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Posted on: Jul 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Scientists growing meat in petri dishes say it's safer, healthier, more humane and less polluting. But can we get past the 'yuck' factor?

Posted on: Apr 23, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A small but growing movement believes that asexuality is an orientation as valid as straight or gay.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

On the eve of Daylight Saving Time, we wonder: When did everybody get so scared of the dark?

Posted on: Jan 24, 2006, Source: AlterNet

An important report on the world's ecosystems says there is time to avert the worst consequences of global warming, if we start now.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet

One of the world's leading investment banks concedes there are real financial costs to ignoring the environment -- and they don't intend to get stuck paying them.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2005, Source: Common Ground

Michael Green used his studies in Buddhism to launch an organization that's taking on toxics one by one -- and making major strides.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Six years ago, NATO halted a bloody campaign of ethnic cleansing in which 10,000 Albanians died at the hands of Serb paramilitaries. Is the polarized region ready for independence?

Posted on: Jul 1, 2005, Source: Common Ground

A handful of Northern California collectives take cues from an innovative Basque cooperative in Northern Spain. But can they really make a difference?

Posted on: Jun 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The Live 8 concerts are part of a larger effort that will do some good for Africa, despite critics who have slammed Bob Geldof for staging another ego-serving aidfest.

Posted on: May 20, 2005, Source: Dragonfly Media

Aqeela Sherrills has spent much of his adult life fostering peace between rival gangs. Now the activist wants to launch a movement of the heart.

Posted on: May 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A fledgling organization tries to ignite a movement in favor of peace -- taking its cues from an unlikely source.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The pagans had Yule, the Romans had the Saturnalia, we have Christmas. And with it, extended mall hours and an excuse to go nuts.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2004, Source: Common Ground

A lifelong activist, Commonweal's Charlotte Brody is making the world a safer place for mothers and babies (and also men, frogs and coral).

Posted on: Nov 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Fed up with the neoliberal policies advocated by Washington and the IMF, Latin America is turning to the left. The question now is, can it last?

Posted on: Jul 27, 2004, Source:

While the Bush administration's approach to fighting AIDS might sound good, it means nothing to women in poor countries who haven't got the bargaining power to make it work.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Another military sex scandal erupts with reports of rape among the ranks. The response from the military seems to be the same: Act fast, do nothing.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A new book by William Hartung offers a portrait of an entrenched cadre with an agenda of lasting American global dominance through overwhelming military might.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Bush's 'healthy marriages' initiative shores up the president's conservative credentials after a year in which Texas and Massachusetts courts handed down rulings in favor of gay rights.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2003, Source: AlterNet

With its totally unfocused message and the fact that organizers missed a golden opportunity by not holding it three weeks earlier, was Saturday's anti-war rally in Washington, DC really a success?

Posted on: Aug 7, 2003, Source:

Why a Pentagon plan to boost aid to Afghanistan is a good-bye gift.