April 28, 2017, 9am PDT
Like music, environmentalism's tenets evolved from precedent, and Kaid Benfield hopes they are evolving still.
April 21, 2017, 9am PDT
Plans for a wind energy facility have been vacated after environmentalists successfully challenged the environmental review for the project.
January 27, 2017, 7am PST
There are similarities between the policy actions of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government and the nascent Trump Administration. The differences in approach between these two examples are also telling.
January 22, 2017, 9am PST
A lawsuit marks the latest twist in an ongoing legal battle over what conservationists consider one of the most important waterfowl sanctuaries in the country.
December 19, 2016, 6am PST
The Trump Administration's politics could provide a nudge to bring environmentalism back to its roots in social justice.
November 4, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Trump Campaign released a policy statement this week that puts some skin in the game on the Republican candidate's climate change denials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.