Protecting the web of life.
A Living Sewage Treatment Plant? These People Grew One
by Claudia Roweposted Jan 03, 2013
- 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
by Joe Romanposted Jan 03, 2013
- 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
posted Dec 24, 2012
- 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
by Signe Predmoreposted Nov 20, 2012
- 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
by Sarah van Gelderposted Nov 19, 2012
- 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
by Doug Pibel, Madeline Ostranderposted Nov 19, 2012
- 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
by Sven Eberleinposted Nov 19, 2012
- 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
by Melanie Jae Martinposted Oct 16, 2012
- 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
posted Oct 08, 2012
- 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.
Why Your Health Is Bigger Than Your Body
by Claudia Roweposted Aug 21, 2012
- New findings explain how politics, economics, and ecology can help or hurt our bodies.
America’s Deficit Attention Disorder
by David Kortenposted Aug 10, 2012
- Money is the least of our problems. It’s time to pay attention to the real deficits that are killing us.
What We Learned From Swimming With Leeches
by Shannon Hayesposted Jul 25, 2012
- The appearance of “bloodsucking parasites” in one farm family’s pond got them thinking: How could we be so comfortable with our natural world, yet paranoid about harmless—and helpful—creatures in it?
Occupy the Dam: Brazil’s Indigenous Uprising
by John Perkinsposted Jul 23, 2012
- In the Amazonian backcountry, tribes are challenging construction of the world’s third-largest dam—by dismantling it. Here’s what they can teach us about standing up to power.
Inside America’s Worst Toxic Waste Cover-Up
by Valerie Schloredtposted Jul 18, 2012
- Film Review: The Big Fix exposes BP’s efforts to minimize awareness of North America’s biggest oil spill.
How to Save Bats in Your Own Backyard
by Heidi Bruce, Shannan Stollposted Jul 17, 2012
- Bats are mammals, shy creatures of the night, and fascinating to watch. They’re also endangered by loss of habitat, disease, and pesticide poisoning. You can help by providing protection.