Articles about Environment
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Beyond Extinction - Transition to Post-Capitalism is Inevitable
In Margaret Atwood’s powerful essay [It’s Not Climate Change — It’s Everything Change] on the reality of climate change — and its implications for the future of oil-dependent...
It's Not Climate Change  -  It's Everything Change
Oil! Our secret god, our secret sharer, our magic wand, fulfiller of our every desire, our co-conspirator, the sine qua non in all we do! Can’t live with it, can’t — right at...
Cries of Betrayal, Calls to Organize as Obama Approves Arctic Drilling
'With this decision, President Obama has given Shell an open invitation to turn the Chukchi Sea into an energy sacrifice zone,' said Marissa Knodel of Friends of the Earth
What Our Food Is Really Doing to the Planet, in 15 Jaw-Dropping Images
When current science news is filled with pictures — incredible, beautiful, literally awesome pictures — of planetary bodies 3 billion miles away, it's easy to forget what's...
What Humans Are Really Doing to Our Planet, in 19 Jaw-Dropping Images
Last week, Pope Francis and church officials encouraged everyone to consume less and think more about our impact on the environment. It's a timely warning because the next six...
Give Up Hope: It's The Best Chance We Have to Save Everything We Love
The most common words I hear spoken by any environmentalists anywhere are, We’re fucked. Most of these environmentalists are fighting desperately, using whatever tools they...
Fracking, Values and an Ethics for the 'Anthropocene'
Social movements should take heed of social psychology, argues Kelvin Mason
On Brink of 'Sixth Great Extinction,' Humanity Must Conserve or Die
It's official: the planet is entering a "sixth great extinction" that even the most conservative estimates show is killing off species at rates far higher than the previous...
People and Trees: Intimately Connected Through the Ages
Trees are considered sacred in many cultures. Tree worship, in one form or another, has been practiced almost universally by ancient peoples in every corner of the globe.
If Everyone Lived in an 'Ecovillage', the Earth Would Still Be in Trouble
We are used to hearing that if everyone lived in the same way as North Americans or Australians, we would need four or five planet Earths to sustain us. This sort of analysis...
Best Evidence Yet Supports We Are Undergoing a Mass Extinction
The latest evidence shows with a high degree of confidence that we are currently undergoing Earth’s 6th Mass Extinction Event. Do a Google search on earth’s most massive...
Thirsty planet
Remember, it’s not the planet that needs saving, it’s us. #savethehumans
Falling in Love with the Earth
This beautiful, bounteous, life-giving planet we call Earth has given birth to each one of us, and each one of us carries the Earth within every cell of our body.
Pope Francis: The Earth, Our Home, Is Beginning To Look Like An Immense Pile of Filth
An extract from Pope Francis’s 180 page encyclical on climate change, the environment and inequality
Can Green Spaces at Schools Make Children smarter?
Children delight in playing in the patches of grass, trees and playgrounds in and around most schools these days and researchers have long documented how important this type of...
Why We Fight for the Living World: It's About Love
In defending the natural world, we should be honest about our motivations – it’s love that drives us, not money.
If You Learn Anything From This Street Artist Works It's The Vital Importance Of Bees
When street artist Louis Masai Michel went on a trip to South Africa to paint endangered animals, he came back a man on a mission. After discovering that bees, who are for all...
No More False Solutions: Rising Call to Ban Corporate Polluters From UN Talks
Corporate polluters are driving global warming and must not be allowed to steer—or even participate in—the ongoing processes of the United Nations whose stated aim is to...
Breaking News: Earth Is Not an Exclusive Habitat for Homo Sapiens
Let's Make Earth Day about Earth, Not us
Earth Day is one of the most confused and misguided celebratory days of the year. The UN refers to this day as the ”International Mother Earth Day,” but what is it we’re...
10 Life Hacks to Help You Cut Plastic Out of the Picture
Plastic is so ubiquitous that it can be found in or associated with nearly every tangible item in existence. Just think about how many different things you used today that...
12 of The Best Environmental Photographs of 2015
Environmental photography is fast becoming one of the most powerful ways to call attention to issues about our planet, be it melting ice caps, city-leveling earthquakes or the...
Who Am I?
Go right now and check out John Nelson’s animations and have an epiphany . . . feel, maybe for the first time in your life, viscerally and emotionally connected to the pulse of...
The Earth Breathes, and It Is Beautiful
Using NASA's latest high-resolution satellite imagery of Earth, datavisualization expert John Nelson has created a pair of captivating animations that track seasonal...
The Cruelties of Factory Farming Shelter Behind a Fairytale Image
The way that meat, eggs and milk are produced is surrounded by one of our great silences, in which most people collaborate. We don’t want to know, because knowing would force...
Earthships  -  The Ultimate Green Homes
Earthship is a concept of over 40 years and yet the first one ever built in Europe was in 2000. The idea is a trademark of Michael Reynolds — a US architect. In the 70s...
You Have to See These Pictures of Seattle's Kayaking Climate protesters
  An estimated 500 climate activists took to kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and even a solar-powered party barge on Saturday to tell Shell to get the hell out of Seattle...
Ecocide: The Psychology of Environmental Destruction
Recent scientific reports about climate change make grim reading. A paper published in The Economic Journal by the respected UK economist Lord Stern states that the models...
The Oceans Are Not Worth $24 trillion
Some things are beyond measure and beyond price. No amount of money is enough to compensate for the loss of the sacred. In case you were wondering whether the oceans are worth...
Why the Planet Is Happy That Bernie Sanders Is Running for President
After lunch, right about the time that Bernie Sanders was actually announcing his run for president, I went for a walk in the woods, and polled three chickadees, two wild...
Report Shows Increased Killings of Environmental Activists, with Indigenous Communities Hardest hit
Killings of land and environmental activists in 2014 reached an average of more than two a week, a new Global Witness report reveals – an increase of 20% from 2013. How Many...
L.A. Just Called. It Says Go Find Another Dystopia.
In 10 years, Los Angeles plans to reduce per capita water use by 22.5 percent. It will no longer get any of its electricity from coal-fired power plants. It will turn public...
Nature Needs a New Pronoun: To Stop the Age of Extinction, Let's Start by Ditching "It"
Calling the natural world “it” absolves us of moral responsibility and opens the door to exploitation. Here's what we can say instead. Singing whales, talking trees, dancing...
Deep Anger: We need to rediscover something we lost along the way
In a better world, there’d be no reason to write this. In that world, plastic bags would be outlawed, rednecks would voluntarily stop driving those obnoxious Ford F-350s and...
This Is What Humanity's Impact On The Planet Looks Like
A new photo book from conservation experts aims to shine a light on humanity's impact on the planet and convince people to think about their contribution. Overdevelopment...
Patriarchy Is Killing Our Planet
The global epidemic of violence against women and their systematic exclusion from the power structures that rule us are integral to man's violent exploitation of Earth and her...
Coming Soon: The 'Big Heat'
Forget the so-called ‘pause’ in global warming—new research says we might be in for an era of deeply accelerated heating.  While the rate of atmospheric warming in recent...
Confronting Industrialism: If You Can't Clean It Up, Don't Make it!
Modern industrial capitalism is based on a simple premise, writes Derrick Jensen: our mother Earth is a great store of raw materials for us to pillage, and a vast trashcan for...
We Need a New Story for Our Relationship with the Earth, One that Goes Beyond Science and Religion
It is no secret that the Earth is in trouble and that we humans are to blame. Just knowing these grim facts, however, won’t get us very far. We have to transform this knowledge...
Deep in the Amazon, a Tiny Tribe Is Beating Big Oil
Patricia Gualinga stands serenely as chaos swirls about her. I find this petite woman with striking black and red face paint at the head of the People’s Climate March in...
Recovering Our Sense of Place, Reconnecting with Pachamama
The popular expression, “there is no place like home” can echo deep within the fiber of our beings. Remembering our homes intuitively invokes a sense of place for many of us. A...
Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change
Would any sane PERSON think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping...
Argentina: The Country That Monsanto Poisoned
American biotechnology has turned Argentina into the world’s third-largest soybean producer, but the chemicals powering the boom aren’t confined to soy and cotton and corn...
The Terrifying True Story of the Garbage That Could Kill the Whole Human race
The ship plows on with groaning sails, with a heave and a shove, like a fat man shouldering through a crowd. The motion is surprisingly stop-and-go, without ever really...
Indigenous Voices: A Call To Keep The Oil In The Ground
I walk a small path, surrounded by an infinite number of trees, plants and the scent of flowers. My lungs fill with pure, fresh air when I take a deep breath. My bare feet...
Everything Is Connected
The interactions between wildlife and the physical planet are more complex and fascinating than we could ever have imagined. I can hear you muttering already: he’s completely...
These 3 Colleges Stopped Investing in Fossil Fuels-One Year Later, Their Endowments Are Doing Just Fine
You can hear the sounds of new construction from just about any point on Sterling College’s bucolic Vermont campus. The whir of saws and plink of hammers ricochet off the...
'The Alarm Bells Are Ringing': From Athletes to Environmentalists, a Universal Call for Racial Justice Emerges
With the nation's streets still filled with protesters and a plan for thousands to march on Washington brewing, the call for justice for Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and other...
Rules of the Game: A Guide To The UN Climate Talks
Climate change negotiations have been going on longer than the world wide web has existed. But while the internet has progressed from a dozen or so green and black html pages...
Waking Up to the Water: An Ecocentric Vision of Human Identity in the 21st Century
It’s been said that it’s easier to imagine the end of the world than it is the end of capitalism, so ubiquitous is the ideological project of neoliberalism in the modern world...