Study: The More Trees We’re Surrounded By, The Lower Our Stress Levels

September 21, 2018 at 3:49 pm




Lining city streets with trees reduces physiological symptoms of stress in humans. The thicker the tree cover, the lower the stress levels, study finds.

The Man Behind the Bloodstained Suit: The Father of the Circumcision Civil Rights Movement

September 18, 2018 at 6:26 pm




Since the 1970s, Brother K has stood on street corners around the country peacefully protesting a silent, hidden war on American boys and men — circumcision.

Live Free or Die Star Tells the “Truth about Reality TV” and Civilization

August 29, 2018 at 1:42 am




Live Free or Die star says all the things he couldn’t say on TV in a YouTube manifesto on civilization and its discontents.

Federal Court Says We Have a Constitutional Right to Feed the Homeless

August 28, 2018 at 4:35 pm




Appeals court says the political activist organization Food Not Bombs has a First Amendment right to share meals with the homeless in public places

5 Minutes of Movement Between Every 30 Minutes of Sitting Reduces Risk of Early Death 55 Percent, New Study Shows

February 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm




After just 30 minutes of sitting your metabolism and the enzymes that help you burn fat slow to a halt, good cholesterol plummets and the muscles in your lower body turn off.

Our risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and chronic back pain all go up along with the number of hours we spend sitting each day, recent studies show.

Amazon Ramps Up Sweatshop Conditions in Warehouses with Tracking Bracelets, While Whole Foods Workers Revolt Under the Behemoth’s New Reign

February 3, 2018 at 5:10 pm




Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos now holds the reins at Whole Foods. Photo Credit: Salon

Conditions in Amazon’s warehouses have been called “worse than Walmart” and are about to get even worse with wristbands that track workers’ every move and nudge their hands in the right direction when they make a mistake.

“First World” Countries are Using Africa as a Dump for Old Electronics

January 9, 2018 at 5:52 pm




Tens of millions of tons of toxic, trashed electronics from America and Europe are quietly, illegally dumped in Africa every year

If Americans and Europeans had to store their own electronic garbage, they might not consume it so quickly. They might get their dishwashers, dryers and washing machines repaired instead of tossing them out for the latest model. They might make due with their iphones and laptops until they were truly unusable before upgrading.

Rat Poison is Killing Endangered Mountain Lions in California

December 21, 2017 at 11:12 pm





13 out of 14 Los Angeles-area mountain lions tested positive for rat poison, at least three have died

Mountain lion P-41 when he was first captured in May of 2015. Photo Credit: National Park Service.

A mountain lion that managed to cross a Southern California freeway and make its home in the mountains north of Los Angeles was found dead in October.

Santa’s Real Workshop is a Sweatshop in China

December 19, 2017 at 9:10 pm




It’s fun to tell our children fun stories about Santa and his elves merrily making all their Christmas wishes magically come true. But in 2017, maybe it’s time we tell them the real story — the story many grown-ups don’t even know, because they prefer to remain willfully ignorant.

Why Permaculture is the Future of Food, if There is a Future of Food

December 11, 2017 at 2:50 am




Permaculture is not only sustainable, it’s regenerative, and can heal the damage caused by conventional agriculture.

Bullock’s Permaculture Homestead on Orcas Island

When someone claimed to have a “sustainable” farm, the late biologist and permaculture professor Toby Hemenway liked to ask them how long their farm had been around?

“500 years? 5000? A million?”

Because hardly anyone could answer more than a hundred, Hemenway started to realize most of us have no idea what “sustainable” means.

In the video below, he explains why there is no such thing as sustainable agriculture and why permaculture has to be the future of food if there’s going to be a future for humans at all.