The Pros And Mostly Cons Of CO2 Emissions
The Pros And Mostly Cons Of CO2 Emissions
in Climate Impacts by Todd Bates, Rutgers University
What, quantitatively, is the social cost of carbon dioxide—the economic damage caused by a 1-ton increase in emissions…
Here We Are! Together We Can Do Anything!
Here We Are! Together We Can Do Anything!
in Activism by Sarah Love McCoy
How do we listen and learn from each other, with our very different experiences and beliefs about life, yet find a way…
Do 8 Men Really Control The Same Wealth As The Poorest Half Of The Global Population?
Do 8 Men Really Control The Same Wealth As The Poorest Half Of The Global Population?
in Inequality by Peter Whiteford, Australian National University
A new Oxfam Report has a number of startling claims about wealth inequality around the world – the world’s eight…
Big Protests Are Great, But Here’s a To-Do List for Lasting Change
Big Protests Are Great, But Here’s a To-Do List for Lasting Change
in Activism by Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine
After the inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington, what comes next? To make real change, we’ll need to build…
10 Ways Vancouver Created a Greener, More Efficient Transportation System
10 Ways Vancouver Created a Greener, More Efficient Transportation System
in Environment by Cat Johnson, Shareable.com
In 2012, the city of Vancouver in Canada's British Columbia province set a lofty transportation goal — for people to…
How To Identify And Stop Fraudsters
How To Identify And Stop Fraudsters
in Economic Justice by Jennifer Wilson, Macquarie University
A common stereotype of fraudsters is that they are psychopaths. That fraudsters are considered manipulative, callous…
Temperatures and water costs are both rising in US cities such as Philadelphia. Image: Evan via Flickr
Clean Water Predicted To Be Unaffordable For Up To A Third Of US
in Climate by Tim Radford
US scientists provide new reality check for Donald Trump on the combined stresses of global warming and the rising…
Life Expectancy In Republican America Set For Dramatic Fall Without Obama's Care
Is Life Expectancy In Republican America Set For Dramatic Fall Without Obama's Care?
in Healthcare by Margaret Greenwood-Ericksen and Mahshid Abir, University of Michigan
The health of rural America is failing, and a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without adequate replacement…
What It Looks Like When Communities Make Racial Justice a Priority
What It Looks Like When Communities Make Racial Justice a Priority
in Trends by Zenobia Jeffries and Araz Hachadourian, YES! Magazine
In the weeks following the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, Wellspring Church in Ferguson became a space for protestors…
The Fake News That Sealed The Fate Of Antony And Cleopatra
The Fake News That Sealed The Fate Of Antony And Cleopatra
in Culture Wars by Eve MacDonald, University of Reading
The papers and social media are today full of claims of fake news; back and forth the accusations fly that one side of…
Was 2016 The Year The World Turned Its Back On Free Trade?
Was 2016 The Year The World Turned Its Back On Free Trade?
in Economy by Julien Chaisse and Qian Wang, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Fear of and misunderstanding about free trade and globalisation brought us a turbulent 2016.
A Most Important And Anticipated Climate Event Is Just Weeks Away
A Most Important And Anticipated Climate Event Is Just Weeks Away
in Jennings Blog by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
The media and the general public usually pay little attention to this climate event that occurs around mid March every…
Who is Betsy DeVos and Why You Should Care?
Who is Betsy DeVos and Why You Should Care?
in Education by Dustin Hornbeck, Miami University
After President-elect Donald Trump tapped Betsy DeVos to become the head of the United States Department of Education,…
I have a dream speech and video
I Have A Dream (text & video)
in Activism by Martin Luther King, Jr.
The I Have A Dream speech is the crown jewel of the 20th century. Given before 250,000 souls on the steps of the…
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What Shaped Martin Luther King's Prophetic Vision?
in Activism by Kenyatta R. Gilbert, Howard University
The name Martin Luther King Jr. is iconic in the United States. The outgoing 44th president, Barack Obama, spoke of…
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt - The Four Freedoms Speech
in Activism by Staff
Roosevelt delivered this speech to Congress as a "State Of The Union" 11 months before the United States entered World…
As Republicans Get Ready To Dismantle ACA, Insurers Ready To Bolt
As Republicans Get Ready To Dismantle ACA, Insurers Ready To Bolt
in Healthcare by J.B. Silvers, Case Western Reserve University
There’s a joke among insurers that there are two things that health insurance companies hate to do – take risks and pay…
Why It's Time To Move On From Yes We Can To Git Er Done
Why It's Time To Move On From 'Yes We Can' to 'Git Er Done'
in Jennings Blog by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
While discussing the poor potential of the incoming administration recently, a friend expressed hopes that they would…
Free College Explained In A Global Context
Free College Explained In A Global Context
in Education by Jason Lane, University at Albany, State University of New York
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently pledged to make undergraduate education at the the City University of New…
Why President Obama's Compromising Path Is No Longer Enough
Why President Obama's Compromising Path Is No Longer Enough
in Activism by Cynthia Young, Pennsylvania State University
On Jan. 10, President Barack Obama delivered a farewell address to the nation in his adopted hometown of Chicago.
China's New Silk Road Is All Part Of Its Grand Strategy For Global Influence
China's New Silk Road Is All Part Of Its Grand Strategy For Global Influence
in Economy by Anoush Ehteshami, Durham University
The first freight train from China to the UK has started its 12,000 mile journey from the industrial city of Yiwu in…
China To Make Solar Power Rise From Chernobyl's Nuclear Ashes
China To Make Solar Power Rise From Chernobyl's Nuclear Ashes
in Climate by Kieran Cooke
Chinese companies plan to spend $1 billion over the next two years building a giant solar farm on land contaminated by…
3 Ways Progressives Can Reconnect With Rural America
3 Ways Progressives Can Reconnect With Rural America
in Environment by Anthony Flaccavento, YES! Magazine
First, understand the environment is not only about climate change—it’s about livelihood for miners, drillers, loggers,…
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The Hidden Figures Jeff Sessions Wants to Keep in the Shadows
in Culture Wars by Bill Moyers, BillMoyers.com
As the Senate hearings for Jeff Sessions’ nomination as attorney general ran into their second day, I kept thinking…
Lessons from the Homeless: Vital Principles of Sharing and Simplicity
Lessons from the Homeless: Vital Principles of Sharing and Simplicity
in Environment by Wayne Teasdale
I have come to believe that people living on the street have a lot to offer us: profound insights gleaned as we process…
How Ancient Climate Change Drove The Rise Of Reptiles
How Ancient Climate Change Drove The Rise Of Reptiles
in Climate Impacts by Richard Butler and Andrew Jones, University of Birmingham
After lying largely forgotten in a museum for decades, a set of fossilised footprints have revealed a new glimpse of…
Why Science Loses Out To Uninformed Climate Change Opinion
Why Science Loses Out To Uninformed Climate Change Opinion
in Climate Impacts by Phillip Williamson, University of East Anglia
Ocean acidification is an inevitable consequence of increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. That’s a matter of…
How To Get Ready If There Is An Economic Recession In 2017
How To Get Ready If There Is An Economic Recession In 2017
in Economy by Jay L. Zagorsky, The Ohio State University
My outlook for 2017 and beyond is that the U.S. economy will likely see another recession.
Technological Advances Wouldn’t Save US Crops From Another Dust Bowl
Technological Advances Wouldn’t Save US Crops From Another Dust Bowl
in Climate Impacts by Robert Mitchum, University of Chicago
Technological advances wouldn’t protect US agriculture from a drought on the scale of the legendary Dust Bowl crisis of…
The Global Road Building Explosion Is Devastating Nature
The Global Road Building Explosion Is Devastating Nature
in Environment by Bill Laurance, James Cook University
If you asked a friend to name the worst human threat to nature, what would they say? Global warming? Overhunting?…
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What Benefits Could Finland See From Its Basic Income Experiment
in Inequality by Surraya Rowe and Chris Parry, Cardiff Metropolitan University
One of the greatest political challenges in the 21st century is coming up with a welfare system which is both effective…
Why Yemen Is The Calamity At The End Of The Arabian Peninsula
Why Yemen Is The Calamity At The End Of The Arabian Peninsula
in Hostilities by Vincent Durac, University College Dublin
At the tip of the Arabian peninsula, Yemen’s disastrous war has been raging for nearly two years.
How The Internet Is Failing To Drive Economic Development Where Promised
How The Internet Is Failing To Drive Economic Development Where Promised
in Economy by Nicolas Friederici, University of Oxford
With almost half the world’s population now online, attempts to spread the internet continue unabated.
The Dangerous Normalization of Donald Trump
The Dangerous Normalization of Donald Trump
in Democracy by Steven Harper, BillMoyers.com
Americans are living through the dangerous effort to normalize the abnormal candidate who won the presidency with a…
Entering The New Era Of Government By The Tweetledumbs With Tweedicts
Entering The New Era Of Government By The Tweetledumbs With Tweedicts
in Democracy by Robert Reich
Trump’s tweets are a new form of governing by edict. Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer says “Whatever he…
A New American Dream Based on Sharing and Community
A New American Dream Based on Sharing and Community
in Culture Wars by Cat Johnson, Shareable
For generations, many have worked towards the quintessential American Dream, in both the idealistic and materialistic…
Flood And Hurricane Risk Varies Widely Across The US
Flood And Hurricane Risk Varies Widely Across The US
in Economic Justice by Tim Radford
New evidence based on groundwater and stream flow reveals mixed messages for the United States, as flood and hurricane…
Does Nonpartisan Journalism Even Have A Future?
Does Nonpartisan Journalism Even Have A Future?
in Culture Wars by Justin Buchler, Case Western Reserve University
The nonpartisan model of journalism is built around the norm of covering politics as though both parties are equally…
Why Is It So Hard To Close The Racial Health Gap In The US?
Why Is It So Hard To Close The Racial Health Gap In The US?
in Inequality by Shervin Assari, University of Michigan
The racial health gap in the United States is well-documented. The gap starts with the infant mortality rate (11.1…
The GOP's Plan to Distract The Public From Critical Confirmation Hearings
The GOP's Plan to Distract The Public From Critical Confirmation Hearings
in Democracy by Deirdre Fulton, Common Dreams
Six confirmation hearings, Trump presser, and 'vote-o-rama' all scheduled for same day.
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How The Tumultuous and Transformational 60s Decade Casts Today In A Bad Light
in Economy by Laura Mayne, University of York
It’s difficult not to position the 60s in stark contrast to our modern age: it was a time of great upheaval, yes, but…
Protest Stopped the Congressional Predators They Will Be Back
Protest Stopped the Congressional Predators. They Will Be Back
in Activism by Michael Winship and Bill Moyers
Mark Twain noted that man is the only animal that blushes — or needs to. He also believed that “public office is…
Exxon Predicts Energy Demand Up 25% By 2040
Exxon Predicts Energy Demand Up 25% By 2040
in Climate by Alex Kirby
A quarter more energy will be required in 23 years’ time due to population growth, and oil will remain the primary…
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Are Electric Vehicles Sales Starting To Overtake Biofuels?
in Climate by Jan Rocha
A sharp increase in the predicted global number of EVs prompts Brazil to rev up its promotion of low-carbon biofuels.

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