With the recent surge in faith-based environmentalism, it’s no wonder that religious entities are using their financial clout to push for green changes…
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Once thought of as a resource without end, fishermen are finally bumping up against limits in the world’s cod stocks (see "A Run on the Banks," feature, March/April 2001). In North America, the catch has declined by 90 percent since the early 1980s, forcing the closing of once-thriving fisheries. Now under threat is the stock in the Barents Sea, which is fished by Russia and Norway.
Frederick Law Olmsted, the granddaddy of American landscape architecture, had little idea how prescient he was when he told the City of New York in 1872 that the midtown Manhattan park he was busy creating would serve as the "lungs of the city." Today, the urban forests found within city parks across the country serve not only as recreational and social centers, but also as organic sponges for various forms of pollution and as storehouses of carbon dioxide to help offset global warming. Indeed, recent experiences in several U.S. cities have shown Olmsted’s metaphor for what is now Central Park to be far more literal than figurative. By Roddy Scheer"> <META NAME=
Greening Corporations With Socially Responsible Investment Groups
Web surfers can take a stand for the environment without leaving their desks or opening their wallets. A new crop of websites — such as EcologyFund and Care2 — allows visitors to help a wide range of worthy green causes merely by clicking the mouse button. By Roddy Scheer"> <META NAME=
A growing number of land owners are working to make their backyards more attractive to wildlife, benefiting both the human and animal worlds. However large or small, any backyard or garden space can be made more friendly to wildlife. By Roddy Scheer"> <META NAME=
Several forward-thinking states are stimulating consumer demand for alternative energy by offering cash back on photovoltaics, small wind turbines, fuel cells and solar thermal systems installed in homes. Likewise, a wide range of regional conservation incentive programs is taking root as utility deregulation continues to drive energy prices higher from coast to coast. By Roddy Scheer"> <META NAME=
Consumers and the environment will both lose if Congress doesn’t pass new tax breaks for investing in renewable forms of energy…
Green Credit Unions Do Well by Doing Good While many of us may feel we don’t have the extra money, let alone the spare time, to take the plunge into the vortex of socially responsible investing (SRI), just about everyone has a bank account. A developing trend in banking allows customers" deposits to be used […]
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service oversees 538 national wildlife refuges. Most refuges are concentrated along major bird migration corridors and serve as vital sanctuaries for millions of migratory birds. Environmentalists worry that modern threats—such as mechanized resource extraction, overuse from recreation, water contamination and shortages, the invasion of non-native species and rising temperatures from global warming—are too much for the system to handle.