April 19, 2012

The Dark Side of Earth Day

Henry Miller, Defining Ideas

The first celebration of Earth Day, which was founded by the former U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, was held in 1970 as a "symbol of environmental responsibility and stewardship." In the spirit of the time, it was a touchy-feely, consciousness-raising, New Age experience, and most activities were organized at the grassroots level.

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April 10, 2012
The Price of Ocean Degradation: $2 Trillion
J. Slattery, Sierra Club
Attaching a numerical value to nature can seem, well, unnatural. But a group of marine experts recently released a report entitled “Valuing the Ocean,” which does just that. And the price tag these experts assign to... more ››