environment

Ecology and Economics: Oikos 101

What do ecology and economics have in common? A great deal, as it turns out, including the same Greek root, oikos. Tracing this…

New Earthquake Report = More Hurt for U.S. Fracking Industry

A new report totes up the potential earthquake risk from fracking and other oil and gas operations in Oklahoma, Texas and other states.

Greenpeace Does What Government Hasn’t: Releases Map of Indonesia Forest Concessions

The map was no easy effort, with Greenpeace Indonesia staff digitizing paper maps and PDF files that they collected from numerous companies.

The Face Behind Your Food: Three Farmworkers Share Their Stories

Lupita López Dearcia Comitán is a farmworker in Sonora, Mexico.  She’s forty-four years old, has five children, and just so happens to grow…

The Quick & Dirty: We Are The 1 Percent

We in sustainability or even broader strategy or communications might not all be in the financial 1 percent (but close or very fast…

Friends and Foes Alike ‘Stunned’ as Feds Nix Natural Gas Terminal in Oregon

In a stunning move, permission for a proposed liquified natural gas export terminal in Oregon has been denied by the Federal Energy Regulatory…

Social Entrepreneurship and Development: Observations from West Africa

Thane Kreiner of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University recently returned from a trip to Ghana and Sierra Leone.…

Oklahoma Earthquakes Continue To Haunt the Oil and Gas Industry

Oklahoma regulators are trying to catch up with swarms of earthquakes linked to oil and gas wastewater disposal. But the quakes are popping…

Save Yoga from Plastic

By Malika Baruah Yoga has been practiced for more than 3,000 years and is rooted in the aim to bring its practitioners’ bodies and…

Decade-Long Walmart Partnership Offers Sustainability Lessons

The Environmental Defense Fund and Walmart are touting a decade of partnership that has resulted in large-scale sustainability progress, with lessons for other…

The State of Green Behind the Scenes of Film and TV

What has this behemoth of an influential industry done to make itself more sustainable inside and out?

Why Don’t Conservatives Support Balancing Nature’s Budget?

Most conservatives love a balanced budget, with one notable exception: Our natural capital budget. If the Earth is a business, conservative extraction policies…

Saving The Environment: 9 Environmental Acts To Make A Habit in 2016

A new year is always a good opportunity to try new habits and, when it comes to important issues like the environment, there…

Lessons Learned: Creating a Sustainable, Resource-Based Economy

Rohan Mohan and Stephen Thompson discuss Ontario’s evolution from a petrochemical pioneer to a bio-hybrid chemistry leader.

The Real Agenda Behind the Oregon Takeover

The real agenda behind the Malheur takeover in Harney County, Oregon, becomes clear: The area is home to a "model" land management agreement…