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Dr. Seuss, Petrochemicals, and the War on Bugs

While movie-goers recently lined up to see the Disney-fication of The Lorax (replete with marketing tie-ins to dish soap and automobiles … hmm), we here at Chelsea Green were reminded of an unflattering side to that beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss — one you don’t read about very often. Before I give you the dirt […]

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Chelsea Green Authors Named Finalists for Three National Awards

Chelsea Green is proud to announce that two of its authors have been named finalists for major book awards, while a third is a finalist for a readers’ choice award. The news of these three authors comes on the heels of essayist Edward Hoagland being named the 2012 winner of the John Burroughs Medal, one […]

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Chelsea Green Author Wins Prestigious Environmental Writing Award

Chelsea Green is proud to announce that author Edward Hoagland will receive one of the nation’s most prestigious environmental writing awards — the John Burroughs Medal — for his 2011 book of essays, Sex and the River Styx. Hoagland will receive the medal in April at a special ceremony of the John Burroughs Association, to […]

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The Hell Child: Citizens United Enters the Terrible Twos

Today marks the second anniversary of the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United. Yes, it’s true, our little devil-may-care campaign spending hellion is now entering his terrible twos. And it shows. If any one felt as if the United States was a plutocracy wearing democracy as a […]

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A Strike for Internet Freedom

We’ve been asked by some of our readers if Chelsea Green will go on strike today in solidarity with dozens of larger sites, and hundreds of smaller ones, protesting two proposed pieces of federal legislation that have the potential to greatly infringe upon the Internet and free speech. The answer is no, we’re not blacking […]

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Chelsea Green Announces New Hires, New Plans for 2012

Coming off a strong financial finish for the year, Vermont-based independent book publisher Chelsea Green today announced a series of new hires and strategic reorganization for 2012. “We had a very strong finish to the year, with significant growth overall for both print and digital. We remain focused on the content, acquiring the very best […]

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Pluck ’em!

With all the doom and gloom about the future of the book industry, it can feel like book sellers and publishers are being led, like lambs — or chickens — to the slaughter. Which gave us an idea here at Chelsea Green: Pluck ’em! Why limit ourselves to publishing books about sustainability and regeneration and […]

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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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Maine town says no to GMOs

Hats off to the folks of little Montville, Maine, a town of about 1,000 people where there is no post office, no store, and no school. But those facts don’t mean they are lacking in spirit or smarts. Two weeks ago at their annual town meeting, residents passed an ordinance banning genetically-engineered crops. According to […]

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for food irradiation!

Well, no we really don’t scream for that. But, apparently the USDA and their pals at the American Chemistry Society think we do. According to the folks at Natural News, who have a great article on the topic, USDA researchers conducted a study to see what worked best to kill bacteria on leafy greens like […]

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