Posts Tagged ‘oil pipelines’

How the worlds collide

Posted June 18th, 2014 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on How the worlds collide

The beauty of nature and the longing for a quieter life come into conflict more and more with an industrial economy that encroaches on everything we need for life. Corporate interests and democracy are increasingly in conflict as quality of life and industrialization collide in a crowded world.

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Where the change is really happening…

Posted October 17th, 2013 in Blog, Featured 1 Comment

Somethin’s happening here – and all over the place. The reasons are sad, but the happenings are not. In the past few decades or so, by as much stealth as possible, the crude oil transhipment network and the explosive growth of the fracking industry have crashed into local communities all around the country. Suddenly, farmers, small town residents, rural areas and cities are finding their “places,” their beloved places – the places that are home, family, community – under threat of contamination and destruction.

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Drinking the Great Plains dry: a metaphor for all that’s wrong with us. And then, the good news!

Posted December 2nd, 2011 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Drinking the Great Plains dry: a metaphor for all that’s wrong with us. And then, the good news!

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: So here’s a good one with which to start off. The topic of the High Plains (or Ogallala) aquifer is something I bring to most of my talks – this singular source of water for 8 states of the Great Plains – because it is such a fine […]

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