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A sample of the handspun yarn Development Redefined: A Holistic Vision in Bangladesh

Suzanna Finley   |   Jun 17, 2010

Photo essay: Bangladeshi activists promote development that's rooted in indigenous knowledge and community values.   MORE »


Akaya Windwood Life After Worry

Akaya Windwood   |   Jun 15, 2010

A few years ago, Akaya Windwood made a decision not to worry. Ever. So how’s that working out for her?   MORE »

People gathered to protest the BP oil company in Bloomington, Minnesota.  Photo by Fibonacci Blue fibonacciblue Beyond the Blame Game

Rabbi Ted Falcon   |   Jun 11, 2010

How can we step into the experience of the other and learn that true dialogue is possible only when blame is shared.    MORE »


The Columbia River in Washington state powers dams for the Bonneville Power Administration. At the end of the 1990s, Seattle's electricity was already virtually carbon free because of its use of hydro-power.  Photo by Sam Beebe sbeebe Where Do Our Carbon Emissions Come From, Anyway?

Richard Conlin   |   Jun 15, 2010

What makes up the bulk of Seattle’s carbon footprint? It’s not what you think.    MORE »

Protesters in Bloomington, Indiana, like many around the country, call for a move to clean energy in the wake of the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Photo by Fibonacci Blue fibonacciblue Polls: Time for Action

Madeline Ostrander   |   Jun 11, 2010

In the wake of the BP disaster in the Gulf, Americans are ready for clean energy.   MORE »


On June 4, 10,000 Haitians, most of them peasant farmers, marched for food sovereignty and an end to Monsanto's recent donation of seeds. Photo by Alice Speri. Haitian Farmers: So All Can Eat, Produce It Here

Doudou Pierre with Beverly Bell   |   Jun 15, 2010

Haitians are working to make food sovereignty a key part of post-earthquake rebuilding.   MORE »


People gathered to march at the International March for Peace and a Nuclear-Free Future 2010, New York, May 2, 2010.  Photo by Asterix611. 28722563@N05 What’s Next for the Nuclear Disarmament Movement?

Lawrence S. Wittner   |   Jun 14, 2010

Can a dazzling long-term mission—the abolition of nuclear weapons—be achieved through a series of small victories, like those of the last 19 months?   MORE »


Cherish The Planet, Don’t Cheat On It

Jun 18, 2010

Think the idea of carbon offsets are a bit ridiculous? So do the creators of, a website that allows you to pay money to “offset” your infidelity.   MORE »
Follow satirical website creators Alex Randall and Christian Hunt as they try to sell the idea of cheat offsetting to a bemused public.

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