Planet

Netflix and Bill Nye Are Saving Science—30 Minutes at a Time
by Mark Rahner
With Netflix’s ascendancy and the way it’s changing viewing habits, “Bill Nye Saves the World” may be a huge opportunity for science education.
Ranchers and Tribes Unite Once Again to Fight the Keystone XL
by Devi Lockwood
A unique alliance among tribes, ranchers, and other landowners in Nebraska regroups to resist fossil fuel development like the Keystone XL.
Why You Should Be Saving Seeds (Even If You Don’t Have a Garden)
by Doug Pibel
Watch this movie to get inspired about saving seeds. And then do it.
How the Ancient Art of Rhetoric Can Help Defend Science
by Leah Ceccarelli
Climate scientists are learning how to choose their words carefully in response to inaccurate but emotive imagery.
After the March for Science, Keep Moving
by Peter Kalmus
This weekend’s march is a start. A climate scientist urges us to follow through in our personal lives as well as in our community.
5 Old-Fashioned Ways to Predict the Weather
by Lydia Cain
Have you noticed how nature gives its own subtle forecast clues?
The Key to Feeding the World? It’s Healthy Soil
by David R. Montgomery
Conventional farming practices that degrade soil health undermine humanity’s ability to continue feeding everyone over the long run.
How to Turn Neighborhoods Into Hubs of Resilience
by Taj James, Rosa González
Three places showing how to make the transition from domination and resource extraction to regeneration and interdependence.
Extractive Economy Jobs Are Not the Good Jobs Tribes Were Promised
by Mark Trahant
After the construction phase of the Keystone XL, only 35 employees would be needed to operate the pipeline.
What Is It Like to Live Without Running Water? Detroit Families Know
by Zenobia Jeffries
A recent study predicts that in the next five years, more than one-third of Americans will not be able to afford their water.
Portland Public Schools First to Put Global Climate Justice in Classroom
by Melissa Hellmann
Students learn about the front lines of global warming and how to be climate activists.
No Rural-Urban Divide Here: We All Want Good Jobs and Strong Local Economies
by David Korten
Local control is a foundational conservative principle—but progressives also embrace it.
Wildfires Are Essential: The Forest Service Embraces a Tribal Tradition
by Nathan Gilles
The Karuk were once denied the right to practice an ancient tradition. Now scientific and resource management circles are seeing the merits of controlled burning.
How to Keep Businesses (and Small Towns) Alive When Owners Retire
by Kaela Bamberger
In Kansas, a new matchmaking service is helping transition small businesses to new hands. Could it be a model for the rest of rural America?
The West Coast Will Determine the Fate of the Fossil Fuel Industry
by Arun Gupta
All along the Pacific Coast, environmentalists are gearing up for an epic fight.