by Louisa L. Williams.
Toxic chemicals have become so pervasive in our society that trying to decide exactly where to begin and what treatments to undertake for these chemicals can feel rather overwhelming. However, several significant measures can considerably reduce...
Protestors of the Keystone Pipeline, fracking and other environmental concerns are finding common ground with the Occupy movement -- but there's more to the story.
Here at the Heartland Institute’s Sixth International Conference on Climate Change, the premier gathering for those dedicated to denying the overwhelming scientific consensus that human activity is warming the planet.
The two male African penguins, who came to the zoo about a year ago from Toledo, appear to have eyes only for each other. And everybody wants to know what the real story is between Pedro and Buddy. While it is cute story, there is no reason it should be embellished to be anything else.
Global warming is playing a significant role in diverting much-needed wet winter weather away from the increasingly dry Mediterranean, a new study led by a NOAA scientist suggests.
A 300-square-mile portion of the Pine Island Glacier is expected to break off in the next few months, creating a massive Antarctic iceberg. The glacier is contributing the sea-level rise.
by bobby jennings.
Wendy Schmidt's X Prize Oil Cleanup Challenge is proof positive that many times the technology is available or close at hand to solve many of our problems.
by Roy Holman.
Many ancient and indigenous groups have written or warned about the dramatic changes that would happen on planet Earth, culminating around this very time. It has been said that if we do not take care of the Earth, the Earth will take care of us! It is both an...
by Priscilla Short. The Greatest Generation (whatever that means) made personal short-term sacrifices for the good of the country and emerged victorious. In the name of patriotism, citizens of the United States subjected themselves to the rationing of consumer goods, cutting back on necessities and denying themselves a lot of the niceties that we take for granted today.
There is a "garbage patch" in the pacific ocean greater than the size of Texas.
On his return voyage, after a 1997 yacht race to Hawaii, Charles J. Moore, an oceanographer and racing boat captain, veered from the usual sea route and saw an ocean he had never known. "Every time I came on deck to survey the horizon, I saw a soap bottle, bottle cap or a shard of plastic waste bobbing by. Here I was in the middle of the ocean and there was nowhere I could go to avoid the plastic."
by bobby jennings. The national discussion is getting a bit out of hand. Let's see. Republicans and the Bush administration are mostly tight-lipped. The loyal opposition return to their wimpishness at the slightest snarl of the attack dogs. So that leaves the national debate between the News Media and the American public -- and the public only has clout every two years. So here goes, let's call a spade a spade. Let's look for some "blame" for 9-11.
by bobby jennings. Life is a series of crossroads and when wrong choices are made at these crossroads, at best we open ourselves to criticism and to doubts about our integrity. At worst, these choices remain to haunt us and they reappear time and again, sometimes in our own lives, and sometimes in the lives of those around us. This seems to be the situation with the cases of corporate fraud that are now coming out of hiding.
by Arne Naess. Building a Green party at the national level is occurring only in the relatively few "democratic" countries. It is necessary for Green politics to spread to other parts of the world. But the content of the various Green party programs will have to adapt to differing political and ecological situations and will inevitably show great differences.
by David Brower with Steve Chapple.
"Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too."
by David Brower. Asked how many people the Earth can sustain indefinitely, Harvard professor E. O. Wilson, certainly one of the world's great biologists, replied: "If they have the appetite for resources of Japan and the United States, 200 million." I finally got Professor Wilson on the telephone to check up. Had he said that? "No," he responded, "but it sounds reasonable."
by Gareth Patterson. Recently I began to understand that unless we address the health of the earth, collectively and holistically, the symptoms of our own inner health will persist and will worsen. The health of the planet and our own inner health are one. Our harm of ourselves, our outer destruction and self-destruction, can be viewed as a modern disease...
by Wayne Teasdale. I have come to believe that people living on the street have a lot to offer us: profound insights gleaned as we process our experiences with them. Although they are not intentionally our teachers and most likely don't realize the insight into life they offer, they can offer us deep understandings about life.
The destruction of nature is the destruction of humanity. Nature is our home. All life on this planet, including, of course, human life, was born from the natural environment. The further we alienate ourselves from nature, the more unbalanced we become. Our future...
by Dr. Mahbub Ul-Haq.
Can we make this a century of human development, when all people enjoy access to education and health, when each individual is enabled to utilize her or his full human potential, when all people have developed their basic capabilities and enjoy equal access to the opportunities of life?
by bobby jennings. The Judicial system in the US has been often criticized for providing "justice" according to what one can afford. A look at the judicial system and prison statistics.
by Maitreyi Piontek. That horrible hate, which has manifested itself in a destructive and despicable deed, could not mirror any clearer the overweight of the Yang emphasis, which rules our planet. An old Taoist saying: "If Yang has reached its biggest expansion the Yin power will arise from that." We are facing a major turning point.
by Paul Hawken. The very practices that bring us the goods and services we desire are destroying the earth. Given current corporate practices, not one wildlife reserve, wilderness, or indigenous culture will survive the global market economy. We are losing our forests, fisheries, coral reefs, topsoil, water, biodiversity, and climatic stability. The land, sea, and air have been functionally transformed from life-supporting systems into repositories for waste.