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Forest Rights Offer Major Opportunity to Counter Climate Change
New analysis suggests that in areas formally overseen by local communities, deforestation rates are dozens to hundreds of times lower than in areas overseen by governments or private entities
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Breaking the Grip of the Fossil Fuel Economy: If It Can Happen in Appalachia, It Can Happen Anywhere
Coal production is gradually leaving Appalachia—having already extracted much of the region's natural wealth. Local people are figuring out how to build a new economy based on shared vision and community knowledge. If transition can happen here, it can change the debate everywhere.
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New Models Rise to Meet Demand of Local Food Movement
'Food Hubs' expanding availability of farm-fresh goods
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Landmark Study Underscores Wide-Ranging Benefits of Pesticide-Free Farming
'Significant nutritional differences' between organic and non-organic foods, shows research
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World Council of Churches to Divest from World's Dirty Fuels
Representing more than half a billion people, the decision is called 'major victory' for global movement calling for transition away from oil, coal, and gas
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Economic Populism at Heart of Emerging Debate Among Democrats
Over at The Washington Post , the usually sensible Greg Sargent endorses the notion that divisions among Democrats are “mostly trumped up.” The tension between the Wall Street wing of the party and the Warren (as in Elizabeth) wing is an overblown fiction of a press corps desperate for some action...
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Campaign Finance Amendment Advances to U.S. Senate Floor
28th Amendment would effectively overturn Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions
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Biking along the green lanes in downtown Vancouver, B.C. early May 2013. (Photo: flickr / cc/ Gary Howe) Views
How to Inspire Millions More People to Bike
You can see big changes happening across North America as communities from Fairbanks to St. Petersburg transform their streets into appealing places for people, not just cars and trucks. “Over the past five years we’re seeing an infrastructure revolution, a rethinking of our streets to accommodate...
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A mugshot of now U.S. Congressman John Lewis, taken in 1961, after he was arrested for using a 'Whites Only' bathroom in Mississippi. (via John Lews / on Twitter) Views
Democracy: No Longer for Sale?
Ah, 1961. The year — certain aspects of it, anyway — are almost impossible to remember. “Whites only” bathrooms, for instance. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, legendary civil rights leader and crosser of lines, recently tweeted an ancient mugshot memorializing his arrest that year for using a “whites only”...
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New Billboards in DC Encourage Whistleblowers to Come Forward
"Don't wait until a new war has started," says Daniel Ellsberg
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