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Ep. 80 Influencing Change in Politics

In the episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Zack Pistora looks at useful ways to organize for urban and suburban farmsteading change.  From allowing chickens in city limits to raised crop beds in the front yard, learn how to create the change you want.  Zack Pistora grew up on a ...

ExxonMobil CEO Contests Fracking Eyesore Near His Property

Reposted with permission from Grist.Woe is Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil.Public utility Cross Timbers Water Supply Corp. has had the nerve to plan a water tower in Bartonville, Texas – right next to Tillerson’s own personal horse ranch! Not only is the tower a blight on Tillerson’s ...

Don’t Mistake Ignorance for Perspective

 Photo by Fotolia Modern politics irritate me to no end. Why? Quite frankly, it’s because of the incessant and often blatant lies that politicians and campaign officials perpetuate to brainwash and mislead the general public. They do this because, as they have discovered, the first rule ...

Voting for the Environment

If you would like to be represented by more elected officials who support environmental safeguards for our air, water, and land (and if this is one of your top criteria when choosing candidates to vote for), take a look at the resources provided by the League of Conservation Voters (LCV). LCV ...

A Time to Hate, A Time to Love?

I detest the race for the President. This often-vicious, high-stakes battle for the highest office of the land, often tears our country in two. It is during this time that progressive Democrats are pitted against conservative Republicans. In their quest to win the vote, politicians make enemies ...

The Politics of Gardening

Some people use gardening as an escape from the trials and tribulations of the real world. It’s their time to get their hands dirty, connect with the earth and just be in their garden. There is definitely that aspect of gardening, but gardening, especially growing your own food is also a ...

Second round of stimulus includes green jobs

On Monday President Barack Obama announced his plans for the next round of stimulus money to create 600,000 jobs.“There are some who, despite all evidence to the contrary, still don’t believe in the necessity and promise of the recovery act and I would suggest to them that they talk to the ...

Obama Announces Energy and Environment Team

On Dec. 15, President-elect Barack Obama announced his energy and environment team at a news conference in Chicago. Obama chose Carol Browner, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, as head of a new policy council for climate, environment and energy issues. The rest of the team ...

Comment Before the EPA Rules on Carbon Dioxide

Friday is the last day to participate in Repower America’s campaign to encourage the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon dioxide pollution, a major contributor to global warming. Repower America advocates 100 percent clean energy use in 10 years.Cathy Zoi, Repower America CEO, ...