Kelpie Wilson is a freelance writer covering energy and environmental issues. She is a contributing editor for Yoga Plus magazine and author of Primal Tears, a novel. An archive of her past articles is on her website.
Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid said that they would jettison the renewable energy provisions in both the House and Senate versions of the 2007 energy bill, in the interest of passing a bill before the Thanksgiving.
If the Live Earth concerts are to continue, they ought to evolve to serve the transformation not just away from consumer society but toward a culture where we dance and sing and find our bling in things that are healthy for us and the planet.
The Bush administration's "owl-recovery" plan ends up making more trees -- in old-growth forests -- available to timber companies. The birds aren't the only ones who will lose out on industry's big win.
Iraqis may revolt when they hear about new laws privatizing their oil. But what about us? There are few signs that Congress will do anything to resist the unhealthy influence our oil dependency has on our politics.
When industrialized countries use monoculture tree plantations in the developing world to offset carbon pollution they are doing more harm than good. Fortunately, there is a more sustainable alternative.
Thanks to the collusion of industry, financial and government interests, the coming decline in oil production is portrayed as so impossibly far off in the future that there is no sense talking about it – but talk we must.