President Obama was just awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, for reasons including his stand on climate change. Has his environmental record justified this award?
Author: Amiel Blajchman
- California Water Wars
- Clean Energy
- Climate Change
- Drill Baby Drill
- Election 2012
- Election 2014
- Election 2016
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Executive Branch
- Natural Resources
- New Urbanism
- Occupy Wall Street
- Other Politics
- Police Brutality
- Political Spectrum
- Sponsored Post
- Tar Sands
- Truth or Consequences
- US Election
- Wind Power
When municipalities look to cut costs, some of the first programs that get chopped are green programs. But, is that such a good idea? Municipal green programs can have significant economic benefits in addition to their environmental bona fides.
The Northwest Passage is opening up. As Arctic ice melts, the shipping season will grow, and with it, the pressures on the fragile Arctic ecosystem.
Why multinational companies should be considered to be part of the solution to climate change, not part of the problem.
The World Bank recently released a report criticizing the water sharing regime between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Will water become a new flashpoint in the region?
The latest Goldman Environmental Prize winners have been chosen yet again from the ranks of Ashoka Foundation Fellows. What does this mean for the environmental movement as well as the social entrepreneurship movement.
Haiti’s sorrowful rank as the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest in the world has been directly attributed to the degradation of Haiti’s natural environment (less than 1.5% of its original tree cover remains intact) as well as a lack of governance structures, underinvestment in social capital, obstacles to private investment, and a spiraling “poverty trap”.
Ontario is planning on updating its 136 year old mining law to reflect current values and conditions. Preventing wildcat staking of personal and aboriginal property is one of its highest priorities.
US military developing fuel cell propulsion technology for use with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Former President Bush to win Goldman Prize, the environmental nobel prize (april fool’s)
Russia’s Security Council has authorized the creation of an Arctic special forces military to be deployed by the year 2020 to protect their interests in the Far North as new sources of natural resources become more available due to the decrease in ice cover.
A quick discussion on how the laws surrounding conduct in war and conflict also have articles designed to protect the environment.
The Strategic Forecasting Group has released a new report which details the environmental costs of warfare in the middle east.
PETA’s latest ad, slated to be broadcast during NBC’s Superbowl, has been rejected for being too sexy. Who knew that eating veggies was sexy?
Israel’s recently discovered natural gas reserve off its northern coast has raised both hopes and fears. Hopes that this will enable the building of more natural gas power plants to replace existing coal power plants, and fears that it may lead to future conflict with Lebanon.