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Joel Salatin: How to Eat Animals and Respect Them, Too
by Madeline Ostrander
Why this foodie farmer believes sustainable farming includes meat.
Humane Meat? No Such Thing
by Sunaura Taylor
Should we eat animals? My disability gives me a unique view on the oxymoron "humane meat."
How Happy Was Your Meal?
by Madeline Ostrander
Autistic scientist Temple Grandin thinks like an animal—in pictures—and she's using it to get more humane treatment for cattle.
We’re Number One!
by James Gustave Speth
America is number one in quite a few areas—but they're not all accomplishments to be proud of.
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?
Tackling Corporate Power, One Town at a Time
by Mari Margil
How communities are saying "no" to corporate drilling—even if it means bucking state law.
From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Rethinking Atomic Energy
by Jonathan Schell
The combined devastation of Japan's earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear plant explosion begs the question: Doesn't Mother Nature provide enough forces of destruction without humans adding one of our own?
The Coming Global Food Fight
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
As aggression mounts with the rise of food prices worldwide, small-scale farms rooted in local markets could avert international disaster—and lead the way to "food democracy."
Nuclear Power: Re-evaluating the Risks
by Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman interviews experts on what the ongoing nuclear disaster really means for Japan—and the rest of the world.
In the Built Environment, the Tyranny of the Big, the Beauty of the Small
by Jason F. McLennan
Green building leader Jason McLennan on ways to keep our buildings and cities at a healthy, human scale.
An Oasis in a Food Desert
Video: In West Oakland, a community cooperative is providing an alternative to fast food and packaged snacks.
The Healing of Wild Horses: Our Truths Come From Tenure on This Land
by Linda Hogan
On the Trail of Tears, we walked from one history into more difficult times, and by the time we reached Indian Territory, Oklahoma, none of our ponies remained.
Public Pressure Saves 2,200 Mountain Acres
by Rebecca Leisher
An Appalachian victory in the battle against mountaintop mining.
Benefit Corps, a New Kind of Company
by Walaika Haskins
Corporations committed to both profits and people could change the mindset of the business world.
Signs of Life: Spring 2011
Small stories about big change.