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7 Ways to End the Deficit (Without Throwing Grandma Under the Bus)
by John Cavanaghposted Sep 05, 2012
- A new study suggests that ending the deficit doesn’t have to hurt, just as long as we cut in the right places. John Cavanagh finds seven places where budget cuts can create a more just, more secure, and more sustainable country.
Lockdown on the Pipeline: How a Houston Businessman Helped Shut Down Keystone for a Day
by Candice Berndposted Aug 30, 2012
- Seven people—including Texas landowners whose land has been seized through eminent domain—halted work at the Livingston pipe yard, stopping construction of the Keystone XL pipeline for a day.
WTO Rules Against Labeling Meat
by Lauren Hardyposted Aug 29, 2012
- Now the U.S. has to gut a law that protects consumers from imported mystery meat—or pay the price.
Video: RNC’s “Willful Ignorance” on Climate
posted Aug 29, 2012
- Sarah van Gelder speaks on FreeSpeech TV about Mitt Romney's energy plan and why a majority of Americans want cleaner, safer, and more reliable sources of energy.
“The Fight Against Fossil Fuel Giants Is the Fight of Our Time”
posted Aug 28, 2012
- Bill McKibben used to think that lack of action to stabilize the climate came from widespread apathy, denial, or comfort with the status quo. Here’s what made him change his mind.
Mining for Gold: A “Pact With the Devil”?
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Aug 28, 2012
- The economic crisis—and the rising price of gold—have spurred North American firms to reopen mines and attack environmental regulations. Here’s what we can learn from El Salvador’s moratorium on new mining permits.
Romney’s Dirtier, Deadlier Energy Future: Is There Another Way?
by Sarah van Gelderposted Aug 24, 2012
- The oil-dependent economy Romney supports is a step toward a less stable, more costly future. Renewables and energy efficiency offer real hope.
Why We’re Putting Ourselves on the (Pipe)Line With the Tea Party
by Will Wooten, Candice Bernd, Ron Seifertposted Aug 24, 2012
- Occupiers, Tea Partiers, landowners, and environmentalists are challenging construction of the Keystone XL pipeline’s Gulf Coast segment—together.
The Dark Side of the “Green Economy”
by Jeff Conantposted Aug 23, 2012
- Why some indigenous groups and environmentalists are saying no to the “green economy.”
Climate Experts: More Extreme Weather to Come
by Heidi Bruceposted Aug 22, 2012
- It's official. Droughts, floods, heatwaves, and hurricanes can, indeed, be tied to a climate made increasingly chaotic by human activity.
After the Drought: Will Climate Reporting Take Off?
by Heidi Bruceposted Aug 22, 2012
- After the release of a report on links between extreme weather and climate change, Americans may get what polls show 80 percent of us want: more environmental reporting in mainstream news.
Disaster by Design? What’s Wrong with the “Thrive” Movement
by John Robbinsposted Aug 21, 2012
- A popular new film claims that a secret elite create our most troubling problems to advance a “global domination agenda.” Why Amy Goodman, Vandana Shiva, and other progressives are calling it “dangerously misguided.”
Why Your Health Is Bigger Than Your Body
by Claudia Roweposted Aug 21, 2012
- New findings explain how politics, economics, and ecology can help or hurt our bodies.
A Walk to Heal the Tar Sands
by Kristin Moeposted Aug 20, 2012
- Take an 8-mile trek with indigenous groups through one of the world's largest ecological dead zones, and you might find something lifegiving.
Breaking Through Concrete: An Urban Farm Roadtrip
by David Hanson, Edwin Marty, Michael Hansonposted Aug 17, 2012
- Farmers across the country are taking to rooftops, vacant lots, any space they can find to build an urban farm revival.