Stories by Stan Cox

Stan Cox is research coordinator at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, and an editor at Green Social Thought. He is author of Any Way You Slice It: The Past, Present, and Future of Rationing (The New Press, 2013) and, with Paul Cox, of How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe's Path, From the Caribbean to Siberia (The New Press, 2016). Follow him on [email protected] subscribe to Stan Cox's feed

Posted on: May 31, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The "100 by '50 Act" seeks to completely phase out fossil fuels by 2050, but it's far too little, too late.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2017, Source: Green Social Thought

To achieve climate justice, the 33 percent of American households with the highest incomes will have to pick up the tab.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet

We need a universal disaster insurance plan.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Two-thirds of farmers are over the age of 55 and white. But don't count young people out just yet.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The dream of vertical farming is gaining momentum despite many unanswered questions about its feasibility.

Posted on: May 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The debate over dropping junk food from the nation’s biggest nutrition program cuts across the political spectrum in unpredictable ways.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

With 90 percent of all international cargo being hauled by sea, we rely heavily on the exploitation of seafarers, mostly from low-income countries.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In a city like Mumbai, where the water supply is barely sufficient to fill the needs of the population, ordinary people won't get their fair share without fighting for it.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Should we be talking about extreme weather events as evidence of global warming? The experts weigh in.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The gas industry makes its product look more virtuous by distorting a single fact.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

There's no doubt that air-conditioning can save your life, but as heat waves increase in the future, should we all be armed with A/C?

Posted on: Jul 10, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We live in a society that has been built around the idea of energy-intensive cooling. Here are some easy ways you can stay cool and cut your summer energy consumption.

Posted on: May 2, 2010, Source: Synthesis/Regeneration

Vertical farming won't solve our most pressing agricultural problems.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Climate-induced earthquakes, bottomless pits of oil, pet dinosaurs and a miraculous energy source: For the sake of public policy, it's important to debunk the lies.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Counting food miles can lead to wrong turns: Instead of worrying about how far our food has traveled we should look at the way it's produced and hauled.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Natural gas is "clean" only in contrast to coal -- just as a bacon cheeseburger can only be regarded as healthful compared with a double bacon cheeseburger.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Those expensive juices with exotic ingredients promise a healthy body and a fat income. But can they pull you through a recession and a health-care crisis?

Posted on: Mar 19, 2009, Source: Prairie Writers Circle

The feds are spending $18 billion to stimulate the Internet -- and that means a huge increase in energy consumption.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A thousand people a day move to Florida, but with development gone wild, the state's natural systems have passed the brink of sustainability.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2008, Source: CounterPunch

Christmas after Christmas, polls show that clothing, the most popular present among givers, is ranked as the 'most disappointing gift.'