Mother Nature Network on Tumblr MNN on Facebook MNN on Twitter
Mother Nature Network

12

Nov

New book explores the sharing economyIn ‘Sharing is Good,’ Beth Buczynski discusses how we can all benefit from sharing and provides tips and resources for getting started.

New book explores the sharing economy
In ‘Sharing is Good,’ Beth Buczynski discusses how we can all benefit from sharing and provides tips and resources for getting started.

30

Oct

What’s intentional poverty, and why are so many people choosing it?Opting out of the economy is one way to avoid its ups and downs. Some Americans are doing just that.

What’s intentional poverty, and why are so many people choosing it?
Opting out of the economy is one way to avoid its ups and downs. Some Americans are doing just that.

26

Sep

Declining U.S. birth rates may be to linked to economic woesWhen asked why they thought fewer Americans are having kids, 65 percent cited the cost of raising a child.

Declining U.S. birth rates may be to linked to economic woes
When asked why they thought fewer Americans are having kids, 65 percent cited the cost of raising a child.

07

Sep

Bottle deposit rates still a nickelThis is one part of the economy that hasn’t kept up with inflation. In most states, the bottle deposit is still a measly 5 cents.

Bottle deposit rates still a nickel
This is one part of the economy that hasn’t kept up with inflation. In most states, the bottle deposit is still a measly 5 cents.

28

Aug

Sewage woes add to Detroit’s headacheDetroit’s aging sewer system is under attack from record rainfall and garbage, but other concerns, including economic recovery, are more pressing.

Sewage woes add to Detroit’s headache
Detroit’s aging sewer system is under attack from record rainfall and garbage, but other concerns, including economic recovery, are more pressing.

09

Aug

How clean energy became a major force in the U.K. economyMassive wind farm is Britain’s latest entry in the move away from fossil fuels.

How clean energy became a major force in the U.K. economy
Massive wind farm is Britain’s latest entry in the move away from fossil fuels.

31

Jul

Climate change hurts economy, EPA chief saysIn her first speech as EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy argues ‘climate change isn’t an environmental issue. It’s a fundamental economic challenge.’

Climate change hurts economy, EPA chief says
In her first speech as EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy argues ‘climate change isn’t an environmental issue. It’s a fundamental economic challenge.’

14

Nov

The ‘fiscal cliff’ and the environmentIf America goes over the ‘fiscal cliff’ — political slang for a set of tax hikes and spending cuts — a range of environmental programs could be left hanging.

The ‘fiscal cliff’ and the environment
If America goes over the ‘fiscal cliff’ — political slang for a set of tax hikes and spending cuts — a range of environmental programs could be left hanging.

08

Oct

Economic decline doesn’t offset emissions boom of better timesLeaner economic times only undo ‘a little more than half’ of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere that are added during periods of growth.

Economic decline doesn’t offset emissions boom of better times
Leaner economic times only undo ‘a little more than half’ of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere that are added during periods of growth.

05

Jun

Would less productivity be better for America?A less ‘efficient’ economy makes room for real gains in quality of life and health, including green jobs, artists and ‘helping’ professions.

Would less productivity be better for America?
A less ‘efficient’ economy makes room for real gains in quality of life and health, including green jobs, artists and ‘helping’ professions.