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April 28, 2010, 7am PDT
In this excerpt from his new book "Eaarth", Bill McKibben discusses how such efforts as the Transition movement and farmer's markets are tapping into our need for neighbors.
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April 19, 2010, 10am PDT
Stephanie Rogers revisits 7 of the greatest environmental disasters (including the 2008 TVA coal sludge spill) and finds that while they may have left the headlines, serious problems remain.
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April 16, 2010, 9am PDT
Robert Glennon, author of the new book "Unquenchable" outlines the nature of America's emerging water crisis, and how ending water subsidies could encourage efficiencies and conservation.
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March 25, 2010, 1pm PDT
In response to the threats of peak oil and climate change, thousands of people around the world are engaging in local "Transition" initiatives to promote resilience and "reskilling" to prepare for the expected "energy descent."
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March 19, 2010, 8am PDT
One solution to urban food security is surprisingly simple: gathering fruit from backyard trees.
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November 4, 2009, 2pm PST
In his forward to James McCommons' new book, <em>Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service,</em> James Howard Kunstler lays out the case for investing in a revival of passenger rail.
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October 19, 2009, 5am PDT
Tara Lohan reviews David Owen's new book, Green Metropolis, which extols the ecological virtues of Manhattan. In her opinion, Owen doesn't ask the right questions and ignores some inconvenient facts.
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September 23, 2009, 12pm PDT
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now has a remarkable record of grassroots anti-poverty and community development campaigns, writes David Morris.
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September 10, 2009, 2pm PDT
Forage SF promotes the idea of eating uncultivated food found growing naturally, and even sells boxes of "wild food." Reporter Tara Lohan joins a forager, or "freegan", as they collect goodies from the streets.
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July 9, 2009, 9am PDT
In this review of James Lovelock's new book "The Vanishing Face of Gaia", Alexander Zaitchik explains the author's view that, while nothing can be done to stop climate change, there is reason to believe that some form of civilization will survive.
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June 15, 2009, 6am PDT
Climate models show that California -- the source of one third of America's food supply -- is running out of its reliable water supply.
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May 26, 2009, 12pm PDT
A water- and chemical-intensive process to mine natural gas may pose a threat to the watershed supplying drinking water to 14 million people.
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April 19, 2009, 7am PDT
A disturbing new report on sea-level rise projections for California warns that the state must start planning now for the anticipated flooding of its coastline, which could wipe out over $100 billion worth of built infrastructure.
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April 17, 2009, 12pm PDT
Beneath the shiny allure of Dubai lies a litany of human rights and environmental abuses so severe that collapse cannot be far away, writes Johann Hari.
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March 21, 2009, 5am PDT
A new British documentary looks back from the year 2055 to show how humanity gradually destroyed the planet.
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February 20, 2009, 5am PST
More urban professionals are finding the only way to make housing affordable is to live with roommates.
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January 26, 2009, 1pm PST
America is not just overspent, it is over-malled, and the next wave of foreclosures will hit retail and other commercial real estate.
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January 19, 2009, 10am PST
Environmentalists worry that development pressures -- even for higher-density transit-friendly communities -- are eroding Florida's complex natural environments.
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January 11, 2009, 1pm PST
In this excerpt from their new book, The Urban Homestead, authors Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen point out all the ways city dwellers can move away from industrial agriculture.
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January 5, 2009, 11am PST
The massive flood of coal ash sludge in Tennessee may be the most serious environmental disaster in the nation's history and promises to be a flashpoint for opponents of coal power. [Includes slideshow of spill damage].
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