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The court’s gone conservative. But there’s pretty clear evidence that public pressure can make a difference.
Doug Pibel | Mar 15, 2019
Meet the Joneses. They are your average U.S. energy consumers, and they decided to do their part. Watch how they go carbon-neutral in a decade, and then try it yourself.
Brooke Jarvis, Doug Pibel | Oct 9, 2018
Watch this movie to get inspired about saving seeds. And then do it.
Doug Pibel | Apr 25, 2017
Doug Pibel, Stephen Miller, Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz | May 3, 2016
Why ferment? It’s practical magic. Here are a few basics to get you started.
Doug Pibel | Oct 16, 2014
Making Social Security solvent in the long run isn't that hard. But who should bear the cost?
Doug Pibel | May 22, 2014
An influential study's failure to consider factors like poverty, race, and immigration concealed the fact that scores were improving.
Doug Pibel | Mar 6, 2014
There are huge profits to be made in privatization, and much of it will come from teacher pay.
Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz, Doug Pibel | Feb 22, 2014
We spend less time in the kitchen than ever. But here's why Michael Pollan says cooking could be an important solution to our public health crisis.
Doug Pibel | Dec 6, 2013
What do we really trade for all of the cheap stuff we buy?
Doug Pibel, Katrina Rabeler | Aug 1, 2013
Author Peter Bane grew more than 150 species on less than 2,000 square feet. Here are 12 steps to get you there.
Doug Pibel | Feb 5, 2013
Left alone, natural systems keep nitrogen, carbon, and other key ingredients of life balanced.
Doug Pibel, Madeline Ostrander | Nov 20, 2012
Just 60 years ago, the average American had 291 square feet of living space. Now it’s close to 1,000 square feet. Have we changed our needs that much? Or just our wants?
Doug Pibel | May 24, 2012
With 5 million houses in foreclosure, we are rediscovering that living sustainably includes living affordably.
Doug Pibel | May 23, 2012
For corporations, paying for tax breaks is still the best investment around.
Doug Pibel | Feb 23, 2012
Corporations aren’t hiring, and Washington is gridlocked. Here’s how we take charge of our own livelihoods.
Sarah van Gelder, Doug Pibel | Sep 7, 2011
The American problem with mass incarceration is less about crime than it is about how—and who—we lock up.
Robert Mellinger, Doug Pibel | May 13, 2011
How to avoid money games and create real wealth.
Doug Pibel | Oct 1, 2010
We've made meaningful progress toward embracing our cultural diversity in the United States. But we've got a long way to go before we clean up the economic fallout from years of institutional racism.
Doug Pibel | Mar 5, 2010
Infographic: How to create money out of thin air.
Doug Pibel | Jul 8, 2009
Hunger. Pollution. Instability. Obesity. The problem with corporate food--by the numbers.
Kim Nochi, Anna Stern, Doug Pibel | Feb 14, 2009
The Transition Town movement brings neighbors together to prepare their communities for a post-carbon world. And finds that "the future with less oil could be preferable."
Doug Pibel | Feb 2, 2008
A 2-degree rise in temperature is the most the Earth can tolerate without dangerous climate change, scientists tell us.
Doug Pibel, Madeline Ostrander | Jan 30, 2008
Communities across the country are declaring citizens' right and duty to protect their water, land, local economy, and way of life, even if it means taking on the enormous power of corporations. Here are some of the peaceful revolutionaries who have stepped up.
Doug Pibel | Jul 30, 2007
Americans spend the most, get the least, and have no health care security. The solution is not that difficult.
Doug Pibel, Sarah van Gelder | Jul 20, 2006
In danger of losing their vote and voice, Americans are demanding a return to the founding principles.
Doug Pibel | Feb 23, 2006
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