We Aren’t Alone in Our Cities: 12 Ways Animals Have Adapted to Urban Life
by Matt SoniakApr 14, 2015
- City living is changing animals in surprising ways. But they’re also transforming the cities they share with us.
Depaving Cities, Undamming Rivers—Here’s How We’re Undoing the Damage
by Diane BrooksMar 16, 2015
- All around the United States, people are stepping up to help a damaged planet heal.
Women Over 65 Own Nearly a Third of Iowa’s Farmland—Can They Prevent the Next Dust Bowl?
by Sena ChristianFeb 25, 2015
- So many older women are inheriting farms that some experts believe training them in land conservation may be society's best bet in protecting the food supply.
Why We Need a New—and Old—Relationship With Our Living Earth
by Dean PatonFeb 18, 2015
- More and more people have come to understand that behaving as if they hold all rights to Earth’s bounty amounts to an eighth deadly sin.
Dutch Company Powers Streetlights With Living Plants; Will Your Cell Phone Be Next?
by Kayla SchultzNov 21, 2014
- Forget potato clocks. This promising new technology derives substantial amounts of electricity from living plants.
Permanent Housing for 85 Homeless People Saved Taxpayers $1.8 Million (And 18 Other Facts to Think About)
by Natasha DonovanNov 17, 2014
- Did you know an elephant can bring in more than $1.6 million during its lifetime—from ecotourism?
Video: Why Waste Coffee Grounds When Delicious Mushrooms Love to Grow on Them?
Oct 10, 2014
- See how an urban farm in the United Kingdom is recycling coffee waste to grow gourmet mushrooms.
Coral Reefs for Climate Justice? The Oceans Can’t Speak, But They Need Our Help
by Richard SchiffmanSep 18, 2014
- The world under the waves is under attack from climate change, overfishing, and pollution. But major marine sanctuaries are making a difference.
Video: In Rural Kenya, Solar Lanterns Cut Carbon and Help Kids Read
Jun 26, 2014
- Solar power can be transformative in places where people have to walk for miles just to charge a cell phone.
A Local Economy Solution to Africa's Poaching Problem
by Richard SchiffmanJun 25, 2014
- Communities that enjoy the economic benefits of wildlife tourism don’t harbor poachers.
Portland's E. Coli Scare: How Mushrooms Could Have Helped Prevent It
by James TrimarcoMay 30, 2014
- Filters that contain fungi with powerful antibiotic properties can help remove harmful bacteria from water.
How Wolves Help Yellowstone's Trees Grow Taller
May 27, 2014
- In some parts of the park, the average height of the trees quintupled over six years.
Dear Paul Krugman: Is GDP Growth Making Us Richer or Poorer? (Please Clarify.)
by Herman DalyMay 06, 2014
- Is Paul Krugman just advocating temporary growth up to some level of optimality, or a truly ever-growing economy?
Dear Jen, Kellan, et. al: We Can End Dolphin Slaughter Without the TPP
by James TrimarcoFeb 07, 2014
- The controversial trade deal poses serious threats to humans and the environment. We can find better tools in the fight for dolphin rights.
Do Backyard Bird Feeders Spread Salmonella? The Human Role in Avian Disease
by Greg HarmanFeb 05, 2014
- Immunologist Peter Doherty shows us that the fate of birds and humans are more connected than we might think.