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How Carl Pope helped drive a $500 million pledge to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon” (Part 2)

Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg recently pledged to rapidly spend $500 million in a bid to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon,” aiming to end this country’s use of coal and natural gas power in a generation or less. In another recent piece, I featured an in-depth interview with Carl Pope, the veteran environmental leader ...

Have you Seen the Damage We’re Inflicting On Our Oceans?

12.24.2011 · Posted in Environmental Articles

We overly regularly dismiss oceans as unimportant when we are discussing conservation efforts. We talk about the trees. We discuss the atmosphere. We chatter about the Amazon and the Saharra and the arctic. But what is going to come about if we manage to obliterate our oceans? ...

Terra-Petra–The Ghost Busters Of The Methane Gas Mitigation And Environmental Engineering Industry

06.18.2011 · Posted in Business News Article

Many Los Angeles residents are fearful of explosive gases including methane, especially in the wake of the September 2010 San Bruno natural gas explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 37 homes. After all, the main component of natural gas is methane. Avery believes that an educated public is the best defense against fear and ...

Environmental Issue Surveys: What Are They Telling Us?

04.27.2010 · Posted in Manufacturing Articles

Recent environmental issue surveys find that Americans now believe that stimulating the economy is more important than protecting the environment -- and yet other polls find that Americans reject the premise of these questions altogether. Are Americans losing their appetite for nature protection and pollution control? Or are sloppy poll questions creating a misleading impression? ...

Sorry Charlie: Average Advocacy Fails the Tuna

04.11.2010 · Posted in Manufacturing Articles

Despite overwhelming evidence that the Atlantic tuna is in big trouble and an aggressive campaign by ocean protection groups, the United Nations recently failed to take measures to protect it from further overfishing. Could ocean protection groups make their case more effectively? If so, how? ...

Environmental Awareness: Encouragement vs. Education

04.11.2010 · Posted in Environmental Articles

Environmental experts often fall into the "if only they knew" trap -- "If only they knew they lived in a watershed," "if only they knew the stormdrain went to the creek." But TV commercials, brochures, and other materials that are educational produce disappointing results compared to those that try to encourage the desired behavior. ...

Cowboys, Conservationists, and the Hopeful Herd

03.26.2010 · Posted in Manufacturing Articles

When we are trying to make something happen, conservationists sometimes think like cowboys. We break out the rhetorical cattle **** and try to shock the public out of complacency and into action with a stiff jolt of bad news. There's a time and place for that -- but to motivate people to actually do something, ...

Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World

10.29.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

Paul Stamets' Mycelium Running is a must have reference book for anyone working the land in any form, whether it be farming, forest management or environmental cleanup. But also for people who, like me, enjoy growing things, especially delectable edibles. ...