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Should Harming Mother Earth Be a Crime? The Case for Ecocide

The destruction of nature might one day become a criminal offense adjudicated by the International Criminal Court.

Sam Davis: What’s So Green About Burning Trees? The False Promise of Biomass Energy

Bioenergy companies are clear-cutting American forests to heat and electrify Europe. This broken system harms public health, the environment, and the climate.

Here’s Why You Can’t Afford an Electric Car

The U.S. is aggressively keeping cheap Chinese-made EVs off the market. We are all paying the price for this protectionism.

The 2024 Election is About the Rich Stealing From the Public 

A fight over extending provisions of Trump’s tax cuts is at stake in November’s election. Ultimately, the race is about money.

Prepared Learning: What Are Humans Hard-Wired for at Birth?

By Marjorie Hecht AUTHOR BIO: Marjorie Hecht is a longtime magazine editor and writer with a specialty in science topics. She is a freelance writer and community activist living on Cape Cod. SOURCE: Human Bridges CREDIT LINE: This article was…

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…

Where Do Living Creatures Get Their Sense of Rhythm?

BYLINE: Marjorie Hecht AUTHOR BIO: Marjorie Hecht is a longtime magazine editor and writer with a specialty in science topics. She is a freelance writer and community activist living on Cape Cod. SOURCE: Independent Media Institute CREDIT LINE: This article…

A Compelling Theory to Explain a Key Trait of Modern Humans

BY Marjorie Hecht AUTHOR BIO: Marjorie Hecht is a longtime magazine editor and writer with a specialty in science topics. She is a freelance writer and community activist living on Cape Cod. SOURCE: Independent Media Institute CREDIT LINE: This article…

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…