Nepal Anniversary: How Climate Change Triggers Earthquakes

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Agenda 21: a conspiracy theory puts sustainability in the crosshairs

Could right-wing attacks on a non-binding UN sustainability resolution put sustainable business at risk in some states? Green space, clean energy, increased urban density…and global dictatorship. It’s hard to see […]

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Technology Is Ready For Synthetic Foods. Are You?

Driverless cars? Half of all Americans would climb aboard. Brain implants? Nearly 30% are open-minded. In-vitro meat grown in a laboratory? Hold the burger. Only two out of 10 Americans […]

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The Great Climate Change Migration Has Already Begun

The island paradise is under attack. Thanks to destabilizing forces of climate change – rising sea levels and strengthening storms, particularly – some of Earth’s most picturesque locations are being […]

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Climate Change: America’s Most Divisive Issue?

In US politics, global warming has grown more divisive than abortion, gun control, or the death penalty. Children in the US are traumatized by a school shooting roughly every week. […]

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Pacific Climate Refugees Banking on Cocoa

The few small schoolhouses on the South Pacific islands of the Carteret atoll close at noon. Rising seas and increasingly violent storm surges have swept away most of the gardenable […]

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Companies Embrace Rainwater Harvesting Even As U.S. States Go Slow

Texas approved funding for a $50bn water plan, but left out a tool that has been growing in popularity among corporations (First published by Guardian Sustainable Business.) Texas voters last night […]

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Can Advertising Save The World?

Amid crisis of confidence in corporations, ‘The Naked Brand’ argues advertising should focus on transparency (First published at Guardian Sustainable Business.) “Traditional advertising, I think, is finished,” Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard […]

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Eagle Ford’s Fracking Dumping Ground Learning To Stick Up For Itself

Frio County, Texas, Struggles with Fracking’s Leftovers (First published at the Texas Observer.) On a gravel road in rural Frio County, sheriff’s deputies are doing something they never thought they would—enforcing […]

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Population Aplomb: Real Ecological Disaster Is In Oprah’s Purse

Carolyn Lochhead opens her recent sprawling indictment of human population growth as the driver of global environmental destabilization with a raft of Texas-specific statistics. Strung together with hardly a verb […]

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Ozone, Coal, and Efficiency in San Antonio: EDF’s Elena Craft Elaborates

I haven’t had time to follow up with Elena Craft (right), health scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund’s Austin office, who served to keep a recent air-quality panel at San Antonio’s Rackspace on […]

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‘Toxic Triangle’ Residents Refuse To Go Quietly On Anniversary Of Kelly Closure

A dozen years since the closing of Kelly Air Force Base, ailing residents and community activists gathered to decry contamination, injustice. Victor San Miguel presents a proud and defiant image […]

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Solar, As If The Poor Mattered

When CPS Energy, San Antonio’s publicly-owned utility, mailed out letters to the owners of solar-sporting homes in early April announcing that it was considering a program that would cut payments […]

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Threatened: World’s Largest Bat Colony Waits for Leaders to Digest the Science

As an estimated 10 million Mexican free-tailed bats — nursing mothers and their young — began to form into a swirling gyre and rise on a gentle South Texas wind, […]

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After West: San Antonio Chemical Plant’s Compliance History Demands Scrutiny

In the summer of 2007, a pump at the Blue Line Corporation in East San Antonio was “inadvertently turned off,” releasing about 50 pounds of hydrochloric acid into the air. Five […]

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Sea-Level Rise in Texas: Science & Self-Censorship In An Age of Urgency

A new report on the dangers of accelerating sea-level rise along the Texas Gulf Coast from a coalition of leading scientists and state research institutions is a call to action. […]

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Agent Orange: Gulfport Residents Fear Silent Killer Stalks Them

One month after ATSDR gives the “all clear” to current dioxin risk, the U.S. Navy prepares for a new cleanup effort. [NOTE: This is likely the most important story I […]

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Japan’s ‘Unprecedented Anti-Nuke Grassroots Movement’ Seeks Help

For a time, Fukushima Dai-ichi’s 2011 triple-reactor meltdown seemed to herald the demise of the global nuclear industry. Japan took all of its plants offline. Germany — with a strong […]

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