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Millennials Aren’t the First Generation to Be Blamed for Everything
by Eric Weiskott
In medieval England, young people stirred similar anxieties.
Decolonize Your Diet
by Teresa O'Connor
Love your Mexican food? Traditional indigenous food from Mexico is misunderstood in the U.S.—and is actually among the world’s healthiest.
The Trick to Make Capitalism Help Solve Climate Change
by Peter Kalmus
The best step any nation can take toward mitigating climate change is a revenue-neutral carbon fee. Here’s how it works.
Climate Change Will Force Native Americans to Adapt Religious Rituals Yet Again
by Rosalyn R. LaPier
Global climate change affects everyone. But for many indigenous peoples, natural resources are closely linked to religious beliefs and practices.
The Defiant, Refugee-Loving History of New Mexico
by Michael Dax
How the state’s unique and open relationship with Mexico is overshadowing Trump’s immigration policies.
7 Reminders for White Parents Talking to Their Kids About Police Killing Black People
by Katie Tastrom
Don’t worry about traumatizing children. Show them that having strong feelings about horrible things happening in the world is part of being human.
The Women of Color Out to Reclaim Marijuana Culture
by Angela Fichter
Most commercial pot shops are owned by rich white men. This all-female art collective wants to remind us of the drug’s community and healing roles.
Cruel to Be Kind? When It’s OK to Make Someone Feel Bad
by Kira M. Newman
Research suggests sometimes inducing a little negative emotion in someone else can improve their long-term well-being.
A New Zealand River Has Human Rights. Now Will Modern Law Come to Its Senses?
by David Korten
Our system of law has the rights issue exactly backward. But humanity is slowly reawakening to the simple logic that Mother Earth’s rights must come before human rights.
Your Chocolate Might Have Survived This Fungus in Ecuador
by Meredith Rutland Bauer
Half of all cacao grown in Ecuador is ruined by a disease called frosty pod rot. But farmers, exporters, and chocolate-makers are finding sustainable ways to combat it.
How We Can Transition to a “Bottom Up” Economy
by Chuck Collins
Three ways to rewire the economy for equality and ecological sustainability.
Why Coastal Tribes Are Growing Clam Gardens That Look Like Asian Rice Fields
by Barbara Clabots
All along the Pacific Northwest, tribes have been forced to close productive shellfish farming areas due to pollution. But they’ve got a plan.
Our Best Shot at Meeting Paris Goals? Make Energy Public
by Sarah van Gelder
A new report finds public ownership is the best way for cities and towns to meet renewable energy and efficiency targets.
Banks Have Cut Funding for Fossil Fuels Projects 22 Percent
by Colby Devitt
But activist groups say that’s not enough: There’s no resting, even after divestment victories.
Reality Check: More Police Officers Don’t Equal Safer Neighborhoods
by Zenobia Jeffries
Earlier this year, activists launched a campaign called Freedom Cities to protect and uplift all people of color. (And, no, it doesn't include more police.)