Climate Change & Economic Development

Global changes in temperature and weather, driven by accumulating greenhouse gases (GHG), are beginning to exacerbate food insecurity, displace coastal communities and undermine livelihoods, especiall...

Articulation to Action: the Air Force’s Energy Future

Adialogue has been ongoing about going green since the first Earth Day in the 1970s. We’ve made many strides in the direction of energy conservation and being more respectful of our planet. But 2013...

Building New City Solutions to Pressing US Challenges

“. . .focus has escalated into military conflicts while domestically it has deflated our sense of promise and freedom through terror scares. . .”Let me digress to discuss the two other major chall...

The Challenge of Change & Reality of Environmental Threats

As a clinical neuropsychologist, who has studied the intricacies of how the human brain operates for the last 20 years, it still remains fascinating to observe the difficult process of change even whe...

The Future of Electricity: Embracing Transition

Life is full of transitions. Some are small like the transition kids make in the morning from being stone-cold asleep to biking off to school. Some are big like graduating from school and entering pro...

Climate Reform & Social Justice: A Plea for Parity in Communities of Color

With the devastation from Hurricane Sandy fresh in our minds, it is time to deliberatively address the menacing climate change concerns that are facing our planet and their disparate impacts on commun...

We Mean Green: One University’s Sustainability Initiatives

The University of North Texas (UNT) continues its leadership in sustainability with its We Mean Green Fund (WMGF) – a $5 per student per semester fee, which funds environmental projects on campus. A...

Kivalina & Climate Change: Innovative Solutions from Israel

“We’ve got to figure out how we protect the environment, the Native culture and still come up with a sound solution that doesn’t create more problems down the road. This means collaboration betw...

America’s Addiction to Energy

Can I see a show of hands for those who want to use less energy? Of course no one wants to use less energy. That would be like asking if anyone would like to breathe less. Energy, like air, makes qual...

Solar as an Energy Partner Power Production’s Paradigm Shift

Much discussion and news about solar energy has occurred lately prompted largely by the Solyndra bankruptcy and the federal loan guarantees, which took taxpayer dollars down with the Company. In fact,...

Siberia’s Baikal: The Greatest Lake

You know, we Siberians live in fear of being exiled to Moscow, says Leonid Yevseyev, and we both laugh. Yevseyev, a native-born Siberian, is beside me on a promontory as we l...

Saving Serengeti

It is one of the most famous names in the world. Almost any schoolchild, no matter where, can tell you about it. Many companies and services have adopted the appellation. Sunglasses and clothing lines...

Naval Base Ventura County Leading the Way with LED Lighting

As the designated “Energy Showcase Base” for the West Coast, Naval Base Ventura County’s (NBVC) charter is to install and test “new and emerging” and “state of the shelf” technologies an...

Honey Bee Health & Food Security

The honey bee is, arguably, the most famous insect on the planet. It has been associated with human populations for thousands of years and is a model for cooperation, collaboration and interaction wit...

The Past as Guide to the Future: US Geological Records of Sea-Level Change

Sea-level rise is one of the more certain impacts of future climate change; although, uncertainty surrounds its likely global and regional magnitude. Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions is an unlik...

Smart Power Move: Solar as a Crucial US Energy Component

Living and acting in an environmentally conscious way and finding a balance between economics, environment and society is, historically, not a new concept. However, it is a relatively new concept for ...

Historic LEED Renovation Environmental & Cultural Stewardship

The concept of stewardship – the belief that people are charged with maintaining their environment for future generations – is a fundamental tenant of both environmental conservation and ...

Education & Innovation Promoting Public/Private Water Solutions

The 2010 Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) is a far-reaching measure that seeks to assure Federal buildings and property are managed with a priority on energy and water-efficient practi...

Mage Solar Understanding Solar Basics

It doesn’t take a solar expert to realize that the magnificent concept of clean, reliable and easy to deploy solar energy is unstoppably making its way into the collective conscience of society. Sol...
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