Way Beyond Greenwashing: Have Corporations Captured Big Conservation? Jonathan Latham (Photo Credit: auspices) Imagine an international mega-deal. The global organic food industry agrees to support international agribusiness in clearing as much tropical rainforest as they want for farming. Henderson Island is the most remote, most polluted place on Earth : TreeHugger Discover the once-gorgeous South Pacific island where all your plastic trash ends up. Henderson Island is one of the most remote islands in the world, located in the Pitcairn Group in the South Pacific Ocean. Nobody lives there and there are no land-based industrial facilities or human habitations within 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles).
The White House Just Released an Anti-Sexual Assault Video That Every Man Needs to See In a stirring new anti-sexual assault PSA released by the White House on Tuesday, President Barack Obama joins a high-powered group of celebrities to emphasize the vital role men play in preventing sexual violence. President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden appear alongside big-name stars like Daniel Craig, Benicio Del Toro, Steve Carell, Seth Meyers and Dulé Hill in the 60-second spot, released through the White House's YouTube channel. According to the White House's new guidelines for combating sexual assault on college campuses, "The message of the PSA is simple: If she doesn't consent — or can't consent — it's a crime.
An Inconvenient Question - Socialism and the Environment Introduction In recent years the environment has become a major political issue. And rightly so, because a serious environmental crisis really does exist. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat have all become contaminated to a greater or lesser extent. Nate Hagens: The End of Growth Nate Hagens: The End of Growth length: 50:49 credit: ontheearthproduction Energy Hub, WUD Society and Politics Committee, and Madison Peak Oil Group host energy/finance expert Nate Hagens for a presentation that weaves together economics, anthropology, psychology, finance, trade, energy and human behavior into a coherent story about our human social system. In a visual synthesis using pictures and paintings instead of charts and graphs, Nate uses biophysical first principles to explain how our human economy really works, and how we achieved enormous success over the past two hundred years.
The Abu Ghraib of Los Angeles? The state has also faced lawsuits over prison conditions; click for a slideshow. From Brown v. PlataOn Wednesday, citing "a sick culture of deputy-on-inmate hyper-violence [that] has been flourishing for decades in the darkness of the L.A. 10 things not to replace once they’re used up or broken : TreeHugger Learning to live without these unsustainable and/or unhealthy items is easier than you think. Tips and inspiration, here. Going cold turkey on wasteful habits can be challenging, but this approach is a good way to ease into more eco-friendly practices: Simply consider not replacing items once they are used up or have reached the end of their lives. Here are some good places to start:
Is Microwaving Food Bad for You? Are Microwave Ovens Bad for Your Health? “Every time I nuke leftovers in the microwave, my roommate freaks out and leaves the room. She says it not only leaks radiation, but destroys the nutrients in food and makes it carcinogenic. That can’t be true, can it?”