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?
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.
Film Review: The Big Fix exposes BP’s efforts to minimize awareness of North America’s biggest oil spill.
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.
NASA completed a cross-institutional study on rising methane levels in the Arctic. The results, we're afraid, do not look good.
Colony collapse disorder threatens food crops valued at $15 billion a year. New research says farm chemicals put our food system at risk.
Decades ago, the legendary journey of the open-ocean canoe Hokule‘a revealed secrets of Hawai‘i’s past and sparked pride in native culture. Now, a voyage around the world offers a new generation lessons about Earth’s uncertain future.
This Earth Day, think like an ecosystem—and you just might save the world.
Ask an astrophysicist.
Going beyond organic, a new generation of farmers is nurturing nature as well as crops.
While Ivy League schools marvel at India’s economic growth, Vandana Shiva’s University of the Seed looks to the earth—and Gandhi—for guidance.
The destruction of two Washington State dams will restore depleted fisheries, create jobs, and maybe even change how we manage our rivers.
Two seventh-graders set out to save orangutans—and ended up changing the recipe for Girl Scout cookies.
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Revolutionizing agriculture with crops that grow like a prairie.
Since ripping open the prairie for modern monocultures, we're losing soil and fertility. Agricultural pioneer Wes Jackson says there's another way.