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May 2008

Latest salvo in the War on Bugs points toward Natural Beekeeping

It’s rather satisfying working here at Chelsea Green and seeing evidence that our books are so relevant to important issues in the world. The latest bit comes in news from Germany, care of The Guardian, and it serves double duty: Germany has banned certain pesticides that are wiping out honeybees (shades of The War on […]

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Biofuel benefits, wherefore art thou?

I was looking for something else, and came across a couple items on biofuels in BusinessWeek that work as something of a pro vs. con debate. First, there’s this recent Op-Ed piece by Rachel Smolker. Go Ahead, Blame Biofuels A switch from fossil fuels to ethanol and its kin diverts resources from food production, leading […]

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A Chance to be in the Movies!

As we reported earlier, The End of America is being made into a documentary film. is offer you (yes you!) a chance to be in it! sent around the following invitation to an open filming event in NYC on Wednesday, May 28th. Please read below for details. Would you like to be in […]

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And the award goes to…

We’ve been honored with a slew of awards recently, and here are the latest to come our way from Independent Publisher: Congratulations to Dean Cycon and his Javatrekker for winning IPPY gold for travel essays! Congratulations to Les Leopold and his The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor for winning IPPY gold for biography! […]

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Electing Women

Madeleine M. Kunin was a guest recently on WAMC (a public radio station that broadcasts across parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont), and spoke about the themes behind her new book, Pearls, Politics & Power. While reviewers often place their attention on Madeleine’s support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, this interview proves there […]

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Full of Crap: An Excerpt from The Carbon-Free Home

Every wonder why we humans insist on wasting our human waste? Well, no. Probably not. But I have. And so have Stephen and Rebekah Hren, authors of our new release The Carbon-Free Home: 36 Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit. The following excerpted chapter makes clear that—given the right technologies—we can put our […]

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Obama: The Race against Race

The following is an article by Les Leopold, director of the Labor Institute and the Public Institute, and author of The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi. Barack Obama’s jubilant supporters, both black and white, have begun chanting, “Race Doesn’t Matter! Race Doesn’t Matter!” But does it […]

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Video: Sacrificial Lambs

I just posted a video to ChelseaGreenTV that we’ve had kicking around our DVD piles here at Chelsea Green. It presents the dramatic story of what happened to the Faillace family farm when the USDA slaughtered the family’s sheep for political motives. This full story is the subject of Linda Faillace’s Mad Sheep. Watch the […]

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Making it Real: Why Fair Trade Matters

Dean Cycon, author of Javatrekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee, asks us to take a second look at our business models, our connection to populations around the world, and yes—our coffee. In the hyper-caffeinated world of coffee marketing, it is very difficult to tell the truth from a load of beans.Most marketing […]

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Toxic Q&A: An Interview with Mark Schapiro

You’ve seen him on the PBS program NOW, and heard him on NPR’s Fresh Air program. Now, an interview from Chelsea Green with Mark Schapiro, author of Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power. As part of our Earth Week coverage, we are offering readers a variety of […]

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