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Nuclear war: A forgotten threat to human sustainability

The possibility of a new Cold War between Russia and the United States and its NATO allies brings with it the spectre of nuclear war.

Continuing With The Insanity

A few stories from a single issue of the Financial Times show how little …

Review: The Alien Effect by Cary Neeper

There’s a lot in Cary Neeper’s Archives of Varok novels. They …

Did Russia and China just sign a death warrant for U.S. LNG exports?

Russia and China have signed two large natural gas deals in the …

Fossil-fueled Republicanism

Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are …

Renewable energy: does it need critically rare materials?

A recent study concludes that the problem of mineral availability for renewable energy technologies is not critical if we choose the right technologies and we are careful to recycle the materials used as much as possible.
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Where Do We Find Beauty in a Landscape?

A settled landscape can be beautiful only in so far as it admits room for wild nature.

A little hope on climate change

Looking for a little hope on climate change? Believe it or not, it’s …

Women of the Mexican food movement

In Mexican households, the role of women has traditionally involved caring …

New Research Says Plant-based Diet Best for Planet and People

As cities grow and incomes rise around the world, more and more people are …

Introducing "Natural Gas Exports: Washington's Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat"

This report not only exposes the lobbying apparatus that has …

Animal Welfare: Seeing the Forest for the Denizens

If you’re a Huffington Post reader, your love of animals has been nurtured by “Hedgehogs Being Adorable,” “Baby Hippo Has …

Fast-Warming Gulf of Maine Offers Hint of Future for Oceans

The waters off the coast of New England are warming more rapidly than almost any other ocean region on earth. Scientists are now studying the …

The problems of environmental activism in Russia

Climate change is still of little interest to Russians. But why?

A two-century fight for the small, the local and the beautiful

Twentieth-century America witnessed the blossoming of Agrarianism as an …

Learning from Icarus

What if Icarus’ father—knowing his son would fly too close to …

Want to See How Governments Are Making Real Progress? Look to the Cities Tackling Our Biggest Problems

If you’ve been looking to the federal government for action on big …

Open Sauce / Source for the Food Revolution

In opposition to corporate control and intellectual property, we need …

'Difficult' Oil Faces Difficult Future, Predict New Reports

Two new reports on tight oil, or "difficult" oil extracted by …

Peak Oil Notes - Nov 20

 A mid week update.

Facts, Values, and Dark Beer

The notion that life has to justify itself to me seems, if I may be frank, …

Breaking: Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

The Senate voted this evening to reject the Keystone XL pipeline that would …
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