We've only got one planet, and it makes our lives possible. We can no longer take it for granted.
In Rural Kansas, an Experiment Makes Hitchhiking Safe Again
by Jennifer O'Brienposted Apr 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 Christianposted Apr 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 Johnsonposted Apr 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 Marshallposted Mar 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 Kortenposted Mar 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 Stoeveposted Mar 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 Kuhnlineposted Mar 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.
People Over Profit: Why These Two Small Countries Stood Up to Big Mining
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Mar 12, 2014
- 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
by Molly Ruskposted Mar 11, 2014
- 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
posted Mar 06, 2014
- 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
by Kristin Moeposted Mar 05, 2014
- 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
by Jamie Hennposted Feb 28, 2014
- 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
by Erin L. McCoyposted Feb 26, 2014
- 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
by Kristin Moeposted Feb 20, 2014
- Local landowners and environmentalists who have long opposed the pipeline project are celebrating the decision.
West Virginians Harvest Rainwater in Wake of Chem Spill
by Molly Ruskposted Feb 18, 2014
- Residents whose tap water was polluted are finding that rainwater is an affordable alternative.