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States Brace for Monsanto's 'Big Stick' in GMO Labeling Fight
As New England states back new legislation, labeling supporters prepare for Big Biotech's legal assault
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Gun Violence, Health Care and the Destruction of American Lives
Why are we forced to watch this entrenched pain and suffering?
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This Week in Poverty: American Winter
Since the beginning of the Great Recession, I’ve been waiting for a documentary to make the case that low-income people and the middle class are now in the same boat—that old distinctions people created to divide them are obsolete, with so many people living near poverty, or an illness, lost job,...
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Exemplifying Direct Democracy, 28 Vermont Towns Vote Against Tar Sands
Residents express worry not only about local concerns such as spills, but show broader concern related to climate change and pollution created by extraction of "world's dirtiest fuel"
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Why Sterling College Divested from Fossil Fuels
Colleges and universities across the United States have an obligation to speak out on the critical environmental and social issues facing our country. The calamitous effects of climate change are directly linked to the educational mission of Sterling College and its focus on ecology and sustainable...
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'Bringing It All Back Home': How Vermont Can Lead on Localizing the Climate Fight
Environmentalist Bill McKibben, author of some of the most widely read literature on climate change and co-founder of the group 350.org , brought his message about the dangers of global warming to lawmakers in his home state of Vermont on Wednesday, telling members of the Statehouse assembly that...
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Vowing to 'Shut It Down,' Vermont Yankee Protesters Put Their Bodies on the Line
'The legislature hasn’t done it. Bernie Sanders hasn’t done it. We have to do it. We have to keep going there with our locks and chains until they shut Vermont Yankee down for good.'
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Protesters gathered in downtown Portland, Maine, on Saturday and then marched to the city’s waterfront to protest against a possible proposal to pipe tar sands oil from Canada through Northern New England. Views
Keep Dirty Oil Out of New England
From north to south and east to west, people across the United States and Canada are increasingly coming together to fight against the expansion of the Alberta tar sands and efforts to move the highly toxic bitumen — tar sands “oil” — through pipelines to the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf of Mexico...
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New Englanders Converge: 'No Tar Sands Pipeline'
Maine and the region 'have everything to lose and nothing to gain' from tar sands plan
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Tar Sands Battle Takes Distinct Turns in Vermont, Montana
Environmental victory in Burlington but fossil fuel fail in Montana
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