January 22, 2012, 5am PST
A new report highlights the threat posed to a wide range of species by the extraction of fossil fuels in the United States.
August 9, 2011, 10am PDT
As rioting spreads across England, journalist Laurie Penny argues that structural inequalities have been ignored for so long that Britain's disenfranchised youth feel they have no stake in society.
April 5, 2011, 2pm PDT
With the U.S. government urging a 50-mile evacuation zone around the Fukushima plant, Karl Grossman contemplates what a comparable emergency would mean for the Indian Point nuclear plant in New York state.
August 12, 2009, 12pm PDT
On abandoned lots and in backyards across the country, urban land is being turned over to agriculture as a means of improving food security.
July 16, 2009, 5am PDT
A new report on how cities criminalize the practices used by homeless people to get by on a daily basis names Los Angeles as the country's "meanest city" for its "Safer City Initiative."
January 21, 2009, 7am PST
Paul Loeb and Deron Lovaas, Federal Transportation Policy Director for the Natural Resource Defense Council, pan the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009" Bill for failing to adequately fund rail and road repairs.
January 15, 2009, 12pm PST
If we're looking for a way to kick-start a green economy, we could do worse than investing in American-made, high-efficiency furnaces, argues Paul Loeb.
November 17, 2008, 11am PST
Now that General Motors is facing financial ruin and seeking a federal bailout, Harvey Wasserman argues that before it receives any help, GM must redress its participation in the conspiracy to destroy America's mass transit system.
January 5, 2008, 9am PST
<p>A visit to Toronto -- Canada's largest city -- reveals what urban life can and should be, writes Olga Bonfiglio.</p>
July 27, 2006, 3pm PDT
With its neighborhoods filled with vacant buildings, its water utility leaking 85 million gallons a day, and no real federal assistance in evidence, some feel that New Orleans has been "gutted."
January 14, 2006, 5am PST
The Common Dreams website's quick visual reference guide to levee construction around the world -- and how woefully inadequate American levees were in New Orleans.
January 13, 2006, 2pm PST
Searching for a sense of community, sharing, and a connection with humanity? Move to a small town.
January 7, 2006, 7am PST
The City of New Orleans has started bulldozing buildings in the Lower 9th Ward -- many still containing unidentified remains -- without informing homeowners.
December 8, 2005, 10am PST
As residents are allowed back in to their flood-damaged neighborhoods, the world is beginning to learn the extent of the devastation in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward.
November 3, 2005, 6am PST
David W. Orr. believes that the Bush administration is about to self-destruct, and with it, its approach to science, environment, climate change and energy; it's time to start planning for what will replace it.
September 14, 2005, 2pm PDT
A new report by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme warns that unless governments around the world take action the world faces a massive urban crisis as housing shortages could lead to mega-slums.