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Ecosystems

Protecting the web of life.

Learning from the Biosphere Learning from the Biosphere
by David Korten
Life provides us with time-tested system design principles. We violate them at our peril.
What’s the Harm in Hunting? What’s the Harm in Hunting?
by Alyssa B. Johnson
It's an expression of our most fundamental relationship with nature, but can you really be moral and be a hunter, too? Our intern headed into the wild to find out.
20,000 New Species Under the Sea 20,000 New Species Under the Sea
by Lynsi Burton
Who lives in the ocean? The world's first census of the sea introduces thousands of new creatures, and the impact we're having on them.
What’s So Special About Humans? 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 The Teatime Series
by Betty Udesen
How backyard hummingbirds gave a healing photojournalist a new lens on life.
YES! But How? Peat-Free Potting 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 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 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 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? 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 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 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 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 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 All That We Share
by Jay Walljasper
Welcome to a new kind of movement—one that reshapes how we think about ownership and cooperation.
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