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By R. Edward Grumbine / On August 30th, 2010

This post is the first in a year-long series by Ed Grumbine, professor of environmental studies at Prescott College and author of Where the Dragon Meets the...

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By R. Edward Grumbine / On August 25th, 2010

This post was excerpted a post written for Grist by Terry Tamminen is the former secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and is now a policy adviser and author. His latest book is...

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By Admin / On August 5th, 2010

Author Elizabeth Grossman writes on Huffington Post, "Can Green Chemistry Get Us Out of Deepwater?" where she challenges...

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By Peter Newman / On January 13th, 2009

The seven key innovations of resilient cities are set as city models, which will be detailed over the next several weeks here at "Eco-Compass." While no one city has shown innovation in all seven areas, some are quite advanced in one or two. The...

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By Peter Newman / On December 9th, 2008

How did the crash happen? Over-inflating the economic balloon with debt that was vulnerable to rises in oil price. What do we do about it? Use non-oil-based projects and approaches to generate economic growth or else we are going to make things...

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By Peter Newman / On December 2nd, 2008

In my first blog post, I suggested that we need to respond to the present economic crash in ways that do not undermine the basic cause of our dysfunctional global urban economy. The issues of peak oil and climate change are exposing the weakness of...

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By Peter Newman / On November 12th, 2008

The financial crash is developing a whole industry of responses that can tell us where we went wrong and what we must do to make our future more resilient, especially in our cities where so much of the crash is hurting. Finance and economics dominate...

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By Walker Wells / On November 4th, 2008

In the green world, the "benefits of solar" is bandied about as dogma. But exactly what kind of benefits are we talking about? Economic? Environmental? Social? All of the above?

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By Walker Wells / On October 7th, 2008

So, you're approaching green as part of your mission, you're using the integrated design process, and you've tweaked the financing structure to cover the added costs. Voila! A solid green project, right? No quite. There's one more, often ignored, element...

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