When small farmers in rural Pennsylvania wanted to say “no” to a corporate factory farm coming into their community, they learned they couldn’t, because it would violate the corporation’s “rights” and state pre-emption laws.
•Bogotá car-free day becomes car-free week •Tres Hombres Tall Ship Loads Rum and More in Caribbean; Additional Ship Readied for Europe Only •The Rise of Open Streets •Which are Europes to Cycling and Walking Cities? •British Cycling launches 10-point plan to transform Britain into a true cycling nation
The Open Food Foundation has been established to accumulate and protect a commons of open source knowledge, code, applications and platforms to support the proliferation of fair and sustainable food systems in Australia and beyond.
Doing stuff and communicating are the yin and yang energies of every social movement.
Nebraska landowners opposing the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline scored a major victory in court today—one that could significantly delay the $5 billion project by at least temporarily blocking its construction through the Cornhusker state.
Worker co-ops have the potential to address many of the immoral and inefficient shortcomings of capitalist workplaces.
Hawaii is a living laboratory for best practices in the integration of renewable energy into the smart grid of the future.
A mid-week update. New York oil and gas futures surged this week on continuing cold weather across the US and rapidly falling distillate and natural gas stockpiles.
As the first part of this series pointed out last week, there’s an odd mismatch between the modern use of “fascism” as an all-purpose political snarl word, on the one hand, and the mediocrity of the regime that put the term into general use, on the other.
A comment from a Swedish businessman caught my ear: “When you have heavy taxes, it takes away the desire to get rich, and then you start focusing on things that are more important than money. You care about other things than just getting ahead.”
For thousands of years artists and communicators have sung in the day, we've sung praises and lullabies, shared stories, and learned, through the art of writing, how to convey our thoughts and feelings across the globe...One of those stories is about the Transition movement...
We attended a delicious potluck dinner from foods produced around Victoria, Vancouver Island, B.C. Too bad you can’t taste this video — it was a locavore’s delight!
There is an abandoned house in Alberta, Canada, where Alain Labrecque used to live.
So why should investors always have the upper hand in “development” plans when the resource at stake is a beloved building or public space?
Increasingly, the fracking boom in the Marcellus Shale and across the United States is leaving behind some big water worries...
Cities and poor people living in cities are often forgotten in climate adaptation planning. How can we fix that?
You especially need permaculture in a city. It’s even more beneficial in a city than it is in a rural landscape.
A prehistoric squirrel, it is said, could have scampered from Norway to Singapore without touching the ground, so dense was the carpet of trees that stretched across the world.
•Climate change is here now and it could lead to global conflict •Kerry: Climate change as dangerous as WMDs •UK newspapers are talking more about climate change and flooding •From Occupy to Climate Justice: Merging Economic Justice and Climate Activism •Heatwave frequency 'surpasses levels previously predicted for 2030' •Arctic thaw significantly worsens global warming risk •Carbon divestment is a shining example
An oil well owned by Whiting Petroleum Corp. started leaking hydraulic fracturing fluid and spewing oil late on Thursday, after a blowout that company and state officials said may take “a couple more days” to clear up, according to Friday reports in Reuters.