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Romney’s Dirtier, Deadlier Energy Future: Is There Another Way?

Sarah van Gelder   |   Aug 24, 2012

The oil-dependent economy Romney supports is a step toward a less stable, more costly future. Renewables and energy efficiency offer real hope.   MORE »
Deepwater Horizon photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard




Why We’re Putting Ourselves on the (Pipe)Line With the Tea Party

Will Wooten, Candice Bernd, Ron Seifert   |   Aug 24, 2012

Occupiers, Tea Partiers, landowners, and environmentalists are challenging construction of the Keystone XL pipeline’s Gulf Coast segment—together.   MORE »



News Still Shot After the Drought: Will Climate Reporting Take Off?

Heidi Bruce   |   Aug 22, 2012

After the release of a report on links between extreme weather and climate change, Americans may get what polls show 80 percent of us want: more environmental reporting in mainstream news.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Photo by KCIVey How Voter Suppression Could Swing the Election

Greg Palast   |   Aug 24, 2012

It won’t be easy to protect our votes from being sidelined and stolen this year, but here are a few simple things we can do.   MORE »



Fare Play: Transit Rights Are Civil Rights for L.A.’s Bus Riders

Eric Mann   |   Aug 23, 2012

Is access to bus service a civil rights issue? These Los Angeles riders think so—and they're taking it to the White House.   MORE »



Disaster by Design? What’s Wrong with the “Thrive” Movement

John Robbins   |   Aug 21, 2012

A popular new film claims that a secret elite create our most troubling problems to advance a “global domination agenda.” Why Amy Goodman, Vandana Shiva, and other progressives are calling it “dangerously misguided.”   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Photo by Ben Powless The Dark Side of the “Green Economy”

Jeff Conant   |   Aug 23, 2012

Why some indigenous groups and environmentalists are saying no to the “green economy.”   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Photo by Julie Urban Why Your Health Is Bigger Than Your Body

Claudia Rowe   |   Aug 21, 2012

New findings explain how politics, economics, and ecology can help or hurt our bodies.   MORE »



Photo by Mohammad Moniruzzaman The Body Politic

Madeline Ostrander   |   Aug 21, 2012

Taking charge of our bodies means more than buying stuff. It means reckoning with the intersection between our humanity and the political and environmental decisions our society makes.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Breaking Through Concrete: An Urban Farm Roadtrip

Aug 17, 2012

Farmers across the country are taking to rooftops, vacant lots, any space they can find to build an urban farm revival.   MORE »
Photo by Michael Hanson



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