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Dawn Allen

Dawn Allen
Dawn Allen is a freelance writer and editor who is passionate about sustainability, political economy, gardening, traditional craftwork, and simple living. She and her husband are currently renovating a rural homestead in southeastern Michigan.
This month, the Ponca Nation and a Nebraskan farming family made history at the intersection of the Trail of Tears and the path of the Keystone XL pipeline.
EPA head Scott Pruitt's on-air climate claims will soon have to be backed up with science, or he'll have some 'splainin' to do, rules a federal judge.
In May, unemployment shrank to a mere 3.8%, but that doesn't mean affording kids is getting any easier.
Think libraries aren't relevant in the Amazon age? There are libraries doing more than ever before, from being a teen commons to lending seeds and tools.
Experiments in community investment in real estate, worker cooperatives, decentralized energy generation, and more, are bearing profitable, equitable fruit.
Is it getting weirder by the day? Astroturfing, nonsense, deception, counterintuitive facts and topsy-turvy news make us feel stuck in Bizarro World lately.
Penn State's student-led Outing Group can no longer go outside because they might get hurt, but some danger is good for us as prep for life's challenges.
Ancient stone ruins of cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park.

Ours is a world with diminishing resources, inequality, a debt-fueled economy, climate chaos, mass migration, addiction, violence. Can we stop the collapse?
We live in a perverse world when curing patients is bad for the medical business and killing suspects is better for police than merely wounding them.
Whether you're thirsty in Capetown or Flint, living near the Mississippi, or simply depend upon a habitable climate on Earth, this water news affects you.