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ArticleLessons from a Pay-It-Forward Restaurant: The Importance of Gratitude
At the Karma Kitchen, people enjoy a meal that’s already paid for—and are invited to continue the chain of generosity. In the process, organizers and participants alike learn the transformative power of gratitude.
Located in Happiness
Article Troff documentPortland's E. Coli Scare: How Mushrooms Could Have Helped Prevent It
Filters that contain fungi with powerful antibiotic properties can help remove harmful bacteria from water.
Located in Planet
Article Troff documentMonsanto May Have Won the Battle for I-522, But the Future of Food Is Not Lost
As final results come in for Initiative 522, advocates of GMO labeling are saying we need to change the system, not just the supermarket.
Located in Planet
ArticlePhoto Essay: First Nations Take Their Last March Through Canada's Dystopian Tar Sands
Organizers agreed that the annual marches have helped raise awareness about the mining project. But their work is far from done.
Located in Peace & Justice
Article Troff documentWorker-Owned Co-ops Get $1 Million in NYC Spending
New York City's newly approved budget allocates $1.2 million for developing and supporting worker-owned cooperative businesses.
Located in Commonomics
ArticleThe Eerie Beauty of Landscapes Devastated by Industry
Edward Burtynsky documents the environmental effects of oil extraction through striking landscape photography.
Located in Issues / Power of Story
Article text/texmacsA Bike that Stamps Your Message on the Street, and 3 Other Open-Source Tools for Activists
StreetToolbox offers new tools for the political communicator—from a remote controlled car that writes messages in colored sand to a kit that turns your bike into a mobile printing press.
Located in Happiness
Article D source codeThis Former NASA Intern Just Wrote The Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year: Monica Byrne on “The Girl in the Road”
A future where India is the major world superpower, gender is flexible, and energy comes from waves? This writer’s version of the near future feels much more real than apocalyptic nightmares we’ve come to dread.
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Article D source codeSmall-Scale Traditional Farming Is the Only Way to Avoid Food Crisis, UN Researcher Says
New scientific research increasingly shows how “agroecology” offers environmentally sustainable methods that can meet the rapidly growing demand for food.
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Article D source codeNaomi Klein Tells YES!: People’s Climate March Is a “Glimpse of the Movement We Need”
Naomi Klein’s powerful new book explains why not only can the climate movement win—but it’s our best chance at overturning some of history’s greatest injustices.
Located in People Power