We've only got one planet, and it makes our lives possible. We can no longer take it for granted.
In Ohio, the People Push Back on Fracking
by Joshua Kahn Russellposted Jun 26, 2012
- Tired of waiting for their leaders to ban the destructive drilling practice, citizens passed their own resolution—and took over the Statehouse to make it heard.
How to Build a Bike Train
by Maya Jacobsposted Jun 21, 2012
- Forty years ago, almost half of American kids biked to school. A smart idea for getting kids pedaling again.
Elinor Ostrom’s Parting Advice to Rio+20
by Elinor Ostromposted Jun 20, 2012
- The late Nobel prize winner warned against a too-rigid international structure to solve climate change.
Building the New Economy: Ten Steps We Can Take Now
by James Gustave Spethposted Jun 18, 2012
- How to choose people, place, and planet over profit, product, and power.
Why Is India Still Poor?
by Ashish Kothari, Aseem Shrivastavaposted Jun 18, 2012
- India’s development was supposed to be an economic success story. What we can learn from what actually happened.
Rio+20: A Defining Choice
by David Kortenposted Jun 15, 2012
- How can we create an economy that serves the health and well-being of both people and the planet? Follow the Earth’s lead.
10 Things You Should Know About the Rio+20 Earth Summit
by Janet Redmanposted Jun 14, 2012
- Will we turn environmental protection into a game of profit? What you need to know about the global gathering.
10 Ways To Love Where You Live
by Ross Chapinposted Jun 14, 2012
- How to build community here and now—because neighborhoods are more than houses in proximity.
Feedback from the Melting Arctic
by Valerie Schloredtposted Jun 11, 2012
- NASA completed a cross-institutional study on rising methane levels in the Arctic. The results, we're afraid, do not look good.
How a Tiny Group of Activists Blocked a Giant New Plutonium Facility
by Stuart Glascockposted Jun 08, 2012
- From New Mexico, a victory in the fight against nuclear proliferation.
Germany Swaps Nuclear for Solar and Wind Power
by Oliver Lazenbyposted Jun 07, 2012
- In response to the Fukushima meltdown—which did $50 billion in damage to Japan’s economy—Germany aims to close all its reactors by 2022.
Climate Denialists on the Ropes
by Bill McKibbenposted Jun 06, 2012
- Unfortunately, so is the planet.
The Real Reason the Military is Going Green
by Natalie Pompilioposted Jun 04, 2012
- Big Oil is a big risk for national security. Can our military—the world's No. 1 oil guzzler—change the politics of climate change?
From Gangs to Gardens: How Community Agriculture Transformed Quesada Avenue
by Katherine Gustafsonposted May 30, 2012
- Ten years ago, the residents of the crime-ridden neighborhood started planting gardens—and everything changed.
How to Build Green on a Budget
by Jennifer Atleeposted May 25, 2012
- The challenge: build the greenest houses on earth—and make them affordable.