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San Francisco Bans Sale of Plastic Water Bottles on Public Property San Francisco Bans Sale of Plastic Water Bottles on Public Property
by Molly Rusk
The ban is set to go into effect in October 2014, and will be the first of its kind in the nation.
Meet the Tenacious Gardeners Putting Down Roots in "America's Most Desperate Town" Meet the Tenacious Gardeners Putting Down Roots in "America's Most Desperate Town"
by Kristin Moe
They're not always optimistic about the future of Camden, N.J. But they're committed to it anyway, and they've created one of the nation's fastest growing networks of urban farms.
Talking Cows Take on Factory Farms—Matrix Style Talking Cows Take on Factory Farms—Matrix Style
by Jonah Sachs
The viral success of "The Meatrix" shows how a good story trumps a mountain of facts.
Game Changer: EPA to Regulate Carbon Emissions from Power Plants Game Changer: EPA to Regulate Carbon Emissions from Power Plants
by Brandon Baker
Coal-fired power plants are responsible for about 40 percent of United States' carbon emissions. That pollution would be regulated for the first time under the new proposed rules.
The Boomers "Failed" Us: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher on Anger, Love, and Sacrifice The Boomers "Failed" Us: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher on Anger, Love, and Sacrifice
by Sarah van Gelder
First the anger, then the love—overcoming generational anger to find the courage required for the difficult work ahead.
Portland's E. Coli Scare: How Mushrooms Could Have Helped Prevent It Portland's E. Coli Scare: How Mushrooms Could Have Helped Prevent It
by James Trimarco
Filters that contain fungi with powerful antibiotic properties can help remove harmful bacteria from water.
How Wolves Help Yellowstone's Trees Grow Taller How Wolves Help Yellowstone's Trees Grow Taller
In some parts of the park, the average height of the trees quintupled over six years.
Norway's Military Does "Meatless Mondays" for the Climate Norway's Military Does "Meatless Mondays" for the Climate
by Liz Pleasant
Signs of change are appearing in the United States military as well.
Katie Couric Investigates America's Corporate Sugar Pushers in "Fed Up" Katie Couric Investigates America's Corporate Sugar Pushers in "Fed Up"
by Erin Sagen
Food can no longer be dismissed as niche news. It’s universal, vital, and urgent—and this film drives that point home.
7 Ways to Garden Like You Know What You're Doing (Even If You're Just Getting Started) 7 Ways to Garden Like You Know What You're Doing (Even If You're Just Getting Started)
by Terra Wellington
A few simple guidelines to follow when breaking out the trowel and gloves.
Stanford Has an $18 Billion Endowment. These Students Made Sure It Won't Be Invested in Coal Stanford Has an $18 Billion Endowment. These Students Made Sure It Won't Be Invested in Coal
by Liz Pleasant
The decision is the largest single win for the movement to push institutions to divest from fossil fuels. And student activists say they'll keep the pressure on Stanford to divest from oil and natural gas as well as from coal.
This Omaha Bike Shop Is Training a New Generation of Cyclists This Omaha Bike Shop Is Training a New Generation of Cyclists
"Pretty soon they're using it to travel downtown and expand their understanding of the community they live in."
The Coal Workers You Didn't Know Existed—And Why They May Be At Risk The Coal Workers You Didn't Know Existed—And Why They May Be At Risk
by Erin L. McCoy
Thousands of workers may be at risk of chronic disease from the chemicals used to process coal—including MCHM, which recently contaminated the drinking water of nearly 300,000 West Virginia residents.
Dear Paul Krugman: Is GDP Growth Making Us Richer or Poorer? (Please Clarify.) Dear Paul Krugman: Is GDP Growth Making Us Richer or Poorer? (Please Clarify.)
by Herman Daly
Is Paul Krugman just advocating temporary growth up to some level of optimality, or a truly ever-growing economy?
How a "Black Snake" in the Heartland Brought Spirit to American Environmentalism How a "Black Snake" in the Heartland Brought Spirit to American Environmentalism
by Kristin Moe
It's possible that the Cowboy Indian Alliance offers a glimpse into what a spiritually integrated environmental movement might look like, honoring diversity while resisting cooptation.
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