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Renewable Revolution

Renewables to capture 3/4 of dollars world spends on generation by 2040.

We are still in!

Reasons why this American climate alliance could still save the world.    

Security... or Surveillance?

Paul interviews Snowden on government threats to essential freedoms.    

Glyphosate harms gut enzyme

The new claims against Monsanto in consumer lawsuit over Roundup.   

Illinois can no longer function

Third year with no budget, resulting in imminent downgrade to junk status. 

Hokule'a returns to Hawaii

Canoe completes voyage around the world to inspire care of the Earth.  

Review of "The One Device"

The book on the birth and manufacture of Apple's now ten year old iPhone.

Australia suspends Syria overflights

First of coalition to suspend flights claiming it's too dangerous for its RAAF.

US shoots down Syrian drone

US jet shoots down Syrian drone in "Dangerous Escalation" in region. 

US shoots down Syrian jet

Russia  will "Intercept Any Aircraft" in their areas of Syrian operations.

Trump lets Mattis set troop levels

Delegating authority to the military doesn't shield him from responsibility.

Crisis point for American Elites

Elites cannot turn back the tides of history, but they can immiserate millions.

Absent Without Leave

You may not care about Syria or US dairy supports, but watch the dollar.

Sculptures from the Anthropocene

Do the wonders of the world just get lost and cease to mean anything?

Coming Apart at the Brink

We've reached a point of no possible of revival within the current system.

A Climate Change Proposal

We must devote ourselves to cooling the climate for any human future. 

The Amazon Problem

Can anything stop Amazon from running all American retail commerce?

Worst retail year in US history

Even during the worst parts of last recession did things ever get as bad.

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Kauai is often called the "Garden Island". It is lush and fruitful - yet threatened. If this island cannot be self-sustaining there is little hope for the rest of this world.

We define sustainability as:

• Using nonrenewable resources no faster than they are recycled.

• Using renewable resources no faster than they are regrown.

• Restoring the variety and balance of living species.

• Enhancing the art and knowledge of human cultures.

Sustainability is not, however, a means for the continuing the status quo.

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“Ea O Ka `Aina”

"The Spirit, Life and Sovereignty of the Land”

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