Environmentalism

June 20, 2016, 9am PDT
Part literature review, part political appeal, this article makes the case for rethinking the concept of what makes plants native—especially in the face of climate change.
UGEC Viewpoints
June 14, 2016, 11am PDT
An editorial in Pacific Standard says the earth and our own bodies can be improved if humans form a new relationship with the planet.
Pacific Standard
February 10, 2016, 8am PST
Sarasota County, Florida, has approved a plan to pave over forested wetlands and build parking for a Whole Foods Market. To compensate, the developer is donating another plot of wetlands to the public.
Quartz
February 7, 2015, 9am PST
A Huffington Post article shares the stories of the fellows selected by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy to present their work at the 2014 World Parks Congress in Australia.
The Huffington Post
May 20, 2014, 12pm PDT
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.
Ecobuilding Pulse
October 20, 2013, 11am PDT
Across the United States and around the world, groups of Roman Catholic nuns are quietly supporting a supposedly extra-religious cause: environmentalism.
The Atlantic
November 16, 2012, 8am PST
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.
The New York Times
October 28, 2012, 11am PDT
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.
The New York Times
September 5, 2012, 1pm PDT
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."
Switchboard
September 2, 2012, 9am PDT
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.
The Atlantic Cities
July 21, 2012, 9am PDT
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.
USA Today
September 25, 2011, 7am PDT
Jennifer Runyon asks if environmentalists are doing the right thing by pushing regulations that make the cost of building renewable energy projects prohibitive.
Renewable Energy World
November 4, 2010, 12pm PDT
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.
The Christian Science Monitor
October 9, 2010, 5am PDT
This podcast features a discussion with designer Bruce Mau, who talks about sustainability and why he loves the suburbs.
Climate Desk
Blog post
December 3, 2009, 9am PST

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.

Michael Lewyn
July 6, 2009, 6am PDT
Environmentalists in Berkeley and Oakland are realizing that the inner-city development they protested in the past is actually more eco-friendly than the alternative.
East Bay Express
April 3, 2009, 11am PDT
An exit interview with Tom Graff, who joined Environmental Defense Fund in 1971, when the environmental movement was just getting started.
The Planning Report
April 16, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Environmental activism is on the rise in China. It's not a fast rise, but its existence is seen by many as a major step.</p>
BBC