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The Battle for Rights of Nature Heats Up in the Great Lakes

This post was originally published on this site By Valerie Vande Panne In February, the voters of Toledo, Ohio, passed a ballot initiative that gives Lake Erie and those who rely on the lake’s ecosystem a bill of rights. The… Continue Reading →

Can the Department of Defense Win Its Complicated Battle Against Climate Change?

This post was originally published on this site By Daniel Ross The 150 mph winds that Hurricane Michael blasted through Tyndall Air Force Base last October left a trail of destruction, ruin and exorbitant financial loss at one of the… Continue Reading →

Beyond the Green New Deal: Eco-Socialism and Decolonization

By Michael Novick Environmental catastrophes in southern Africa and in the U.S. Midwest underscore the fact that life-threatening damage from capitalist-induced climate change is happening already. Hundreds died as a result of the cyclone in Mozambique and elsewhere, where the… Continue Reading →

FDA Bans Cancer-Causing Food Additives, but Won’t Enforce Until 2020

By Melissa Kravitz Americans are no strangers to food additives: the preservatives, coloring and flavoring agents that keep foods looking fresh and taste better. A product of our desire for fast, cheap and satisfying eats that underscores our detachment from… Continue Reading →

Is Whole Foods Telling Us the Truth About Its Stance on Animal Rights?

This post was originally published on this site By Michael Goldberg In February of this year, I was one of around 100 members of the grassroots animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) who walked into a Whole Foods store… Continue Reading →

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