Caught a Time Warp: Schools of the Past & Needs of the Future

Caught in a Time Warp: Schools of the Past & Needs of the Future

by P. M. H. Atwater. Good education for children cannot be deleted from tight budgets or thwarted by religious zealots without a…
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How Wolves Change Rivers And Other Big Lessons

How Wolves Change Rivers and Other Big Lessons

Sometimes there are BIG lessons to be learned from little things. Such is the case with this little movie offered by George…
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From Conspiracy Theories to Truth & Climate Change Denial (graphic from TheConsensusProject.com)

From Conspiracy Theories & Climate Denial to Reality

"...the public is currently being denied the right to be fully informed about the risks it is facing. There are many reasons for…
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Resurrecting Antitrust In This New Gilded Age

Resurrecting Antitrust In This New Gilded Age

We’re in a new gilded age of wealth and power similar to the first gilded age when the nation’s antitrust laws were enacted.…
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Can We Avert Dangerous Levels of Climate Change? Technofixes ‘will not work’

Can We Avert Dangerous Levels of Climate Change? Technofixes Won't Work

by Tim Radford, Climate News Network. Global warming will be bad. Geoengineering could make it worse. Once again, a research team…
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Hollywood Goes Big On Climate Change With Year Of Living Dangerously

Hollywood Goes Big on Climate Change with "Years of Living Dangerously"

It’s being billed as “the biggest story of our time.” This weekend viewers of Showtime, the US cable channel, will be watching…
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The Vicious Cycle of Concentrated Wealth and Political Power

The Vicious Cycle of Concentrated Wealth and Political Power

If wealth and income weren’t already so concentrated in the hands of a few, the shameful “McCutcheon” decision by the five…
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Cooperation And Why Your Movement Can't Go It Alone

Cooperation and Collaboration: Why Your Movement Can't Go It Alone

by Kristin Moe. Is it climate change, which makes droughts more severe and more likely to persist? Is it the labor policies that…
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The Remaking of a Counterculture: The Barefoot Teacher

The Remaking of a Counterculture: The Barefoot Teacher

by Cecile Andrews. I read a quote from Thoreau, and his words stopped me cold: "We are all schoolmasters and the universe is our…
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When It Comes To Discussing Climate The Facts Are Not Enough

When It Comes To Discussing Climate, The Facts Are Not Enough

Can the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change most recent report or a star-studded Showtime mini-series change the way…
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Is Misinformation About The Climate Criminally Negligent?

Is Misinformation About The Climate Criminally Negligent?

Accurately understanding our natural environment and sharing that information can be a matter of life or death. When it comes to…
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Forget The Cost – Tackle Climate Change Anyway

Forget The Cost – Tackle Climate Change Anyway

Forget the cost of mitigating climate change, say two researchers. It’s impossible to work out how much it will be – and whatever…
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How Cities Can Share for the Benefit of Their Citizens

How Cities Can Share for the Benefit of Their Citizens

by Jessica Conrad. “People are starting to ask, ‘What can we do together that we can’t do by ourselves?’” Perhaps not…
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GMOs, Silver Bullets and the Trap of Reductionist Thinking

GMOs, Silver Bullets and the Trap of Reductionist Thinking

GMOs seem to polarize people more than almost any other topic, including evolution or climate change. And the debates around GMOs…
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The Year of the Great Wealth Redistribution

The Year of the Great Wealth Redistribution

One of the worst epithets that can be leveled at a politician these days is to call him a “redistributionist.” Yet 2013 marked…
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What If The Global Economy Worked Like Nature?

What If The Global Economy Worked Like Nature?

What happens when demand outstrips supply for natural resources needed to make everything from mobile phones and microwaves to…
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How Ya Gonna Keep ’em Down On The Organic Farm?

How Ya Gonna Keep ’em Down On The Organic Farm?

Though it’s certainly easier to find local, sustainably grown meat and produce in America than it was 20 years ago, the deck…
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Greenland Ice Sheet Is Melting At An Accelerating Rate

Greenland Ice Sheet Is Melting At An Accelerating Rate

Warming in the Arctic has now reached the northernmost sections of the Greenland ice sheet. After a long period of stability…
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Drought Impact: California Goes Nuts For Water

Drought Impact: California Goes Nuts For Water

While recent rainfall has brought welcome relief to California, the amount of precipitation has not been nearly enough to put an…
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Going Off Grid

Tesla Could Help Customers Take Their House Off Grid

The potential of consumers to go off-grid in a major way in the US depends on a number of factors. The falling cost of solar we…
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To Live Longer We Have To Change Outdated Ideas Of What It Means To Grow Old

To Live Longer: Change Outdated Ideas of What It Means To Grow Old

The fact of an ageing society isn’t new; it has been proceeding quietly across all developed countries for 174 years: data on…
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Architect of No Child Left Behind Law: “I Was Wrong”

Architect of No Child Left Behind Law: “I Was Wrong”

UPDATED - In her new book, Diane Ravitch — one of the leading thinkers behind the controversial Bush-era law — explores how the…
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Do-be-do-be-do: Think Quantum, Be Creative

Do-be-do-be-do: Think Quantum, Be Creative

by Amit Goswami, Ph.D. The primary ongoing question of your life is: are you going to choose same-old, same-old, or are you going…
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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Financing Our Foodshed

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Financing Our Foodshed

by Woody Tasch. In a way, nothing could be simpler. I can still hear Carol Peppe Hewitt saying at a Slow Money na­tional…
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The Great American Middle Class Economic U-Turn

The Great American Middle Class Economic U-Turn

Do you recall a time in America when the income of a single school teacher or baker or salesman or mechanic was enough to buy a…
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You Don't Have to Be a Karate Champ to Prevent Street Crime

You Don't Have to Be a Karate Champ to Prevent Street Crime

While crime rates have dropped dramatically in most US cities over the past two decades, there has been a recent uptick in…
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