 19, 2012
- Can a boat be designed to clean the water? How does a spider manufacture resilient fiber? We need products that don’t harm us or the environment, and nature’s already done the research.
More Than Nutritious: Why Organics Are Still Healthier
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Nov 19, 2012
- Two recent studies concluded that organic food is no more nutritious than non-organic food. But the value of organics involves health on multiple levels, from that of farmers to eaters to the planet itself.
Your Body is a Body of Water
by Jourdan Keithposted Nov 14, 2012
- A storyteller asks what you'd do if you knew your body was part of the water web.
Greenpeace’s Kumi Naidoo: Time to Stand Against Big Oil in the Arctic
by Kumi Naidooposted Nov 13, 2012
- Oil companies—and many of our political leaders—see melting sea ice as an opportunity to drill deeper. Fortunately, you don’t have to occupy an Arctic drilling platform to join the growing movement of people who are putting themselves on the line for our planet’s future.
Should Chiapas Farmers Suffer for California’s Carbon?
by Jeff Conantposted Nov 13, 2012
- A California proposal would offset the state’s climate-altering emissions by paying for forest conservation in Chiapas. Could there be unintended consequences in a region with a history of human rights abuse and land grabs?
NASA Climate Expert James Hansen: The Future Is Now—and It Is Hot
by Jeff Raderstrongposted Nov 13, 2012
- Climate change is already increasing the likelihood of weather extremes—like the droughts and heat waves we’ve seen in recent years—according to a new report by one of NASA’s top climate scientists.
Next Leaders in the Climate Movement: Insurance Companies?
by Jeff Raderstrongposted Nov 13, 2012
- Insurance companies are likely to pay out billions in claims due to events caused by climate change—which makes them well-poised to lead the way to a low-carbon economy.
McKibben Spearheads Plan to Hit Dirty Energy Where It Hurts
by Fabien Tepperposted Nov 09, 2012
- Could 350.org’s aggressive new strategy bring an end to global warming?
A Real World Plan for the President’s Second Term
by David Kortenposted Nov 08, 2012
- The pundits are right that Obama should work to bridge political divides. But he needs to reach out to the American people—not to the Republican Party.
Bill McKibben’s Math: Climate Change Hits Home (in a 22-City Tour)
by Phil Aroneanuposted Nov 05, 2012
- It shouldn't take a hurricane to blow open the debate about climate change. But Sandy might help 350.org prove what's at stake in a nationwide campaign to divest university endowments from the fossil fuel industry.
Net Zero’s Net Worth: How Renewable Energy Is Rescuing Schools from Budget Cuts
by Erin L. McCoyposted Nov 05, 2012
- Educators across the country are finding millions of dollars in savings through cheap and simple forms of renewable energy.
GMOs at the Polls: 7 Things to Tell Your Friends Before Election Day
by Frances Moore Lappé, Anna Lappéposted Nov 02, 2012
- Americans are the world’s GMO guinea pigs, say Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé. But California’s ballot initiative on labeling GMO foods would give everyone the choice to change that for themselves.
What Climate-Driven Hurricane Sandy Teaches about Cooperation
by Sarah van Gelderposted Nov 01, 2012
- It’s 3 a.m. and the wind’s howling. Do you know your neighbors?