Where Does All the Trash from Dollywood Go? To One of the World's Best Composting Facilities
by Erin L. McCoyAug 27, 2014
- Sevier County, Tenn., diverts 70 percent of waste from landfills—and it's becoming more efficient all the time.
Should Your Town Have the Right to Ban Fracking? These Laws Will Have to Change First
by Mari MargilAug 27, 2014
- Unless the legal foundation for local self-governance is truly built on the rights of communities, victories like the one in New York can easily be overturned.
Climate Comeback: A Grassroots Movement Steps Back Into the International Arena
by Jim ShultzAug 26, 2014
- Three major international meetings about climate change are on the horizon. Is this the moment to fix the failures of Copenhagen?
Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson
by Deirdre SmithAug 22, 2014
- The tragedy in Ferguson helps us understand why people of color aren't as active as they could be in the climate movement—and what white allies can do to change that.
Americans Spend $1.8 Billion on Eating Out Every Day (And 23 Other Facts You Should Probably Know)
by Dana Drugmand, Yessenia FunesAug 18, 2014
- Meanwhile, more Americans got insured, the oceans continued to become more acidic, and the world’s largest collection of rubber ducks grew at a rapid pace.
Photo Essay: Indigenous Farmers Gather in the Andes to Plan for Climate Change
by Adam KerbyAug 18, 2014
- These photos document a gathering of indigenous groups from China, Bhutan, and Peru. They met in the spring to discuss climate change and plan a crop exchange program.
Tractors, Ritual Baths, and Dismantling Racism: Welcome to Black and Latino Farmers Immersion
by Leah PennimanAug 14, 2014
- The program brings together training in topics such as soil chemistry and farm planning with a deep analysis of how racism has divorced people of color from the land.
The Leader of Canada's Green Party Is Marching for Climate Action—And She Wants You to Join Her in NYC
by Elizabeth MayAug 12, 2014
- As environmental lawyer and author Gus Speth once said, "Politicians ride the waves. People's movements make the waves."
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.