Appalachian residents are working to keep local and sustainable sources of wealth central in a post-coal economy.
Getting your stuff fixed instead of throwing it away is good for the environment as well as for your bank balance. So why is this craft dying out in America?
Two recent studies concluded that organic food is no more nutritious than non-organic food. But the value of organics involves health on multiple levels, from that of farmers to eaters to the planet itself.
The Hayes family gathers in prayer and gratitude for the ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain, which marks the beginning of winter and the new year. But this year’s beginning will be unlike any other.
Many doctors and nurses refuse to respect the knowledge of parents about their kids’ health. Shannon Hayes explains why they might be missing a lot.
Shannon Hayes on having a child face a bully and come away stronger and more self-aware.
Corporations often take big helpings of public funds, saying that they’ll provide jobs in return. But how can communities make sure they deliver?
David Korten on how closing the wealth gap can open the way to a fairer, more prosperous economy.
Do regulations really hurt small businesses? Or do businesses thrive when local residents can afford their services, and a good quality of life attracts skilled workers?
Our home is an ecosystem: No matter how perfect we’d like to make it, as long as we live and create there it will never be sterile, still, and clean.
The economic crisis—and the rising price of gold—have spurred North American firms to reopen mines and attack environmental regulations. Here’s what we can learn from El Salvador’s moratorium on new mining permits.
The oil-dependent economy Romney supports is a step toward a less stable, more costly future. Renewables and energy efficiency offer real hope.
Shannon Hayes on keeping a human face on her capitalist ventures and learning to say “enough” when the market calls.
Money is the least of our problems. It’s time to pay attention to the real deficits that are killing us.
The technology to achieve carbon neutrality exists, or could in the near future. What has to happen to put those capabilities in play?
The appearance of “bloodsucking parasites” in one farm family’s pond got them thinking: How could we be so comfortable with our natural world, yet paranoid about harmless—and helpful—creatures in it?
We can still avoid a devastating climate crisis, but we’ll need a World War II-level mobilization — and we’ll need to stand up to Dirty Energy.
In a society where we are taught not to call out absurdity where we see it, how can we learn to speak up?
International trade deals allow businesses to sue elected governments when corporate interests are threatened abroad. Here’s why you should care.