Talking Jobs: Pipelines Don’t Just Threaten The Water

Sure, pipelines are good for oil companies, but what about jobs related to preserving nature and culture? Chip Colwell, University of Colorado Denver On his fourth day as U.S. president, […]

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Gorillas Object to Trump’s ‘Weaponized Masculinity’

This is more than a teachable moment. This is a recall election on the patriarchy. And the gorillas are on our side. Since Donald Trump was caught bragging about his […]

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SXSW Eco: Encounters with Visionaries & Techno-Fetishists

AUSTIN, Texas—This week, at SXSW Eco, a prominent conference bringing together sustainable business leaders, planners, and others, there are innumerable sessions devoted to startup businesses, socially conscious consumption, “bio-based economies,” […]

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IUCN: A living earth requires changes in human heart

As with the Peace & Dignity Journey that threaded its way through Texas a couple weeks back, the IUCN World Conservation Congress convened for the first 10 days of this […]

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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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Fact-Checking Lamar Smith

Unpacking the National Climate Assessment and its call for urgent climate action. The summer of 2011 should have been a wake-up call for Texans. Not only was there a withering […]

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So Delicious turns to Twitter for ‘the world’s shortest grant application’

The non-dairy products company is giving out grants for ideas to improve the planet – and the application is just a tweet [View the story “So Delicious’ micro-grants campaign showcases […]

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Global Warming Is Good For Us?

Even as climate change science has tightened to a certainty, we’re witnessing the return of denialist ‘zombie arguments.’ Just over a decade ago, US Senator James Inhofe helped derail early […]

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Storm the Crossroads: How the Fracking ‘Revolution’ Gambles Our Already-Tenuous Future

We idle at a crossroads. It’s a harried intersection, to be sure, at a twilight hour. From one direction flow the rail cars of explosive oil, streams of latticed drilling […]

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Goodbye to the Horny Toad? A Postcard from Kenedy, Texas

After wresting a semblance of its formerly wild self from the shop-lined canals and flood-control channels of the Alamo City, the San Antonio River winds its way through 60 miles of […]

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Does Climate Change Require Our ‘Radical And Immediate De-growth’?

From Naomi Klein: How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt In December 2012, a pink-haired complex systems researcher named Brad Werner made his way through the throng of 24,000 […]

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Mi’kmaq Warrior Society Shuts Down Houston Fracking Company

“Even the corporate monsters are envious of what we have, because we have all the love…” More information at Halifax Media Co-op.

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Margo Tamez, Environmentalism Failures, and Indigenous Dignity

Climate action in the U.S. will not come from some mass conversion of the largely white middle-class deniers, whose representatives even now hold the nation hostage in hopes of preventing […]

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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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Lone Star Green: Policing The Oil Patch

Hector Zertuche’s first environmental crime occurred around 2009 when he discovered a truckload of oilfield drilling muds dumped on the banks of the Nueces River outside Sandia. “We matched the […]

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Solar Must Power 10 Percent Of World Needs By 2025

Despite the U.S.’s failure to sign on to the Kyoto Protocol all these years, many U.S. cities have pledged to chart a course for 20-percent renewable power by 2020. However, […]

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IPCC: Humans Wrecking The Planet; Humans: /Shrug/

The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report’s summary for policy makers (pdf) released today — the first installment of the UN-affiliated body’s fifth report — is in many ways exactly […]

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Lone Star Green: Population blame excuses our failures, discounts our creativity

When The Population Bomb exploded on the scene in 1968 with breathless warnings that humans were breeding themselves into a global environmental catastrophe, it got a lot of people talking […]

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