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    Facing Changing Climate, San Francisco Prepares to Share

    The city of San Francisco is tapping into sharing technologies in preparation for storms and rising sea levels.When climate change unleashes storms and rising seal levels on the city of San Francisco, its residents will be ready … to share. Mayor Edwin Lee recently announced a partnership ...

    The Incredible Edible Forest

    You’ve heard of farm to table. Coming soon: park to table. This spring, in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, seven acres of underused land will be transformed into the nation’s largest urban “food forest”—a community park planted with a cornucopia of produce that visitors are ...

    Healthy Sex Toys

    Could your dildo be dangerous? Many sex toys contain toxic chemicals, including plasticizers that can lead to infertility, hormone imbalances, and other health problems. In Germany, the Green Party is making moves to clean up the country’s goodie drawers. The party has reason for concern. ...

    The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 04.28.11

    With this cool interactive map, you can trace 23 historic journeys, from Amelia Earhart’s attempt to fly around the world to Tom Wolfe’s Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test trip.***Do you have writer’s block? Go back to bed, and take your laptop with you.***In the shadow of the lunacy ...

    Going Rogue for Urbanism

    Equal parts utopianism, dissent, and grassroots activism, “tactical urbanism” is the latest trend in city improvement. Strong Towns Blog calls it “a do-it-yourself mashup of Jane Jacobs thinking and the Sons of Liberty tactics.” Intervention is the name of the game for tactical ...

    Fukushima Is Kind of Like Chernobyl After All

    Before the extent of Japan’s nuclear crisis had even become clear—in fact, before the aftershocks had ended—nuclear apologists were rushing forth to point out that the Fukushima incident was no Chernobyl. Some of them were pointing out, correctly, that the two disasters were very ...

    Why Are Gays Greener?

    Gays and lesbians are more concerned about environmental issues than other Americans, a new poll finds—and Grist asks just what is going on here. Why is the gay agenda such a green agenda?Fifty-five percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) people care greatly about the ...

    Visionary Activist Judy Bonds Took on King Coal

    Judy Bonds, the environmental activist who fought against destructive and toxic coal mining in her native Appalachia and was named an Utne visionary in 2009, has died of cancer.It’s a huge loss for those who are fighting against mountaintop removal coal mining: Bonds was a brave and defiant ...

    The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 10-29-2010

    Every week we share links to stories, articles, and other interesting things we’ve come across online for you to enjoy over the weekend. It’s the utne.com crockpot; we add the ingredients for a great online meal.Enjoy!Fun! Get your own miniature copy of Patrick Somerville’s “The ...

    Media Are All Over the Gulf Oil Spill

    It’s easy to avert your eyes from disasters like the Gulf of Mexico oil rig spill, but for people willing to hold their gaze and witness our oil addiction’s worst side effects, there’s plenty of excellent media coverage of this slowly unfolding tragedy. Among our favorites:The New York ...

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