Can Empathy for Birds Make Us Happier? Ten Breakthroughs in the Science of a Meaningful Life
by Jeremy Adam Smith, Bianca Lorenz, Kira M. Newman, Lauren Klein, Lisa Bennett, Jason Marsh, Jill SuttieJan 09, 2015
- Last year, scientists found that gratitude makes us financially smarter, mindfulness reduces racism, a little sadness makes for healthier people, and compassion for birds could help tackle climate change.
UN Climate Negotiators Drop the Ball in Lima—Now It’s Up to the Grassroots to Pick It Up
by Jim ShultzDec 11, 2014
- Negotiators have stopped trying to win a binding international agreement on carbon emissions. Now it’s up to the people to push our governments to action.
These 3 Colleges Stopped Investing in Fossil Fuels—One Year Later, Their Endowments Are Doing Just Fine
by A.C. ShiltonDec 11, 2014
- Colleges argue that divestment is not financially responsible—but those who’ve already done it say the risk is minimal.
The New Economy Comes of Age: 7 Steps Toward Shared Prosperity
by Fran KortenDec 10, 2014
- Democratic ownership, localized food production, and a shift to renewables are key principles in this growing movement to re-envision our economy.
Meet the Lobstermen Arrested for Blocking a Coal Freighter—and the DA Who Kept Them Out of Jail
by Natasha DonovanDec 02, 2014
- Last spring, these men were in a small white lobster boat anchored to block the path of an oncoming freighter hauling 40,000 tons of coal. They didn't expect the district attorney to support them.
Video: Vancouver Opera Violinist Plays 19th-Century Ballad for Protesters in Pipeline Fight
by Mary HansenNov 21, 2014
- The cities of Vancouver and Burnaby, as well as First Nations, have all sued the pipeline company Kinder Morgan, which wants to extend a pipeline through a mountain in British Columbia.
10 Climate Conscious Cities—Electric Cars, Rooftop Farms, and Other Ways They’re Preparing for the Future
by Natasha DonovanNov 19, 2014
- There’s no time to waste when it comes to acting on climate change. The world’s most forward-thinking cities are curbing carbon and building for a sustainable future, now.
In Washington State, a Green Governor Fights Climate Change on Multiple Fronts
by Dahr JamailOct 28, 2014
- Jay Inslee’s multipronged approach includes meeting with farmers and members of indigenous tribes, working toward policies like cap-and-trade, and closing the state’s last coal-fired power plant.
Economists Who Say the Planet Has Infinite Resources Are Today’s Flat Earth Society
by Eric ZenceyOct 14, 2014
- The attempt to solve our ecological and social crises through economic growth is a fool’s task, because both crises have a common cause: an infinite-planet, perpetual-growth economy has met the limits of a finite planet.
These 8 Projects Are Sustaining the Momentum of the People’s Climate March
by Joseph BoutilierOct 07, 2014
- From people who are still literally marching to campaigns to sue the government for failing to take action on climate change, these projects make it clear that the People’s Climate March was just the beginning.
Naomi Klein Tells YES!: People’s Climate March Is a “Glimpse of the Movement We Need”
by Sarah van GelderOct 03, 2014
- Naomi Klein’s powerful new book explains why not only can the climate movement win—but it’s our best chance at overturning some of history’s greatest injustices.
Time for a New Containment Strategy? What Climate Marchers Can Learn from the Cold War
by Jim ShultzSep 29, 2014
- The leading strategies in the climate justice movement already resemble the Cold War policies of containment, roll-back, and isolation. But can they wear down the political power of the fossil fuel industry?
Melting “Future” Statue Captures a City’s Imagination
Sep 26, 2014
- “By the end of the day The Future will be reduced to a puddle of melt water. But hundreds of people will have engaged with it: touched it, photographed it, talked about it, posted or tweeted about it.”
Incredible Hulk and Former Goldman Sachs Guy Are Among the Many Pulling $50 Billion Out of Fossil Fuels
by Chuck CollinsSep 25, 2014
- “Divest from fossil fuels and invest in a clean energy future. Move your money out of the problem and into solutions.”
Nurses’ Unions Send Thousands to Climate March, Call Global Warming a “Health Care Emergency”
by Yessenia FunesSep 24, 2014
- The nurses’ unions focus on health gives them a unique perspective on climate change among organized labor.