Environmentalism

The latest dust up over green building rating systems, especially their efficacy relative to each other, highlights the danger of mixing the ideals of environmentalism with the self-interest of running an environmentalist organization.
May 20, 2014   Ecobuilding Pulse
Across the United States and around the world, groups of Roman Catholic nuns are quietly supporting a supposedly extra-religious cause: environmentalism.
Oct 20, 2013   The Atlantic
For the last 30 years, China has led the world in economic growth at a hefty environmental price. Widespread protests have prompted the cabinet of China to mandate a "social risk assessment" for industrial projects, reports Keith Bradsher.
Nov 16, 2012   The New York Times
Announced at a recent United Nations summit on biodiversity, India’s pledge of $50 million to assist developing countries with conservation efforts marks a significant shift in the way environmental protection is funded worldwide.
Oct 28, 2012   The New York Times
Kaid Benfield returns to his popular blog at the NRDC's Switchboard site after a three-week hiatus, with thoughts on the purpose of his writings and how "overly familiar vocabulary can lead to overly familiar thinking."
Sep 5, 2012   Switchboard
While it might seem like the Agenda 21 conspiracy theorists have arisen quite quickly out of the murky backwaters of the Republican party, Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones traces the lengthy enti-environmentalist roots of the movement.
Sep 2, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
A so-called "eco-friendly" apartment complex complete with solar panels that derives more than 90% of its energy needs from coal? China struggles to take sustainable development seriously.
Jul 21, 2012   USA Today
Jennifer Runyon asks if environmentalists are doing the right thing by pushing regulations that make the cost of building renewable energy projects prohibitive.
Sep 25, 2011   Renewable Energy World
U.S. Environmentalists say that despite a Republican rout in the recent election, the rejection by voters of California's Prop. 23 (which would have suspended enviro regulation if unemployment was over 5.5%) shows that wasn't the issue.
Nov 4, 2010   The Christian Science Monitor
This podcast features a discussion with designer Bruce Mau, who talks about sustainability and why he loves the suburbs.
Oct 9, 2010   Climate Desk
I recently read an article containing a World War II-era poster: "When You Ride Alone You Ride With Hitler." The authors of the article asked whether governments could use similar powers of persuasion today to discourage energy consumption and thus address climate change. Opinion
Dec 3, 2009   By Michael Lewyn