Nearly All Americans Want To Get Off Fossil Fuels

By Basav Sen, Otherwords.org -

Late last year, The Washington Post reported a remarkable poll finding: Nearly half of American adults — 46 percent — believe the U.S. needs to “drastically reduce” fossil fuel use in the near [...]

House Committee Holds Hearing: Cannabis Policies For The Next Decade

By David Amián Valle, Norml.org -

Washington, DC: Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health on Wednesday held a legislative hearing, "Cannabis Policies for the New Decade," during which they [...]

Take My Benefits—Please!

By Mark Dudzic, Newpol.org -

At the June 2019 House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Medicare for All, Texas Republican Kevin Murphy lamented, “That great health care plan that your union negotiated for you? It’s gone. [...]

‘Saving Life On Earth’ For Just $100 Billion: New Roadmap Shows How US Can Address Global Extinction Crisis

By Andrea Germanos, Commondreams.org -

As the United Nations unveiled Monday a draft proposal to address threats to biodiversity, a new report outlined a strategy for U.S.-focused "visionary action to save life on Earth." [...]

Raising The Minimum Wage By $1 May Prevent Thousands Of Suicides, Study Shows

By Graison Dangor, Npr.org -

A new study suggests that raising the minimum wage might lower the suicide rate — especially when unemployment is high — and that doing so might have saved tens of thousands of people from dying [...]

What Medicare For All Really Looks Like

By Caitlin Kelly, Prospect.org -

He spends long days navigating Toronto’s miserable traffic, finding whatever’s needed for his work as a freelance production designer for film and commercials. It’s demanding physical labor, with [...]

‘Just Get On And Go!’ Olympia Transit System Goes Fareless

By Tom Banse, Opb.org -

As of the New Year, no bus fare is needed to ride the Olympia area’s Intercity Transit. On Jan. 1, the transit agency became the largest in the Pacific Northwest to eliminate fare collection, [...]

Study Shows Medicare For All Could Save $600 Billion Annually

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

Insurers and healthcare providers in the United States spent a staggering $812 billion on paperwork and other administrative burdens in 2017 alone, bureaucratic costs that could be dramatically [...]

Community Newspaper Becomes Reader-Owned Cooperative

By Nithin Coca, Resilience.org -

In Akron, Ohio, an unlikely publication is taking a bold step toward sustainability — not through traditional financial avenues, but by offering ownership of the paper to the community. The Devil [...]

APD Disbands Narcotics Unit To Focus On Violent Crime

By Staff, Wsbtv.com -

Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne confirmed the change on Tuesday, with the department telling him that those officers will be getting reassigned to other units. Atlanta police [...]

61 Years Strong: Cuba’s Revolution Lives On Despite Blockade

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

A day that will forever live in the hearts and minds of free men and women around the world, Jan. 1, 1959 marked the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, as the military dictatorship of Fulgencio [...]

Germany’s Green Energy Quest Stalls

By Kieran Cooke, Climatenewsnetwork.net -

LONDON, 8 January, 2020 – The city of Munich – one of Europe’s wealthiest urban conurbations – has expansive plans to tackle the fast-growing problems associated with climate change: its policies [...]

Sustainability In A Small Place: The Spanish Basque Country As A 21st Century Model

By Bruce Rich, Opendemocracy.net -

Things aren't working out the way many of us hoped. But we could learn something from this small entrepreneurial nation. The 21st Century is not working out the way many of us hoped: we witness [...]

Finland Ends Homelessness And Provides Shelter For All In Need

By Kathrin Glosel, Scoop.me -

In 2008 you could see tent villages and huts standing between trees in the parks of Helsinki. Homeless people had built makeshift homes in the middle of Finland’s capital city. They were exposed [...]

Fossil Fuel Producers Should Pay For Australia’s Fires

By Staff, Yubanet.com -

January 6, 2020 – The Australia Institute has welcomed the Government’s $2 billion bushfire recovery fund announcement, but has questioned why regular Australian taxpayers are being asked to pay [...]