Slaves to Our Stuff: A Creative Vision to Break Away from Consumer Culture’s Destructive Grip

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This article was published in partnership with GlobalPossibilities.org. It originally appeared on Alternet.org. Need a creative way to fight fears of our planetary demise? A new book by Billy Talen prophetically titled, The End of the World (OR Books), may be just the trick. Talen, also known as … [Read more...]

Anti-Fracking Activists Applaud as NY Further Delays a Decision on Whether to Allow Fracking

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There is a collective sigh of relief from anti-fracking activists across New York today after news that the decision on whether to lift the state's moratorium on fracking had been further delayed. The news was released by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Department of … [Read more...]

South Africa Lifts Fracking Moratorium; Citizens Alarmed By U.S. Fracking Examples

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South Africa announced the end to its moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (known as fracking) on September 7. The African National Congress-led government first declared the moratorium on fracking in April 2011 because of the growing public outcry. This controversial technique for extracting natural … [Read more...]