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Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar
Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar
Groups have been divesting money from oil, coal, and gas for years. Now they’re hoping to get more climate-healing bang for their buck.
Posted Sep 18, 2014
Most Social Change Groups Grapple with White Privilege—But This Book Can Help
Most Social Change Groups Grapple with White Privilege—But This Book Can Help
The work of activism is full of messy contradictions. In “Towards Collective Liberation,” Chris Crass breaks down the influence of racism and patriarchy, including helpful how-tos—like “Twenty Careful Steps Toward Anti-sexist Action.”
Posted Sep 17, 2014
See How the National Park Service Rocks Instagram
See How the National Park Service Rocks Instagram
There’s no better way to celebrate America’s public lands than to visit them. But these Instagram accounts are a nice substitute for times when you can’t.
Posted Sep 16, 2014
Video: Hip-Hop Star Boots Riley Is “Brother Earth”
Video: Hip-Hop Star Boots Riley Is “Brother Earth”
You already know his mom. But there’s a new talking planet on the scene, and climate change is messing with his style.
Posted Sep 16, 2014
How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won—For Now
How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won—For Now
In Mora County, New Mexico, corporations seeking fracking contracts came up against “querencia”—a traditional way of thinking about and defending the land.
Posted Sep 15, 2014
For the Beaches and the Barrios: Why Next Week’s Climate March Will Be the Largest Ever
For the Beaches and the Barrios: Why Next Week’s Climate March Will Be the Largest Ever
We’re tired of winning the argument and losing the fight. And so we march.
Posted Sep 15, 2014
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

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