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The Oil Spill’s Unseen Culprits, Victims
In this TED Talk, Blue Ocean Institute founder Carl Safina discloses the unseen culprits and victims of the BP oil spill.
Teens Care for Their Local River, Their Way
by Peter Donaldson
How do you get teens to care for their local watershed? Peter Donaldson’s carrot is the opportunity to produce smart, hip videos and be the on-air expert.
My Tiny, Free House
by Michael Janzen
Michael Janzen had a big house and a big mortgage. Then the financial crisis hit, and he wondered just how small, and how cheap, a house could be.
3 Steps Toward a Politics of Global Warming
by Bill McKibben
Making nice doesn't work. It's time to try something else.
YES! Recommends: Water Environment Federation
by Jing Fong
The Water Environment Federation offers communities and students a myriad of learning opportunities to protect and preserve the Earth's water resources.
Words That Inspire: Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande
by Jimmy Santiago Baca
Poetry: Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande, by Jimmy Santiago Baca, with Note to Educators.
Water
by Jing Fong
Measure your water footprint with H2O Conserve's easy-to-use calculator, and wrap your head around the impact of the BP oil spill using this trio of classroom resources.
At Last, a Human Right to Water
by Daniel Moss
Good news for thirsty people around the globe: The UN affirms the right to safe and clean drinking water.
Why the Fight for the Gulf is Also in Borneo
by Jamie Henn
A proposed coal plant in Malaysia is provoking an international outcry.
Stitching Up the Gulf
Video: 12-year-old Sofia Aderer lost her home to Katrina. Now she's doing her best to make sure birds don't lose their lives to the BP oil spill.
2010 a Tipping Point for Renewable Energy
by Brooke Jarvis
100 days into the BP disaster, it's time to quit claiming that an economy based on fossil fuels is our only option.
The Real Story of Racism at the USDA
by Chris Kromm
Years of discrimination from the USDA forced black farmers off their land.
Van Jones: Love Harder
by Van Jones
Van Jones on how to put Americans back to work and pull America back together.
The BP Oil Spill: Time to Get Unreasonable
by Brooke Jarvis
Shrimper Diane Wilson might be going to jail for her high-profile protests against BP. Why is she so sure it’s worth it?
The Story of Cosmetics
What's in your shampoo, anyway? Annie Leonard explores the toxins in our bathrooms, and what to do about them.