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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.
Tribes Unite to Fight BP
by Sue Sturgis
Indigenous leaders from Ecuador visited Louisiana to share what they learned in a decades-long battle with Texaco.
“Action is the Antidote to Despair”
Photo essay: A photographer confronts the BP oil disaster.
But What About Embedded Carbon?
by Richard Conlin
Yes, you create emissions when you burn gasoline, but what about the carbon emissions from making the car?
Happy Cities for the Global South: Interview with Enrique Peñalosa
by Jay Walljasper
Former Bogotá mayor Enrique Peñalosa is convincing city planners from Beijing to Mexico City to create lively public spaces that center around people and community, not cars.
Water for Energy Is a Waste
by Ashlee Green
Power plants suck more water out of the nation’s watersheds than any other single user—more than 40 percent.
Live Dangerously: 10 Easy Steps
by Shannon Hayes
When Shannon Hayes made a list of easy steps for becoming a radical homemaker, she didn't realize just how revolutionary they were.