This is the kind of thing that makes me shiver with absolute fury. Exxon (oft regarded as the most damaging, irresponsible, greedy, and dangerous corporation inflicted upon modern man) is being rewarded for their plundering with another quarter of record profits. The AP is reporting that Exxon has demolished its previous quarterly profits record of […]Read More..
If my life were a country-western song, “There’s just gotta be a better way….” would be the refrain. It goes something like this: Gas prices growin’, the economy is slowin’. Can’t find a buck to help me through the daaaaay. I drive to the food mart, pay a mortgage for my food cart. I wish […]Read More..
On Monday, Naomi Wolf, author of The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, spoke to Stephen Lendman on the Republic Broadcasting Network’s Global Research News Hour (an initiative of the Centre for Research on Globalization). They discussed her new book—Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries—the country’s fascist shift, George […]Read More..
From its very beginning, fuel cell technology has had a skeptical “too-good-to-be-true” eye cast down upon it. Electrical power with no moving parts, no combustion, and no noxious exhaust? Truly, this is a sham…right? No. Actually, it’s quite promising. Heralded by prominent scientists as the technology breakthrough of our time, fuel cell technology is finally […]Read More..
When author Gary Nabhan (Renewing America’s Food Traditions: Saving and Savoring the Continent’s Most Endangered Foods) led a group of locals—including Paula McIntyre, co-founder of Up North Foodies, and Eric Patterson, chef and co-owner of The Cooks’ House restaurant in Traverse City—around northern Michigan earlier this month, they weren’t entirely confident about what they could […]Read More..
The editorial page of the Washington Post Sunday endorsed a policy Peter Barnes has been advocating for a long time now—most notably in his books Who Owns the Sky? and Climate Solutions: A Citizen’s Guide. It’s something the Post calls “Cap and Return” and Peter calls “Cap and Dividend.” Essentially, to reduce the amount of […]Read More..
Bioneers by the Bay, presented by the Marion Institute, is an annual gathering of “biological pioneers” who use cutting edge approaches to environmental restoration. Their work encompasses technological innovation, economic strategies, social justice, and a spiritual connection to the natural world. For these innovators, scientists, and grassroots leaders—as well as 2,000 regular folks—it’s an opportunity […]Read More..
The economy is in the toilet (See: this week’s top post). You want to grow your own food and maybe save a little money on your grocery bills, while driving less and reducing your carbon footprint. But you live in a tiny, cramped studio apartment with little natural light and a neighbor who wakes you […]Read More..
In the battle to reverse our society’s effect on the planet’s climate, large governments and organizations are proving to be too slow to change course than most citizens would like. People looking for quick action are taking responsibility into their own hands and working within their own communities where red tape isn’t a barrier to […]Read More..
H. C. Flores in her book Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard Into a Garden and Your Neighborhood Into a Community, wrote this passage about the soil community that all land-dwelling creatures share. From Food Not Lawns: In The Soul of Soil activist educator and agronomist Grace Gershuny points out that all land-dwelling […]Read More..