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The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s Historic Bill
by Nick Buxton
A new law expected to pass in Bolivia mandates a fundamental ecological reorientation of the nation's economy and society.
Tim DeChristopher: The Climate Movement Needs to Step It Up
Speaking at Power Shift 2011, activist Tim DeChristopher says it's high time the environmental movement stop just making statements—and start taking a stand.
What If Your President’s Just Not That Into You?
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben: Because reality reality trumps political reality, we need Obama to show strong climate leadership now.
When Density Meets Community
by Richard Conlin
In Seattle, cutting carbon while increasing quality of life.
Book Review: GreenDeen
by Jamal Rahman
How Islamic faith and environmentalism can be combined in everyday life.
Saying No to the Nuclear Option
by Sarah Laskow
Japan's disaster begs the question: Are these large-scale catastrophes so inevitable that the only option is to stop pursuing the policies that lead to them?
People We Love: Mari Rose Taruc
by Alyssa B. Johnson
Environmental justice for all.
Civil Disobedience on Trial: Tim DeChristopher Convicted
by Brooke Jarvis
How does the United States try cases of civil disobedience? Activist Tim DeChristopher on how much has changed since the founding fathers.
More Powerful Than We Know: Interview with Tim DeChristopher
by Brooke Jarvis
Facing jail time for civil disobedience, Tim DeChristopher on why “we have more than enough power” to stop the fossil fuel industry.
Clueless Economists, Smart Ecologists
by David Korten
To successfully address climate change and extreme poverty, the mindset of the economist must give way to the mindset of the ecologist.
Sitting In with Wendell Berry
by Jeff Biggers
An interview with Wendell Berry midway through his four-day sit-in in the Kentucky governor's office in protest of mountaintop removal coal mining.
Film Trailer: The Economics of Happiness
How going local can restore our ecosystems, our societies, and our spirits.
Changing with the Climate
by Richard Conlin
In Seattle, how changes in policy help prepare for changes in climate.
Corporate Control? Not in These Communities
by Allen D. Kanner
Municipalities across the country are passing ordinances reclaiming their citizens' rights from corporate interests.
A Reality Check on the Plug-In Revolution
by Guy Dauncey
What’s really needed if we are to turn the Plug-In Revolution into the main event, instead of a colorful but distracting sideshow?