May 21, 2012
Vermont becomes first U.S. state to ban fracking

(Source: climateadaptation, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

May 14, 2012
selchieproductions:

In today’s good news - the Brazilian Supreme Court has - after months of fierce legal battles - ruled that the Pataxó Hã-Hã-Hãe community have the right to live undisturbed on their ancestral lands and that any and all ranchers, garimpeiros and other incomers have to leave the area or face prison sentences.

selchieproductions:

In today’s good news - the Brazilian Supreme Court has - after months of fierce legal battles - ruled that the Pataxó Hã-Hã-Hãe community have the right to live undisturbed on their ancestral lands and that any and all ranchers, garimpeiros and other incomers have to leave the area or face prison sentences.


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April 6, 2012
"I’m just glad that we held strong. I think this is a great resolution. We are getting so much interest to see the film, and this makes it much easier for schools to get behind it."

“Bully” director Lee Hirsch • Discussing the MPAA’s decision to make the film PG-13 upon its expansion nationwide starting April 13. Hirsch was able to keep a key scene in the film, but edited out three uses of a profanity. The movie, originally rated R, was rated as such because of its usage of profanity: The original cut of the film had six uses of a certain profanity. The key scene, where the word is used three times, will remain unedited. (via shortformblog)

YEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

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February 24, 2012

nrdc:

Decision Time to End Mountaintop Removal in Tennessee

Tennessee is poised to become the first state to ban mountaintop removal coal mining within its borders.  A bill in the state legislature, the Scenic Vistas Protection Act, would end strip mining above 2000 ft in elevation, effectively ending the practice. This bill is likely to move forward within weeks. Now it’s up to state legislators and Gov. Bill Haslam to decide whether they will do the right thing for the future of the state.  

Tennessee Conservation Voters just launched this TV ad explaining what’s at stake.

If you’re a Tennessean, make sure your voice is heard. Tell Gov. Haslam to support Scenic Vistas. Then tell your state legislators to do the same.  Read more.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

February 5, 2012
A town that grows all its own vegetables

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February 4, 2012
thedailyfeed:

EXCLUSIVE: A bubble is forming in Heartland real estate, and it’s almost entirely homegrown. After a year of record profits, farmers are plowing their savings into expanding their spreads. And thanks to record commodity prices and low job prospects, aspiring farmers are trickling in. Meanwhile Wall Street fund managers are showing uncharacteristic restraint.


Mike Duffy has a bumper crop on his hands. In his three decades teaching agricultural economics at Iowa State University, he has never seen so many aspiring farmers. The roster of names at the school’s Beginning Farm Center is now at 400.

“Are they the hippies of the ’70s? I don’t know, but they’re much less willing to become part of the general stream of things,” Duffy said. “And when the incomes are good, everybody wants in.”

thedailyfeed:

EXCLUSIVE: A bubble is forming in Heartland real estate, and it’s almost entirely homegrown. After a year of record profits, farmers are plowing their savings into expanding their spreads. And thanks to record commodity prices and low job prospects, aspiring farmers are trickling in. Meanwhile Wall Street fund managers are showing uncharacteristic restraint.

Mike Duffy has a bumper crop on his hands. In his three decades teaching agricultural economics at Iowa State University, he has never seen so many aspiring farmers. The roster of names at the school’s Beginning Farm Center is now at 400.

“Are they the hippies of the ’70s? I don’t know, but they’re much less willing to become part of the general stream of things,” Duffy said. “And when the incomes are good, everybody wants in.”

(via thedailyfeed)

January 17, 2012
House Kills SOPA | Examiner

theclearlydope:

newsweek:

infoneer-pulse:

In a surprise move today, Representative Eric Cantor(R-VA) announced that he will stop all action on SOPA, effectively killing the bill. This move was most likely due to several things. One of those things is that SOPA and PIPA met huge online protest against the bills. Another reason would be that the White House threatened to veto the bill if it had passed. However, it isn’t quite time yet to celebrate, as PIPA(the Senate’s version of SOPA) is still up for consideration.

» via examiner.com

Great job, Internet. Don’t stop now.

January 15, 2012
Breaking News: Monsanto To Face Biopiracy Charges In India | GreenMedInfo | Blog entry | Natural Medicine | Alternative Medicine | Integrative Medicine | Consumer Advocacy

(Source: mollyfamous, via gotitgrowingon)

January 15, 2012
While we believe that online piracy by foreign websites is a serious problem that requires a serious legislative response, we will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet.

mohandasgandhi:

joshsternberg:

The Obama Administration says “No to SOPA.”

Good news!

(Source: joshsternberg)

January 4, 2012
shortformblog:




Montana’s Highest Court Rebukes Citizens United Ruling

Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock may have become the most, and simultaneously the least, popular person in America. In a stunning 5-2 decision, the Supreme Court of Montana rebuked the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous Citizens United ruling. [more]


To be clear, this decision only applies to the state of Montana, not the country. But it’s still a quite notable decision, as it could define how the Citizens United ruling is interpreted at the state level. Read more at Manic, Chill.

shortformblog:

Montana’s Highest Court Rebukes Citizens United Ruling

Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock may have become the most, and simultaneously the least, popular person in America. In a stunning 5-2 decision, the Supreme Court of Montana rebuked the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous Citizens United ruling. [more]

To be clear, this decision only applies to the state of Montana, not the country. But it’s still a quite notable decision, as it could define how the Citizens United ruling is interpreted at the state level. Read more at Manic, Chill.

(via shortformblog)

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