Common Dreams

November 10, 2005, 11am PST
Ensuring that America's technologically-reliant but vulnerable cities can survive natural disasters and other disruptions may mean that Americans have to look beyond their traditional value of "self-reliance" -- and possibly redefine what it means to be a
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November 9, 2005, 10am PST
Between its excellent public transit, its dignified approach to providing for the poor and its emphasis on planning for people, not cars, Curitiba Brazil is one of the world's most livable cities, writes Bill McKibben.
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September 8, 2005, 8am PDT
Sewage, toxic chemicals and decaying corpses will have an immense environmental impact not only on New Orleans, but on the Gulf of Mexico as well.
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August 20, 2005, 7am PDT
Some alternative, renewable energy sources may take decades to develop. We may not have that much time.
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August 5, 2005, 10am PDT
Rural New England is being caught up in the real estate boom, and former residents are being priced out of the market.
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June 5, 2005, 9am PDT
At a San Francisco event to mark World Environment Day, 50 international mayors set sights on international standards for green urbanism.
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April 26, 2005, 2pm PDT
The Congress and the U.S. president have not risen to face the greatest challenge of our times says Gaylord Nelson.
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April 2, 2005, 9am PST
Millions of people who depend on the Department of Housing and Urban Development would face "frightening" living conditions under proposed budget cuts.
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February 26, 2005, 11am PST
Growing acceptance of local self-reliance, "green buildings" and alternative technologies indicates that new economic structures are more effective than protest in promoting environmental protection and social equity.
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February 6, 2005, 9am PST
Move to eliminate federal subsidies for Amtrak will likely be opposed in Congress.
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November 29, 2004, 2pm PST
Wal-Mart, having saturated the United States with over 3,600 stores, has set its sights on China -- and, according to Ralph Nader, "using this Communist regime as its labor enforcement arm to drive down wages and benefits in the U.S."
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September 29, 2004, 7am PDT
Sprawl critic Joel Hirschhorn takes aim at "The Autonomist Manifesto" that appeared in the New York Times Magazine.
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September 22, 2004, 6am PDT
The Rocky Mountain Institute announces the release of "Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovation for Profits, Jobs, and Security", a market-based plan to eliminate oil dependence by 2050.
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August 26, 2004, 6am PDT
The U.S. state that is considered most endangered historic places in America has to be inventive to survive the impact of Wal-Mart.
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June 15, 2004, 6am PDT
Homeless activists blame the Reagan administration for rise in homelessness in the 1980s.
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May 24, 2004, 6am PDT
William Rees argues that to avoid a possibly unprecedented human crisis in coming decades, people should be urging their governments to allow the price of oil and natural gas to rise even higher than they are now.
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April 27, 2004, 6am PDT
Ralph Nader suggests that the fatal flaw in all urban policy efforts may be the reliance on the Department of Housing and Urban Development as the focal point of all the approaches to revitalizing cities and metropolitan areas.
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March 23, 2004, 6am PST
The Kyoto Protocol is 10 years old. What has it achieved?
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February 11, 2004, 2pm PST
States step in to make up for the federal government's shortcomings on environmental regulation.
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February 11, 2004, 8am PST
The Bush administration's failure to update penalties for illegal pollution will cost taxpayers at least $39 million.
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