Buying and Passing Time in Cancun

Inside the exhibit hall at the COP 16 Climate talks, an international delegation of youth start auctioning off time. “Can I interest you in more time?” they ask conference goers making their rounds around the NGO exhibit booths…. Read More

Who is Paying Attention?

The Klimaforum was the talk of the town at last year’s climate conference – well publicized, and where climate heroes like Bill McKibben chose to devote most of their time. This year’s non-governmental meeting is an all together… Read More

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Denmark Paves New Ground In Clean Energy

With the increasing awareness that greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane have had deleterious effects on the environment, several nations have assiduously worked to find methods of creating energy in clean and efficient ways. Besides being… Read More

From Cochabamba to Pittsburgh, Nature’s Rights Are Taking Hold

The City of Pittsburgh has heeded Evo Morales’s call, recognizing the rights of Mother Nature to combat climate change and environmental degradation. In an unprecedented vote last week, the Pittsburgh City council voted unanimously to ban fracking within… Read More

Putting a Price Tag on Nature

Adopted by the UN in 1966, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights created a framework for self determination, stating that all people have the right to the means of economic production, which can be achieved… Read More

Photos from Lake Nakuru and the Maasai Mara

Sri Lankan Vets Strike for Elephants – But What About the Farmers?

In Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai’s message to the Africa Animal Welfare Conference, currently taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, the connection between wildlife conservation, and the general non-industrialization of the continent is made clear: The non-industrialization of Africa… Read More

Wangari Maathai Sends Message to the Africa Animal Welfare Action Conference

Conference Participants and Honored Guests, Welcome to Kenya. I want to start by saying that I was honored to have been invited to participate at this conference but deeply regret my inability to be with you. I am… Read More

Biogas: The Future for China’s Livestock Production?

Unlike the highly industrialized U.S. livestock sector, which consists mainly of a small number of large-scale farms, the livestock sector in China is still fairly fragmented, taking mainly three forms. The first is small-scale, household backyard production, which… Read More

Water for All?

Behind closed doors, world leaders are currently debating a draft resolution that recognizes the right to water and sanitation as a basic universal right. For the two billion people living in water-stressed regions, and the three billion with… Read More