Protecting the web of life.
Dutch Company Powers Streetlights With Living Plants; Will Your Cell Phone Be Next?
by Kayla Schultzposted Nov 21, 2014
- Forget potato clocks. This promising new technology derives substantial amounts of electricity from living plants.
Permanent Housing for 85 Homeless People Saved Taxpayers $1.8 Million (And 18 Other Facts to Think About)
by Natasha Donovanposted Nov 17, 2014
- Did you know an elephant can bring in more than $1.6 million during its lifetime—from ecotourism?
Video: Why Waste Coffee Grounds When Delicious Mushroooms Love to Grow on Them?
posted Oct 10, 2014
- See how an urban farm in the United Kingdom is recycling coffee waste to grow gourmet mushrooms.
Coral Reefs for Climate Justice? The Oceans Can’t Speak, But They Need Our Help
by Richard Schiffmanposted Sep 18, 2014
- The world under the waves is under attack from climate change, overfishing, and pollution. But major marine sanctuaries are making a difference.
Video: In Rural Kenya, Solar Lanterns Cut Carbon and Help Kids Read
posted Jun 26, 2014
- Solar power can be transformative in places where people have to walk for miles just to charge a cell phone.
A Local Economy Solution to Africa's Poaching Problem
by Richard Schiffmanposted Jun 25, 2014
- Communities that enjoy the economic benefits of wildlife tourism don’t harbor poachers.
Portland's E. Coli Scare: How Mushrooms Could Have Helped Prevent It
by James Trimarcoposted May 30, 2014
- Filters that contain fungi with powerful antibiotic properties can help remove harmful bacteria from water.
How Wolves Help Yellowstone's Trees Grow Taller
posted May 27, 2014
- In some parts of the park, the average height of the trees quintupled over six years.
Dear Paul Krugman: Is GDP Growth Making Us Richer or Poorer? (Please Clarify.)
by Herman Dalyposted May 06, 2014
- Is Paul Krugman just advocating temporary growth up to some level of optimality, or a truly ever-growing economy?
Dear Jen, Kellan, et. al: We Can End Dolphin Slaughter Without the TPP
by James Trimarcoposted Feb 07, 2014
- The controversial trade deal poses serious threats to humans and the environment. We can find better tools in the fight for dolphin rights.
Do Backyard Bird Feeders Spread Salmonella? The Human Role in Avian Disease
by Greg Harmanposted Feb 05, 2014
- Immunologist Peter Doherty shows us that the fate of birds and humans are more connected than we might think.
In the Wake of Haiyan, We Must Divest from Fossil Fuels
by Jamie Hennposted Nov 12, 2013
- The devastation in the Philippines reminds us of our responsibility to stop profiting from the wreckage caused by companies whose business plan includes destroying the planet.
The "Wild Dog Whisperer": Rescuing Wolves in California
by YES! online staffposted Sep 27, 2013
- In a desert valley not so far from Los Angeles, Tonya Littlewolf has built a refuge for wolves born in capitivity—and for herself.
Making Carpet from Discarded Fishing Nets
by YES! online staffposted Sep 06, 2013
- Fishing nets that wash up on the beaches of the Philippines are a nasty form of pollution. Luckily, they can be harvested for useful purposes like carpeting.
Bringing Bison and Biodiversity Back to the Prairie
by Sarah Kuckposted Aug 29, 2013
- A Montana-based nonprofit is moving to preserve 3.5 million acres of the Great Plains.