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Connecting with Nature: Farmsters + Citizen Science

This week on Sea Change Radio, we feature Lauren Markham who has chronicled the new generation of hipster farmers, or “farmsters, and Sharman Apt Russell on citizen science.

Even climate change experts and activists might be in denial

One could argue that those who are very close to the reality of climate change are particularly prone to a need to split their identity. The knowledge they …

Coexistence: The Power of the Flerd

The power of carbon + coexistence struck me while visiting a farm in New South Wales, Australia, a few years ago.

Fighting Back Against Oil Bomb Trains

Crude by rail has increased 4,000 percent across the country since 2008 and California is feeling the effects.

Emissions-Cutting Deal Reached at COP 20 Lima, But Will It Help Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change?

After more than 30 hours of extended talks, a global agreement on climate change was reached over the weekend at the United Nations Climate Change …

Chemicals from Fracking, Acidizing, and Gravel Packing Make us Sick

Based on peer-reviewed studies, accident reports, and investigative articles, we know now that fracking can not be practiced without endangering human health.

Energy Crunch: Oil Slide

The oil price drop may be seen by some as a Christmas present for motorists, but is it a crisis in the making.

These 3 Colleges Stopped Investing in Fossil Fuels—One Year Later, Their Endowments Are Doing Just Fine

Several colleges and universities have completed the process of divestment. None has declared financial ruin. In fact, many, like Sterling, are seeing …

Panarchy: Implications For Economic & Social Policy

Panarchy is a concept that recognizes the cycle of growth, collapse and renewal inherent in complex systems. What can this concept tell us about human …

What I Learned from my Garden in 2014

2014's garden data is in. How did my garden respond to the questions I put to it this year? Read on and find out!

Citizens Take Monitoring Into Own Hands as Eagle Ford Shale Boom Continues Undaunted

Hugh Fitzsimons lll, a buffalo rancher on the outskirts of Carrizo Springs, Texas, cautiously watches the fracking industry’s accelerating expansion.
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