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Mercury in Vaccines Rejected

Iowa became the first state to ban the mercury-based preservative Thimerosal from vaccines in May.

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September Is For Democracy

How to preserve democracy—coming to a library near you.

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A Coalition for Survival

One of the most unreported stories this year was the March for Women’s Lives, which brought over a million people to the streets of the nation’s capital. Even less reported was that women of color played a leading role in the event’s success.

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Nuclear Power is the Only Green Solution

The creator of the Gaia hypothesis says if we are to avert the ravages of climate chaos, we must go nuclear.

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Nuclear is No Solution

Nuclear energy could be a worse climate polluter than oil.

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New Economy

The End of Empire and the Step to Earth Community

For this is the moment when we are being called by the deep forces of creation to awaken to a new consciousness of our own possibilities and to embrace the responsibilities to one another and to the planet that go with our collective presence on the living jewel of life called Earth.

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New Economy

A Good Time To Speak For Change

In these turbulent and frightening times it is important to remind ourselves that we are privileged to live at the most exciting moment in the whole of human history. For this is the moment when we are being called by the deep forces of creation to awaken to a new consciousness of our own possibilities and to embrace the responsibilities to one another and to the planet that go with our collective presence on the living jewel of life called Earth.

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Readers Take Action

Mothers Acting Up, Simple Living for Peace, Pledge of World Citizenship

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Readers Take Action

Fred Phelps Helps Family, The Riverkeeper's Song, Educators Totally Committed, Acting Globally

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Readers Take Action

Taking action on hog farms, solutions for elections, good living good food, quilts for peace

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The Climate-friendly Northwest

Despite dire warnings, Northwest businesses, farmers, and cities are finding climate-friendly policies bring prosperity.

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Finding Opportunity in Crisis

Labor leaders and environmentalists team up to rebuild America’s job base and save the planet.

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Making it Last

Hunter Lovins helped found and manage the Rocky Mountain Institute, famous for turning conventional wisdom about energy on its head. She’s still changing minds in the worlds of business, nonprofits, and government, showing a more sustainable path to prosperity.

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The Page That Counts :: Summer 2003

Number of marriages that take place in the United States per day, and more...

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China’s Future, the World’s Future

China is poised to become the world’s biggest oil importer and greenhouse gas polluter. A veteran China correspondent searches for signs that China might choose a greener path.

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Can Hydrogen Save Us?

Some say switching to hydrogen is the answer. Others have doubts. What can hydrogen do for us, and what can’t it do?

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Cool Technologies

Ten of our favorite simple ways to cut oil dependence.

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Bringing Biodiesel from Colorado to Colombia

When Andrew Azman, age 21, brought biodiesel to the University of Colorado, he didn’t imagine how far this project would take him.

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Getting There on Less

How might we get around with less oil? Here’s a 12-step program to kick our addiction to gas guzzling.

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The End of Ancient Sunlight

There are good reasons to move away from dependence on oil — war and climate change are among them. Then there’s the fact that oil extraction is about to peak, and we don’t have a plan for a world of diminishing oil supplies.

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Educating for Eco-Justice in an Era of Ecological Uncertainty

The following paper was written by Chet A. Bowers, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies, at the University of Oregon. Professor Bowers’ most recent books include The Culture of Denial (1997); Let Them Eat Data (2000); and Educating for Eco-Justice and Community (2001); and Detras de la Apariencia: Hacia la Descolonizacion de la Educacion (2002).

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Into-Through-Beyond: a lesson-planning framework for using YES! in the classroom

A brief outline of well-known planning technique that can help teachers make YES! content more meaningful, applicable and interesting to their students. Along with sharing the technique, we also provide an example of using it with a YES! article, and then offer some specific guidelines for effective curriculum planning.

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Renewing the American Experiment

This is our opportunity to join with all the world’s people and nations in a cooperative effort to realize the ideals of liberty, justice and opportunity for all people everywhere. This work calls us to a national dialogue in search of valid and uplifting answers to crucial questions in stories with the power to redefine our national political discourse and lead us to a new sense of national purpose.

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Resource Guide: Can We Live Without Oil?

Books and website listings that deal with alternatives to oil, and conservation. energy efficiency and renewable energy/fuels, alternative transportation, understanding the problem with oil

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Your Stories of the Good Life

The World in One Neighborhood, how to live the good life, examples of six different ways

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Resources for the Good Life

Resources for the Good Life - family and simple living, finding time, food and the good life, community and commons

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Street-corner Revolution

The Village Building Convergence. A sunflower painted across an intersection. A solar-powered fountain. A corner tea kiosk. Portlanders are taking over their streets and teaching city officials to love “city repair.”

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Mother of Exiles

In the U.S. today, immigrants are taking the blame for everything from environmental stresses to terrorism to the poor job market. What’s at stake for all of us in this debate?

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