Guardians of the Plains: One Lakota Family's Plan to Fend off South Dakota's Epic Drought
by Kristin MoeAug 05, 2014
- 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
by Liz PleasantAug 01, 2014
- 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
by Erin McCarleyJul 31, 2014
- 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
by Erin SagenJul 30, 2014
- 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
by David KaimowitzJul 28, 2014
- 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
by Joe SolomonJul 17, 2014
- 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
by Brandon BakerJul 15, 2014
- 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?
by Yessenia FunesJul 14, 2014
- 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
by Christine St. PierreJul 11, 2014
- Edward Burtynsky documents the environmental effects of oil extraction through striking landscape photography.
Scared of Biking in Traffic? These Cities Are Making It Safe
by Jay WalljasperJul 10, 2014
- 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
by Liana LopezJul 09, 2014
- Organizers agreed that the annual marches have helped raise awareness about the mining project. But their work is far from done.
"Snowpiercer": If You Care About Climate Change, This Sci Fi Thriller Is For You
by Kate AronoffJul 07, 2014
- The film never flinches from the complex connections between economic and environmental problems.
Court Rules That New York Towns Can Ban Fracking
by EcoWatchJul 03, 2014
- The ruling is a boon to the more than 170 municipalities in New York that have already passed bans or moratoriums.
Canadian Govt Approves Pipeline Through British Columbia—But Landmark Court Ruling May Stop It
by Dana DrugmandJun 27, 2014
- First Nations groups say that the pipeline would disrupt their traditional seafood harvest and endanger their culture.
Video: In Rural Kenya, Solar Lanterns Cut Carbon and Help Kids Read
Jun 26, 2014
- Solar power can be transformative in places where people have to walk for miles just to charge a cell phone.