Saving the local slaughterhouse
While the demand for local, organic, grass-fed, and humanely raised meat has grown in recent years, dwindling access to regional slaughtering and processing facilities has created a bottleneck for bringing such meats to market.
California Gov. Jerry Brown Faces Protests Over Fracking as Epic Drought Looms
California Gov. Jerry Brown is having a hard time maintaining his green image.
Joseph Sax''s Quest: Legal Protection for Collective Interests
“How come there’s no public dimension to natural resource law, and the public who uses these areas and actually owns most of them doesn’t have a say in what goes on?”
LA Time Banks Create Small Business Loan Fund
The ASECO Community Revolving Loan Fund (CRLF) is the first ever small business micro-loan program funded by, managed, and benefiting a time bank.
Seattle Council to Governor: Protect this City (And the Climate) from Oil Trains
Last month a small but vocal group gathered on the steps of Seattle''s city hall to demand greater restrictions on the controversial transportation of oil by railway tanker through the Northwest. This was the latest action in the larger movement of opposition to trains carrying fossil fuels through ...
Changing the rules of the game to help build new local economies
The World Bank, IMF, local and national government etc. already set the rules of the game. These rules have mostly been rigged in favour of globalised corporations.
Grazing Animals Could Save Biodiversity in Over-Fertilized Grasslands Worldwide
A study of grasslands on six continents suggests a way to counteract the human-made overdose of fertilizer that threatens to permanently alter the biodiversity of the world’s native prairies.
Reasons for our Energy Predicament - An Overview
Ultimately, the issue is that to extract oil or any fossil fuel, we have to keep the financial and political systems together. These systems can be expected to fail, far before we run out of oil in the ground.
A Favorite Massachusetts Stream Loses a Dam - and Gains Aquatic Habitat
In early January, on a visit back to my old stomping grounds in western Massachusetts, I trekked along the snowy banks of Amethyst Brook, a beautiful headwater tributary in the Connecticut River watershed.