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Seething Underwater

by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez October 23, 2014

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  Our oceans are acidifying—even if the nightly news hasn't told you yet. As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less hospitable to life as we know it. The vast ...

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On Protesting Killer Coal

by Miriam Axel-Lute August 1, 2013

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  The cooling towers were the first thing we saw, clearly visible from the Little League field in Somerset, Mass., where I had joined several hundred people to call for the closing of Brayton Point Power ...

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Energy Independent by 2030

by Miriam Axel-Lute June 20, 2013

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  It is a surprisingly strong and sad thing that someone did along the way to convince many of us that “cynic” and “realist” meant the same thing. It’s this uncomfortable niggling belief that keeps many people ...

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Dear Labor, WTF?

by Miriam Axel-Lute February 28, 2013

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  To “Big Labor,” especially the AFL-CIO, from the diverse and rapidly growing climate change movement: So the past few years have been going pretty well for you and us, we thought. We got your back in ...

I Am Thanksome

by Miriam Axel-Lute November 20, 2012

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  This year we’ve instituted what seems likely to become a yearly tradition of a Thanksgiving tree. It’s taped on the wall of our front stairs, trunk and branches made out of brown paper. Each day, ...

For Earth’s Sake

by Marc Maximov November 16, 2012

  With the election over and the northeastern United States still drying its socks from the latest semiannual “storm of the century,” author, activist and Vermont resident Bill McKibben has been girding for battle. The day ...

Mandate! Now, For What?

by Miriam Axel-Lute November 8, 2012

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  It’s the demographics, stupid. Also the economy. And climate change. And women’s rights. Tuesday was a rout. It was more of a rout than the numbers and the results show, because let’s remember that the progressive ...

A Little Child Shall Lead Them

by Shawn Stone August 1, 2012

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“You know, when you’re little, you have more endurance than God is ever to grant you again. Children are man at his strongest. They abide.” Lillian Gish spoke those lines in The Night of the Hunter, ...

No, Really. Read It

by Miriam Axel-Lute August 1, 2012

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When people started passing around Bill McKibben’s recent article in Rolling Stone called “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math,” I didn’t click through. Not even when it was my wife recommending it. I wouldn’t be surprised if ...

We’ll See Irene Again

by Miriam Axel-Lute August 31, 2011

  I used to quip that here in the Northeast, our natural disaster danger was Lyme disease. I guess that line gets retired as of this year. Especially since our region and our neighboring regions are focused ...