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    Carbon Counterattack

    Big Energy presents a glowing dreamscape of a glorious future with carbon-based fuels, but it would be more like a nightmare with flooded coastlines and a devastatingly hot planet.Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch.Around the world, carbon-based fuels are under attack. Increasingly grim ...

    Everything’s Coming Together While Everything Falls Apart

    The Earth's changing climate is forcing us to find ways to leave behind the age of fossil fuels.Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch.It was the most thrilling bureaucratic document I’ve ever seen for just one reason: it was dated the 21st day of the month of Thermidor in the Year Six. ...

    A Trip to Kuwait (on the Prairie): Life Inside the Oil Boom

    North Dakota’s prairie towns are being reshaped by the domestic oil boom, for better or for worse.Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch.At 9 p.m. on that August night, when I arrived for my first shift as a cocktail waitress at Whispers, one of the two strip clubs in downtown Williston, ...

    Sounding the Climate Alarm

     Over 310,000 people filled the streets for the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014. Freelance reporter/photographer Katie Moore was there and filed this report. The People's Climate March, which took over a wide swath of midtown Manhattan on September 21st, was ...

    The Evolution of Environmental Artivism

    Art with an environmental slant is rapidly maturing.In the 20th century, the relationship between art and activism became closer with the two spheres overlapping during the civil rights and antiwar movements. Art was found to convey both a message and emotion that helped activists gain ...

    Wishful Thinking About Natural Gas

    Why fossil fuels can’t solve the problems created by fossil fuelsThis post originally appeared at TomDispatch.com                 Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this is precisely what we are ...

    The People’s Climate March

    Preparations are underway for what is expected to be the largest climate march the world has yet seen.This September, the United Nations will be meeting to engage in climate negotiations. Delegates to the summit will be met by what is being deemed the “largest climate march in history,” to ...

    What has Changed Since the Lac-Mégantic Disaster?

    The High Risk of Shipping Bakken Crude by RailBy Adam FedermanThis post originally appeared at Earth Island Journal.When residents in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic describe the scene after an oil-train derailed and then exploded there last July, they say the burning petroleum was like a wall ...

    Opting Out of Motherhood

    For some people, environmental implications figure into one of life’s biggest decisions—whether or not to have a child.According to philosopher and poet Henry David Thoreau, “One is not born into the world to do everything, but to do something.” While the idea of making the world a ...

    Big Energy Sinks Its Teeth Into the Developing World

    Let Them Eat CarbonThis post originally appeared at TomDispatch.comIn the 1980s, encountering regulatory restrictions and public resistance to smoking in the United States, the giant tobacco companies came up with a particularly effective strategy for sustaining their profit levels: sell more ...

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