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  • Once upon a climate change

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 24, 2014 | 12:57 pm

    Those who tell the stories rule the world, it’s said, but it’s hard to tell a story unless you know the ending.

    We don’t yet know the ending of the climate change story.  The beginning of the ending, though, happened in Kyoto, Japan in 1997, where delegates from 37 industrialized...

  • The Eco-Jewish Moments of Pete Seeger: Our Loving Admiration

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    January 30, 2014 | 5:21 am

    In 1998, The Shalom Center and the Elat Chayyim spiritual retreat center co-sponsored a “liturgical/spiritual protest” against the poisoning of the Hudson River by the PCBs that the General Electric Corporation had poured into it.

    The protest was held at Beacon NY on the banks...

  • The day the Earth stood stupid

    By Marty Kaplan

    May 13, 2013 | 9:28 am

    Say goodnight, Earthlings.

    That message — plus the slimmest of shots at an eleventh-hour reprieve — was announced to the people of the world last week. 

    When this happens in science fiction — 1951’s “The Day the Earth Stood Still” is the classic — the planet pays attention. ...

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  • Frogs in hot water

    By Steve Greenberg

    April 18, 2012 | 12:17 pm

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  • Letters to the Editor: Middle East, climate change, Israel and the San Fernando Valley

    December 22, 2011 | 2:43 pm

    Peoples of the Middle East: Real or Invented?

    Not so much a bombshell as a failed firecracker (“Newt’s Bombshell,” Dec. 16). David Suissa turns back the clock to 1977 for a quote from Zahir Muhsein that states the obvious: “There is no difference between Jordanians,...

  • Climate change: Is Dennis the menace?

    December 7, 2011 | 5:39 pm

    Read Dennis Prager’s response: A reasoned skeptic’s response

    Dennis Prager reminds me of Harry Truman. No, not Harry Truman the president. I’m talking about the Harry Truman who, in 1980, refused to evacuate his Mount St. Helens Lodge, located less than two miles from the crater...

  • Climate change: A reasoned skeptic’s response

    By Dennis Prager

    December 7, 2011 | 5:30 pm

    Read Joey Green’s article: Is Dennis the Menace?

    In my two columns (part 1 / part 2) on why thoughtful people might be skeptical about the apocalyptic global warming/climate change scenario, I addressed the issue with a seriousness and respect that Joey Green does not exhibit in his...

  • The flat earth society

    By Steve Greenberg

    April 20, 2011 | 5:30 pm

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  • VIDEO: A Sacred Duty—A Jewish response to threats to our environment

    July 8, 2008 | 4:09 am

    From the Internet Archive:

    A Major Documentary on Current Environmental Threats and How Jewish Teachings Can Be Applied in Responding to These Threats.

    Produced by Emmy-Award-winning producer, director, writer, and cinematographer Lionel Friedberg, A SACRED DUTY will take its...

  • Take Tu B’Shevat to heart and start healing nature

    By Andy Lipkis

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    These are the times for which Tu B'Shevat was created. The rabbis who envisioned this holiday were prophetic: They knew we would need to be reminded on a regular basis about howimportant trees are to our lives. And trees have never been more important to our survival than they are...
  • End hypocrisy now

    By Rob Eshman

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Quick, name one thing that 99 percent of all American Jews agree on. Impossible, right? We are the People who pride ourselves on our contentiousness, who revel in our stiff-neckedness, who love to remind the world that where there are two Jews, you'll find three opinions.

    But it's...

  • One couple’s attempt to become less energy dependent

    By Jane Ulman

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Last summer, Bonnie and Marc Gottlieb calculated their carbon footprint, measuring the impact on the earth's environment of such activities as driving their car, turning on their furnace and tossing out their trash. They discovered that they emitted about 56,000 pounds of carbon...
  • What would Noah do?

    By Jane Ulman

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    On a ferociously cold evening in November 1978, Rabbi Everett Gendler climbed atop the icy roof of Temple Emanuel in Lowell, Mass., and installed solar panels to fuel the synagogue's ner tamid (eternal light).

    "We plugged it almost directly into the sun," said Gendler, who rejoiced...

  • Bush’s environmental legacy

    By Steve Greenberg

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

  • A Jewish Environment

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    May 31, 2001 | 7:59 pm

    One of the country's fastest-growing environmental groups, the interfaith community, has been gearing up to fight President George W. Bush's new energy policies.

    Last week the Coalition of the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) and the National Religious Partnership for the...