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Ecosystems

Protecting the web of life.

Activists Wrangle Forest Victories from Corporations Activists Wrangle Forest Victories from Corporations
by Laura Kaliebe
Fierce pressure from activists has led several major corporations to change purchasing practices linked to deforestation.
Activists Drop Tar Sands Banner Over Niagara Falls Activists Drop Tar Sands Banner Over Niagara Falls
The Rain Forest Action Network dropped a 70 foot banner over Niagara Falls as a call to action and message to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper during his first official visit to the White House.
People We Love: John Halas People We Love: John Halas
by Lynsi Burton
Buoying coral reefs
Journey to Midway Journey to Midway
by Brooke Jarvis
Follow the journey of five media artists, led by photographer Chris Jordan, to Midway to witness the catastrophic effect of our disposable culture on some of the world’s most beautiful and symbolic creatures.
Signs of Life :: Act Two for Clean Water
by Madeline Ostrander
The U.S. Senate may be poised to undo a Bush-era policy that undercut protection of the nation’s waterways.
Update: Hudson River Serves Up Oysters Redux Update: Hudson River Serves Up Oysters Redux
An update on oyster restoration efforts around NYC.
Oysters Return to the Hudson Oysters Return to the Hudson
Find out how scientists in New York are working to replenish oyster populations in the waters around the city.
Restoring the Range: Can Beef Be Earth Friendly? Restoring the Range: Can Beef Be Earth Friendly?
by Madeline Ostrander
A South Dakota ranch family restored a prairie, wildlife habitat, and a creek—here’s how.
Life Reclaimed Life Reclaimed
by Madeline Ostrander
After growing up amid violence and harassment, Jarid Manos found a way out for himself and for troubled youth—restoring prairie ecosystems.
Why My Dad’s Going Green Why My Dad’s Going Green
by Kate Sheppard
Kate Sheppard recounts how she found common ground with her father, a conservative farmer. Environmental policies work for all.
Ahmed and the Return of the Arab Phoenix Ahmed and the Return of the Arab Phoenix
Shot around the Palmyra oasis, Syria, not far from the Euphrates river and the Iraqi border, this documentary shows the efforts of the Syrian government to protect its natural heritage.
Sustainable Appalachia: The Healing Harvest Forest Foundation Sustainable Appalachia: The Healing Harvest Forest Foundation
by Jason Rutledge
Over the past decade, a growing network of practitioners across Appalachia have chosen to live with horses in a utilitarian way. They are using horse power to practice “restorative forestry.”
Appalachia—Down a Greener Road Appalachia—Down a Greener Road
by Madeline Ostrander
In Appalachia people have learned that going green isn't all about what you have to give up, but it can make your life richer. The Central Appalachian Network hatched hundreds of new businesses, and inspired many more to a shift to local, organic sales.
People We Love :: Sophia Rabliauskas People We Love :: Sophia Rabliauskas
Bioremediation in New Orleans - Part     Two Bioremediation in New Orleans - Part Two
by Starhawk
Lots of people have worked on bioremediation in the lab. New Orleans offers a low-budget opportunity in the real world.
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