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We've only got one planet, and it makes our lives possible. We can no longer take it for granted.

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Local Energy, Local Power Local Energy, Local Power
by Winona LaDuke
Energy for Democracy - wind on the Great Plains could power the country. Tribes are working to bring energy production home.
Defending the Commons, Defending Life Defending the Commons, Defending Life
by Jonathan Rowe
The commons is emerging in the issues lexicon. We Americans own together our air and water, our public lands, our Main Streets and public spaces, and our public domain of culture and knowledge.
Making Life Possible Making Life Possible
by Somnath Baidya Roy
A clinic in Bhopal serves survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide chemical explosion.
A Tree Sitting -- In South Central LA? A Tree Sitting -- In South Central LA?
by Van Jones
Protesters climb trees in South Central Los Angeles in an attempt to block the construction of a warehouse at the site of an urban farm that serves hundreds of area residents.
Time to Get Smart About Energy Time to Get Smart About Energy
by Fran Korten
The debate regarding global warming and peak oil is moving into a different direction, from "is it happening" to "what do we do now?"
It Takes Energy to Make Energy It Takes Energy to Make Energy
by Doug Pibel
Biofuel creation graphically explained.
The Great Turning as Compass and Lens The Great Turning as Compass and Lens
by Joanna Macy
The Great Turning invites us to lift our eyes from the cramped closet of short-term thinking and see the larger historical landscape.
Cleveland: Community Action Turns the Rust Belt Green Cleveland: Community Action Turns the Rust Belt Green
by Ed D'Amato
The collective power of individual efforts has helped the entire community realize its potential to thrive by, as Eco-City Cleveland’s director David Beach says, "creating a green city on a blue lake."
Peak oil preview: North Korea &     Cuba Peak oil preview: North Korea & Cuba
by Dale Jiajun Wen
Cuba survived much more comfortably than North Korea after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the consequent diminished oil supply. The government reaction of both countries is examined as a precursor to Peak Oil throughout the world.
YES! But How? :: Eco-friendly Party YES! But How? :: Eco-friendly Party
by Daina Saib, Lilja Otto
How to throw a sustainable party, finding grass-fed beef and the real, environmental cost of transportation.
Picking Up the Pieces Picking Up the Pieces
by Miriam Axel-Lute
Housing groups find extra strength to serve communities in Gulf Coast after Katrina.
Economic Rebirth After the Storm Economic Rebirth After the Storm
by Meizhu Lui
United for a Fair Economy helps the devastated Houma Nation organize a new economic model for itself.
Hopis and Greens Win Hopis and Greens Win
by Carolyn McConnell
Hopi fight use of spring water for coal mining and win. A solar installation will also be built.
Food Revolution: Americans Lose their Appetite for Anonymous Food
by Brian Halweil
Why are farmers’ markets, community supported agriculture, direct farm-to-household marketing, organics, and humanely raised meats all on the increase?
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