The world's two largest carbon emitters have signed pacts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The deals--actually eight projects demonstrating smart grid...
You probably that in one Nebraska parade, a float depicting President Obama in overalls outside an outhouse titled the "Obama Presidential Library" has stirred up controversy. This float, whether it meant to or not, did something more than just make a satirical political stance.
Student poverty needn't be an "intractable" issue that we can't address, or that we must set aside while we "fix" public schools. Rather, our schools are microcosms of our increasingly diverse, but also increasingly unequal, country.
In North Omaha, Nebraska, local residents just won a powerful, inspiring victory to move their utility beyond coal. After years of amazing community a...
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogWhile the debate over the TransCanada Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has raged on for over half a deca...
At the end of my first year in college, just when I began to come out to my family and friends, I read about a young man in the United States, Matthew Shepard, who had been brutally murdered for being gay. This shocked me for many reasons -- first, because I identified with a few of Matthew's traits.
Battery cages are the cruelest of all factory farming systems, are illegal across the European Union. California should be celebrated, not sued, for taking a stand against these inhumane practices.
I am proud to say that in my seventies I was a part of an Oscar nominated film, and all because I never gave up on my dreams. Even when the odds were against me, I kept going. It just goes to show that at any age, if you put your mind to something, you can accomplish anything.
What the industry and oil-soaked politicians are unlikely to discuss, though, is the Plains All American connection to Keystone XL. That connection comes in the form of Cushing, Oklahoma, home of another key Plains crude oil holding facility.
No, the reason I liked Gravity is because it was short. The entire movie clocks in at 85 minutes. I pressed the "play" button on my DVD remote. And an hour-and-a-half later I was back at my job as Jaden Smith's personal assistant.
Nebraska's top tourist attraction, not just marginally topmost but winning by a cornfield-wide margin, is its 500,000 gangly-necked, golden-eyed, scarlet-scalped sandhill cranes.
What is beyond the performances, costumes, and music? As they say in real estate: location, location, location.
In politics, the line between reality and fantasy is often hard to decipher. The recent ruling by a Nebraska court regarding the Keystone XL pipeline offers another example of this situation.
A few high-profile but misleading commentaries over the past few months have cast unwarranted doubt on the proposal by President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to support state pre-k programs and make them accessible to, at the least, all low-income young children.
It's been two years since I've been on the road with my bicycle and typewriter, and I have to say, I've missed those long, contemplative hours between towns, and the unexpected pleasure of finding instant home in the faces of the strangers I met.
Never let important messages in films go overlooked by your admiration for the acting and writing. Let films such as these be a gateway for helping us all to live healthier and more enjoyable lives.