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Migrant Farmworkers Find Paths Out of Poverty Through Incubator Farms
Migrant Farmworkers Find Paths Out of Poverty Through Incubator Farms
Incubator farms help seasonal workers start their own businesses, where they get better pay and the support of a community.
Posted Sep 10, 2014
To Save Family Farms from Corporate Buyout, Retiring Farmers Connect with a New Generation
To Save Family Farms from Corporate Buyout, Retiring Farmers Connect with a New Generation
In the next 20 years, many American family farmers are likely to retire—putting enormous amounts of land on the market. Here's how they're connecting with young farmers to make sure the family farm survives.
Posted Sep 05, 2014
For Walkers and Cyclists, A Swedish Road-Planning Strategy Helps Save Lives
For Walkers and Cyclists, A Swedish Road-Planning Strategy Helps Save Lives
Utah, Minnesota, and Washington have seen traffic fatalities decline by 40 percent. Here's how they did it.
Posted Sep 02, 2014
Filmmakers Propose Online "Swarm Offensive" Against Climate Change
Filmmakers Propose Online "Swarm Offensive" Against Climate Change
Open source software brought us Linux and Wikipedia. Can it help us tackle the challenge of climate change?
Posted Aug 29, 2014
Where Does All the Trash from Dollywood Go? To One of the World's Best Composting Facilities
Where Does All the Trash from Dollywood Go? To One of the World's Best Composting Facilities
Sevier County, Tenn., diverts 70 percent of waste from landfills—and it's becoming more efficient all the time.
Posted Aug 27, 2014
Should Your Town Have the Right to Ban Fracking? These Laws Will Have to Change First
Should Your Town Have the Right to Ban Fracking? These Laws Will Have to Change First
Unless the legal foundation for local self-governance is truly built on the rights of communities, victories like the one in New York can easily be overturned.
Posted Aug 27, 2014
Climate Comeback: A Grassroots Movement Steps Back Into the International Arena
Climate Comeback: A Grassroots Movement Steps Back Into the International Arena
Three major international meetings about climate change are on the horizon. Is this the moment to fix the failures of Copenhagen?
Posted Aug 26, 2014
Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson
Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson
The tragedy in Ferguson helps us understand why people of color aren't as active as they could be in the climate movement—and what white allies can do to change that.
Posted Aug 22, 2014
Americans Spend $1.8 Billion on Eating Out Every Day (And 23 Other Facts You Should Probably Know)
Americans Spend $1.8 Billion on Eating Out Every Day (And 23 Other Facts You Should Probably Know)
Meanwhile, more Americans got insured, the oceans continued to become more acidic, and the world’s largest collection of rubber ducks grew at a rapid pace.
Posted Aug 18, 2014
Photo Essay: Indigenous Farmers Gather  in the Andes to Plan for Climate Change
Photo Essay: Indigenous Farmers Gather in the Andes to Plan for Climate Change
These photos document a gathering of indigenous groups from China, Bhutan, and Peru. They met in the spring to discuss climate change and plan a crop exchange program.
Posted Aug 18, 2014
Tractors, Ritual Baths, and Dismantling Racism: Welcome to Black and Latino Farmers Immersion
Tractors, Ritual Baths, and Dismantling Racism: Welcome to Black and Latino Farmers Immersion
The program brings together training in topics such as soil chemistry and farm planning with a deep analysis of how racism has divorced people of color from the land.
Posted Aug 14, 2014
The Leader of Canada's Green Party Is Marching for Climate Action—And She Wants You to Join Her in NYC
The Leader of Canada's Green Party Is Marching for Climate Action—And She Wants You to Join Her in NYC
As environmental lawyer and author Gus Speth once said, "Politicians ride the waves. People's movements make the waves."
Posted Aug 12, 2014
Guardians of the Plains: One Lakota Family's Plan to Fend off South Dakota's Epic Drought
Guardians of the Plains: One Lakota Family's Plan to Fend off South Dakota's Epic Drought
Long years of drought in South Dakota have made it difficult for the soil to absorb water. A group led by indigenous women hopes to change that through a ambitious dam-building project.
Posted Aug 05, 2014
Trash Into Treasure: 6 Cool Things Made from Sea Plastic
Trash Into Treasure: 6 Cool Things Made from Sea Plastic
As the problem of marine pollution gets serious, people around the world are turning ocean trash into all sorts of useful objects.
Posted Aug 01, 2014
Remembering Stephen Gaskin: A Conversation with the Man Behind the Original Off-the-Grid Farm
Remembering Stephen Gaskin: A Conversation with the Man Behind the Original Off-the-Grid Farm
Gaskin had a talent for thinking through ways to combine simple living with social engagement. He died on July 1, 2014.
Posted Jul 31, 2014

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