Planet

What’s So Special About Humans?
by James Trimarco
We take for granted that humans have rights. Courts say corporations do, too. Now, there’s growing interest in rights for Nature and animals.
The Teatime Series
by Betty Udesen
How backyard hummingbirds gave a healing photojournalist a new lens on life.
YES! But How? Peat-Free Potting
by Caitlin Battersby
How can I make my own environmentally friendly potting soil?
Joel Salatin: How to Eat Animals and Respect Them, Too
by Madeline Ostrander
Why this foodie farmer believes sustainable farming includes meat.
YES! Picks: Dispensing Seed Bombs
by Caitlin Battersby
Seed bombs are a favorite tool of guerrilla gardeners for planting flowers on derelict ground.
What Lies Beneath
Video: The Census of Marine Life reveals more than 6,000 potentially new species living in our oceans.
What If Orangutans Had Their Day In Court?
by Madeline Ostrander
Environmentalists say nature should have legally recognized rights. But what does that really mean?
EcoTipping Points: Strategies for Shifting from Decline to Restoration
by Gerald Marten
The EcoTipping Points Project has documented more than 100 stories of environmental recovery in communities around the world. What do these success stories have in common?
Diary of a Disaster: 6 Months in the Gulf
by Riki Ott
What it’s like to respond to an environmental and democratic crisis—and where we go from here.
Not Your Average Yard Work
by Jeffrey Allen
A Madagascar villager puts nearly all of his earnings toward buying and reforesting unprotected lands—including the $10,000 prize he recently won.
Yes, There is An Alternative
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
More and more people, communities, and nations are taking steps to reduce their vulnerability to a volatile global economy.
All That We Share
by Jay Walljasper
Welcome to a new kind of movement—one that reshapes how we think about ownership and cooperation.
People We Love: Omar Tello
by Tiffany Ran
Restoring a Forest Habitat for Orchids
Boat-to-Table Fishing CSAs Catching On
by Ellen Tyler, Daniel Fireside
Do you know who your fisherman is?
Can Mushrooms Rescue the Gulf?
by James Trimarco
Researcher Paul Stamets says mushrooms can eat oil spills and rid the world of toxics—and he’s got proof.