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Thinking About an Ethical Travel Destination Off the Beaten Path? Here Are the Top 10 Places to Visit Now

These developing nations don’t just have stunning natural beauty, they are champions of human rights, animal welfare, environmental conservation and renewable energy.

2012: My Year of Learning, Talking and Writing About Sustainability

What I learned, who I talked to and why we need to rethink the idea of a "quantum leap" to get to a sustainable future

Goldman Sachs' $40 Billion Clean Energy Investment: Sustainable Finance Awesomeness or Public Relations Ploy?

A ten-year financial commitment to green energy is a good thing. So why all the cynicism?

At its annual shareholder meeting Thursday in Jersey City, New Jersey, Wall Street behemoth Goldman Sachs announced that it plans to invest $40 billion into global renewable energy projects over the next decade.

Partial Eclipse of the Sun: Cloudy Days Ahead for Solar Energy Sector

Just hours before trading was to begin, BrightSource Energy cancelled its I.P.O. Is the light of the sun dimming on the solar industry?

A Voice in the Desert: Texas Beckons Sustainable Investment in Wind Energy

“Everybody thought I had a duster. Y’all thought ol’ Spindletop Burke and Burnett was all the oil there was, didn’t ya? Well, I’m here to tell you that it ain’t, boy! It’s here, and there ain’t a dang thing you gonna do about it!

Agua Caliente Earns Solar Project of the Year Awards

Sustainable electricity project wins awards.

2011 Sustains Greatest Disaster-Related Economic Losses in History

"Nature is stronger than any of our designs. And nature resists our control." -- Michael Pollan, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California at Berkeley{1}

Molycorp Prepares to Reopen Their Rare Earth Materials Mine

As many countries in the world race to achieve a variety of renewable energy goals time has to be set aside to determine just how those goals will be achieved. With a rivalry that feels almost like a remnant from the Cold War reignited, China and the United States both seemed to be going at it to prove that they can be the renewable energy leaders of the world.

Denmark Boasts a 100% Renewable Energy Community

Denmark, like, Germany, her neighbor to the south, is a country that takes renewable energy seriously. The wind energy industry alone in Denmark is booming with companies like Vestas and Siemens Wind Power both having production facilities and bases of operation on Danish soil.

Wind Energy: Killing Migratory Birds?

“Recent U.S. studies indicate that bird mortality at wind turbine projects varies from less than one birds/per turbine/year to as high as 7.5 birds/per turbine/year. The latter fatality rate was at Buffalo Mountain, TN, where three turbines are in use.”

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