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Ellery Akers: 21 Kids Sue the Government for Not Protecting Them from Climate Change

–Trump Tries to Derail Our Children’s Trust Lawsuit We can do this. We can thread a needle with a river and stitch up the drought. We can dismantle the large, … Continue reading

June 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Diet & Climate Change

. While epidemics of chronic disease are currently by far our leading causes of death, global warming is considered a looming public health threat as well. How can we change … Continue reading

June 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Justin Vicari: Ghazal — Abundance

As kids, we loved the mulberry tree in my cousin Kathy’s yard. We stood under that mulberry tree like our own vine hut, eating our way through the afternoons. Our … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

William J. Astore: The Slow-Motion Collapse of the American Empire

Jump into your time machine and let me transport you back to another age. It’s May 2001 and the Atlantic Monthly has just arrived in the mail.  I’m tantalized by … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Noam Chomsky — Ticking Towards Midnight

. In this brief excerpt from a recent interview, the renowned public intellectual Noam Chomsky answers the question: Where in history are we now? According to Chomsky, climate change and nuclear … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: Enjoy the Comey Show, But Don’t Be Distracted From The Real Battle.

James Comey’s testimony is small potatoes. Progressives need to organize at the state and local levels. With the mainstream media focused on James Comey’s testimony in front of Congress, and the Trump … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

David Michael Green: Stop Legitimizing ‘Conservatism’. It’s Not an Ideology – It’s a Goddamn Death Machine

There’s no end to the maladies that ail American politics these days.  It would, indeed, be far easier and quicker to identify what’s working than to itemize the travails that … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Bhikkhu Bodhi: A Decision Cruel and Callous

Much has been written over the last several days about the political and economic repercussions of Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out from the Paris Climate Agreement. It’s been … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ken Ward: In Praise of Trump Pulling Out of the Paris Climate Pact

To the dismay of our allies, the White House announced the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. But as a patriot and climate activist, I’m not dismayed. I actually … Continue reading

June 4, 2017 · 4 Comments

Tim Radford: Urban heat islands leave cities sweltering

Many city dwellers face a hotter future than their suburban and rural peers.  LONDON, 1 June, 2017 – Many of the world’s great cities are about to feel the heat. A … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Paul Brown: Food industry is cooking the planet

One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking. LONDON, 25 May, 2017 – The food … Continue reading

May 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: 3 acres in Detroit

. This strikingly beautiful short documentary by French director Nora Mandray portrays two unlikely characters as they turn one of Detroit’s many abandoned properties into a three-level greenhouse. .

May 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Lead in Drinking Water

. Public health researcher Dr. Michael Greger asks, “What happened in Flint Michigan, how was it discovered, and how many more Flints are there?” First published in NutritionFacts. Email subscribers … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · Leave a comment