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On Earth Day, an Economics for People and Planet

Much has changed since the first Earth Day in 1970. Not only have our ecological crises come into sharper focus, it has also become obvious that we need to rescue not just the Earth, but also its …

UN Panel Looks to Renewables As the Key to Stabilizing Climate

In its latest report, the IPCC makes a strong case for a sharp increase in low-carbon energy production, especially solar and wind, and provides hope that …

Thoughts on Land Reform Summits in San Francisco

It’s hard to conceive a more un-American activity than thinking about an alternative to private property.

Top 5 Earth Day Strategies for Agriculture

If Earth Day offers a moment to reflect on how we’re treating the planet, then it’s critical to use this moment to rethink our approach to …

Landscapes Transform With the Arrival of the Colorado River

The Colorado River returns to the delta - in photos.

Is This The End Of China’s Coal Boom?

“The End Of China’s Coal Boom,” is a new, must-read chart-filled report from Greenpeace.

Momentum on Fossil Fuel Divestment Grows as Harvard Professors, Desmond Tutu Call for Action

"People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations financing the injustice of climate change. We can, for instance, boycott events, …

Energy Crunch: The end of business as usual for fossil fuels?

It’s the end of business as usual for fossil fuels. That’s according to the latest report from the IPCC, released on Sunday.

Hemp Fiber Crop Research & Development

With the advent of state laws that overturn a sixty-year ban on hemp agriculture, a new and yet anciently rooted era of farming is on the horizon.

Years of Recapping Dangerously

Just like on Game of Thrones, where winter is a destabilizing force on all of Westeros (plus: ice zombies), climate change is having a similar impact on our …

Climate Panel Stunner: Avoiding Climate Catastrophe Is Super Cheap — But Only If We Act Now

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just issued its third of four planned reports. This one is on “mitigation” — …
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