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An Ounce of Prevention

by Shana DeClercq | July 31, 2014 Unsurprisingly, delaying action to address climate change is breathtakingly costly. The longer we wait, the harder it will get to stop the increase in carbon emissions, to kick-off clean energy programs, and to recover from mega-storms, droughts and floods. A new report out this week...

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Detroit’s Fight for Public Water is Also the Nation’s

By Anna Lappé June 30, 2014 Detroit made international news this month when its municipal water board resumed cutting off water to residents with unpaid bills. With thousands of community members struggling in homes with no running water, local groups reached out (PDF) to the United Nations special rapporteur on...

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A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy

“Boca Raton, the city I was raised in, was a pocket of wealth surrounded by poverty.  I spend my childhood feeling either sheepishly wealthy or embarassingly poor. I became preoccupied with Stuff – who had it, who didn’t.” So begins Community member Sarah Lazarovic’s gorgeous book of illustrations, A Bunch...

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With Project Ara, Modular Phones May be Here Soon!

by Josh Morrow A couple of weeks ago my iPhone died. Permanently. After months of exposure to dirt and rain while hiking the Appalachian trail, my phone was no longer able to take a charge. iFixIt came to my rescue, and after several hours of wrestling with screwdrivers, suction cups,...

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