Category: Resources

Catherine Tumber: Land Without Bread

A Green New Deal frames guidance on state and local policy, farmland protection must be central—foundational—to its goals and funding priorities

Marjorie Cohn: Amazon Fires Will Have Global Consequences. The UN Must Act

The Amazon is burning. Nearly 75,000 fires have started in the iconic Brazilian rainforest this year to date, an 84 percent increase from the year before. Since August 10, a spate of intentionally set fires have been raging in the Amazon. But Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro, who took office in January, let them burn for two weeks before sending Read more…

Hilary Wainwright: Labour can help the Harland and Wolff workers make renewables

In the 1970s, Lucas Aerospace workers had a plan to make socially useful products and went to minister for industry Tony Benn for help. Do the workers occupying their shipyard in Belfast have a similar ally in John McDonnell?

Juan Cole: Offshore Wind a “New Industrial Revolution”

The costs of wind, both onshore and offshore, are falling rapidly

Evaggelos Vallianatos: Farm Rot is Eating America Alive

In this futile struggle against nature, farmers keep adding more of old sprays, and often replace old chemicals with newer more acutely deleterious materials

Conn Hallinan: Rivers of Dust

Water & the Middle East

Ellen Brown: The Cheapest Way to Save the Planet Grows Like a Weed

Hemp products can promote biodiversity and reverse environmental pollution by replacing petrochemical-based plastics, which are now being dumped into the ocean at the rate of one garbage truck per minute

Juan Cole: Scotland Renewables making enough Electricity to power Two Scotlands

And other Wind Power Successes

Juan Cole: Even Red States are going Solar

Republican decision-makers increasingly see solar as just a good business investment that produces electricity more cost-effectively than coal

Conn Hallinan: Weaponizing Water in South Asia

During the face-off earlier this year between India and Pakistan over a terrorist attack that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitaries in Kashmir, New Delhi made an existential threat to Islamabad. The weapon was not India’s considerable nuclear arsenal, but one still capable of inflicting ruinous destruction: water. “Our government has decided to stop our Read more…

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