Perhaps many TreeHugger readers don't need to be convinced that the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protest in lower Manhattan is a green event, but it is. Even if ostensibly about economic issues more broadly construed, many of
Two stories coming through on land grabs in the name of 'development' that are worth paying attention to. Al Jazeera has a good opinion piece from the ever prolific Vandana Shiva where she describes land grabs in
If you're in the market for tortillas, buying from a local factory might sound like the most responsible choice, right? What if you knew that a worker (a 22-year-old new father) there had been killed by a dough-mixing machine,
There's a region in Louisiana known as cancer alley (or chemical corridor, take your pick). You can guess why. Cancer claims victims at an alarming rate along the 85-mile stretch of the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge
By now you're likely well aware that despite talking about clean energy and jobs, President Obama made no mention of climate change or environmental issues as such during yesterday's State of the Union address.
Today is human trafficking awareness day—and although for many that conjures up images of people trafficked for sex, most people forced into slavery today (which does exist) are trafficked for purposes that
For seven years Mark Stone was an important and serious environmental activist. According to the Guardian, he took part in every major protest in the UK from 2003 onwards and traveled abroad to demo's as well.
The issue in all this will obviously be in implementation and enforcement, but taking that as a given, this is really pretty great news: As AlterNet reports, Kenya's new constitution takes an important step in
A coda to the news from earlier in the day that environmental degradation and pollution in China in 2008 totaled about 4% of GDP for that year: Tierramérica is running an interview with Leonardo Boff, theologian,
An EPA-funded study found recently that not only is the West Nile virus more prevalent in low-income neighborhoods, but that economic conditions, including personal income, are the greatest predictor of disease
Eleven years before the term genocide originated in 1944, the legal scholar Raphael Lemkin had attempted to make illegal the sort of mass killing perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire upon Armenians in the First World War. World War Two cemented the drive to