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Reasons to Be Thankful — 8 Food and Farm ‘Good News’ Stories

Reasons to Be Thankful — 8 Food and Farm ‘Good News’ Stories

By Karen Perry Stillerman Sometimes gratitude feels like a stretch, and this fall has been one of those times. We’re in the home stretch of a difficult year. Bad news abounds, and even the holiday that many of us will celebrate this week is complicated — a day of thanks that also evokes loss and […]

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    It’s Official: Madrid Will Host COP25

    It’s Official: Madrid Will Host COP25

    Despite Chile’s last-minute announcement that it could no longer host the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference, the talks will continue as scheduled in Madrid, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa confirmed Friday. The announcement came one day after Chilean President Sebastián Piñera of Chile said that acting Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez had volunteered […]

    How to Solve the Big Problems That Small Family Farms Are Facing

    How to Solve the Big Problems That Small Family Farms Are Facing

    By Elizabeth Henderson For almost five decades, organic farming associations like the Northeast Organic Farming Association, the Maine Organic Farming and Gardening Association and others across the country have been dedicated to supporting and expanding the community of farmers, homesteaders and conscious eaters who build their lives and livelihoods through agroecology — growing and consuming […]

    Trump Seeks to Frack the 2020 Election

    Trump Seeks to Frack the 2020 Election

    By Wenonah Hauter Donald Trump‘s scheduled visit to a fracking industry gathering in Pittsburgh this week is a hugely symbolic moment for the 2020 election campaign, as well as the urgent battle to contain climate catastrophe. Trump will give the keynote address at the Shale Insight conference, a regular get-together for gas industry heavyweights. If […]

    Major Victory for Indigenous Movement in Ecuador

    Major Victory for Indigenous Movement in Ecuador

    The night before Indigenous Peoples’ Day, an Indigenous-led movement in Ecuador won a major victory. On Sunday, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno agreed to repeal an austerity package that ignited 11 days of protests led by an indigenous movement that also wants to end mining and oil extraction, Amazon Watch explained. “I’m so happy I don’t […]

    Jane Fonda Arrested During Climate Protest on U.S. Capitol Hill Steps

    Jane Fonda Arrested During Climate Protest on U.S. Capitol Hill Steps

    Oscar-award winning actress and long-time political activist Jane Fonda was arrested on the steps of Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Friday for peacefully protesting the U.S. government’s inaction in combating the climate crisis, according to the AP. Fonda, 81, was one of 16 people arrested for protesting and charged with “crowding, obstructing or incommoding” […]