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Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with Biodiversity
Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with Biodiversity
As climate change makes it more difficult to practice agriculture in their ancestral homelands, indigenous communities are exchanging seeds in hopes of finding the hardiest varieties.
Posted Jul 30, 2014
Study Finds Indigenous Land Management Highly Effective in Combating Climate Change
Study Finds Indigenous Land Management Highly Effective in Combating Climate Change
The study highlights the story of Brazil, where increasing indigenous rights to the rainforest helped cut carbon emissions by 3.2 billion tons.
Posted Jul 28, 2014
These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy
These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy
The Appalachian Transition Fellows are young people who will spend this year building diverse job opportunities in the coal-country counties that need them most.
Posted Jul 17, 2014
This Solar-Powered Water Wheel Can Clean 50,000 Pounds of Baltimore’s Trash Per Day
This Solar-Powered Water Wheel Can Clean 50,000 Pounds of Baltimore’s Trash Per Day
The Inner Harbor Water Wheel is proving to be an effective answer to the city's water pollution problem.
Posted Jul 15, 2014
Paris Launched a Kid-Friendly Bike Share. Could the U.S. Be Next?
Paris Launched a Kid-Friendly Bike Share. Could the U.S. Be Next?
The city's mayor says the move will boost cycling in decades to come, creating a greener and more sociable city.
Posted Jul 14, 2014
The Eerie Beauty of Landscapes Devastated by Industry
The Eerie Beauty of Landscapes Devastated by Industry
Edward Burtynsky documents the environmental effects of oil extraction through striking landscape photography.
Posted Jul 11, 2014
Scared of Biking in Traffic? These Cities Are Making It Safe
Scared of Biking in Traffic? These Cities Are Making It Safe
To get people on bikes in big numbers, cities are finding that it's essential to separate bike lanes from traffic.
Posted Jul 10, 2014
Photo Essay: First Nations Take Their Last March Through Canada's Dystopian Tar Sands
Photo Essay: First Nations Take Their Last March Through Canada's Dystopian Tar Sands
Organizers agreed that the annual marches have helped raise awareness about the mining project. But their work is far from done.
Posted Jul 09, 2014
"Snowpiercer": If You Care About Climate Change, This Sci Fi Thriller Is For You
"Snowpiercer": If You Care About Climate Change, This Sci Fi Thriller Is For You
The film never flinches from the complex connections between economic and environmental problems.
Posted Jul 07, 2014
Court Rules That New York Towns Can Ban Fracking
Court Rules That New York Towns Can Ban Fracking
The ruling is a boon to the more than 170 municipalities in New York that have already passed bans or moratoriums.
Posted Jul 03, 2014
Canadian Govt Approves Pipeline Through British Columbia—But Landmark Court Ruling May Stop It
Canadian Govt Approves Pipeline Through British Columbia—But Landmark Court Ruling May Stop It
First Nations groups say that the pipeline would disrupt their traditional seafood harvest and endanger their culture.
Posted Jun 27, 2014
Video: In Rural Kenya, Solar Lanterns Cut Carbon and Help Kids Read
Video: In Rural Kenya, Solar Lanterns Cut Carbon and Help Kids Read
Solar power can be transformative in places where people have to walk for miles just to charge a cell phone.
Posted Jun 26, 2014
A Local Economy Solution to Africa's Poaching Problem
A Local Economy Solution to Africa's Poaching Problem
Communities that enjoy the economic benefits of wildlife tourism don’t harbor poachers.
Posted Jun 25, 2014
Why Boston Has the Best Tasting Tap Water in the Country
Why Boston Has the Best Tasting Tap Water in the Country
The secret ingredient in Boston's prize winning tap water? Forest conservation.
Posted Jun 16, 2014
San Francisco Bans Sale of Plastic Water Bottles on Public Property
San Francisco Bans Sale of Plastic Water Bottles on Public Property
The ban is set to go into effect in October 2014, and will be the first of its kind in the nation.
Posted Jun 13, 2014

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