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Amy Goodman and John Robbins Speak at the LA Green Festival

Amy Goodman and John Robbins Speak at the LA Green Festival

By Nicole Schlosser | December 7, 2012 at 7:46 am | No comments

Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! Photo by antoine.mcgrath Two speakers at the Los Angeles Green Festival, held on Nov. 17 and 18, reminded showgoers that organizing is essential to the future of the environment. Amy Goodman, host of independent global news program...

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Derrick Jensen Co-Authors New Book with Stephanie McMillan

Derrick Jensen Co-Authors New Book with Stephanie McMillan

By Donna Kohut | November 30, 2012 at 7:28 am | No comments

Photo of Derrick Jensen Once again, environmentalist author Derrick Jensen is partnering with radical cartoonist Stephanie McMillan to stun audiences, but this time it is with their new novel The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad. Described as “darkly comic and...

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Obama’s Energy Policy in Review

Obama’s Energy Policy in Review

By Donna Kohut | November 8, 2012 at 7:07 am | No comments

Photo by ProgressOhio via flickr Throughout the campaign, Obama touted his “all of the above” energy policy. He claimed that he supported coal and oil, even though the administration put strict air pollution regulations in place. Similarly, he supported the natural gas...

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Expanded Real-Time Debate with Third Party Candidates / Obama & Romney Ignore Climate Change

Expanded Real-Time Debate with Third Party Candidates / Obama & Romney Ignore Climate Change

By Donna Kohut | October 4, 2012 at 11:07 am | No comments

Photo by binaryoptionsbinaires via flickr The first of three debates between presidential candidates demonstrated just how far climate change is from the minds of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. During the debate, neither candidate mentioned it or the impact it is having on...

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Raise Your Voice to Raise the Debate

Raise Your Voice to Raise the Debate

By Donna Kohut | September 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm | No comments

Photo by niXerKG via flickr Some environmentalists are calling the 2012 presidential election the most important of our time. The choices are clear – all three of them. But the media only focuses on two. TreeHugger recently rated the three presidential candidates –...

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Artists Organize to Fight Fracking

Artists Organize to Fight Fracking

By Donna Kohut | July 25, 2012 at 11:21 am | No comments

Photo by Stephanie Moore via flickr “Don’t frack my mother,” sings Sean Lennon. “Don’t frack me! Don’t frack me!” chants Yoko Ono. The mother and son duo recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to launch Artists Against Fracking with their spirited...

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Texas Court Makes Landmark Environmental Ruling

Texas Court Makes Landmark Environmental Ruling

By Donna Kohut | July 16, 2012 at 10:23 am | No comments

Photo of Texas State Capital by Stu Seegar via flickr Everything is bigger in Texas, including environmental headlines. Nearly one year after several young plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in state court, Texas District Judge...

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Is Your Worldview in Your Rearview?

Is Your Worldview in Your Rearview?

By Jeffrey Turnbull | July 10, 2012 at 10:49 am | No comments

Photo by A S Lahiri via flickr As I get older, I realize that most of the people I grew up with have become more fearful and conservative. Why is that people return to their roots when things get hard?  Why do they go back to the fundamentals, or better, or worse yet...

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An Adverse Judgement Has Been Made for Future Generations and the Planet

An Adverse Judgement Has Been Made for Future Generations and the Planet

By Beatrice DeCleyre | June 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm | No comments

Photo by Sam Howzlt via flickr The federal government recently threw out a lawsuit brought against it by a small group of American youth who are concerned for the health of the planet and the consequent survival of their generation. Specifically, this lawsuit demands that...

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Put Your Money Where Your Life Is

Put Your Money Where Your Life Is

By Tuesday Phillips | May 8, 2012 at 6:33 pm | 2 comments

This post was originally published on the United Nations Environmental Programme's WED (World Environment Day) Voices page. "World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action,"...

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