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Weather Report: Monsoons and Monster Fires Are Telling Us It’s Time to Pay Attention

Ecosystems are stressed. Life’s operating systems are acting out. The signs are there: Carbon-based energy addictions are taking their toll. Who says you can’t change the weather? …

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Weather Report: Monsoons and Monster Fires Are Telling Us It’s Time to Pay Attention

by Chip Ward Ecosystems are stressed. Life’s operating systems are acting out. The signs are there: Carbon-based energy addictions are taking their toll. Who says you can’t change …

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Post BP: The Age of Precaution

by Chip Ward When, once again, we come to realize that everything we thought we knew is wrong. The catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico will generate passionate debate. We will critiq …

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Dance, Don’t Drive

by Chip Ward Resilient thinking for turbulent times. Shedding a way of life based on limitless growth, the celebration and reward of excess, and deeply ingrained habits of acquisit …

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Glennbeckistan

by Chip Ward If the Tea Party ruled. Imagine a land, let’s call it Glennbeckistan, where white, patriarchal, religiously zealous patriots hold a super-majority in both houses of th …

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Expand, Spirituality & Mysticism

Atlas: Following the Way of Our Bones

by Chip Ward Through mindful posture, we can communicate to others how we should be regarded and treated. The bones in the spine that determine the position of your neck and head a …

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Too Big to Fail

by Chip Ward In nature, nothing is too big to fail. But “failure” is also the beginning of somthing new. Chip Ward explores ways in which ecological ignorance and economic collapse …

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Happy Dirt Day!

by Chip Ward On Earth Day, we pause to see our place on the planet…and the planet’s place in us. Soil, of course, becomes food if you add a genetic plan (seeds), sunlight and wat …

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The Perils of Nutritionism: or, how the food industry pimped my breakfast

Nutritional science is about where surgery was in 1650, says Michael Pollan. At its center is the belief in reductionism: that the whole equals the sum of its parts. Taken to extre …

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Stupid Is As Stupid Does

What if the Crown of Creation is a dunce cap? Chip studies the brain chauvinist menu, notes the limits of doing the math and invites us to rethink and re-feel our relationship to t …

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How to Cross the Ecological Abyss

Deep Ecology and the Commons: A close look at two important books that offer insights for changing our minds and behaviors in the face of troubling times, steering us away from the …

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Aftermath of Withdrawl: Why Believe in Bush?

He's been wrong, wrong, wrong, and now he's right? by Chip Ward President Bush and his administration have no strategy to get us out of Iraq short of the "victory …

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Energy, Science, Think

Why Nuclear Power Is Not an Energy Solution for Global Warming

Factor in the cost of mining, transporting and milling the uranium needed to fuel a nuclear power plant—for starters—and you’ll see nuclear power is no bargain. If you’ve seen thos …

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A Democratic Evolution

Democracy is a process, not a product. Of all the reasons President Bush and his advisors have given to justify the invasion of Iraq, the goal of making Iraq into a functioning dem …

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