Trees for Oil: Pipeline Grows from Canada to U.S.

By ANASTASIA SIELSKI, age 16 Tar sands in Canada’s Alberta Boreal forests PHOTO:Flickr/NWFblogs The Keystone XL pipeline is a project developed by the oil company TransCanada to transport large amounts of oil from Canada to Texas. To be able to make the...

Seeking: A Job

By AMANDA VENDER PHOTO: Jonathan Wade Candidates for president in 2012 are lining up to talk about jobs, including President Obama, who hit the road on a bus tour in October to promote a jobs bill. If passed, the bill would allow people and businesses to pay less...

Poverty Wages

IMAGE: Gary Martin According to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute, 25 percent of all jobs pay so low that a full-time worker cannot keep a family out of poverty. In the United States, the Black unemployment rate is twice that of the white unemployment...

Economic Meltdown

Higher prices for food and energy, rising unemployment and more businesses closing their doors all show that the global economy is in crisis. Most economists believe the economy is in recession or even a depression like in the 1930s. The poor are those who suffer the...