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GMOs Expose Dangerous Science Disconnect in Agriculture

A contentious issue in the upcoming Colorado and Oregon GMO labeling referendums is the perceived safety of consuming genetically modified foods. Question a representative of the National Corn Growers Association or the American Farm...Show More Summary

New Studies, Reports Heighten Need for Action on Climate Change

For years our Congress has ignored humans' impact on climate change. Many members of Congress have used terms like "pseudoscience" and ignored the fact that 97 percent of scientists studying the issue have concluded that climate change...Show More Summary

Scaling Up: What It Takes to Create Responsible Practices on a Global Scale

The complexity -- and potential for good -- of global reach. Companies that are the largest in their industry, such as Unilever or Nike, face a unique challenge each time they make a move in sustainability. Should they use their scale...Show More Summary

Trick or Treat? The Frightening Climate Costs of Halloween Candy

Americans will spend more than two billion dollars on candy this Halloween, making it candy's biggest holiday. This is fun for kids, great for dentists, and downright fantastic for the Mars family. But before you head over to the store...Show More Summary

Learning Los Angeles: Ron Finley on Grounding the City

Fashion designer and "gangsta gardener" Ron Finley has a vision for how communities should live and work together. Ron's do-it-yourself remedy for his South Central L. A. food prison, where, by design, residents have to escape in order...Show More Summary

Our Planet's Primal Scream - Is Anyone Listening?

Recent headlines have sounded the alarm on the mounting impacts of climate change. Over the past few months, we have seen everything from the hottest summer on record, to historic droughts and extreme wildfires ravaging communities in...Show More Summary

We Borrowed a Shelter Dog to Go Hiking. You Can -- And Totally Should -- Too

It was a beautiful fall day, perfect for going for a hike. So my friend Rebecca and I, and my dog Murray, stopped by a local animal shelter to pick up a dog to join us. I'd heard about -- and desperately wanted to try -- programs that...Show More Summary

Europe takes first step towards Paris agreement: Commits to next round of emissions cuts

The European Union has agreed to an additional package of measures to address climate change as they become the first country to announce their post-2020 climate targets in advance of the Paris agreement next December. Europe agreed to cut their emissions domestically by more than forty percent by 2030. Show More Summary

President Obama Should Embrace Disclosure of Climate Damage

Climate pollution threatens our children's health, cherished wildlife and forests, agriculture and our coastlines. Its impacts only get worse, and more costly, the longer we continue to make decisions for the future that commit us to more carbon pollution. President Obama has underscored his desire for the federal government to lead by example. Show More Summary

Jaime Lerner's Pinpricks of Change

Urban Acupuncture / Island Press Jaime Lerner, one of the most influential urban leaders of our time, has written down all of his hard-earned wisdom about the city in one slim yet rich volume, Urban Acupuncture: Celebrating Pinpricks of Change that Enrich City Life. Show More Summary

The Real Climate Game-Changer? Humility and Hauling Ass on a Plan B

Ernest Hemingway wrote, "Never confuse movement with action." So while I applaud the 300,000 people who passionately hit the streets of Manhattan during climate week and am encouraged by the long list of commitments made by global thought leaders and organizations, I'll remain cautious. Show More Summary

The Bottom Line on Climate Change Costs

The recent report published by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, an organization aimed at helping the world's societies to combat the effects of climate change, suggests that the costs of combating climate change are considerably lower than widespread opinion has suggested. Show More Summary

Illinois Wasting Millions on Another Coal-to-Gas Pork Project

The state of Illinois is throwing millions of taxpayer dollars at another coal-to-gas plant just two years after a similar project ended in failure. The Coal Development Fund has so far given Homeland Fuels two grants totaling $4.25 million in taxpayer dollars. Show More Summary

Ebola and Animals -- at Home and West Africa

Bentley waits patiently for the ball from one of his caretakers whil in quarantine. Photo by Dr. Catherine McManus, Dallas Animal Services It was heartening to learn that Bentley, the dog of Dallas nurse Nina Pham, has tested negative for the Ebola virus, and to know that Ms. Show More Summary

The Climate Post: Ozone Focus of EPA's Latest Rulemaking

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that sets domestic production consumption limits for hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)--eventually phasing them out completely by 2020. The rule aims to reduce emissionsShow More Summary

The Missing Smart Power Chapter

This fall, Island Press released an Anniversary Edition of Smart Power, allowing me to supplement the original text with forewords from industry leaders such as Jim Rogers, Daniel Esty, Daniel Dobbeni, and Lyndon Rive. These expertsShow More Summary

Caution: Slippery Loan Ahead!

Co-authored by Nikola Peruši?, Project Manager at Cekor in Serbia Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered many losses and damage this spring when both countries were hit hard by the heaviest rain in 120 years of recorded weather measurements. Show More Summary

Fusion Energy: Hope or Hype?

The IPCC Report's Warning The latest draft edition of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report bluntly warns that business-as-usual increases in greenhouse-gas emissions will cause "further warming and long-lasting...Show More Summary

Millions in New Investment Cap Record Year for Beyond the Grid Solar Markets

Co-authored with Vrinda Manglik, Sierra Club Associate Campaign Representative, International Clean Energy Access It has been a record year for beyond the grid solar investment. Photo courtesy of OMC Power. Over $45 million in investments...Show More Summary

What Is 'No!' Really Telling Your Dog?

This past weekend my husband and I saw the film Whiplash. The story centers around a teenage music student whose teacher is... well, I can't really print the words that would most accurately describe him. At one point the student, a drummer, is asked to play a few bars of a piece the group has been working on. Show More Summary

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