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Posted on: Sep 20, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

The Dakota Access Pipeline showdown is a trip back to the future.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

Beavers, the original geo-engineers, have made important contributions to our ecosystem -- but they face a major threat.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2012, Source:

Now that grandchildren are being added to our family, my blood runs cold whenever I project out 50 years and imagine what their world will be like at middle age.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2011, Source:

Climate change isn't happening in some distant future. Wildfires in Arizona and Texas remind us that global warming is right here, right now.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2011, Source:

The nuclear industry is a snake-oil culture of habitual misrepresentation, pervasive wishful thinking, deep denial, and occasional outright deception.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet

On the road ahead, comfort, security and meaning will no longer be determined by ownership, but by membership in a robust community that can provide mutual aid in tough times.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

This spill will mark the time we started to learn about ecocide; a turning point in our realization that our industrial, carbon-dependent way of life cannot last.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2010, Source:

Imagine a land where white, patriarchal, religiously zealous, Tea Party-type patriots rule. It's called Utah, and what happens here should terrify you.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2009, Source:

The era of cheap and plentiful water in the West is over and that's bad news for our sprawling cities, agriculture and ecosystems.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2009, Source:

The chances of being affected by a terrorist attack are slim, but disruptions to our far-flung supply lines for food, water and energy are a reality.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2008, Source:

The Bush admin has been a nightmare for the environment -- and the nomination of Palin is an insurance policy taken out on its continuation.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2007, Source:

A dirty little secret about America is that public libraries have become de facto daytime shelters for the nation's street people while librarians are increasingly our unofficial social workers for the homeless and mentally disturbed.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2005, Source:

As long as we're talking about ice in distant climes, global warming seems like something that's happening elsewhere and to somebody else -- or some other set of creatures.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2004, Source:

Recognizing that predation is an all-important ecological process that ties extensive food webs together is one thing. Creating the conditions on the land to let it happen is another.

Posted on: May 19, 2004, Source:

Though efforts to preserve the environment have often been piecemeal, something for 'do-gooders,' a growing movement suggests that a wholesale 'reconnection' is needed to save both the environment and humanity.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2004, Source:

In backroom deals, the administration attempts to 'serve up' millions of acres of wilderness to industry. Citizens, members of congress, and even some governors are fightin' mad.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2003, Source:

Utah citizens successfully battle a megacorporation's bid to dump nuclear waste in the desert -- with a little help from a friend in a high place.