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November 9, 2016 Environment

OP-ED: Where Is the Place for Me in Donald Trump’s America?

By: Pierce Nahigyan

In high school, most of my friends were second- generation Vietnamese-Americans. That was in Irvine, California. My freshman year of college I attended UCI, referred to by the locals as...

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October 26, 2016 Opinion

Imagining a Different World

By: Dana Hunnes

Can you imagine a world where we don't kill animals for sport, for fun, for trophies, or for greed? Can you imagine a world where we treat each other with respect...

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October 17, 2016 Environment
The Great Barrier Reef. (Photo: Sarah Ackerman)

Rest in Peace: Great Barrier Reef

By: Dana Hunnes

To hear that the Great Barrier Reef is on life-support, and may officially be "dead" is not only sad, but also disturbing. The Great Barrier Reef, the largest living organism...

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September 23, 2016 Environment

Can Taiji Re-Brand Itself?

By: Dana Hunnes

As of this writing, Taiji, Japan remains ground zero for the capture and distribution of wild dolphins to amusement parks, dolphinariums, and swim-with-dolphin programs worldwide, fetching as much as $200,000...

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September 14, 2016 Opinion

Elections Are a Bore, but the Planet's Fate Hinges on This One

By: Peter Banner

Thank You, Mr. Trump, for Showing Us the Dark Side The pending presidential election has become more than just a distraction to many of us. History has shown that who...

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September 8, 2016 Climate & Energy

A View of Earth From the Milky Way

By: Dana Hunnes

As a child I was always fascinated with astronomy, the stars, planets and galaxies. I can still remember my parents taking me to stargazing events on those clear somewhat-cool Florida...

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August 12, 2016 Environment

Humans' Hubris Against Nature

By: Dana Hunnes

Earlier this week, an article came out in the New York Times, entitled "against sustainability." This article was viscerally upsetting and compelled me to write this piece in response: In a...

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August 9, 2016 Climate & Energy

Face Facts: Electric Vehicles Are Better Vehicles

By: Plug In America

From Joel Levin, Executive Director, Plug In America I have just returned from the EV Roadmap Conference in Portland, now in its 9th year. There was one word that I heard...

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August 5, 2016 Climate & Energy

Why the 2016 Election Is About Climate Change

By: W. Douglas Smith

The Risk of Moving Too Slowly The thumbnail definition of risk is probability combined with potential consequences. Americans understand a lot about risk. Taking calculated risks built this country. We...

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August 4, 2016 Environment

An Open Letter To Our Politicians. Please Protect Our Oceans (and Planet) Now!

By: Dana Hunnes

Dear Politicians and Elected Officials, Our oceans are in peril. There is too much plastic in them.  Plastic suffocates and strangles marine wildlife who consume it, thinking it is food....

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August 1, 2016 Opinion

Why the Bernie Sanders Platform Still Matters in November 2016

By: W. Douglas Smith

Economists around the world believe energy choices are vital to future economic, environmental and social prosperity. A rally at the Victorian parliament house steps to Save...

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July 29, 2016 Opinion

Why Voting Green This November Will Imperil Our Planet

By: Lisa Kaas Boyle

I am an environmental attorney and I was for Bernie. I also support the Occupy Movement and wrote about that movement from an environmental perspective in an essay called Occupy The...

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July 22, 2016 Opinion

3 Reasons Why Donald Trump Is the Best Thing to Happen to America. Ever.

By: Django Reynard

I love Donald Trump. I really do. You’re probably expecting some sort of sardonic followup, a wink and a nod and a tongue firmly planted in cheek. I’ve got nothing...

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July 22, 2016 Opinion

Trump & His Republicans Gravely Threaten Environmental & Climate Policy

By: Jedamiah Wolf

You could practically taste the looming threat of ecocide leaching through the air at the Republican National Convention. The foundational document of the party’s forward-looking agenda, the 2016 Republican Platform,...

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July 19, 2016 Environment

3 Ways Deep Sea Mining Will Endanger Humanity

By: Pierce Nahigyan

In the not too distant future, our children’s children will wonder how their grandfathers could ever have submitted to something so dangerous and deadly as coal mining. For centuries, coal...

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July 14, 2016 Environment

Chevron’s Ted Boutrous Thoroughly Embarrassed Himself Last Week

By: Paul Paz y Miño

Ted Boutrous embarrassed himself in Huffington Post last week in an apparent attempt to “up the crazy” as the trial to seize Chevron’s assets in Canada looms. It appears the...

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June 30, 2016 Opinion

4 Ways Politicians Failed the Planet in June 2016

By: Django Reynard

Look, upending an entire energy infrastructure is tough, no one’s denying that. Human beings have been burning fossil fuels to power their inventions for over a century now, and making...

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June 23, 2016 Opinion

Another Oil Pipeline Leaks in California, Because That’s What They Do

By: Django Reynard

Are you surprised? I’m not surprised. Yes, look at me being smug and flippant about our most recent environmental screwup. You can throw whatever scathing liberal epithets my way you...

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