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March 2011

A Hot Time on the Old Plate Tonight

WALL STREET JOURNAL REVIEWS CHASING CHILES!Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail by Kurt Michael Friese, Kraig Kraft, and Gary Paul Nabhan, was reviewed this weekend in the Wall Street Journal. Read Aram Bakshian Jr.’s assesment here, and see a sample below.Ancient Mexicans were gathering and eating chile peppers 9,000 years ago, but the […]

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Do Americans Have What It Takes to Stand Up to Corporate Power, and Does Wisconsin Offer Hope?

by Susan Warner, Senior Editor, Chelsea Green PublishingIn December 2009, Bruce Levine penned a provocative article on AlterNet entitled “Are Americans a Broken People?” The piece touched a nerve among those who identify themselves as progressive, libertarian, or populist and quickly went viral across the Web. Many respondents and media members who later interviewed Levine […]

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Our Hero: Joan Dye Gussow

The following article was written by Leslie Hatfield of EcoCentric, a blog about food, water, and energy – where this piece originally appeared. Like many of the women I admire most, Joan Gussow has a bit of an edge to her.  One gets the impression that she doesn’t gladly suffer fools.  But as an avid […]

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Atomic Energy: Climate Fix…or Folly?

Nuclear power is on everyone’s minds at the moment as our eyes remain fixed on the crisis in Japan. Earth Island Journal printed the following debate on nuclear energy between Stewart Brand and Amory Lovins in their Winter 2011 issue. Amory is co-author of a forthcoming book from Chelsea Green, due out in fall of […]

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The Myth of U.S. Democracy and the Reality of U.S. Corporatocracy

Bruce Levine’s new book is Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite, releasing later this month. The following piece, written by Bruce, appeared originally on The Huffington Post. Polls show that on the major issues of our time — the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, Wall Street bailouts and […]

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The Adult Conversation About Nuclear Power Needs to Start

by Bob Cavnar, author of Disaster on the Horizon: High Stakes, High Risks, and the Story Behind the Deepwater Well Blowout The earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan shocked us this weekend as we watched with horrified fascination as walls of water destroyed thousands of homes and killed countless people. In a country that experiences dozens […]

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A Call to Action: The 350 Home & Garden Challenge

We’re proud to partner with and support the efforts of Transition U.S. by encouraging you, our readers, to take part in the 350 Home & Garden Challenge this May.Please take a moment to learn more about this incredible weekend of community action and earth stewardship, and then sign up to be an organizer where you […]

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Foreword Book of the Year Awards

The exciting awards news just keeps on coming!We’re delighted that two of our books have been selected as finalists for Foreword Magazine’s 2010 Book of the Year Awards. Over 1,400 books were judged in 56 subject categories this year by Foreword‘s panel of librarians and booksellers.The two honored finalists are Bob Cavnar’s Disaster on the […]

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Energy Bulletin Review: Disaster on the Horizon

by Frank KaminskiIt’s been nearly six months since BP Plc.’s runaway oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, which caused the largest unintentional offshore spill on record, was finally deemed “effectively dead.” And those six months have brought almost as many books on the disaster. Bob Cavnar’s Disaster on the Horizon has a particular ring […]

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The following is excerpted from the first chapter of Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares: The Love, Lore, and Mystique of Mushrooms, by Greg Marley. It appeared originally online at are certain diverse pleasures that mark summer in New England. The Fourth of July parade with sirens, banners, bands blaring, and sunburned toddlers scrambling for candy […]

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