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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?
In Memory of Judy Bonds
by Robert Shetterly
Artist Robert Shetterly remembers a coal miner's daughter who took on the coal industry.
Rewriting the “Tragedy of the Commons”
by Bill McKibben
We've been privatizing our way to disaster. It's time to chart a new course.
Mountain Memories: Interview with Judy Bonds
by Taylor Lee Kirkland
West Virginia activist Judy Bonds died of cancer this week. Before she died, she gave this interview about fighting to save her home from mountaintop removal coal mining.
A Different City
by Richard Conlin
In Seattle, the coming decades will bring new challenges—from storms and rising seas to climate refugees. How will the city adapt?
What Can One Person Do When 6.8 Billion Are Frying the Planet?
A visual essay.
10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010
by Sarah van Gelder
There was plenty of disappointment and hardship this year. But the year also brought opportunities for transformation.
Strategies for Carbon Neutrality
by Richard Conlin
What are a city's options for cutting its carbon?
Rise Up, Kiribati
Video: Residents of Kiribati share a haunting song about the disappearance of their island home under the waves.