September 24th, 2013
In an interview with CNN Money, former Vice President Al Gore says the role of money in U.S. politics is “kind of pitiful,” but he seems optimistic about a government response to climate change.
September 20th, 2013
Permaculturalist Rob Hopkins, the author of The Power of Just Doing Stuff, doesn’t have the swish symbol but he’s spreading the message to “just do it” with gardens, trees, local food, CSAs and shopping closer to home.
September 16th, 2013
Carl Sagan was the featured speaker at the Interparliamentary Conference on the Global Environment in 1990. More that 40 countries met to discuss strategies on key issues.
September 16th, 2013
CNN Money reports that former EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman says the federal government has to take proactive steps to combat the effects of climate change.
August 29th, 2013
In his first major policy address since taking over at the Department of Energy, Dr. Ernest J. Moniz sought to explain the administration’s “all of the above” energy plan and answered critics who accuse Obama supporting natural gas development despite concerns that fracking contaminates air and water.
Tags: · all of the above, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, coal, Columbia University, Department of Energy, energy plan, Ernest J. Moniz, Fossil Fuels, fracking, Greenhouse Gases, methane emissions, natural gas, New York, Renewable Energy, Solar, wind
August 13th, 2013
Urban agriculture doesn’t look anything like traditional agriculture. But that can be a good thing, as urban architecture and design weaves food into unlikely spaces, making them more utilitarian and also more beautiful, like this unique project by Cornell University students.
August 6th, 2013
Nancy’s Gone Green is one of a growing number of small retailers that are selling “sweat shop free” clothing. Some of it is organic. Some is fair trade. Some is vintage. And a growing segment is USA made. Nancy’s Gone Green has offerings from all these arenas. We talked with co-owner Mary Savoca about how ethical clothing can be affordable and amazing.
Harmful levels of arsenic and selenium found in water near gas fracking operations in North Texas, study reports
July 31st, 2013
Arsenic and selenium, two metals that are toxic in small doses, were found in higher concentrations near gas drilling sites in Texas’ Barnett Shale in a study that begs for more investigation of how fracking may be contaminating drinking water.
July 12th, 2013
In an inventive and grueling protest of arctic oil drilling, six women scaled the tallest tower in London, the Shard building, to send a message to Shell Oil.
June 25th, 2013
President Barack Obama delivered a pointed speech on climate change today, which suggested that the Keystone XL pipeline will not be automatically approved and drilled down on the biggest source of carbon emissions, power plants. The highlight of The President’s Climate Action Plan, unveiled before an audience at Georgetown University, will be a move by the EPA to set limits on carbon…
June 24th, 2013
Nine protesters from the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance were arrested this morning, after at least eight members of the group locked themselves to construction equipment and a construction trailer at the site of a pump station being built in Seminole, OK, to service the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
‘Nature Sacred’ awards will help restore Joplin and Queens and study the power of nature in disaster-torn areas
June 21st, 2013
Can green spaces confer real healing effects? Can they help people feel more resilient and less stressed? These are the questions posed by a program that will be looking for the answers in weather-battered Joplin and Queens, among other places.
Tags: · green spaces, healing gardens, Hurrican Sandy, Joplin, nature, Nature Sacred awards, Open Spaces Sacred Place, parks, Queens, TKF Foundation, Tornadoes, urban, Water Reed National Military Medical Center, Weather disasters