For more on the good done by the Sustainable Food Program, and to find out what to do to bring it back, go to http://standforfood.com/ .
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday September 14, 2013 6:45 am|
|By: Sarah Jaffe Saturday August 24, 2013 1:59 pm|
You’ve probably heard this statistic before: food service is one of the fastest-growing areas of our economy, and food service work one of the fastest-expanding job fields.
Did you know, though, that only 20 percent of restaurant jobs pay a livable wage?
|By: Tom Engelhardt Sunday August 11, 2013 12:30 pm|
Look at it any way you want, and if you’re not a booster of fossil fuels on this overheating planet of ours, it doesn’t look good. Hardly a month passes, it seems, without news about the development of some previously unimaginable way to extract fossil fuels from some thoroughly unexpected place.
|By: Kevin Grandia Tuesday July 23, 2013 4:20 pm|
A new report out today finds that enforcement of environmental infractions by companies in the Alberta oil sands are 17 times lower than similar infractions reported to the United State’s Environmental Protection Agency.
The report, authored by the environmental non-profit Global Forest Watch, looked at more than fifteen years of data on recorded environmental mishaps by oil sands companies, tracking the follow-up actions taken and the final verdict on fines.
|By: Kevin Grandia Wednesday July 10, 2013 7:17 pm|
The Sumatran tiger is being killed by poachers to a certain degree, but the much bigger problem lies in the cereal you eat and those shitty little processed snacks that just make us all fatter. No kidding, these tigers live in an Indonesian jungle that just happens to be the same area being deforested to grow palm oil plantations.
|By: Kevin Grandia Wednesday June 26, 2013 6:55 pm|
President Barack Obama announced his administration’s “Climate Action Plan” for cutting carbon pollution in his second term in the Oval Office at Georgetown University and unfortunately, it’s a full-throttle endorsement of every aspect of fracking and the global shale gas market.
|By: Kevin Grandia Wednesday June 5, 2013 3:00 pm|
Google, the search giant with the famous motto: “Don’t be evil,” is boasting about its involvement in a 2012 coal industry lobbying effort to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to protect the public from dangerous and potentially lethal coal plant emissions, according to a recently discovered Google case study.
|By: Kevin Grandia Thursday May 16, 2013 5:00 pm|
Canada’s right-wing Prime Minister is in New York today trying to convince lawmakers that the tar sands are okay, and that the Keystone XL pipeline should go ahead.
At the same time, Canada’s environment minister is in London trying to convince politicians there that tar sands crude is the same as regular sweet crude, and should not be subject to a polluter tax.
|By: TarheelDem Tuesday April 16, 2013 4:19 pm|
Dave Pollard, author of The Sweet Spot: The Natural Entrepreneur’s Guide to Responsible, Sustainable, Joyful Work on his blog “how to save the world” has what he calls Preparing for Collapse: The New Political Map. It is an interesting taxonomy of the varieties of political animals roaming around in this pre-collapse epoch.
|By: Kevin Grandia Monday April 8, 2013 7:15 pm|
While clean up continues on the Exxon oil spill in Arkansas, another oil pipeline burst was detected over the weekend – this time in Houston, Texas.