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Ecosystems

Protecting the web of life.

Coral Reefs for Climate Justice? The Oceans Can’t Speak, But They Need Our Help Coral Reefs for Climate Justice? The Oceans Can’t Speak, But They Need Our Help
by Richard Schiffman
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 Video: In Rural Kenya, Solar Lanterns Cut Carbon and Help Kids Read
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 A Local Economy Solution to Africa's Poaching Problem
by Richard Schiffman
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 Portland's E. Coli Scare: How Mushrooms Could Have Helped Prevent It
by James Trimarco
Filters that contain fungi with powerful antibiotic properties can help remove harmful bacteria from water.
How Wolves Help Yellowstone's Trees Grow Taller How Wolves Help Yellowstone's Trees Grow Taller
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.) Dear Paul Krugman: Is GDP Growth Making Us Richer or Poorer? (Please Clarify.)
by Herman Daly
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 Dear Jen, Kellan, et. al: We Can End Dolphin Slaughter Without the TPP
by James Trimarco
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 Do Backyard Bird Feeders Spread Salmonella? The Human Role in Avian Disease
by Greg Harman
Immunologist Peter Doherty shows us that the fate of birds and humans are more connected than we might think.
In the Wake of Haiyan, We Must Divest from Fossil Fuels In the Wake of Haiyan, We Must Divest from Fossil Fuels
by Jamie Henn
The devastation in the Philippines reminds us of our responsibility to stop profiting from the wreckage caused by companies whose business plan includes destroying the planet.
The "Wild Dog Whisperer": Rescuing Wolves in California The "Wild Dog Whisperer": Rescuing Wolves in California
by YES! online staff
In a desert valley not so far from Los Angeles, Tonya Littlewolf has built a refuge for wolves born in capitivity—and for herself.
Making Carpet from Discarded Fishing Nets Making Carpet from Discarded Fishing Nets
by YES! online staff
Fishing nets that wash up on the beaches of the Philippines are a nasty form of pollution. Luckily, they can be harvested for useful purposes like carpeting.
Bringing Bison and Biodiversity Back to the Prairie Bringing Bison and Biodiversity Back to the Prairie
by Sarah Kuck
A Montana-based nonprofit is moving to preserve 3.5 million acres of the Great Plains.
A Safe Place for Bees: Will US Follow Europe in Banning Hive-Killing Pesticides? A Safe Place for Bees: Will US Follow Europe in Banning Hive-Killing Pesticides?
by Katrina Rabeler
While banning the use of bee-killing pesticides is crucial, planting your yard with flowers instead of grass helps, too.
Security Checks, Duty-Free Shops, and...Beehives? Security Checks, Duty-Free Shops, and...Beehives?
by Kristin Hugo
Beekeepers are using empty public land around Seattle-Tacoma Airport to breed and distribute healthier strains of honeybees.
A New Deal for Appalachia’s Forests: Growing Biofuels? A New Deal for Appalachia’s Forests: Growing Biofuels?
by Mark Andrew Boyer
The mine-ravaged communities of Eastern Kentucky have been increasingly abandoned by the coal economy. Could growing biofuels jump-start a new local jobs market—and renew the land in the process?
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