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The Inner Harbor Water Wheel is proving to be an effective answer to the city's water pollution problem.
The city's mayor says the move will boost cycling in decades to come, creating a greener and more sociable city.
Edward Burtynsky documents the environmental effects of oil extraction through striking landscape photography.
Organizers agreed that the annual marches have helped raise awareness about the mining project. But their work is far from done.
When you ask Americans specific questions about the policies they support, it turns out we're not so polarized after all.
As a mother, I have made life choices that can’t always include everything my children want—like hiking the Adirondacks. Here’s how I learned to overcome the guilt.
First Nations groups say that the pipeline would disrupt their traditional seafood harvest and endanger their culture.
New York City's newly approved budget allocates $1.2 million for developing and supporting worker-owned cooperative businesses.
Moments of sadness are inevitable in a life filled with deep connections to other people.
Londoners have made their feelings clear about a corporate "solution" to the problem of homelessness—and the company listened.
With the owner of the team vowing "NEVER" to change its name, Native American tribes around the country launch a national campaign to do just that.
Earlier this year, a 7-year-old girl urged the toy company to “make more Lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun ok!?!” Here’s what they did.
A program called the Walking School Bus provides kids an easy way to get regular exercise while getting to know their neighborhood.
First the anger, then the love—overcoming generational anger to find the courage required for the difficult work ahead.
Filters that contain fungi with powerful antibiotic properties can help remove harmful bacteria from water.
The teachers found their careers at risk when an erratic statistical tool became a key measure of their success.
Signs of change are appearing in the United States military as well.
The popularity of a new book by French economist Thomas Piketty should be a wake-up call for politicians. If inequality sells in the stores, it will sell at the polls as well.
And 25 other facts you should probably know.
Food can no longer be dismissed as niche news. It’s universal, vital, and urgent—and this film drives that point home.
The struggle to save the world's greatest communication network.
A new law will end the practice of evaluating teachers based on their students' standardized test scores.
By keeping workers healthy, the Affordable Care Act will help the working poor achieve greater financial stability—and will probably boost the economy as well.
Blockbuster series like Twilight have left their mark on a generation of girls, but what message are they sending boys? Here are a few to look out for.
The Empathy Library is a new digital archive where people can point to the books, movies, and other media that help us learn to understand one another.
Why the fight for biodiversity is about protecting life itself.
"Anarchists are certain I'm an anarchist because I cut up a favorite tool of the oppressor," artist Mark Wagner says. "Capitalists think I'm a capitalist because I revel in it."
Can a licensing deal between Sesame Street and the Produce Marketing Association truly improve childhood health? Maybe, but grassroots solutions already exist.
A recent editorial in the The New York Times argued that the Trans Pacific Partnership should strengthen environmental and labor regulations. But that won't happen unless we change the process.
As final results come in for Initiative 522, advocates of GMO labeling are saying we need to change the system, not just the supermarket.