politics

March for Science: What You Need to Know

2017 is shaping up to be the Year of the March, and Earth Day will get an inaugural march to add to its festivities: the March for Science. Millions of people are expected to join in, from places as far apart as Anchorage, Alaska, to Wangdue,…

50 Days In: How Trump Is Handling Eco Issues

With the Trump administration inspiring plenty of heated debate on a daily basis, one of the hot-button topics remains the earth. In the immediate aftermath of the election, environmentalists were worried about several issues, including climate…

How Much Impact Can a President Have on the Environment?

Although the recent political landscape might have you feeling otherwise, throughout history, the environment has been a bipartisan issue. Both Democratic and Republican presidents have left their mark, in ways good and bad, on Mother Earth. In…

2 New National Monuments Preserve America’s West

In his last weeks in office, President Barack Obama designated two national monuments in an effort to conserve environmentally and culturally significant natural areas. The monuments are situated in Nevada and Utah and make up more than 1.6 million……

How Does Your City Handle Food Waste?

Food waste is a huge problem all over the world — to the extent that we should be attacking it from all angles. That means individuals, cities and food producers need to come together to find ways to waste less. (Want to know what you can do as an….

What Does a Trump Presidency Mean for the Environment?

President-elect Donald Trump has a lot of people worried. Worried about their healthcare, their reproductive rights, and the citizenship of their friends and family. But perhaps the most worrying effect of a Trump presidency is one that could have…

Clinton vs. Trump On The Environment

While this year’s presidential election has been getting no shortage of press, one subject has been largely absent from the conversation: the environment. Issues related to conservation and energy have been overshadowed by topics like…

Judge Rules Against the Corn Processors in "Corn Sugar" Case

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I wrote in May that the Western Sugar Cooperative was one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the sugar refiners for misleading consumers in calling HFCS corn sugar. A federal judge recently ruled that the lawsuit must go through, acco…

Could #OccupyWallStreet Become a Constitutional Convention?

Will the Great Disruption Lead to a Sustainable Economy?

Image: Chris Tackett

Last week, I wrote about Occupy Wall Street and ecological capitalism and suggested we were on the verge of a new era of economics. Since then, a couple pieces in the New York Times and the global escalation of the Occupy moveme…