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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.
"Snowpiercer": If You Care About Climate Change, This Sci Fi Thriller Is For You "Snowpiercer": If You Care About Climate Change, This Sci Fi Thriller Is For You
by Kate Aronoff
The film never flinches from the complex connections between economic and environmental problems.
Court Rules That New York Towns Can Ban Fracking Court Rules That New York Towns Can Ban Fracking
by EcoWatch
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 Canadian Govt Approves Pipeline Through British Columbia—But Landmark Court Ruling May Stop It
by Dana Drugmand
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 Video: In Rural Kenya, Solar Lanterns Cut Carbon and Help Kids Read
Solar power can be transformative in places where people have to walk for miles just to charge a cell phone.
A Local Economy Solution to Africa's Poaching Problem A Local Economy Solution to Africa's Poaching Problem
by Richard Schiffman
Communities that enjoy the economic benefits of wildlife tourism don’t harbor poachers.
Why Boston Has the Best Tasting Tap Water in the Country Why Boston Has the Best Tasting Tap Water in the Country
by Daniel Moss
The secret ingredient in Boston's prize winning tap water? Forest conservation.
San Francisco Bans Sale of Plastic Water Bottles on Public Property San Francisco Bans Sale of Plastic Water Bottles on Public Property
by Molly Rusk
The ban is set to go into effect in October 2014, and will be the first of its kind in the nation.
Meet the Tenacious Gardeners Putting Down Roots in "America's Most Desperate Town" Meet the Tenacious Gardeners Putting Down Roots in "America's Most Desperate Town"
by Kristin Moe
They're not always optimistic about the future of Camden, N.J. But they're committed to it anyway, and they've created one of the nation's fastest growing networks of urban farms.
Talking Cows Take on Factory Farms—Matrix Style Talking Cows Take on Factory Farms—Matrix Style
by Jonah Sachs
The viral success of "The Meatrix" shows how a good story trumps a mountain of facts.
Game Changer: EPA to Regulate Carbon Emissions from Power Plants Game Changer: EPA to Regulate Carbon Emissions from Power Plants
by Brandon Baker
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 The Boomers "Failed" Us: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher on Anger, Love, and Sacrifice
by Sarah van Gelder
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 Portland's E. Coli Scare: How Mushrooms Could Have Helped Prevent It
by James Trimarco
Filters that contain fungi with powerful antibiotic properties can help remove harmful bacteria from water.
How Wolves Help Yellowstone's Trees Grow Taller How Wolves Help Yellowstone's Trees Grow Taller
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 Norway's Military Does "Meatless Mondays" for the Climate
by Liz Pleasant
Signs of change are appearing in the United States military as well.
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