Solar Panels Are Part of the Pope’s Revolution—But So Is Dismantling Structural Racism
by Anthony GiancatarinoJun 19, 2015
- The Pope is talking about a revolution that goes way beyond simply adding renewable energy to our current extractive economy.
Video: How to Pickle Beets
by Liz PleasantJun 12, 2015
- The simple and easy way to pickle your beets at home.
5 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow in Your Backyard
by Miles SchneidermanJun 03, 2015
- These herbs aren't just for cooking—here's how you can use them to treat ailments from asthma to anxiety.
How This Library Paid $1 to Install Its Solar Panels
by Mary HansenJun 02, 2015
- In West Virginia, Solar Holler helps nonprofits install solar panels for less than the price of a cup of coffee.
Can We Save Our Planet? What the Climate Movement Can Learn From the Nuclear Freeze Campaign
by Duncan MeiselJun 01, 2015
- The Nuclear Freeze Campaign of the 1980s saved the world from nuclear war. Here's what today's climate activists can learn from its success.
This College Student Chained Herself to a Shell Oil Ship for Three Days. Here’s Why.
by Araz HachadourianMay 27, 2015
- Will young activists do anything to stop oil drilling in the Arctic?
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Is a Resource-Conscious Blockbuster for Our Time
by Kate AronoffMay 22, 2015
- Who ruined Mad Max’s world? The new film isn't afraid to lay blame — and suggest a way forward.
These Friends from High School Bought an Abandoned Factory. Now They're Distilling Artisanal Whiskeys
by Samuel Dolgin-GardnerMay 20, 2015
- Much as blight can be contagious, so can renewal. How grassroots community groups are saving neighborhoods and building new businesses.
Where Do “Rednecks” Really Come From? A New Museum Has the Surprising Answer
by Catherine V. MooreMay 19, 2015
- Tourists spend $400 more per trip on average when their trips focus on history and culture. That could be a big opportunity for West Virginia's changing economy.
Even in a Drought, California Farms Have a Future—But They’ll Need Local Control to Succeed
by Keith HarringtonMay 12, 2015
- Some California farmers have discovered ways to farm that use very little water, yet thirstier methods still dominate. What gives?
Want the Best Solutions for California’s Epic Drought? Ask a Farmworker from the Central Valley
by Sarah MirkMay 12, 2015
- “Low-income disadvantaged communities are the best water conservationists: At the end of the day, we’re not going to waste water because it costs money.”
Young Guatemalan Farmers Fight For Land Rights, Local Food, and Sustainable Traditions Endangered by Global Trade Deals
by Jeff AbbottMay 05, 2015
- The same forces that have driven many onto the migrant trail have led to the emergence of a movement of young campesinos organizing to stay on their land.
Is the Local Economy Too Local? Why Co-Ops and Credit Unions Need a Broader Strategy
by Keith HarringtonApr 28, 2015
- Author and activist Gar Alperovitz calls it a “checkerboard strategy.” In the first piece in a series, we look at the organizations working to transform our economy, and how they can benefit from working together.
Why Seattleites Think They Can Stop Shell Oil From Drilling in the Arctic
by James Trimarco, Araz HachadourianApr 27, 2015
- The Port of Seattle has welcomed the oil company to temporarily moor its drilling rig before it’s towed to Alaska. But these protestors are threatening to block it.
The U.S. Has Nearly 600 Coal Waste Sites. Why They've Got West Virginians Worried
by Erin L. McCoyApr 23, 2015
- Residents fear that coal-contaminated water is seeping into their wells. But a lack of evidence is stalling action.