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Northern California's Railroads Are Carrying More Crude Oil Than Ever—But These Neighbors Aren't Having It
Northern California's Railroads Are Carrying More Crude Oil Than Ever—But These Neighbors Aren't Having It
Residents who have joined the fight against transporting oil by train have also come to understand aspects of the wider context.
Posted Dec 15, 2014
UN Climate Negotiators Drop the Ball in Lima—Now It’s Up to the Grassroots to Pick It Up
UN Climate Negotiators Drop the Ball in Lima—Now It’s Up to the Grassroots to Pick It Up
Negotiators have stopped trying to win a binding international agreement on carbon emissions. Now it’s up to the people to push our governments to action.
Posted Dec 11, 2014
These 3 Colleges Stopped Investing in Fossil Fuels—One Year Later, Their Endowments Are Doing Just Fine
These 3 Colleges Stopped Investing in Fossil Fuels—One Year Later, Their Endowments Are Doing Just Fine
Colleges argue that divestment is not financially responsible—but those who’ve already done it say the risk is minimal.
Posted Dec 11, 2014
The New Economy Comes of Age: 7 Steps Toward Shared Prosperity
The New Economy Comes of Age: 7 Steps Toward Shared Prosperity
Democratic ownership, localized food production, and a shift to renewables are key principles in this growing movement to re-envision our economy.
Posted Dec 10, 2014
An Insurance Policy for Climate Change? How Seed Banks Are Protecting the Future of Food
An Insurance Policy for Climate Change? How Seed Banks Are Protecting the Future of Food
“While not every traditional variety tastes great or looks great, its genetics may be invaluable 50 or 100 years from now when the climate is different.”
Posted Dec 09, 2014
Meet the Lobstermen Arrested for Blocking a Coal Freighter—and the DA Who Kept Them Out of Jail
Meet the Lobstermen Arrested for Blocking a Coal Freighter—and the DA Who Kept Them Out of Jail
Last spring, these men were in a small white lobster boat anchored to block the path of an oncoming freighter hauling 40,000 tons of coal. They didn't expect the district attorney to support them.
Posted Dec 02, 2014
Photo Essay: At a Half-Mile-Long Table, Chefs, Farmers, and Volunteers Feed a Neighborhood for Free
Photo Essay: At a Half-Mile-Long Table, Chefs, Farmers, and Volunteers Feed a Neighborhood for Free
In St. Paul, Minnesota, artist Seitu Jones wanted to start a community-wide conversation about food access and food justice—and where better to talk than over a good meal?
Posted Nov 25, 2014
When the City Turned Off Their Water, Detroit Residents and Groups Delivered Help
When the City Turned Off Their Water, Detroit Residents and Groups Delivered Help
Grassroots action has backed down the city’s aggressive water shutoffs.
Posted Nov 24, 2014
New Film Shows How Florida Farmworkers Won Fairer Pay From America's Biggest Food Companies
New Film Shows How Florida Farmworkers Won Fairer Pay From America's Biggest Food Companies
"This is not a film about oppression," said Food Chains executive producer Eva Longoria. "It's actually about transformation."
Posted Nov 21, 2014
Video: Vancouver Opera Violinist Plays 19th-Century Ballad for Protesters in Pipeline Fight
Video: Vancouver Opera Violinist Plays 19th-Century Ballad for Protesters in Pipeline Fight
The cities of Vancouver and Burnaby, as well as First Nations, have all sued the pipeline company Kinder Morgan, which wants to extend a pipeline through a mountain in British Columbia.
Posted Nov 21, 2014
Dutch Company Powers Streetlights With Living Plants; Will Your Cell Phone Be Next?
Dutch Company Powers Streetlights With Living Plants; Will Your Cell Phone Be Next?
Forget potato clocks. This promising new technology derives substantial amounts of electricity from living plants.
Posted Nov 21, 2014
This Food Stand Celebrates Palestinian Culture. When It Received a Death Threat, Students Stood Up
This Food Stand Celebrates Palestinian Culture. When It Received a Death Threat, Students Stood Up
Conflict Kitchen serves up food from countries in conflict with the United States—and its customers think it's worth defending.
Posted Nov 21, 2014
10 Climate Conscious Cities—Electric Cars, Rooftop Farms, and Other Ways They’re Preparing for the Future
10 Climate Conscious Cities—Electric Cars, Rooftop Farms, and Other Ways They’re Preparing for the Future
There’s no time to waste when it comes to acting on climate change. The world’s most forward-thinking cities are curbing carbon and building for a sustainable future, now.
Posted Nov 19, 2014
Want to See How Governments Are Making Real Progress? Look to the Cities Tackling Our Biggest Problems
Want to See How Governments Are Making Real Progress? Look to the Cities Tackling Our Biggest Problems
New energy is transforming our cities into hotbeds of democracy and progressive innovation.
Posted Nov 19, 2014
Urban Comeback: How Cities Are Leading Us Into the Future
Urban Comeback: How Cities Are Leading Us Into the Future
At a time when nations are gridlocked and corrupted by special interests, cities are taking on poverty, social isolation, and the climate crisis.
Posted Nov 18, 2014

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