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Ecosystems

Protecting the web of life.

People We Love: David Feld People We Love: David Feld
by Fabien Tepper
Designing nonviolent ways for humans and animals to live in harmony—in the city.
Backyard Permaculture: A 12-Step Program Backyard Permaculture: A 12-Step Program
by Doug Pibel
Author Peter Bane grew more than 150 species on less than 2,000 square feet. Here are 12 tips to get you there.
How Does Nature Do That? How Does Nature Do That?
by Margo Farnsworth
Former park ranger-turned-professor Margo Farnsworth believes that biomimicry is one of the most important new tools for sustainability. It gets her students outside and unleashes their scientific and entrepreneurial minds.
You Are Where You Live You Are Where You Live
by Susan Griffin
How the sky, rain, geography, and cultures of our place shape us.
What Would a Down-to-Earth Economy Look Like? What Would a Down-to-Earth Economy Look Like?
by David Korten
How did we end up with Wall Street when models for a healthy economy are all around us?
Looking for an Earth-Friendly Source of Fish? Try Barn-Raised Looking for an Earth-Friendly Source of Fish? Try Barn-Raised
by Katherine Gustafson
Aquaponics takes advantage of nature’s processes to fill Americans’ growing appetite for fish—without overfishing or destructive farming.
A Living Sewage Treatment Plant? These People Grew One A Living Sewage Treatment Plant? These People Grew One
by Claudia Rowe
Every flush of a standard toilet creates a several-gallon problem. Instead of wasting water, plants and animals can transform human waste into water rated pure enough to drink.
Invasive Species: If You Can’t Beat ’em, Eat ’em Invasive Species: If You Can’t Beat ’em, Eat ’em
by Joe Roman
Species like green crabs, feral pigs, snakeheads, and zebra mussels cost $120 billion a year in damage. For a cheaper alternative, try eating them instead.
What a Wonderful World, from David Attenborough What a Wonderful World, from David Attenborough
A beautiful short film that will remind you it is, indeed, a wonderful world.
BP’s Civil Fines Could be 10 Times Larger than Record Criminal Penalty BP’s Civil Fines Could be 10 Times Larger than Record Criminal Penalty
by Signe Predmore
The $4.5 billion oil giant BP has agreed to pay out for criminal misconduct related to the Deepwater Horizon spill is too small to change the company’s business model. Yet more and bigger payments are likely to come.
To Change Our Direction, It’s Time to Follow Nature’s Lead To Change Our Direction, It’s Time to Follow Nature’s Lead
by Sarah van Gelder
It takes humility to recognize that what we’ve called progress isn’t always for the better. Sometimes nature’s original idea was a better one.
To Save Our Ecosystems, Stop Overloading Them To Save Our Ecosystems, Stop Overloading Them
by Doug Pibel, Madeline Ostrander
Left alone, natural systems keep nitrogen, carbon, and other key ingredients of life balanced.
From Soap to Cities, Designing From Nature Could Solve Our Biggest Challenges From Soap to Cities, Designing From Nature Could Solve Our Biggest Challenges
by Sven Eberlein
Can a boat be designed to clean the water? How does a spider manufacture resilient fiber? We need products that don’t harm us or the environment, and nature’s already done the research.
5 Ways to Protect the Rights of Future Generations 5 Ways to Protect the Rights of Future Generations
by Melanie Jae Martin
This fall, 150 women gathered in the desert town of Moab, Utah, to discuss the changes we would need to respect the rights of future generations.
Maryam Henein: Filmmaker Advocate for the Bees Maryam Henein: Filmmaker Advocate for the Bees
Concerned about dwindling bee populations, this journalist undertook a five-year labor of love to educate the public about the harmful impact of pesticides on bees.
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