My favorite line from the coal industry flaks is their boast that the United States has enough coal reserves to power the country for another 200 or so years. Really?, I feel like saying, only 200 yea...
Who Rules? The People vs. Corporate Power
Electic Cars are Still Cars
As Editor in Chief and Publisher of Next American City, Diana Lind is constantly looking at ways to make cities sustainable. She also produces NAC’s signature events, Next American Vanguard and Open...
Let’s say you chose the neighborhood you live in because everything you needed – grocery store, school, park, a bank, your job – was within walking distance or a short commute. Imagine, then, th...
Letters & E-mails
Not-So-Happy Ending All that was missing from Jacques Leslie’s report on the recent Klamath River settlement (“Rough Water,’ Spring) was a chorus of Kumbaya.
Tell us what you think:editor@earthi...
People Want Cars, Lets Give Them Better Ones
A veteran advocate for electric vehicles, Marc Geller is on the board of directors of the Electric Auto Association and co-founded the association’s San Francisco chapter and the San Francisco Elect...
Ready to Rumble
A Global Movement Is Bringing Down King Coal – One Power Plant at a Time.
Local News from All Over
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The World Bank, it seems, has something of a personality disorder when it comes to environmental policy.
Exhibit A, a recen...
Bay Area Wilderness Training
Camping at the Presidio
Kumi Naidoo is the real thing. Naidoo, who became the Executive Director of Greenpeace International in November 2009, is not your typical career environmentalist. In a recent conversation, he was ref...
Notes from a Warming World
Climate change – and the associated likelihood of droughts, disrupted harvests, and declining fresh water supplies — is often thought of as a phenomenon that will increase geopoliti...
No Money Down
Global Justice Groups Say Wealthy Countries Must Pay Reparations for Climate Chaos
By Jean Friedman-Rudovsky
by Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab, 101 minutes
Plant, Baby, Plant
On March 31, President Obama reversed a campaign pledge by calling for renewed oil drilling off US shores. Unfortunately, this was no April Fool’s joke. Domestic drilling, the president argued, was ...
A Mining Resurgence in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Threatens the Environment and the Region’s Tourism Industry.
Sustainable World Sourcebook & Plan C
New Society Publishers, 2009, 2008
Women’s Earth Alliance
The Navajo Nation’s Green Economy
Ingrid Munro’s Microfinance Outfit in Kenya Is Helping to Move People out of Slums and into a New Green Town.
Deep Blue Home
by Julia Whitty 256 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
Center for Safe Energy
Siberia: The Next Costa Rica?
International Marine Mammal Project
And the Oscar Goes to …
Mark J. Palmer
Need A Ride?
A Growing Concern
Urban Farms Are Sprouting up across the United States. Can They Translate Popularity into Profitability?