China Leads Green Energy Race A recently report by Vivid Economics, a London consulting firm, surprised some people with the news that China is leading the race for clean energy. Cleantech analysts, w...
Ban Coyote Bounties!
Dubbed one of the world’s 100 Most Influential People by TIME, physicist Amory Lovins has spent 40 years integrating radical energy efficiency with renewable supply. He is cofounder, chairman, and c...
Amory B. Lovins
Confessions of a Federal Freeloader
You’ve heard of me but we’ve never met, even though I’ve been part of America’s “power elite” for 60 years. You might call me one of the original Baby Boomers. But I’m not your typical B...
illustration by Becca thorne, www.beccathorne.co.uk.
When we first moved up here, I used to believe that the people I heard complaining about winter’s length, and particularly winter’s li...
Journalist, author, and activist Bill McKibben, by all rights, should be an egomaniac. He graduated from Harvard, where he was the editor of the university’s acclaimed Crimson. He m...
Residents of Vieques Pushed Out the US Navy After 60 Years of Bombing. A Sick Population Now Fights for Redress.
Clean Power Healthy Communities
Mary Catherine O'Connor
Green Film Is Good Film
A Preview of the San Francisco Green Film Festival
Who’s to Blame for the Impasse in Global Climate Talks?
Center for Safe Energy
Lost In the Valley of Excess
California’s wealthiest growers, poorest workers, and the water between them…
Mind over Matter
The Watchman’s Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction By Rebecca Costa 334 pages, VanGuard Press, 2010
Silicon Valley Beats Texas Oil
There’s no question that for those of us committed to environmental sanity and social justice the November mid-term elections were a disappointing setback. The Republican Party has always been ideol...
International Marine Mammal Project
Save Japan Dolphins Goes Global
Mark J. Palmer
Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation
Can a new group of young environmental leaders reinvigorate greens’ grassroots spirit?
The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth by Eric Pooley 496 pages, Hyperion, 2010
Letters & E-mails
Plenty of Protein
As letter-writer Jen Williams pointed out in reference to your story about the environmental impacts of eating meat (“What’s for Dinner?,” Spring), vegetarians can easily get e...
South Coast Habitat Restoration
Atomic Energy: Climate Fix… or Folly?
Nuclear vs. Renewables
My Month Without Monsanto
Early this year I embarked on a challenging and unforgettable journey. I ventured into the dark reaches of my kitchen cabinets, the depths of my vegetable drawer, and the cobweb-covered corners of my ...
Local News from All Over
South America Africa The Road Less Traveled
Ben CombeeAccording to a coalition of international scientists, a highway proposed for the Serengeti National Park,...
Viva Sierra Gorda
Put a Roof on It
Nuclear Power is Safe, Sound …and Green
Since he first published the seminal Whole Earth Catalog in 1968, Stewart Brand has been a leading thinker about how to create an ecologically sustainable society. More recently, he has been encouragi...