Stories by Lester R. Brown

Lester R. Brown is president of Earth Policy Institute, an organization dedicated to building a sustainable future. He has authored or co-authored over 50 books, the most recent of which is The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy, and has received 24 honorary degrees and numerous awards, including the 1987 United Nations Environment Prize, a MacArthur Foundation "genius award" and the 1994 Blue Planet Prize. He lives in Washington, D.C. subscribe to Lester R. Brown's feed

Posted on: Jun 17, 2015, Source: Earth Policy Institute

Around the world, solar installations are growing by leaps and bounds on residential and commercial rooftops and in solar farms that can cover thousands of acres.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2011, Source: YES! Magazine

Americans are driving less and less. Here is what that means for the future of our oil dependence.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2011, Source: TreeHugger

As environmental stresses mount, we can expect to see a growing number of environmental refugees.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2010, Source: IPS News

Bikes lower air pollution, reduces obesity, do not emit climate-disrupting carbon dioxide, and is priced within the reach of the billions of people who cannot afford a car.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2010, Source: TreeHugger

Since it takes 1,000 tons of water to produce 1 ton of grain, it is not surprising that 70 percent of world water use is devoted to irrigation -- a practice we can do better.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2010, Source: TreeHugger

Surprisingly, the U.S. car fleet has started shrinking, and while this is widely associated with the recession, there are other forces at work.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2009, Source: Climate Progress

The world renown environmentalist writes about his new book and lays out the devastating impacts unrestricted emissions of greenhouse gases will have on food and water.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2009, Source: TreeHugger

How China ended its dependence on food aid, almost overnight, and become the world's third largest food aid donor.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Wind power is likely to add more to U.S. generating capacity over the next 20 years than coal, but Bush's energy plan disregards it.