One, Two, Three Strikes You’re Green?

By | October 24, 2011 at 8:03 pm | No comments

Photo by Jimgumm via flickr Hey sports fans, ever thought how your favorite sports teams and the environment might go hand in hand? Surprisingly, the world of sports is beginning to give themselves a green makeover. In recent years, more sports stadiums, new and old, have...

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No houses? No Land? Take Over Wall Street.

By | October 21, 2011 at 7:04 pm | No comments

Photo by GunGirlNew via flickr It has been a painstaking process, but Americans are waking up from a mind-numbing consumerist stupor. In February the nation witnessed labor struggling against capitalist influence in Wisconsin politics when protesters occupied Madison’s...

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The Starfish is releasing its Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25

By | October 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm | No comments

Starfish executive staff A long time ago, I entered the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)’s blogging competition, hoping to secure a trip to Africa and explore a part of the world I’ve never been to. Although I didn’t win, a stranger-turned-friend (Tuesday...

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Rewilding: Putting Elephants in Your Backyard?

By | September 14, 2011 at 5:08 pm | No comments

Photo by wwarby via flickr Have you ever thought about what kinds of animals live in North America, and how that compared to what existed here before humans recreated the landscape? Josh Donlan and colleagues from Cornell University have, and in 2005, suggested a radical but...

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Got Milk: The Real Story!

By | August 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm | No comments

Photo by Wylie Maercklein via flickr In a country filled with genetically modified foods, it is hard to distinguish which foods are good for us and which foods are not. On one hand, we have organic foods at almost double the cost of non-organic, and on the other we have food...

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Deep Green Resistance: A New Vision for a Sustainable World

By | August 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm | No comments

Photo by Donna Kohut Three environmental activists recently published a book calling for a more militant, uncompromising movement to save the planet. In Deep Green Resistance Derrick Jensen, Aric McBay, and Lierre Keith challenge the current movement’s mainstream efforts...

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Murdoch’s Media Monopoly Distorts Chilean Dam Controversy

By | July 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm | No comments

Photo by Hullivili via flickr The world was rocked last week by revelations of the scope of Rupert Murdoch’s media monopoly and its political power that stretches the globe. While building his infamous News Corporation, Murdoch acquired various television networks (Fox...

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Sustainability for Undergrads: What One Oregon State Teacher is Doing to Inspire Action

By | July 11, 2011 at 4:50 pm | No comments

Photo of Oregon State University by Ayric Andy via flickr Summer term at Oregon State University’s Geology 300 (Sustainability for the Common Good) is a condensed four week course. For the students, this means four days a week of class time and a few out of class projects...

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‘Thinking’ Like a Climate Skeptic

By | July 7, 2011 at 11:13 am | No comments

More on the cooling sensation of coal emissions From Treehugger: Without China's Coal Burning The Hottest Decade On Record Would've Been Even Hotter From The Independent: China’s power stations generate ‘future spike’ in global warming From Grist: How to Talk to a...

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Trickle-Down Eco-Nomics

By | May 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm | No comments

Susquehannock State Forest. Photo by Nicolas_T. Maryland’s Attorney General, Douglas F. Gansler, is standing up to defend his state against the unregulated, subsidized natural gas industry. However, the incident causing concern did not occur in his state. The spill...

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