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HAPPINESS  

Less Work, More Living

Juliet Schor   |   Sep 2, 2011

Sometimes the hardest part of changing our lives and world is believing that it’s possible. Colin Beavan on finding a place to start. ”   MORE »
Piggyback photo by Chris Suspect


Radical Homemakers vs. the Hurricane

Shannon Hayes   |   Aug 30, 2011

Devastation and resilience: Shannon Hayes reports from Schoharie County, New York, which was hard-hit by Hurricane Irene.    MORE »



PLANET  

Weather Clock photo by Sean Carney Extreme Weather Research Makeover

Sarah Kuck   |   Sep 01, 2011

Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and droughts: A new coalition to investigate the impact of climate change on weather.   MORE »



Coal Plant photo by Davipt The Coming of the Coal-Free Campus

Jen Horton   |   Sep 01, 2011

Why students across the country are asking schools to clean up their act.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Glen Cove occupation photo by Dignidad Rebelde A Sit-In to Save a Sacred Site

Lily Hicks   |   Sep 01, 2011

How local tribes stopped a Bay Area burial ground from becoming a parking lot.   MORE »



Photo by John Cavanagh Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate

John Cavanagh, Robin Broad   |   Aug 29, 2011

To protect their water supply, Salvadorans are trying to ban corporate gold mining—and facing threats and violence as a result.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

North Dakota’s Economic “Miracle”—It’s Not Oil

Ellen Brown   |   Aug 31, 2011

North Dakota has had the nation’s lowest unemployment ever since the economy tanked. What’s its secret?   MORE »



A Presidential Declaration of Independence from Wall Street—Part 2

David Korten   |   Aug 29, 2011

What might a truly new economic vision for America look like? David Korten imagines a presidential address he’d like to hear.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Photo by Josh Lopez Asking for What Obama Promised

Madeline Ostrander   |   Aug 31, 2011

Protesters push Obama to resist the influence of the oil industry and stop the Keystone XL pipeline.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Get On Your Feet For Moving Planet Day

Aug 31, 2011

Video: Join us in the global movement to move beyond fossil fuels on September 24, during No Impact Week.   MORE »
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