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Economic growth that depends upon depleting nature is not “progress,” but wanton destruction of a vital commons. Our mission is to draw attention to this theft of commonly owned wealth and promote ways to restore natural ecosystems through better commons management systems.

February 10, 2007

Space Waste: As Below, So Above

Outer space has become a junkyard of orbiting waste.
February 5, 2007

An Amazing Day in Massachusetts

Shifting political winds provide an opening for a commons-based climate solution.
February 3, 2007

Vermont Considers a Commons Trust

Vermont considers bold legislation to preserve the state's common wealth.
December 14, 2006

EPA Torches Its Libraries

The overlooked Washington scandal: EPA dumps its libraries under orders of the Bush Administration.
October 30, 2006

The Future of the California Coastline

A history of coastline protection in California.
October 6, 2006

Commercial Bioprospecting in Our National Parks

Are our national parks for sale? Bioprospecting deals would open the door to commercialization in Yellowstone, Yosemite, Acadia, and other national treasures.
September 1, 2006

Two Cheers for Arnie, Three for Eliot

While Schwarzenegger deserves praise for addressing climate change, New York's Eliot Spitzer has a better idea.
September 1, 2006

Takings, Givings, And The Tragedy Of The Petulant Me

The property rights movement is overblown in its claims of takings.
July 19, 2006

The New Orleans Commons

How the commons can help us understand the Katrina disaster in New Orleans and its aftermath.
June 1, 2006

Slouching To Enclosure Land: How We'll Lose The Parks

The commons is taken away from us in little nibbles, not big bites. Penny by penny, our national parks are being privatized.