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Ecosystems

Protecting the web of life.

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.
Europe Cleans Up Its E-Waste Act
by Lilja Otto
Quick guide to new European initiatives on e-waste
Bioremediation in New Orleans Bioremediation in New Orleans
by Starhawk
Starhawk's second trip to New Orleans included the cleansing of contaminated soil using natural methods, as well as other relief efforts.
The Green Belt Movement :: The Story of Wangari Maathai
by Mia MacDonald
Wangari Maathai, founder of Kenya's Green Belt Movement, recently won the Nobel Peace Prize. Her message: Peace is founded in healthy ecosystems, access to natural resources, and democracy.
The Lake And the 'hood The Lake And the 'hood
by Jane Braxton Little
Mono Lake activists fought a 16-year David-versus-Goliath battle against the city's Department of Water and Power (DWP) to stop water diversions to Los Angeles. Yet the rural community and the city have emerged from the fray as watershed partners.
A Watershed Runs Through You A Watershed Runs Through You
by Freeman House
The struggle to bring back endangered salmon draws one community into a new commitment to the well-being of its watershed
A Canoe In Singing Waters A Canoe In Singing Waters
by Elizabeth Grossman
A Canoe in Singing Waters by Elizabeth Grossman, dam removal in Wisconsin
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