Speaking before Congress Tuesday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar admitted that his agency’s Minerals Management Service was basically asleep at the wheel—or maybe just studiously ignoring the wheel—when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, causing a massive oil leak. The MMS (you remember them, don’t you? Graft, corruption, sex, drugs, lies…?) was responsible for making sure BP […]Read More..
Higher education is too expensive, and it isn’t good enough. The landscape of information and communication is vastly different from what it was twenty years ago. It’s no exaggeration to say there’s been a revolution in the way information is presented and consumed—yet traditional colleges are struggling to keep up and remain relevant. At the […]Read More..
We’re giving away a digital edition of Riki Ott’s Not One Drop: Courage and Betrayal in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill on Scribd. It’s free to read online and free to download. All we ask in return is that you consider helping us raise money to assist in the Gulf Oil Spill […]Read More..
Every day, the parallels between the BP Gulf Coast oil spill and the Exxon Valdez tanker spill grow. Riki Ott (Not One Drop: Courage and Betrayal in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill) was there the first time around to witness the toxic after-effects experienced by the Exxon cleanup crews. Respiratory illness, neural […]Read More..
If you needed another reason to buy organic and local, and to get your produce from farmers’ markets as often as possible, here it is. A new nationwide study suggests a link between childhood exposure to trace amounts of pesticides in fruits and vegetables and ADHD in children. From CNN Health: (Health.com) — Children exposed […]Read More..
Marine biologist turned commercial salmon fisherma’am turned environmental activist Riki Ott (Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill) visited a small group of Alabama’s “Share the Beach” volunteers last week to share her story of a 20-year legal battle with Exxon-Mobil and her experiences with corporate malfeasance […]Read More..
By David E. Gumpert Originally published on The Complete Patient. Domonstrators Monday on Boston Common, near MA State House.It’s taken me a little longer than I expected to recover from the Massachusetts raw milk protest festivities on Monday. I’ve never been involved in organizing a protest. Not that I did a lot of the heavy […]Read More..
By Gordon Edgar Check out Gordon Edgar’s Pacific Northwest Tour schedule on Facebook. Black Butte Reserve: Made by the pasture-based Pedrozo Dairy and Cheese Company in Orland, CA, this cheese is made only from the tasty spring milk. This is basically an aged Boerenkaas Gouda. Made with raw cow milk. Farmstead. Brick: From Master-cheesemaker Joe […]Read More..
Author Michael C. Ruppert, who was the subject of the documentary film Collapse, and whose book Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World deals with the same issues (peak oil, energy, the financial markets, global climate change, and how these crises are interconnected) in depth, sat down and […]Read More..
Diane Wilson, author of An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas appeared on KPFA radio’s The Visionary Activist to talk about her past experiences with oil and chemical companies. This isn’t her first experience with polluters, and, depressingly, all the lies and obfuscation from BP are […]Read More..