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Game Changer: EPA to Regulate Carbon Emissions from Power Plants
by Brandon Bakerposted Jun 02, 2014
- Coal-fired power plants are responsible for about 40 percent of United States' carbon emissions. That pollution would be regulated for the first time under the new proposed rules.
The Boomers "Failed" Us: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher on Anger, Love, and Sacrifice
by Sarah van Gelderposted May 30, 2014
- First the anger, then the love—overcoming generational anger to find the courage required for the difficult work ahead.
Portland's E. Coli Scare: How Mushrooms Could Have Helped Prevent It
by James Trimarcoposted May 30, 2014
- Filters that contain fungi with powerful antibiotic properties can help remove harmful bacteria from water.
How Wolves Help Yellowstone's Trees Grow Taller
posted May 27, 2014
- In some parts of the park, the average height of the trees quintupled over six years.
Norway's Military Does "Meatless Mondays" for the Climate
by Liz Pleasantposted May 23, 2014
- Signs of change are appearing in the United States military as well.
Katie Couric Investigates America's Corporate Sugar Pushers in "Fed Up"
by Erin Sagenposted May 21, 2014
- Food can no longer be dismissed as niche news. It’s universal, vital, and urgent—and this film drives that point home.
7 Ways to Garden Like You Know What You're Doing (Even If You're Just Getting Started)
by Terra Wellingtonposted May 15, 2014
- A few simple guidelines to follow when breaking out the trowel and gloves.
Stanford Has an $18 Billion Endowment. These Students Made Sure It Won't Be Invested in Coal
by Liz Pleasantposted May 13, 2014
- The decision is the largest single win for the movement to push institutions to divest from fossil fuels. And student activists say they'll keep the pressure on Stanford to divest from oil and natural gas as well as from coal.
This Omaha Bike Shop Is Training a New Generation of Cyclists
posted May 12, 2014
- "Pretty soon they're using it to travel downtown and expand their understanding of the community they live in."
The Coal Workers You Didn't Know Existed—And Why They May Be At Risk
by Erin L. McCoyposted May 08, 2014
- Thousands of workers may be at risk of chronic disease from the chemicals used to process coal—including MCHM, which recently contaminated the drinking water of nearly 300,000 West Virginia residents.
Dear Paul Krugman: Is GDP Growth Making Us Richer or Poorer? (Please Clarify.)
by Herman Dalyposted May 06, 2014
- Is Paul Krugman just advocating temporary growth up to some level of optimality, or a truly ever-growing economy?
How a "Black Snake" in the Heartland Brought Spirit to American Environmentalism
by Kristin Moeposted May 06, 2014
- It's possible that the Cowboy Indian Alliance offers a glimpse into what a spiritually integrated environmental movement might look like, honoring diversity while resisting cooptation.
This Fifth-Grader Raised $200,000 to Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spill by Selling Watercolors
by Christine St. Pierre, Miles Beckerposted Apr 30, 2014
- These three young activists found creative ways to tackle issues from climate change to voting rights.
To My Friend the Climate Defeatist: Here's Why I'm Still In the Fight
by Jim Shultzposted Apr 29, 2014
- It is good to mourn for what's being lost. But giving up just gives the fossil fuel industry what it wants.
In Cleveland, Hoop Houses Turn Empty Lots into Year Round Farms
posted Apr 25, 2014
- Meet the urban cousin of a traditional barn raising: community members working together to build DIY greenhouses.