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.
Forget potato clocks. This promising new technology derives substantial amounts of electricity from living plants.
Species like green crabs, feral pigs, snakeheads, and zebra mussels cost $120 billion a year in damage. For a cheaper alternative, try eating them.
A beautiful short film that will remind you it is, indeed, a wonderful world.
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.
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.
Left alone, natural systems keep nitrogen, carbon, and other key ingredients of life balanced.
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.
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.
Money is the least of our problems. It’s time to pay attention to the real deficits that are killing us.
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.