Tag: environmentalism

Q&A with Elizabeth Kolbert: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | February 25th, 2014

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What’s Elizabeth Kolbert’s favorite endangered species? Read her interview with Mark Tercek about her book The Sixth Extinction.

Environmentalism: Rational or Romantic?

Written by | January 20th, 2011

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Environmentalists are all bottom-line these days about the hard-number value of nature, says Mark Spalding. But doesn’t that ignore the nature romantic in all of us?

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 13

Written by | August 13th, 2010

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Does Friday the 13th give you the heebie-jeebies? Our round-up of cool green news will cure that:

  1. When it comes to local environmental issues, compromising with industry works. (Green)
  2. Why is Borneo’s orangutan population falling, even in pristine forest areas? (Mongabay)
  3. Tracking turd is a mainstay of wildlife monitoring, but the dung beetle is making scat surveys unreliable in the tropics. (Conservation JournalWatch)
  4. Where does your bottled water come from? Um… most likely the tap. (The Daily Green)
  5. “I do… want to save the forest.” Planting trees is now a law for newlyweds in an Indonesian province. (Huffington Post)

Why ‘Green’ Isn’t Working: How Do We Reach the Other Half?

Written by | October 28th, 2009

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A few weeks ago I attended a “Green Festival” in Washington, D.C., tagged as the world’s largest environmental expo. As I walked around, I kept thinking about who this festival was really meant for. Everyone in attendance chose to go to (and pay to get in) this event. These are people who are already invested […]

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