Green News & Opinion

110 Articles by Raegan Payne

Monsanto Bees

In a move that would make Gargamel, Dr. Evil, andAuric Goldfinger proud, Monsanto has bought one of the leading bee colony collapse disorder (CCD) research groups, Beeologics, in an apparent effort to cover their sizable tracks and, of course, take over the world. Monsanto’s genetically modified (GMOs) crops ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in May 2012, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Health, Industry & Business

Does Thorium Equal Clean Energy ?

    I, like many nerds, discovered the possibility of thorium as a nuclear fuel from a complex documentary starring thorium fanatic, NASA scientist, and brain-trust Kirk Sorensen.  You’d have to have a doctorate in physics to break down all the information Sorensen spews, but here’s what makes thorium exciting ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in April 2012, about Design, Industry & Business, Nuclear

The Island President

  “The Island President” is that rare film, which is as effective an enviro-political documentary as tourism video. Wandering into the theatre to see the tale of former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, and his fight to save his nation from rising sea levels, I left with a burning desire to spend ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in April 2012, about Art & Culture, Celebrities, Climate Change, Emissions, Environmental Disasters, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

The SMURFF: A Big Green Innovation, Not a Tiny Blue Creature

    Santa Monica, CA introduces the world’s first runoff recycling facility and then, never ignoring a cross promotional opportunity, names it the SMURRF.  SMURRF stands for Santa Monica Urban Runoff Recycling Facility. Its primary function is to eliminate pollution in Santa Monica Bay caused by urban runoff. The state of ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in April 2012, about Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Pollution, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water

Love and Diamonds

   “There was a time when love didn’t equal diamonds,” I explain to a girlfriend whose boyfriend is all but guaranteed to be her fiancée soon. She’s freaking out about whether he’s going to pick the right ring. I’m freaking out because I didn’t think ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in February 2012, about Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Education, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior (4 comments)

Why Being Green > Occupy Wall Street

   The Occupy Wall Street campaign has inspired millions across the country and the world to evaluate their governments and the strangle hold corporations have on career politicians.  Occupy New York has even managed to raise $500,000 to continue the fight “to end the tyranny of the 1%.” But ending ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in November 2011, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Finance & Money, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government

Shower With a Friend

Ladies and Gentleman, the following is an account of my weirdest volunteer activity as TheGoodMuse - yet.   I had never volunteered with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), but then I got this email, which said something like...   Come take a shower in the middle of the LA Convention ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in November 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Energy Saving, Food, Health, Lifestyle & Behavior, Water

The Positives and Negatives of an Exponential Drop in Solar Cost

The cost of a unit of solar energy appears to be following Moore’s Law with solar costs dropping exponentially from $22 a watt in 1980 to $1.40 a watt today. But this positive price development for the consumer could prove to be a temporary set back for the ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in August 2011, about Clean Technologies, Economics, Energy Saving, Finance & Money, Green energy, Industry & Business, Solar

Kiva Green Loans:Making a Good idea Great

  Just when you think a good idea can’t get any better…   Kiva, the king of micro lending websites, recently launched Kiva Green Loans. Green Loans allows Kiva lenders to find businesses and individuals transitioning to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources.  The energy saving theme includes recycling, re-purposing used ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in August 2011, about Agriculture & Food, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Education, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Smart Growth

Why Can't Everyday be Carmaggedon? The True Story of LA's Weekend Without a Car

  On July 16th and 17th, Los Angeles, CA, a city built for the automobile, braced for a predicted disaster known worldwide as Carmaggedon. A ten-mile stretch of the infamous 405 Freeway would be closed for 53 hours due to construction.  The shut down section, between the 10 Freeway ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in July 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Energy Saving, Health, Lifestyle & Behavior

« Prev | Page 4 of 11 | Next »

Featured Companies & Orgs