Monthly Archives: June 2012
Gathering of the Vibes The Gathering of the Vibes Aims to Shed Some Green LightIf you ask Gathering of the Vibes festival founder Ken Hays how his brainchild helps the environment, he says, “Straight up, it doesn’t.” “People are flying in on planes from all over, driving thousands of miles, and all the while burning […]
On June 13, 2012, Tony Burke, Australia’s environment minister, announced the country’s plans for the world’s largest marine reserve. On June 13, 2012, Tony Burke, Australia’s environment minister, announced the country’s plans for the world’s largest marine reserve, encompassing the entire Coral Sea and adjoining Great Barrier Reef. Oil and gas drilling and fishing will […]
Hannah Freedman Activists Are Frustrated by the Many Missed Opportunities at the Rio+20 Earth Summit On Friday afternoon, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development convened. Dubbed Rio+20, the conference was the largest UN summit ever held and marked the 20-year anniversary of the original Earth Summit also held in Rio. Attended by 50,000, the […]
Querido DiálogoEcológico: El término “comunidades sostenibles” se usa bastante hoy. ¿Lo podrían definir para mí?
Querido DiálogoEcológico: Entiendo que la Agencia de Protección Ambiental tomó recientemente medidas para limitar la contaminación de centrales eléctricas. ¿Pueden dar mayor información?
Dear EarthTalk: Renewable energy production in the solar and wind markets currently receives about $7 billion in government subsidies annually, but is still not competitive against fossil fuels on a large scale. To what extent should the U.S. continue to prop up these industries as they compete against dirty energy?
Hannah Miller World leaders at the Earth Summit in Rio were supposed to chart a way forward for the green economy. But can they even agree on what it means?What exactly is the “green economy”? At the Earth Summit in Rio, it depends on who you talk to. “As an Indian, as someone from the […]