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Inner Harbor Water Wheel, Baltimore
July 22, 2014 | Blog

A new invention is helping to solve the city’s water pollution problem and clean up a city landmark. Continue reading

Chad Devereaux works at cleaning up the bricks that fell from three sides of his in-laws home in Sparks, Okla., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, after two earthquakes hit the area in less than 24 hours. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
July 9, 2014 | Blog

Earthquakes used to be rare in Oklahoma. Now it gets hundreds every year. Continue reading

Marie McRae on her farm in Dryden, NY. (Photo: Chris Jordan-Bloch/EarthJustice)
July 2, 2014

A rural town in upstate New York just won a major victory against oil and gas companies hoping to frack on its residents’ land. Continue reading

protesters, people clapping, celebration, election
July 1, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week on Moyers & Company, organized people versus organized money: the battle continues. Watch the full show » Continue reading

In this March 25, 2014 photo, a worker oils a pump during a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Corp. well pad near Mead, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
June 24, 2014 | Blog

Rick Berman has deployed “a vertically integrated astroturf campaign” in various newspapers in the Rocky Mountain region. Continue reading

Water vapour billows from smokestacks at the incineration plant of Ivry-sur-Seine in the outskirts of Paris on Thursday, December 10, 2009. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 24, 2014 | Blog

A ruling issued on Monday reaffirmed the agency’s authority to control the pollutants that cause global warming. Continue reading

Cows at an organic milk farm in NY
June 23, 2014 | Perspectives

Critics worry that the retail giant will “Wal-Mart” organic food, pushing farms to relocate to unregulated regions abroad. Continue reading

Boats sit on the dry, cracked bottom in a dry cove at Morse Reservoir in Noblesville, Ind., Monday, July 16, 2012. The reservoir is down nearly 6 feet from normal levels and being lowered 1 foot every five days to provide water for Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy), climate change, drought
June 12, 2014 | Blog

Climate change denial couldn’t persist if people understood the process of science. Continue reading

Nohemi Soria and Pedro Rodriguez harvest collard greens in Camden, N.J. (Photo: Kristin Moe)
June 12, 2014 | Activism

In Camden, New Jersey, they’ve created one of the nation’s fastest growing networks of urban farms. Continue reading

Healthy Food, vegetables on display
June 10, 2014 | Blog

The end of cheap fruits and veggies draws nigh. Here’s why. Continue reading

In this April 10, 2014 file photo, student teacher Franchesca Moreno, 21, reads to Andreanna Thomas, 6, right, and Alana Cawthon, upper left, at Bennett Park Montessori School in Buffalo, NY. (AP Photo)
June 6, 2014 | Blog

If the government closed loopholes that allow companies to stash profits in tax havens, we could collect $65 billion in taxes each year. Here’s what that money could do for our country. Continue reading

Charleston resident Anoa Changa stands next to her stock of bottled water. (Photo: David Stephenson/In These Times).
June 4, 2014 | The Poverty Line

Charleston residents have no reason to believe their water is safe today. Continue reading

China sets air pollution goals
June 3, 2014 | Blog

For years, China and the US have been caught in a stand-off that blocked global progress on preventing global warming. Continue reading

President Barack Obama speaks at Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference in New York, Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 2, 2014 | Blog

Not only will the new regulations help America reduce emissions domestically, they will bring the international community closer to a climate action plan. Continue reading

Large sections of pipe are shown on a neighboring property to Julia Trigg Crawford family farm Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Sumner Texas. Oil has long lived in harmony with farmland and cattle across the Texas landscape, a symbiosis nurtured by generations and built on an unspoken honor code that allowed agriculture to thrive while oil was extracted. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 30, 2014 | What We're Reading

Bloomberg Businessweek reports that the project is riddled with shoddy workmanship. Continue reading

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