The Coal Workers You Didn't Know Existed—And Why They May Be At Risk
by Erin L. McCoyMay 08, 2014
- Thousands of workers may be at risk of chronic disease from the chemicals used to process coal—including MCHM, which recently contaminated the drinking water of nearly 300,000 West Virginia residents.
Dear Paul Krugman: Is GDP Growth Making Us Richer or Poorer? (Please Clarify.)
by Herman DalyMay 06, 2014
- Is Paul Krugman just advocating temporary growth up to some level of optimality, or a truly ever-growing economy?
How a "Black Snake" in the Heartland Brought Spirit to American Environmentalism
by Kristin MoeMay 06, 2014
- It's possible that the Cowboy Indian Alliance offers a glimpse into what a spiritually integrated environmental movement might look like, honoring diversity while resisting cooptation.
This Fifth-Grader Raised $200,000 to Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spill by Selling Watercolors
by Christine St. Pierre, Miles BeckerApr 30, 2014
- These three young activists found creative ways to tackle issues from climate change to voting rights.
To My Friend the Climate Defeatist: Here's Why I'm Still In the Fight
by Jim ShultzApr 29, 2014
- It is good to mourn for what's being lost. But giving up just gives the fossil fuel industry what it wants.
In Cleveland, Hoop Houses Turn Empty Lots into Year Round Farms
Apr 25, 2014
- Meet the urban cousin of a traditional barn raising: community members working together to build DIY greenhouses.
Brought Together by Keystone Pipeline Fight, "Cowboys and Indians" Heal Old Wounds
by Kristin MoeApr 24, 2014
- As natives and ranchers work together to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, they're also learning to understand one another's history, culture, and relationship with the land.
Photo Essay: "Cowboys and Indians" Against Keystone XL Bring Newfound Unity to DC
by Kristin MoeApr 23, 2014
- On the frontlines of resistance to the Keystone XL pipeline, ranchers and tribal members join forces in a striking display of solidarity.
In Rural Kansas, an Experiment Makes Hitchhiking Safe Again
by Jennifer O'BrienApr 22, 2014
- The people behind the project borrowed some tricks from ride-sharing apps like Lyft, but tweaked the details so the rides are free.
Think You Know What a Farmer Looks Like? Think Again
by Sena ChristianApr 17, 2014
- Preliminary results from the 2012 Census of Agriculture show the increasing role of women in U.S. agriculture—especially on organic and small-scale farms.
Tiny House Living, Off the Grid? Here's How to Do It in Style
by Cat JohnsonApr 09, 2014
- How to get electricity, water, and the Internet in your tiny home on the range.
Defending the Earth, Even After Death: The Green Burial Movement
by Hunter MarshallMar 20, 2014
- The greenest burial places essentially transform the cemetery into a nature preserve—and a "posthumous occupation" of a $20 billion funeral industry.
A New Story for a New Economy
by David KortenMar 19, 2014
- David Korten's new essay (available to read as a PDF) connects the work of finding a new sacred story with the effort to build a new economy.
Three Arrests in Latest Blockade of Tar Sands Equipment
by Rachael StoeveMar 18, 2014
- The equipment has been blocked in Oregon, Idaho, and Montana—in each case by an alliance between Native Americans and environmental groups.
W. Virginia's Grassroots Response to Water Crisis: A Movement in the Making?
by Dana KuhnlineMar 13, 2014
- Community responses to the Elk River chemical spill draw on West Virginia's long, proud history of grassroots work for environmental and economic justice.