On the Day of People’s Climate Marches, the Ponca Tribe Begins Its Own 273-Mile March
by Devi LockwoodApr 29, 2017
- A unique alliance among tribes, ranchers, and other landowners in Nebraska regroups to resist fossil fuel development like the Keystone XL.
Chimps Could Soon Win Legal Personhood
by James TrimarcoApr 28, 2017
- Rights for many intelligent animals could hinge on a one-word edit in a law dictionary.
How Taxpayer Money Provides the Research for Big Pharma
by Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz, Clo CopassApr 28, 2017
- Public money and public universities boost Big Pharma’s profits, so shouldn’t the public be able to afford the drugs?
4 Not-So-Easy Ways to Dismantle Racism in the Food System
by Leah PennimanApr 27, 2017
- Our food system is built on stolen land and exploited labor. Here’s what we can do it fix it.
The Urban Common Spaces That Show Us We Belong to Something Larger
by Sarah van GelderApr 26, 2017
- We must protect the parks, pathways, and gardens that connect us to each other and to the ecosystems of our home.
How to Kick Your Digital Addiction and Learn to Live Again
by Kira M. NewmanApr 26, 2017
- Because 6 percent of U.S. workers checked their work email when they or their spouse were in labor.
More People Than Ever Before Are Staying Single—And That’s a Good Thing
by Bella DePauloApr 25, 2017
- Single people are redefining the meaning of home, family, and community for the 21st century.
Why You Should Be Saving Seeds (Even If You Don’t Have a Garden)
by Doug PibelApr 25, 2017
- Watch this movie to get inspired about saving seeds. And then do it.
Should We Bomb Syria (or Afghanistan or Anywhere)? You’re Asking the Wrong Question
by Colin BeavanApr 24, 2017
- Critics of nonviolence say that option is the prerogative of the privileged. But actually it’s the other way around.
What Other Countries Know: Fairer Representation Makes a Stronger Democracy
by Mark TrahantApr 24, 2017
- France (and many of the world’s governments) has figured out that the only way to secure democracy is to require an electoral majority.
How the Ancient Art of Rhetoric Can Help Defend Science
by Leah CeccarelliApr 21, 2017
- Climate scientists are learning how to choose their words carefully in response to inaccurate but emotive imagery.
After the March for Science, Keep Moving
by Peter KalmusApr 21, 2017
- This weekend’s march is a start. A climate scientist urges us to follow through in our personal lives as well as in our community.
One Solution to Make Women Scientists More Visible
by Jennifer LuxtonApr 20, 2017
- Put them on posters.
Why AARP Is Backing a New Lobbying Group for Millennials
by J. Gabriel WareApr 20, 2017
- AARP has awarded the Association of Young Americans a $35,000 grant—and both organizations say it’s just the beginning of their relationship.
Let’s Help Trump Keep His Promises
by David KortenApr 19, 2017
- Has Trump served us all in breaking things open? Only if we use the moment for serious rethinking of policy.