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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

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

Earth Warriors Demand End to Ecocide

Last weekend, half a million people from over 136 cities around the globe marched in protest to loathsome poachers annihilating nature. Join me from Los Angeles, California as I rally the troops for The Global Elephant, Rhino, Lion March. Fifteen...Show More Summary

Help Smart Hydro Power Bring Clean, Green Energy to a Peruvian Cocoa Plantation

Based in Feldafing, Germany, Smart Hydro Power is a start-up company with an incredible mission: they've been developing a power source that's fuelled by flowing river water. The SMART kinetic hydro turbine they've designed generates electricity without harming

What Prince Ea Wants You to Know

So here we are in 2014, and Charles Dickens' most famous words haunt the present day. In many ways, this is the best of times; the brightest minds have revolutionized the way in which we heal from illnesses, share information with each other and live our lives. Show More Summary

Rice Architecture Students Design Interactive Sculpture That Creatively Eavesdrops Across Campus

Most college students see contemporary sculpture as puzzling landmarks--useful only as visual markers and not to be touched. Rice University's recently installed Soundworm! sculpture, however, rejects that stereotype. Made up of a series of bright yellow twisting

From Russia to Amazonia, Rampant Ecocide

Russia is home to one fifth of the world's wild forests. Infuriatingly, they are cutting them all down. Join me for another segment of SOS from Los Angeles, California as I show the rampant ecocide from Russia to Amazonia. Earth's champion...Show More Summary

The Loneliest Frog in the World

Every morning when Mark Mandica opens the door, he feels a pit in his stomach. He knows that today could be the day that he discovers the last Rabbs' Fringe-limbed tree frog has passed away. When that day comes, his species will be extinct forever - another in a long and growing list of animals that are disappearing at an alarming rate. Show More Summary

The Legacy and Tragedy of the Life of Dr. Sophia Yin

On Sunday, Sept. 28, Dr. Sophia Yin, one of the world's most respected and important veterinary behaviorists, committed suicide. She was 48. Dr. Yin was a pioneer in the field of force-free, positive-reinforcement dog training. It would be hard to understate her contribution to the world of humane pet care. Show More Summary

The Aeon Project Brings Augmented Reality to your Daily Commute Once autonomous cars take over, what will we do with all of our newfound time while sitting in the car? The Aeon Project is an augmented reality interface that could allow us to travel to distant destinations,

The Climate March: Beyond Asking Those Beholden to the Wrong People to Do the Right Thing

Part I of II Two truths: The People's Climate March was an amazing and valuable achievement. The People's Climate March was a powerful exercise in a nearly powerless strategy. Who, among those with an inkling of the climate disasterShow More Summary

What American Environmentalists Can Learn From Prime Minister Modi

A Discourse of Character not Consequence Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rock-star love-fest with the American Indian diaspora at Madison Square Garden last week was hardly a policy address - Modi's theme was India's potential greatness and his vision of how to enable it, not a ten-part to-do list for his new government. Show More Summary

Answering 7 Charges of Animal Cruelty Against Muslims

I was in high school when my parents bought a goat in 1984, Pakistan. I named it, fed it, walked it, and then within a week, witnessed it getting slaughtered. It was a heart-wrenching experience at Eid-ul-Adha, a major Islamic holiday which honors Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his only son for God. Show More Summary

For Chemical Companies, Distrust Breeds Change

If you think most corporations are not worthy of your trust, you're not alone. Recent surveys show that public faith in almost all industries is dropping, with 42 percent of Americans saying they don't trust any companies. Yet even in...Show More Summary

Climate Change This Week: Solar Sunflower, Banks Bank on Clean Energy, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Oct 2, 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming,Show More Summary

Tackling Climate Change, Together: Five Observations from UN Climate Week 2014

As a communications professional with 20 years of experience in global sustainability strategy and engagement, I found the recent climate convening in New York City both inspirational and encouraging. For the first time, we saw cohesion and camaraderie among the numerous parties advocating for change in the fight against climate change. Show More Summary

Melting Arctic Ice Causes 35,000 Walruses to Mass on Alaskan Beach, Raising Fears of Stampede

This past weekend a mass of 35,000 walruses congregated on a remote Alaskan beach - and now authorities are concerned that the animals could stampede. This would put many of the animals at risk of death by trampling - especially juveniles. In response, the

Tipping Point: The People's Climate March

"If the planet dies, all causes are lost causes." -- Anonymous Humanity's fate hangs on a tight race between two tipping points: a scientific one and a cognitive one. Scientists use the term "tipping point" to refer to a runaway feedback loop that, when triggered, abruptly and irreversibly changes the behavior of a system, such as the climate. Show More Summary

Japan Wages Whale War, Sea Shepherd to the Rescue

On September 16, Japan declared war against the whales of the Southern Ocean international sanctuary. Join me from Los Angeles, California for another segment of SOS as I explain why Japan has launched yet another bloodthirsty whaleShow More Summary

The Source: Every Cup of Coffee Tells a Story

A cup of coffee brings to mind tattooed baristas, fancy espresso machines, and precious flower designs made out of milk. But there's so much more to coffee than that. To actually get that dose of liquid heaven into your hands takes hundreds of hours of work and thousands of miles traveled. Show More Summary

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