Common Dreams

July 21, 2015, 6am PDT
An estimated 35,000 gallons of crude spilled from four of 22 toppled tank cars of a 106-car oil train near Culbertson in northeast Montana on July 16. Unlike other oil train derailments, no fiery explosions occurred.
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June 14, 2011, 1pm PDT
Despite having the world's most energy efficient, least polluting auto fleet, greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector continue to rise in Sweden.
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March 16, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Stan Cox argues that the massive square footage of so many modern houses -- no matter how "energy efficient" the construction -- is a luxury the planet can no longer afford.</p>
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February 28, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Filmmaker Danny Schechter reflects on the extent of America's debt crisis, and wonders if we need something like the Oscars to help name and identify those responsible.</p>
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January 25, 2008, 5am PST
<p>If 'peak oil' makes oil-intensive industrial agriculture economically unfeasible, will suburbanites need to turn their lawns into farming plots?</p>
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January 23, 2008, 9am PST
<p>The launch of the Tata microcar has raised concerns about a huge magnification of traffic congestion and pollution. But without changes in the developed world, such criticisms are hypocritical, write Brendan Smith, Tim Costello and Jeremy Brecher.</p>
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December 21, 2007, 9am PST
<p>The massive farm bill making its way through Congress will only perpetuate social and environmental sustainability. What's also needed is legislation to boost the urban economics of local food production, writes Christopher Cook.</p>
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October 15, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>The mortgage crisis is contributing to a dramatic increase in homeless families.</p>
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October 3, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Recent attempts to "greenwash" Wal-Mart in the media don't hold water, write Ruben Garcia and Andrea Buffa.</p>
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September 27, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Mass demolitions of apartments and housing discrimination are adding to African-Americans' post-Katrina recovery woes.</p>
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September 9, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>By denying that the American housing market was artificially inflated, and by keeping interest rates low and encouraging risky mortgage lending, the Federal Reserve contributed significantly to the inevitable bursting of the housing bubble.</p>
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August 21, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>The pending Senate Energy Bill will support a "new generation" nuclear power plants. But they will be no different from the last generation, which have been a "lethal failure" according to Harvey Wasserman.</p>
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February 25, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Poverty rates in the United States are at a 32-year high, and a new study suggests that 58% of Americans will experience poverty at least once in their lives.</p>
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May 30, 2006, 6am PDT
The controversial use of eminent domain to keep Wal-Mart out of Hercules, CA is criticized as a means of keeping lower-income shoppers away.
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April 27, 2006, 8am PDT
Eight months after hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is still struggling with devastated infrastructure, overburdened and understaffed hospitals, and a denuded public housing stock.
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April 14, 2006, 9am PDT
While some effort has been made to re-direct hurricane debris from the landfill, environmentalists charge that there are no plans to recycle New Orleans' building materials, leaving a "massive environmental liability for the future."
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February 17, 2006, 7am PST
Market forces alone haven't been able to generate needed investments in areas devastated by Katrina, and people have nothing to return to without those investments. A new idea has promise.
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February 7, 2006, 7am PST
While President Bush admitted that the United States is addicted to oil, he offered few real remedies. To address this gap, Michael Brune of the Rainforest Action Network offers a '12-Step' energy program for America.
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January 24, 2006, 5am PST
A citizens' group, angered over the Supreme Court's recent controversial eminent domain decision, is seeking to use the new law to evict Supreme Court Justice David Souter from his own home.
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December 15, 2005, 12pm PST
Suburban and exurban developments are pushing traditional land uses aside at a rate of more than a million acres of rural land per year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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