How Montanans Stopped the Largest New Coal Mine in North America
by Nick EngelfriedMar 28, 2016
- The defeat of what seemed unstoppable—Arch Coal’s Otter Creek mine—marks an encouraging shift in the fight against Big Coal.
I Was a Fourth-Generation Coal Miner. Here’s Why I Quit
by Nick MullinsMar 28, 2016
- “I quit the mines, not entirely sure what I was going to do. I just knew that I could do something different.”
Forget Nutraloaf—Prisoners Are Growing Their Own Food
by Marcus Harrison GreenMar 24, 2016
- From New York to California, prison gardening programs serve as cost-effective food sources and provide inmates with better nutrition.
5 Things Science Says Will Make You Happier
by Kira M. NewmanMar 23, 2016
- Happy people are healthier, make more money, and live longer. Thankfully researchers say it’s something we can cultivate with practice. Here’s how.
Without Fossil Fuels, a New Population Puzzle
by Laurie MazurMar 22, 2016
- So how many people can the planet really support?
You Don’t Need a Science Degree to End World Hunger
by Raj PatelMar 16, 2016
- Scientists aren’t the only ones who can solve problems like malnutrition—in fact, people who face hunger might be better at solving it.
20 Years in the Making, Great Bear Agreement Protects World’s Largest Temperate Rainforest
by Valerie SchloredtMar 16, 2016
- The landmark deal between 27 First Nations, environmentalists, forest industry, and government preserves 85 percent of old-growth in one of the world’s great forests.
Jobs After Oil: The Path to a Cleaner, More Equal Future
by Yessenia FunesMar 15, 2016
- A successful energy transition to renewables could not only rescue the planet but create a more just economy.
Real Life Hacks to Cut Your Carbon Footprint (Plus: A Personal Emissions Calculator)
by Peter KalmusMar 14, 2016
- After estimating how his daily actions contributed to global warming, this climate scientist found a better way to live. How does your carbon footprint stack up? Measure your impact with our emissions calculator.
We Know Nature Makes Us Happier. Now Science Says It Makes Us Kinder Too
by Jill SuttieMar 12, 2016
- New studies show being in nature may increase your willingness to be generous, trusting, and helpful toward others.
The West Coast Is the World’s 5th Largest Economy. Can It Unite to Stop Big Oil?
by Arun GuptaMar 03, 2016
- From First Nations activism to innovative city initiatives, the West Coast is leading the fight against global warming even as many countries lag behind.
How A Small Town Won an Unlikely Victory Against Big Oil
by Fran KortenFeb 26, 2016
- A port commission vote against a proposed $1.2 billion oil refinery in a Washington town proves that the people still have a voice.
The End of Night: Why We Need Darkness In the Age of Artificial Light
by Emmett FitzGeraldFeb 25, 2016
- Since the invention of electric light, the night has been getting progressively brighter. But a growing body of research shows experiencing total darkness is critical to our well-being.
Infographic: The Surprising Ways You Consume Oil Every Day
by Peter KalmusFeb 24, 2016
- Less than half the oil we consume is used for gasoline. Petroleum also goes into a bunch of everyday products. Some useful, and many we could live without.
100% Renewable Energy: What We Can Do in 10 Years
by Richard HeinbergFeb 22, 2016
- It will take at least three decades to completely leave behind fossil fuels. But we can do it. And the first step is to start with the easy stuff.