Valerie Vande Panne: In a perhaps unsurprising move, the state of Ohio has at once both acknowledged rights of nature to exist, and taken them away, with a line written in, of all things, the state budget.
Phillip Smith: The Sun+Earth label certifies that cannabis brands are holistically, responsibly, and regeneratively grown for the well-being of all people, farmers, and the planet.
Steve Hochstadt: Reducing and reusing the waste stream must be part of a broader societal effort to head off the environmental catastrophe toward which we are headed.
Paul Haeder: Are we fighting against the plastic that ends up in landfills and in oceans, or the total energy used (global warming gasses expelled) to create the multi-use bags?
Anna Buss: Recycling is a not a solution because it is finite, does not contribute to significantly reduce plastic waste, and recently, has become more expensive.
Diablo Canyon Nukes — Harvey “Sluggo” Wasserman: The reactors are embrittled. They may be cracked. As with the gas pipes in San Bruno and the power poles in northern California,.
Winona LaDuke: I used to think of the Amazon, the lungs of Mother Earth, but a Google search engine will first take me shopping.
Harvey Wasserman: Before Unit One is reloaded with nuclear fuel, the key evaluations must be finished and subjected to public hearings.
Harvey Wasserman: The company must now depend on the state for massive legal and financial assistance. In return, the state has the right and responsibility to take charge of the safety challenges at Diablo and to decide whether it is safe to reload or re-start.
Paul Haeder: Imagine, plowing-over and diking-away these truly amazing ecosystems that are positive carbon sinks, help reduce flooding from storm surges, and provide filtered water from creeks and rivers coming to the sea from higher up and deep in the Oregon Central coast highlands and mountains.
Ken Franklin: Fifty feet away beside a long table of pastries and beef sliders, activists united in the lobby of the office building to sing modified holidays carols, many holding signs like “PG&E Kills,” and “No Bailout For Shareholders.”
Judith Lewis Mernit: So far, Gavin Newsom has only affirmed his support for a ban on hydrofracturing, although activists are hopeful he will be more aggressive on environmental issues than Jerry Brown.
Daniel Lichtenstein-Boris: Over 6 foot five inches tall, with a long red beard, wide arms, and bulging biceps, Cody carried the heavy pack like he barely noticed it.