Urban farming. It seems to me one of the most practical and attractive fuel saving, ecological ideas around. Not only physically, politically and socially healthful, but culturally healthful as well.
|By: Gregg Levine Friday October 12, 2012 2:59 pm|
Dr. Barry Commoner, scientist, activist, educator and one of the founders of the modern environmental movement, died on September 30 at his home in Brooklyn. He was 95.
I met Dr. Commoner in 1980, when he brought his third-party campaign for US president to my university. Running as the candidate of the Citizens Party, which he helped found, Commoner didn’t command an auditorium. Instead, Commoner sat in what I remember as a smallish classroom, discussing the state of the world with an egalitarian equanimity. He knew he wasn’t going to win the election, but he had things he wanted to explain, and a level of participation he wanted to motivate.
|By: danps Saturday May 19, 2012 8:00 pm|
One of the recurring themes environmental activists have been hearing at the local level is that fracking is a state-level issue and that municipalities have limited ability to address it. That has been true in Portage County, Ohio generally, and it was the case in Shalersville on Tuesday night. At the start of the meeting, one of the trustees announced that the speakers were strictly there for public comment and that no questions would be permitted.
|By: danps Saturday April 21, 2012 10:00 am|
The fight against fracking in Ohio comes at a time when the state is approving new wells at a rapid pace. Local activists are organizing in an environment where the ground is constantly shifting under their feet – sometimes literally.
|By: KarenM Saturday July 2, 2011 5:00 am|
Just as we are deaf to the wisdom of water, it is
no accident that we are deaf to ourselves and to nature.
We are mostly water ourselves; so it is no wonder
our bodies are failing. Water is where we came from.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday April 20, 2011 7:24 pm|
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon rig off the coast of Louisiana exploded, causing an oil gusher which spewed over 205 million gallons of oil and 225,000 tons of methane into the Gulf of Mexico. In the ensuing months, a lot of time and money has been invested in selling the idea that the Gulf has been healed, and on the road to recovering its former glory. We don’t have to buy that particular product. We can instead take the lessons of folks like the Center for Biological Diversity, which used available public data to chronicle the toll on marine wildlife in the Gulf.
|By: David Dayen Monday December 6, 2010 7:48 am|
The oil is actually all there for the counting. No bacteria ate it. It has settled at the bottom of the Gulf, and it’s devastating the local ecosystem.
|By: Attaturk Wednesday August 4, 2010 1:30 am|
A government report says the gulf oil spill isn’t so bad now…uh, right.
|By: RLMiller Saturday March 13, 2010 4:00 pm|
A proposed bill, S. 881/H.R. 2099, will transfer parts of the Tongass National Forest, one of our best carbon banks, to a private Alaska Native corporation for logging (carbon-bank-raiding) purposes.