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Why SeaWorld Can't and Shouldn't Float: Censorship and Business Ethics

SeaWorld would have us believe that they are a stellar corporate citizen, committed to research, education and the welfare of not only the cetaceans in their facilities, but of all who live in the ocean. They argue that they are being...Show More Summary

Fracking With Your Health and Your Home

At the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), we have raised many serious concerns about the health and environmental risks from chemical used in fracking. We are especially concerned that communities living near fracking operations are bearing the greatest burden from this risky technology. Show More Summary

Should Kids Play With Their Food? Of Course!

Junky, processed food and afternoons spent in front of tech are taking a toll on our kids' health, with everyone from Michelle Obama to the United Nations looking for solutions. But what if the path to healthy eating is simpler than we think? The key ingredient is play--something at which our kids are already experts. Show More Summary

Climate Change This Week: US Kabooming, Solar Winning, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a litte more crowded. @@ Climate Change, The Elevator Pitch: Climatologist Simon Donner @@ How To Combat Climate Denial: the Online Course where you can see the above video and many more interviews...Show More Summary

New Study Finds Alarming Rise in Animals Used in Experiments

I've written previously about the fact that because of the lobbying efforts of the animal experimentation industry, at least 95 percent of all animals in U.S. laboratories -- mainly mice and rats -- are not considered "animals" under federal law. Show More Summary

Stephen Harper's Petro-State Is Built on Tar Sands

This article first appeared in The Washington Spectator. L ate 21st-century graduate students of business studying the growing problem of stranded assets will almost certainly focus on the history of Canada's Athabasca Oil Sand (aka tar sands). Show More Summary

4 Rituals to Create a "Green Family"

One of the best ways to communicate any message to your children is through regular rituals that are woven into the fabric of your family's lives. The consistency of intention and action help ingrain the messages you want your children to get most. Show More Summary

Planning with Water (Part 3)

In the past few editions I have been addressing the recognition of the global water crisis, its relationship to the effects of climate change, and its implications for the future provision of this most valuable commodity and for worldwide health and security. Show More Summary

Fur Is Simply Bad Design

NOTE: the content of this post may be sensitive to readers. Le Sourire Magazine (detail), 1924 by Leo Fontan It always troubles me to see fellow New Yorkers walking through the cold with their sweater-wrapped canine companions while they, themselves, adorn that ubiquitous coyote fur-trimmed, Canada Goose uniform. Show More Summary

What Are INDCs and Why Will You Be Talking About Them This Year?

You don't have to wait until the United Nations Climate Conference in December later this year to get a glimpse of that much anticipated climate deal. The EU have just announced their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)...Show More Summary

Ancient Cod Bones Carry Modern Warning About Mercury, Climate Change

Ancient cod bones unearthed at an Alaska archaeological site carry a very modern warning for a world with a rapidly changing climate -- as sea levels rise, so do levels of mercury in the food chain. The bones, discovered at a coastal...Show More Summary

On the Trail of the Whales: The End of Our Journey

I couldn't even see the sea, never mind any grey whales. The fog engulfed all hope of finding them. Our time on Kodiak Island had come to nothing, despite advice from a kindly local biologist and the incredible luck we'd had in meeting...Show More Summary

Meatless Monday: Start National Nutrition Month with a Visit from the Veggie Queen

March is National Nutrition Month, and we're kicking it off with a visit from the queen -- the Veggie Queen, Jill Nussinow. Every month's nutrition month for Nussinow, registered dietician, cookbook author, pressure cooker princess and beloved instructor at healing spots including the McDougall Center and Rancho La Puerta. Show More Summary

Energy Technology: Deploy What We Have vs. Build Something New

Last week, the American Energy Innovation Council, a group of six prominent business leaders, including Bill Gates, issued a report maintaining that the U.S. government is spending far too little on energy research. As Justin GillisShow More Summary

Climate Academic Probed by Congress Falsely Charges Colleagues With Conflict of Interest

Professor Roger J. Pielke, Jr. of the University of Colorado recently compared many widely-published energy and climate experts with Dr. Wei-Hock Soon, a scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Dr. Soon is the subject of recent media attention for failing to follow conflict of interest (COI) rules at some scientific journals. Show More Summary

Why a Cutback in Oil Production Is Sorely Needed

How deep is the hole the oil industry is currently stuck inside? To figure that out, you only need to look as far back as last week, which saw another two trainloads full of oil derail and storage numbers that put U.S. crude stocks at...Show More Summary

7 Sustainability Secrets That Will Save the World

In preparing to deliver the closing lecture to Hofstra University's Model United Nations Conference, I realized that I knew seven sustainability secrets that could save the world that I wanted to share with attendees. I came up with these secrets after reading almost every national sustainability plan ever written over the last few years. Show More Summary

We Live With Forest Fires

Catastrophic fire is something we live with in the Northwest. The Happy Camp Fire Complex in Northern California last summer lapped at my backdoor as it grew to over 110,000 acres. More than 2,700 brave souls are fighting this lightning created mess and cost will exceed $80 million dollars. Show More Summary

On International Polar Bear Day, Hope for an Iconic Species

My first summer in the Arctic was 1991. I was working for the National Ocean Service, tracking migrating fish along the Beaufort Sea Coast. Our season didn't start until mid-July, as the ocean was still solid ice before then. In those...Show More Summary

China's Coal Use and Estimated CO2 Emissions Fell in 2014

[Backyard in Datong with coal/Peter Van den Bossche] Good news! China's coal consumption fell by 2.9 percent in 2014, the first drop in 14 years, according to official Chinese energy statistics released yesterday. Glen Peters of theShow More Summary

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