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The Inspiring Movement to Build for Climate Resiliency

Architects and everyday people are teaching each other to build spaces for community and climate resilience using local, natural materials.

Why Ecosystems Need Healthy Populations of Apex Predators to Be Restored

By Jimmy Videle Author Bio: Jimmy Videle is a farmer, naturalist, and researcher. He is the author of The Veganic Grower’s Handbook: Cultivating Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs from Urban Backyard to Rural Farmyard(Lantern Press, 2023) and the co-founder of NAVCS-Certified Veganic. He is…

How Three New Museums Are Teaching the World About a Paradigm Shift in Our Understanding of Human Origins

By April M. Short Author Bio: April M. Short is an editor, journalist, and documentary editor and producer. She is a co-founder of the Observatory, where she is the Local Peace Economy editor, and she is a writing fellow at the Independent Media Institute. Previously, she…

The Animal Feed Industry’s Impact on the Planet

By Vicky Bond Author Bio: Vicky Bond is a veterinary surgeon, animal welfare scientist, and the president of The Humane League, a global nonprofit organization working to end the abuse of animals raised for food through institutional and individual change….

The New Cold War and the Risk of Nuclear Annihilation

BYLINE: Charles Derber and Suren Moodliar AUTHOR BIO: Charles Derber is a professor of sociology at Boston College and has written 26 books. Most recently, he coauthored Dying for Capitalism: How Big Money Fuels Extinction and What We Can Do About It (Routledge, 2023). He…

How California’s Farmers and Ranchers Could Lead the Way to Climate Resilience

BYLINE: April M. Short AUTHOR BIO: April M. Short is an editor, journalist, and documentary editor and producer. She is a co-founder of the Observatory, where she is the Local Peace Economy editor, and she is a writing fellow at the Independent Media Institute. Previously,…

Caroline Cox: Why the World’s most popular herbicide is a public health hazard

BYLINE: Caroline Cox AUTHOR BIO: Caroline Cox is a retired pesticide scientist. She was a staff scientist at the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides from 1990 to 2006 and a research director and senior scientist at the Center for Environmental…

Yemen’s Socotra Archipelago: The UAE’s Occupation and Destruction of a World Heritage Site

BYLINE: Mouna Hashem and Martha Mundy AUTHOR BIO: Mouna Hashem, PhD, is an international development consultant with extensive experience evaluating development programs and policies at UN agencies (the United Nations Development Program, UNICEF, the International Labor Organization) and other organizations, including the…

Does modern science already allow us to manage the weather?

By John P. Ruehl Author Bio: This article was produced by Globetrotter. John P. Ruehl is an Australian-American journalist living in Washington, D.C., and a world affairs correspondent for the Independent Media Institute. He is a contributing editor to Strategic…

Our food system is the bullseye for solving the world’s climate challenges

By Reynard Loki Author Bio: Reynard Loki is a co-founder of the Observatory, where he is the environment and animal rights editor. He is also a writing fellow at the Independent Media Institute, where he serves as the editor and…