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Photo Essay: "Cowboys and Indians" Against Keystone XL Bring Newfound Unity to DC Photo Essay: "Cowboys and Indians" Against Keystone XL Bring Newfound Unity to DC
by Kristin Moe
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 In Rural Kansas, an Experiment Makes Hitchhiking Safe Again
by Jennifer O'Brien
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. Think You Know What a Farmer Looks Like? Think Again.
by Sena Christian
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 Tiny House Living, Off the Grid? Here's How to Do it in Style
by Cat Johnson
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 Defending the Earth, Even After Death: The Green Burial Movement
by Hunter Marshall
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 A New Story for a New Economy
by David Korten
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 Three Arrests in Latest Blockade of Tar Sands Equipment
by Rachael Stoeve
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? W. Virginia's Grassroots Response to Water Crisis: A Movement in the Making?
by Dana Kuhnline
Community responses to the Elk River chemical spill draw on West Virginia's long, proud history of grassroots work for environmental and economic justice.
People Over Profit: Why These Two Small Countries Stood Up to Big Mining People Over Profit: Why These Two Small Countries Stood Up to Big Mining
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
If the governments of Costa Rica and El Salvador can resist the mining industry, maybe we all can.
Seattle Council to Governor: Protect this City (And the Climate) from Oil Trains Seattle Council to Governor: Protect this City (And the Climate) from Oil Trains
by Molly Rusk
Beyond the dangers of derailment and explosions, Seattleites are worried about oil-by-rail shipping's effect on the climate. Here's what they did about it.
Jon Stewart on the "Insanity" of Buying Seafood with Food Stamps Jon Stewart on the "Insanity" of Buying Seafood with Food Stamps
What do right-wing TV anchors think low-income people should eat? Not salmon, apparently.
Meet the Ambassadors from Canada's Indigenous Fossil Fuel Resistance Meet the Ambassadors from Canada's Indigenous Fossil Fuel Resistance
by Kristin Moe
In 1885, a revolutionary leader wrote, "My people will sleep for one hundred years" and then wake up. In the "genocidal" wilderness of Canada's tar sands, that renaissance has begun.
Hundreds Plan to Risk Arrest in Keystone Pipeline Action Hundreds Plan to Risk Arrest in Keystone Pipeline Action
by Jamie Henn
This weekend could turn out to be the largest act of civil disobedience at the White House in a generation.
West Virginians Raise Alarm as Research Links Coal Mining to Cancer, Birth Defects West Virginians Raise Alarm as Research Links Coal Mining to Cancer, Birth Defects
by Erin L. McCoy
Recent studies suggest that coal mining affects the health of everyone who lives nearby—not just those who work in the mines.
Keystone XL "At a Standstill" After Nebraska Ruling Keystone XL "At a Standstill" After Nebraska Ruling
by Kristin Moe
Local landowners and environmentalists who have long opposed the pipeline project are celebrating the decision.
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