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"Blackfish" on CNN: Documentary about Captive Orca Whales Goes Mainstream "Blackfish" on CNN: Documentary about Captive Orca Whales Goes Mainstream
by James Trimarco
The public reaction to a documentary about captive orca whales showed an empathy we don't usually associate with TV audiences.
Can Fracking Showdown on Native Land Help Break Canada's Cycle of Colonialism? Can Fracking Showdown on Native Land Help Break Canada's Cycle of Colonialism?
by Leanne Simpson
When members of the Elsipogtog First Nation attempted to prevent seismic testing on their land that could lead to fracking, armed police appeared and violence ensued. Here, indigenous writer and academic Leanne Simpson puts the issue into context.
Why the Climate Movement Should Have No "Keystone" Why the Climate Movement Should Have No "Keystone"
by Arielle Klagsbrun, David Osborn, Maryam Andragi, Kirby Spangler
We must call for what we really need—an end to all new fossil fuel infrastructure and extraction.
Concealed by Shutdown-Related Headlines, a Big Week in Food Politics Concealed by Shutdown-Related Headlines, a Big Week in Food Politics
by Erin Sagen
In case you were distracted by Tea Party antics this week, here's a rundown of important developments in GMOs, sustainable farming, and other food news.
Will a Secretive International Trade Deal Ban GMO Labeling? Will a Secretive International Trade Deal Ban GMO Labeling?
by James Trimarco
The Trans Pacific Partnership is likely to be a setback for efforts to regulate and label GMO foods.
3 Ways Obamacare Will Help You Out (Even If You're Off the Grid) 3 Ways Obamacare Will Help You Out (Even If You're Off the Grid)
by Shannon Hayes
Self-reliant farmer types may not think they need help from the government. But they need affordable health insurance at least as much as the rest of us.
Think You Understand GMO Labeling? Take Our Quiz and Find Out! Think You Understand GMO Labeling? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!
by Erin Sagen
Do you fully understand the complex layers of legal, scientific, and political information at play in the fight over Initiative 522?
Pro-Coal Kids' Pages Pulled from Government Site as Public Pressure Increases Pro-Coal Kids' Pages Pulled from Government Site as Public Pressure Increases
by Jeff Biggers
Two sections that essentially told kids that coal was safe and good for the environment disappeared today from the website of a state agency in Illinois.
Writer and Farmer Wendell Berry on Hope, Direct Action, and the "Resettling" of the American Countryside Writer and Farmer Wendell Berry on Hope, Direct Action, and the "Resettling" of the American Countryside
by YES! online staff
In this rare television interview, the poet, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry discusses his vision for a society in harmony with the planet.
Why the Corporate Media's Climate Change Censorship Is Only Half the Story Why the Corporate Media's Climate Change Censorship Is Only Half the Story
by Sarah van Gelder
Of course the media needs to start talking honestly about climate change. But there's more to the issue than just gloom and doom.
Is Your Phone Smart Enough to Not Poison the People Recycling It? This One Is Is Your Phone Smart Enough to Not Poison the People Recycling It? This One Is
by Chris Sweeney
Our throwaway electronics harm people overseas, but new trends in responsible design are not just smart—they’re kind.
Jane Goodall on Climate Change, Technology, and What Makes Us Different From Chimps Jane Goodall on Climate Change, Technology, and What Makes Us Different From Chimps
by Katrina Rabeler
We caught up with the primatologist and activist at the International Women's Earth and Climate Summit, where she was helping to draft a declaration on how to move forward on climate change.
Shutdown EPA Workers Clean Up River Anyway Shutdown EPA Workers Clean Up River Anyway
by Cynthia Daniel
In one of our favorite responses to the government shutdown, this group of EPA staffers in Georgia went DIY on a local creek.
Market Offers Wealth of Tradition—and Veggies—for Immigrant Farmers and Shoppers Market Offers Wealth of Tradition—and Veggies—for Immigrant Farmers and Shoppers
by Sarah Meade, Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern
Many Latino immigrants have agriculture in their past. A market in suburban Maryland makes it possible for them to put that knowledge to work in the here and now.
Timeline of the Climate Movement: How Direct Action Took Center Stage Timeline of the Climate Movement: How Direct Action Took Center Stage
by Kristin Moe
How can we understand a movement as global, complex, and diverse as the one that's trying to stop climate change? As a start, we've used this timeline to gather events that took place over the past 10 years. Let us know in the comments if you see something we missed!
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