One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. — Aldo Leopold I recently received a review copy of a book […]
The non-dairy products company is giving out grants for ideas to improve the planet – and the application is just a tweet [View the story “So Delicious’ micro-grants campaign showcases […]
Texas approved funding for a $50bn water plan, but left out a tool that has been growing in popularity among corporations (First published by Guardian Sustainable Business.) Texas voters last night […]
The nation needs $384.2 billion dollars in water infrastructure and development to meet its needs for clean drinking water, according to a recent EPA report to Congress. The figure reflects the […]
San Antonio (and Houston, and Dallas, and Austin) have made important strides in building increasingly sustainable cities rich in low-polluting clean-tech technologies and developing carbon-reduction strategies. San Antonio’s CPS Energy […]
Beware of plutocrats speaking of Spaceship Earth — Eddie Yuen LAWRENCE, Kansas — The “great acceleration” of our global environmental crisis — one so often condensed into the language of […]
“By , it is extremely likely that Earth’s life-support systems, critical for human prosperity and existence, will be irretrievably damaged by the magnitude, global extent, and combination of these human-caused […]
Every piece of this is man’s bullshit. They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say […]
To improve the air quality of our cities and fight climate change at home, we could use some help from the folks at Greyhound. Despite policies that allow for the […]
I’ve been known to tap out some disgusted words about major SA employer, Valero Energy. There was a time the petrochemical company was buying (and begging) its way into the biodiesel […]
I left my position as editor of the San Antonio Current at the end of last year. My reasoning for the move was manifold, but chiefly hinged on my inability […]
In the slow-motion planetary train wreck that is fossil-fuel-derived climate disruption — whether you call it global warming, global ‘weirding,’ or a worldwide conspiracy of the labcoat class — no […]
Gathered weeks ahead of the looming climate conference in Copenhagen, delegates of the 9th World Wilderness Congress emphasized the ability of wilderness to help regulate Earth systems slipping so quickly out of balance.
As my story on energy, climate, and misery winds its way to the printers this week, I am stung by how many things keep getting worse. The pace of carbon dioxide emissions increasing over last decade’s; scientists slack-jawed at the potential carbon-fueled demise of our oceans, and the son-of-a-Bush that just won’t quit his apparent pact to run the living earth into the ground for the sake of profits.
I’ve been supremely critical of the paper’s smalltown chamber of commerce functioning on this issue. Consider their coverage and you can’t help but conclude, the editorial content has been spun – if not to sell the lab to SA – at least to keep a lid on the criticism.
There are already enough people arguing about global warming policy. It wouldn’t help for the State Climatologist to step into the fray. He’s too valuable a researcher. Apparently.
Lord knows, I have paid my dues arguing climate science with entrenched and avowed deniers of human-induced climate change, or this here global warming. This past week I got tangled in another thread where the host raised the spectre of climate change but tried to keep the course of conversation on his topic of choice, chiefly the need to go nuclear.
Obviously, significant policy and practice remedials are called for. Will Amtrak (or private investors) seize upon air travel’s increasing woes from exploding oil prices and climate concerns?
Just as I was beginning to enjoy Wired again, they pulled a horrendous bait-and-switch with one of those overdone “everything you thought you knew about environmentalism is wrong” feature assemblage of featurettes. Stark reverse text is scrawled over a safety orange and lime cover.
Nosy naturalists have spied more racoons than red-winged blackbirds at their popular feeding center in Sinton, Texas, but that’s OK. No ornithological-whatchamabug graduate students got sunburned, or rat-scratched, or hyperventilated […]
It’s so outrageous, I can only write in simple fragments. Gas tax holiday. In summer. Our high ozone season. You know, when hot air meets dirty air and makes dangerous […]
The United Nations has launched a hip new ad in three languages encouraging young people to wash their jeans less and swear off the dryer and iron for the sun […]
I am proud to announce that harman on earth has become a certified public relations nightmare. No. That’s too grand. Rephrase: I am pleased to announce that Uranium Enrichment Corpse […]