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How Bike Friendly Cities Beat the Opposition and Became the New Normal
by Jay Walljasperposted Jun 13, 2013
- Now that all the debate about whether bike lanes are OK seems to be (mostly) over, cities around the country are enjoying their benefits.
Climate Change Is Happening but We Can Meet the Challenge
by Sarah van Gelderposted Jun 13, 2013
- It can be hard for youth to deal with the overwhelming effects of climate change. But, by taking action, we can erode the hold that oil, fracking, and coal has on people and the environment.
Pro-Fracking Greens Called Out in Ecologist’s New Manifesto
by Jeff Biggersposted Jun 06, 2013
- In a statement, ecologist Sandra Steingraber denounced Illinois’ new fracking regulations and described the need for a movement dedicated to abolishing fracking nationwide.
A Healing Walk through Canada’s Tar Sands Dystopia
by Clayton Thomas-Mullerposted Jun 06, 2013
- Cree organizer Clayton Thomas-Muller provides a deeply personal account of a ceremonial healing walk through the broken landscape of Canada’s tar sands. This year’s walk begins July 4.
Illinois’ Flawed Fracking Law Is Everyone’s Problem, Ecologist Says
by Jeff Biggers, Ben Evansposted Jun 04, 2013
- The backroom negotiations behind the midwestern state’s new fracking regulations may be a taste of what’s to come in other places.
3 Global Cities That Are Doing Bike Shares Right (And One’s in Texas!)
by Kristin Hugoposted Jun 04, 2013
- From China to San Antonio, cities are using rental bike programs to create healthier commutes. Here are a few insights from some of the world’s best programs.
A New Deal for Appalachia’s Forests: Growing Biofuels?
by Mark Andrew Boyerposted May 31, 2013
- The mine-ravaged communities of Eastern Kentucky have been increasingly abandoned by the coal economy. Could growing biofuels jump-start a new local jobs market—and renew the land in the process?
How Two Plant Geeks Grew a Permaculture Oasis in an Ordinary Backyard
by Abby Quillenposted May 30, 2013
- In “Paradise Lot,” two residents of an inner city write about how they transformed less than an acre of their blighted yard into a thriving food forest full of mushrooms, gooseberries, silkworms, and more.
Meet the Rainforest-Dwelling Malaysian Farmers Fighting to Keep their Land above Water
by James Trimarcoposted May 24, 2013
- The dams would cost $105 billion, flood an area twice the size of LA, and force the relocation of tens of thousands of indigenous people. Against all the odds, the local forest-dwelling people are coming together and organizing in a way that’s unheard of in this part of the world.
Get Apocalyptic: Why Radical is the New Normal
by Robert Jensenposted May 24, 2013
- Feeling anxious about life in a broken economy on a strained planet? Turn despair into action.
March Against Monsanto: Saturday’s Fight for Food Freedom Spreads to 36 Countries
by Ken Butiganposted May 23, 2013
- This weekend, people in 250 cities on 6 continents will march against meddling in the global food supply by Monsanto—the company that brought us Agent Orange, Dioxin, PCBs, and the bovine growth hormone.
For a Future that Won’t Destroy Life on Earth, Look to the Global Indigenous Uprising
by Kristin Moeposted May 23, 2013
- Idle No More is the latest incarnation of an age-old movement for life that doesn't depend on infinite extraction and growth. Now, armed with Twitter and Facebook, once-isolated groups from Canada to South America are exchanging resources and support like never before.
Fracking the Suburbs: An Explosive Combination?
by Peter Pearsallposted May 15, 2013
- As oil and gas get harder to find, the industry is drilling in suburbia—and the neighbors aren’t pleased.
The Farm Bill’s “Government Handouts”: Who Really Benefits?
by Shannon Hayesposted May 14, 2013
- There’s nothing like talk of “government handouts” to get people upset. But when it comes to farm bill, the real culprits might not be who you think they are.
Would Smokey the Bear Get Arrested to Stop Fracking?
by Peter Rughposted May 09, 2013
- When artist Lopi LaRoe used Smokey the Bear imagery to encourage anti-fracking activism, the Forest Service threatened her with a lawsuit.