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 Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, 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: 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.