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Can Carbon-Mopping “Artificial Trees” Slow Climate Crisis?
by Richard Schiffmanposted Feb 08, 2013
- Two scientists at Columbia University believe that carbon-mopping machines modeled after trees could sequester enough carbon from the atmosphere to slow global warming. But can we produce them quickly (and cheaply) enough for the plan to work?
People We Love: David Feld
by Fabien Tepperposted Feb 07, 2013
- Designing nonviolent ways for humans and animals to live in harmony—in the city.
People We Love: Asa Needle
by Laura Beansposted Feb 07, 2013
- Leading teenagers in the clean-up of their hometown, Worcester, Mass.
People We Love: Leia Lewis Henderson
by Laura Beansposted Feb 07, 2013
- Nurturing African-American culture through gardening.
What’s Cheaper than Solar, Slashes Carbon Emissions, and Creates Jobs in Kentucky?
by Erin L. McCoyposted Feb 04, 2013
- Having an energy-efficient home saves the owners money, but they often procrastinate on improvements. When energy companies in Kansas and Kentucky figured out a way to sweeten the deal, the results brought good news for homeowners, contractors, and for the planet.
Backyard Permaculture: A 12-Step Program
by Doug Pibelposted Feb 04, 2013
- Author Peter Bane grew more than 150 species on less than 2,000 square feet. Here are 12 tips to get you there.
How Does Nature Do That?
by Margo Farnsworthposted Feb 01, 2013
- Former park ranger-turned-professor Margo Farnsworth believes that biomimicry is one of the most important new tools for sustainability. It gets her students outside and unleashes their scientific and entrepreneurial minds.
Film Review: Ken Burns’ Dust Bowl
by Valerie Schloredtposted Feb 01, 2013
- The new documentary will bring you inside one of the worst manmade disasters of all time in powerful detail.
People We Love: Sarah Bergmann
by Fabien Tepperposted Feb 01, 2013
- Creating a pollination pathway for urban bees.
What’s Stephen Colbert’s Solution to Climate Change?
by YES! Online Staffposted Jan 31, 2013
- Video: Stephen Colbert gets a lot of laughs out of climate change—at the expense of pundits who seem to have decided that solving the problem is just too much work.
Care about Your Food? Then Care about Your Farmworkers Too
by Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zernposted Jan 30, 2013
- It’s organic. It’s local. But did the workers who picked it have health insurance?
You Are Where You Live
by Susan Griffinposted Jan 30, 2013
- How the sky, rain, geography, and cultures of our place shape us.
Students to Colleges: Take Our Money Out of Dirty Energy
by Sachie Hopkins-Hayakawaposted Jan 29, 2013
- A divestment campaign led by students is changing the national conversation about energy, creating a market for sustainable stocks, and linking up students with communities facing off against the fossil fuel industry.
Why I Returned My Queen Elizabeth Medal of Honor
by Maude Barlowposted Jan 28, 2013
- A letter to Canada’s Governor General explains why Maude Barlow–together with Idle No More–are speaking out against the country’s new environmental rules.
Food or Ethanol? Why Farmers Shouldn’t Give in to Monocrops
by Shannon Hayesposted Jan 25, 2013
- It’s a good time to be in farming if you like to grow corn. It’s a tough time if you see yourself as a steward of the land. Shannon Hayes on why growers pressured by corn-heavy markets should hold out for crops that nourish the Earth.