Gardens are far more than a backdrop. They truly are symbols of life's resilience, of hope and possibility, of well-being and connection to something larger, and infinitely more important, than our simple selves.
What is less well-known is that at the root of the controversy against the construction of commercial nuclear power reactors is a handful of exceptional women, mostly "housewives" whose thankless work done at their dining room tables.
Join Renewable Rider Tom Weis as he pedals his rocket trike 2,150 miles through America's heartland in support of landowners fighting TransCanada's toxic Keystone XL tar sands pipeline scheme. Here are the video entries from Week Two.
Around the country, farming states are passing "ag-gag" laws that punish activists who record and share horrific scenes from inside confined feeding operations and slaughterhouses. The reason is clear: when people get a good look at these scenes, they don't like them.
When I began doing research in my twenties, I had no idea I would gradually become a staunch advocate for dolphin protection. But after spending thousands of hours in the company of these animals, coming to know them better, I stopped seeing dolphins simply as the object of my studies.
On the night of July 25, 2010, a section of the continent's vast pipeline network spilled around a million gallons of chemical-laden crude into western Michigan waterways. In the debate over our nation's energy future, the Kalamazoo River spill may prove even more important than the BP blowout.
Ignorance is bliss. Or is just plain destruction. And maybe our parents didn't know that they were causing a problem for future generations when they burned everything on sight to keep warm, to fight wars and to run our economies. But we know better. And we cannot pretend we don't...
The debate over gas prices is a parlor game played out in Washington at the start of the driving season every spring. Let's see if we can parse the arguments made by the proponents of the various "truths" about gasoline prices.
If you aren't able to make regular visits to every farm your food dollar touches, and if you really want to have confidence in the farms you are supporting, you need to look for a credible third-party certification.
Ikal Angelei receives the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize today. She is defending the interests of 500,000 poor indigenous people against a destructive hydropower dam, and has successfully taken on many of the world's biggest dam builders and financiers.