Gulf Oil Spill: The Black and Oily Demise of Wildlife (Slideshow)

May 3, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images On the night of Tuesday, April 20, an explosion rocked an offshore drilling platform, launching an intense effort to fight the ensuing fires and find the 11 people that went missing after the accident. Now, days later, the spreading slick of crude has reached shore—and poses a serious threat to the fragile ecosystems along the coast

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More U.S. Campgrounds Running on Wind, Solar, Leisure Power

May 3, 2010 by  
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Credit: Renee V via Flickr. When you go camping, you’re supposed to get away from it all. Put away the cell phone and laptop

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Community Planning for Peak Oil: This Doesn’t Look So Dark (video)

November 7, 2009 by  
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Image credit: Transition Whidbey I posted on Friday about Worldchanging’s critic of the Dark Side of Transition Towns , in which Alex Steffen argued that the Transition Town movement is effectively burying its head in the sand—promoting ineffectual, perhaps folksy [I paraphrase], individual action instead of systemic or political change, and maybe even gleefully anticipating a social collapse. No sooner do I finish writing about the ensuing debate, that I come across a video that, I think, shows the true heart of Transition. …

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Green Living: Leading by Example or Passive Aggressive Preaching?

November 7, 2009 by  
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Image credit: South Park / Comedy Central As I noted in my post on The Art of the Eco-argument , we’re often better off leading our own lives than telling others how to lead theirs. In fact, if eco-snobbery is left unchecked , it could lead to a major backlash against the environmental movement

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Vegetarian’s Rebuttal to ‘The Carnivore’s Dilemma’

November 7, 2009 by  
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Eat Me. You might possibly, perhaps be doing something good for the environment. Credit: Ethicurean Last week’s NY Times featured an op-ed entitled ” The Carnivore’s Dilemma “–an ostensibly enlightened response to the chorus of voices promulgating a vegetarian diet as a way to significantly reduce one’s emission of greenhouse gasses (not least amongst these voices is Michael Pollan, author of “Omnivore’s Dilemma..

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Space Tourism Lifts Off: 2012 Space Resort Launch

November 7, 2009 by  
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