For Santorum, as for Ratzinger, if your conscience says one thing, and the Pope...– Andrew Sullivan (via azspot)
“It is impossible for the world economy to grow its way out of poverty and...– Carl Safina
The so-called “debt crisis” currently providing rationale for cutting social...– “Trickled On” Economics (via azspot)
The misalignment of politics and reality threatens to scuttle both major...– James Howard Kunstler (via azspot)
As we continue to reassess our relationships with food and nature, hunting...– Tovar Cerulli
Hey, deep pockets: Your name just could save... →
In 1985, the state provided 45 percent of Penn State’s budget; in 2011 it provided 6 percent. In 1985, in-state tuition was just over $2,500; today it is over $16,000. Over the past twenty-five years, the cost of a public college education has increasingly been offloaded onto individual students and their families, as education has been redefined from a public good to a private investment. It...
It has long been accepted throughout the world that, according to Indian author...– Richard Raznikov
NWF wildlife photo contest winners
Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm on Michigan’s turn around.
So instead, we simply charge ahead. To take just one example, last month the...– Bill McKibben
Think about it. First, you have firms directly plugged in to the...– “American Exceptionalism;” or, It’s Not State Capitalism When America Does It (via azspot)
Charity of the Month, February 2012
The Aldo Leopold Fountation The Aldo Leopold Foundation’s mission is to weave a land ethic into the fabric of our society; to advance the understanding, stewardship and restoration of land health; and to cultivate leadership for conservation. The five children of Aldo and Estella Leopold (pictured above) established the Aldo Leopold Foundation as a not-for-profit conservation organization in...
Book of the Month, February 2012
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold Amazon review: “Published in 1949, shortly after the author’s death, A Sand County Almanac is a classic of nature writing, widely cited as one of the most influential nature books ever published. Writing from the vantage of his summer shack along the banks of the Wisconsin River, Leopold mixes essay, polemic, and memoir in his book’s pages....