| Feb 12, 2004

The road to pinpointing corporations that care

When it comes to sex, drugs and rock’n'roll, the media never tire of airing dirty laundry. Unfortunately, this prevents serious coverage of truly obscene stories, such as the everyday corporate malfeasance that is undermining society’s triple bottom line of economic, environmental and social wellbeing. ...

'Miyake man' leaves a legacy of inspiration

Jan 15, 2004

'Miyake man' leaves a legacy of inspiration

Last week, the environmental community lost a beacon of wisdom and inspiration, a gentle and passionate man who dedicated his career to raising awareness of the oceans’ unique ecosystems and Japan’s in particular. On Friday, at the age of 74, Jack Thomson Moyer is ...

| Jan 8, 2004

Corporate America's attack on common sense

Common sense may keep us out of harm’s way and save us from terminally bad deciEsions, but a recently leaked chemical-industry memo inEsists that common sense is bad for business. Elsewhere in the corporate sector, too, common sense is increasingly seen as a dogged ...

| Nov 13, 2003

Poor farmers pay price for subsidies

Beyond the negotiations and protesters that highlight agricultural trade talks lies a simple reality: In the end, each nation must feed its own people. Ideally, trade can help, but inevitably, a nation’s farmers must be guardians of the food supply and the ecosystems upon ...

| Oct 9, 2003

The roots of national security grow under our very feet

For many policymakers, the concept of national security now simply means possessing the capacity for overwhelming destruction. Armchair warriors find such thinking reassuringly straightforward and comforting, a neat and tidy corollary of “Might makes right.” It is also pure fantasy. To define the security ...

| Sep 11, 2003

'War on Terror' veils assaults on the environment

Alread two years have passed since terrorist attacks in New York and Washington shook America and shocked the world. Today, the repercussions of those tragedies continue to impact American lives in ways never imagined. For environmentalists, one of the most disturbing consequences has been ...

| Aug 28, 2003

The answer is blowing in the wind

Let me be honest from the outset: I’m a serious fan of wind power, and I’d love to see Japan become a world leader in wind-power generation. I’ll admit, too, that my reasons are partly selfish. I live in Japan and am raising my ...

| Jul 10, 2003

Know what you eat

Trying to understand the debate over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is a bit like trying to pick up mercury. It seems solid enough, but try to grasp it and it slips away. Critics of GMOs might draw another parallel as well. Considering how pervasive ...