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Meet the Youngest Member of the Tiny House Movement
posted Jan 11, 2013
- This 16-year-old is building himself a future free from mortgage payments, not to mention college accommodations that are a bit homier than your average dorm room.
Welcome to Blockadia!
by Melanie Jae Martin, Jesse Fruhwirthposted Jan 11, 2013
- The corporate push to construct tar-sands pipelines is transforming the environmental movement across North America by increasing the involvement of local residents and normalizing the use of direct action.
Idle No More Rises to Defend Ancestral Lands—and the Planet
by Bill McKibbenposted Jan 10, 2013
- Bill McKibben on the tradition of environmental activism he’s seen among members of First Nations, and the unique role of the Idle No More movement in the fight against climate change.
Looking for an Earth-Friendly Source of Fish? Try Barn-Raised
by Katherine Gustafsonposted Jan 03, 2013
- Aquaponics takes advantage of nature’s processes to fill Americans’ growing appetite for fish—without overfishing or destructive farming.
A Living Sewage Treatment Plant? These People Grew One
by Claudia Roweposted Jan 03, 2013
- Every flush of a standard toilet creates a several-gallon problem. Instead of wasting water, plants and animals can transform human waste into water rated pure enough to drink.
Invasive Species: If You Can’t Beat ’em, Eat ’em
by Joe Romanposted Jan 03, 2013
- Species like green crabs, feral pigs, snakeheads, and zebra mussels cost $120 billion a year in damage. For a cheaper alternative, try eating them instead.
Robot Dogs and Other Weird Creatures Bring Nature to the City
by Natalie Pompilioposted Jan 03, 2013
- How to create a world where people fly, salamanders text, and trash is useful.
Remembering Rebecca Tarbotton
by Tina Gerhardtposted Jan 02, 2013
- A tribute to the beloved environmentalist, human right activist, and executive director of the Rainforest Action Network.
9 Stories That Will Change Your World in 2013
by Sarah van Gelderposted Jan 02, 2013
- 2012 was a year of superstorms, mass shootings, debt strikes, and the most spendy election ever. Here’s how last year’s most important stories will shape 2013.
Dirty, Pricey, and Obsolete: Why Desalination Is Not Worth Its Salt
by Adam Scowposted Dec 27, 2012
- Efforts to curb the consumption of water are getting great results and making expensive desalination plants obsolete.
Four Steps to Less Wasteful Communities
by Fran Kortenposted Dec 26, 2012
- The individual actions we take to reduce waste are important. But to stem the avalanche of stuff, we also need system-wide solutions.
What a Wonderful World, from David Attenborough
posted Dec 24, 2012
- A beautiful short film that will remind you it is, indeed, a wonderful world.
Why Curbing the Climate Crisis Will Take More Than Summits and Divestment
by Jim Shultzposted Dec 14, 2012
- Targeting the fossil fuel industry is essential, but divestment as the target for action raises the same question as global summitry does: Is it enough?
How I Survived Breaking Up with My Car
by Erin L. McCoyposted Dec 14, 2012
- Erin McCoy tells the story of how she gave up driving, despite her love for cars, and examines the challenges facing drivers who don't live in cities.
Detroiters Question “World’s Largest Urban Farm”
by James Trimarcoposted Dec 11, 2012
- To many Detroit residents—and especially to its established urban gardeners—the approval of a large-scale urban farm raises serious questions about the future of food and land in the city.