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Americans Spend $1.8 Billion on Eating Out Every Day (And 23 Other Facts You Should Probably Know) Americans Spend $1.8 Billion on Eating Out Every Day (And 23 Other Facts You Should Probably Know)
by Dana Drugmand, Yessenia Funes
Meanwhile, more Americans got insured, the oceans continued to become more acidic, and the world’s largest collection of rubber ducks grew at a rapid pace.
Photo Essay: Indigenous Farmers Gather  in the Andes to Plan for Climate Change Photo Essay: Indigenous Farmers Gather in the Andes to Plan for Climate Change
by Adam Kerby
These photos document a gathering of indigenous groups from China, Bhutan, and Peru. They met in the spring to discuss climate change and plan a crop exchange program.
Tractors, Ritual Baths, and Dismantling Racism: Welcome to Black and Latino Farmers Immersion Tractors, Ritual Baths, and Dismantling Racism: Welcome to Black and Latino Farmers Immersion
by Leah Penniman
The program brings together training in topics such as soil chemistry and farm planning with a deep analysis of how racism has divorced people of color from the land.
The Leader of Canada's Green Party Is Marching for Climate Action—And She Wants You to Join Her in NYC The Leader of Canada's Green Party Is Marching for Climate Action—And She Wants You to Join Her in NYC
by Elizabeth May
As environmental lawyer and author Gus Speth once said, "Politicians ride the waves. People's movements make the waves."
Guardians of the Plains: One Lakota Family's Plan to Fend off South Dakota's Epic Drought Guardians of the Plains: One Lakota Family's Plan to Fend off South Dakota's Epic Drought
by Kristin Moe
Long years of drought in South Dakota have made it difficult for the soil to absorb water. A group led by indigenous women hopes to change that through a ambitious dam-building project.
Trash Into Treasure: 6 Cool Things Made from Sea Plastic Trash Into Treasure: 6 Cool Things Made from Sea Plastic
by Liz Pleasant
As the problem of marine pollution gets serious, people around the world are turning ocean trash into all sorts of useful objects.
Remembering Stephen Gaskin: A Conversation with the Man Behind the Original Off-the-Grid Farm Remembering Stephen Gaskin: A Conversation with the Man Behind the Original Off-the-Grid Farm
by Erin McCarley
Gaskin had a talent for thinking through ways to combine simple living with social engagement. He died on July 1, 2014.
Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with Biodiversity Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with Biodiversity
by Erin Sagen
As climate change makes it more difficult to practice agriculture in their ancestral homelands, indigenous communities are exchanging seeds in hopes of finding the hardiest varieties.
Study Finds Indigenous Land Management Highly Effective in Combating Climate Change Study Finds Indigenous Land Management Highly Effective in Combating Climate Change
by David Kaimowitz
The study highlights the story of Brazil, where increasing indigenous rights to the rainforest helped cut carbon emissions by 3.2 billion tons.
These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy
by Joe Solomon
The Appalachian Transition Fellows are young people who will spend this year building diverse job opportunities in the coal-country counties that need them most.
This Solar-Powered Water Wheel Can Clean 50,000 Pounds of Baltimore’s Trash Per Day This Solar-Powered Water Wheel Can Clean 50,000 Pounds of Baltimore’s Trash Per Day
by Brandon Baker
The Inner Harbor Water Wheel is proving to be an effective answer to the city's water pollution problem.
Paris Launched a Kid-Friendly Bike Share. Could the U.S. Be Next? Paris Launched a Kid-Friendly Bike Share. Could the U.S. Be Next?
by Yessenia Funes
The city's mayor says the move will boost cycling in decades to come, creating a greener and more sociable city.
The Eerie Beauty of Landscapes Devastated by Industry The Eerie Beauty of Landscapes Devastated by Industry
by Christine St. Pierre
Edward Burtynsky documents the environmental effects of oil extraction through striking landscape photography.
Scared of Biking in Traffic? These Cities Are Making It Safe Scared of Biking in Traffic? These Cities Are Making It Safe
by Jay Walljasper
To get people on bikes in big numbers, cities are finding that it's essential to separate bike lanes from traffic.
Photo Essay: First Nations Take Their Last March Through Canada's Dystopian Tar Sands Photo Essay: First Nations Take Their Last March Through Canada's Dystopian Tar Sands
by Liana Lopez
Organizers agreed that the annual marches have helped raise awareness about the mining project. But their work is far from done.
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