Planet

In California’s Imperial Valley, Residents Aren’t Waiting for Government to Track Pollution
by Paulina Phelps
For marginalized communities along the California-Mexico border, projects to gather and share scientific reports are crucial to holding agencies accountable.
“Valve Turner” Case a Mistrial, but Also a Warning for Direct Action Activists
by Valerie Schloredt
Criminal sabotage was one of the charges for Ken Ward, who with fellow activists in Minnesota, Montana, and North Dakota shut down pipelines carrying tar sands oil.
The Fix-It Shop Where Neighbors Repair Your Clothes and Electronics
by Araz Hachadourian
Three years ago, they started a program to keep salvageable goods from landfills by harnessing the community’s collective skills to fix them.
Wisconsin Tribe Halts $1.5 Billion Open-Pit Mine
by Jaime Alfaro
To protect vital wetlands, the Ojibwe tribe and local scientists and activists pressured industry to abandon plans for what would have harmed thousands of species of plants and animals.
In One of the Nation’s Unhealthiest Places, This Hospital Prescribes Fresh Food From Its Own Farm
by Liza Bayless
In an industry usually focused on medicine and procedures, a Philadelphia-area hospital decided what its patients needed was a farm and advice about food.
North Dakota’s Public Bank Was Built for the People—Now It’s Financing Police at Standing Rock
by Matt Stannard
The nation’s only state bank was created to empower small farmers and local economies, but now it’s being used to silence indigenous people with militarized force. How did this happen?
“This Is the Right Thing to Do”: Energy CEO on Ending Leases to Drill Near Blackfeet Nation
by Michael J. Dax
After 35 years of fighting for the cancellation of nearly 50 oil and gas leases, Montana's Blackfeet tribe scored an unexpected victory when Devon Energy voluntarily backed out of their claims.
How I Stopped Mindlessly Buying Things
by Sarah Lazarovic
Stores want me to buy stuff I don’t need. The internet wants me to buy stuff I don’t need. But I finally figured it out.
First Statewide Carbon Tax Is What Our Climate Moment Demands
by Richard H. Gammon
Climate scientists like me need to be clear about the global danger. Putting a price on CO2 would slow warming more effectively than any other policy tool we have available.
3 Tattoo Revolutionaries Who Express Their Values in Ink
by Keith Barbalato
There are new ways to think about ink.
In Alaska, Indigenous Voices Raised in the Struggle Between Life and Oil
by Stephen Miller
For years, Congress has been pressed to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Will today’s Indigenous-led climate movements finally seal the deal?
We Need Young Farmers, and Colleges Can Help
by Chelsey Simpson
The documentary Occupy the Farm shows the positive impact universities could have if they leveraged their resources to create more farms and farmers.
Why I Dropped Everything to Head to Standing Rock
by Paula Schmidt
After industry and greed destroyed my life in northern Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale fracking country, I knew I needed to stand with the water protectors.
Will Historic Standing Rock Talks Change U.S.-Tribe Relationships?
by Tristan Ahtone
The Department of Justice promised to consider nationwide reform in how the U.S. treats tribal land. Legal experts consider what, exactly, that might look like.
A Test of U.S. Climate Leadership Will Be How We Treat the Standing Rock Sioux
by Mark Trahant
Can we trust Clinton-Kaine promises of an energy future “where no one is left out or left behind”?