Surfing in / Articles & Dossiers

How India’s cities came to drown in sewage and waste

Sewage and waste infrastructure has failed to keep up with urban expansion, leaving India to drown in its excreta.

Comments Off on How India’s cities came to drown in sewage and waste

Climate Crisis: Why Business Must Do More To Protect Children’s Rights

The effects of climate change have a disproportionate impact on children and place, an ecological debt on future generations. This has global relevance for all businesses, since all business activities impact directly or indirectly on the world that our children will inherit…

Comments Off on Climate Crisis: Why Business Must Do More To Protect Children’s Rights

The Sixth Extinction Menaces The Very Foundations Of Culture

Human activity endangers entire species, yet human culture is profoundly rooted in nature. The range of animals and plants threatened by extinction is such that it menaces the foundations of culture as well as the diversity of nature, and what we really lose when we lose a species is: the very meaning of life.

Comments Off on The Sixth Extinction Menaces The Very Foundations Of Culture

Sea-level Panel’s Mainstream Report

“It has been frustrating to watch the discussion over the issue sea-level rise here in North Carolina…” Geologist Dr. Rob Young of Western Carolina University wrote an op-ed in Raleigh’s News & Observer, that ought to be required reading for the state lawmakers who’ve decided to listen to the global warming deniers/pseudo-scientists on the matter of sea-level rise.

Comments Off on Sea-level Panel’s Mainstream Report

Fossil Fuel Subsidies; the Answer Lies in the Gulf

As the slow-burn of climate change spreads across the four corners of the globe, governments are fanning the global flames by dishing out a trillion dollars of fossil fuel subsidies each year, creating a perpetual pollution-pumping machine that’s poisoning the planet with ever-greater intensity. NRDC and other NGOs are demanding that world leaders focus instead on promoting rapidly developing clean energy technologies to protect our natural resources and maintain a sustainable planet. It’s not rocket science. But there are powerful special interests standing in the way…

Comments Off on Fossil Fuel Subsidies; the Answer Lies in the Gulf

Shoot the Messenger: Carolina’s Costly Mistake on Sea Level Rise

The North Carolina Senate has approved legislation that would prohibit the state from considering projected sea level increases in its coastal management strategy. But a scientist involved in the debate argues that ignoring these projections will wind up costing North Carolina — and the rest of the U.S. —far more.

Comments Off on Shoot the Messenger: Carolina’s Costly Mistake on Sea Level Rise

The Real Threat Of Rising Sea Levels

More than a dozen science panels from coastal states around the country have projected a likely sea level rise of about 1 meter or more by 2100. But an increasingly effective sea level rise denier industry in this state, led by the NC-20 lobbying group and aided by the state legislature, has effectively blocked informing the public concerning the science of sea level rise.

Comments Off on The Real Threat Of Rising Sea Levels

A Rising Tide of Willful Ignorance

Since as far back as the Scopes Trial, and probably even Galileo, the debate over science has been at the crux of numerous political and cultural conflicts between progressives and conservatives. Legislative proposal would actually tell scientists which data they can and can’t consider on rising sea levels…

Comments Off on A Rising Tide of Willful Ignorance

Marshes Hold Clues of Ancient Hurricanes

Friday marks the beginning of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. Cue the groans, the crossed fingers and the hope that mad rushes for plywood and batteries will wait for another year. Many of you are probably wondering what’s the chance that you will get hit this year.

Comments Off on Marshes Hold Clues of Ancient Hurricanes

Coastal Care junior
The World's Beaches
Sand Mining
One Percent