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Are you anti-science if you don't like GMOs?

If you oppose something produced as a result of scientific research, does that make you anti-science? GMO critics are often accused of this, but the accusation is really a smokescreen.

Port of LA to Open World's First Off-Grid Terminal Powered Entirely by Renewables

The Port of Los Angeles—the nation's largest port by container volume and cargo value—is building the world's first marine terminal able to generate all of its energy needs from renewables.

Can Industrial Hemp Save Kentucky’s Small Farms?

At the birth of any industry, uncertainty abounds. So does opportunity, say Kentuckians like Joe Schroeder of Freedom Seed and Feed, who is among those growing industrial hemp and advocating for others in Appalachia to do the same.

How Much Should Food Cost?

Nothing illustrates the weirdness, injustice, and unpleasantness of the present economy more clearly than the misdirected attempts of government to reduce the price of food.

A Short History of Woven Boats

Such ingenious craft opened up new industries, crafts and food sources for ordinary hunters or farmers, allowing them to traverse lakes and rivers easily and travel between islands.

Resilient Surburbia

Talented designers and planners have shown us that it’s possible to retrofit suburbia.

Women in Food: Shavel’le Olivier Uses Power of Connection to Engage Youth in Improving Food Access

On the streets of a Boston, MA neighborhood where one grocery store was vastly outnumbered by fast-food venues, and health reports consistently revealed staggering numbers of chronic disease cases, 17-year-old Shavel’le Olivier sought to become a force for change.

The Working World: Funding Co-ops with Non-Extractive Capital

As more and more consumers get savvy about where they put their money, how do cooperatives expand their supply to meet the demand?

The Great Transition Experiment: New Economy Alternatives

Money animates the institutions that shape every facet of our lives: political, economic, legal, occupational, social class, familial, and religious systems.

An Intentional Egalitarian Community as a Small-Scale Implementation of Post-Capitalism

It takes systematic work and engagement to build up a reputation that gives one more influence and support for one’s project. The non-hierarchical relations imply a lot of self-responsibility but also a feeling of empowerment.

Monofloral and Manuka Honey: Honey-Hunting the Honeybee to its Demise, With Love

Are monofloral honeys all they're cracked up to be, or are they yet another empty money-making scheme, exposing vulnerable honeybees to the toxic environments of monocultures?   [ Rights secured for all images]

Algal Blooms Are No Accident For Florida Everglades and Estuaries

Restoring the balance of water in South Florida and the Everglades is the focus of numerous federal and state initiatives, and has been since the early 1990s.

The Shopping Mall Death Spiral

The shopping mall is the epitome of America's Suburban Experiment.

Blockchains Could Help Restore Trust in the Food we Choose to Eat

Companies around the world are exploring blockchain, the technology underpinning digital currency bitcoin. In this Blockchain unleashed series, we investigate the many possible use cases for the blockchain, from the novel to the transformative.

Keep it Local! The Complementary Currency Alternative

New alternative and complementary currencies are a growing worldwide trend, and many states in the US have created their own local curriencies.

Former Inspectors Describe Dangerous Flaws in Construction of Major East Coast Gas Pipeline

In April, a massive explosion ripped through rural Salem Township, Pennsylvania when natural gas from a pipeline buried in a field suddenly ignited.

Uncommoning Nature

Occupying the same space (that ‘cannot be mapped in terms of a single set of three-dimensional coordinates’), this complex heterogeneous form (universal nature, the environment, and what I am calling ecologized nature—or nature recalcitrant to universality) allows for alliances …

Creativity in a Quake-Torn City

In the wake of Christchurch’s massive earthquake, a series of social and creative projects bring new life to the battered streets.

Northwest Tribes Band Together to Stop Oil-by-Rail

There’s no such thing as a good place for an oil-train derailment, but this year’s June 3 spill outside Mosier, Oregon, could have been worse if the 16 oil cars had derailed and caught fire even a few hundred feet in either direction.

Germany Joins Europe's Bike Highway Revolution

Leave it to Germany to build a bicycle autobahn that connect 10 cities within its borders.

Why Do We Pretend to Clean Up Ocean Oil Spills?

When the Deepwater Horizon well operated by BP (formerly British Petroleum) exploded and contaminated the Gulf of Mexico with at least 650 million litres of crude oil in 2010, blue-smocked animal rescuers quickly appeared on television screens.

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