Robert Reich: 10 Ways to Fix Inequality

Robert Reich: 10 Ways to Fix Inequality Some inequality of income and wealth is inevitable, if not necessary. If an economy is to function well, people need incentives to work hard and innovate. The pertinent question is not whether income and wealth inequality is good or bad. It is at what point do these inequalities […]

The New ‘Harvest of Shame’: Children Who Pick Tobacco

More than 50 years ago, CBS correspondent Edward R. Murrow revealed to America the awful conditions suffered by migrant farm laborers in “Harvest of Shame,” an angry documentary that would become a classic. While conditions have improved for some of the families whose work provides our cornucopia of affordable food, there remains a special group […]

New Green Inventions:

15 Cutting-edge Items from the Mother Nature Network Can electronics be green? Looking at the latest in green inventions, you might be surprised to know that you can have a smaller ecological footprint without sacrificing all your electronic toys. Here’s our list of 15 of the newest, eco-friendly innovations to help you do your part. Continue […]

Water Cooperatives

Article from the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives Close to 3,300 water cooperatives in the U.S. are consumer-owned utilities formed to provide safe, reliable and sustainable water service at a reasonable cost. They provide drinking, fire protection and landscaping irrigation water. In addition, many of them provide wastewater services. Water cooperatives are most often […]

Migrant Farm Workers: Our Nation’s Invisible Population

Between 1 and 3 million migrant farm workers leave their homes every year to plant, cultivate, harvest, and pack fruits, vegetables and nuts in the U.S. Although invisible to most people, the presence of migrant farm workers in many rural communities throughout the nation is undeniable, since hand labor is still necessary for the production […]

Glacier Caves…

              Mt. Hood’s Sandy Glacier Contains Largest Ice Cave System In Lower United States. Scientists and researchers recently explored the ice cave system below Sandy Glacier on Mt. Hood, in Oregon and discovered it is far more extensive than originally thought. Oregon Public Broadcasting had a reporter embedded with the […]

Stone Age Shelter Discovered in Peru….

The Oldest High-Altitude Settlement in the World Scientists have recently discovered the highest altitude human shelter yet found.  Researchers have found two rock shelters and traces of human habitation more than 14,300 feet above sea level that date back over 12,000 years – evidence of the highest-altitude Stone Age settlement in the world.  To read […]

Kayapo Warriors: How Indigenous Tribes Protect the Amazon Rainforest

The lands of the Kayapo are in a lawless part of southeastern Brazil known as the Xingu region.  Their lands are undergoing a transformation into a huge island of rainforest within a sea of deforestation. To fight of further threats to their land and culture, some native tribes have staged protests, pressured the government, and […]