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We've only got one planet, and it makes our lives possible. We can no longer take it for granted.
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The Hopeful Work of Turning Appalachia’s Mountaintop Coal Mines Into Farms

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:30
In the post-coal economy, life-skills training helps employ people and restore the savaged land.
Categories: Ecological News

Call for Submissions: Decolonize This

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:30
Send us your ideas by October 30.
Categories: Ecological News

A Surprisingly Simple Solution to a Transportation Mess in India

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:30
Electric rickshaws have become an economic and environmental lifeline for both drivers and passengers.
Categories: Ecological News

Who Owns the Future of California’s Energy? Its Residents

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:30
Despite all the money in politics, the future of cleaner energy is in the hands of local communities.
Categories: Ecological News

It’s OK to Laugh About Gentrification (While Watching an Episode of The North Pole)

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:30
New series shows “the reality of the problem but also the joy, humor, and humanity that we’re trying to fight for in the first place.”
Categories: Ecological News

Why Caribbean Hurricanes Are Worse for Women and the Poor

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:30
Across most Caribbean islands, hazard exposure is about the same, but research shows that poverty and social inequality drastically magnify the severity of disasters.
Categories: Ecological News

4 Reasons Trump Can’t Stop the Renewables Revolution

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:30
For starters, it’s way cheaper.
Categories: Ecological News

How a Free Grocery Store Is Cutting Food Waste—and Hunger

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:30
Each weeknight, The Free Store redistributes up to 1,500 surplus food items to anyone who wants them—no questions asked.
Categories: Ecological News

What Legal Personhood for U.S. Rivers Would Do

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:30
Indian Country could finally see an end to nonconsented infrastructure projects if they follow New Zealand’s Maori in achieving legal protection for natural entities.
Categories: Ecological News

A Clear Choice: My Fossil Fuels—or 5.6 Million People Fleeing a Hurricane

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:30
Collective action is made up of individuals leading the way, showing what’s possible, shifting the normal.
Categories: Ecological News

How to Feed Ourselves in a Time of Climate Crisis

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:30
Here are 13 of the best ideas for a just and sustainable food system, from saving seeds to curbing food waste.
Categories: Ecological News

Comic: We Sent Our Illustrator to Activist Summer Camp. Here’s What Happened

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:30
Meet Jen, who went to sleep-away camp a newbie activist and came back ready to fight for social change.
Categories: Ecological News

6 Simple Ways to Preserve Foods From Your Garden

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 12:30
Here’s how you can enjoy summer foods all year long.
Categories: Ecological News

Hurricane Rescuers and Survivors Use Social Media to Call for Help

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 18:30
When 911 services were overwhelmed, stranded Houston residents used their Facebook and Instagram accounts to connect with community rescuers.
Categories: Ecological News

Ignore the Lame Excuses: What 300,000 Escaped Salmon Prove About Factory Fish Farming

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:30
Sustainable-food advocates want to love aquaculture—yet it comes with so many risks.
Categories: Ecological News

Tribes Were the First Climate Refugees—and the First to Build Resilience Plans

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:30
The Swinomish of Washington produced a climate adaptation plan two years before the state. Now it’s a template for all of Indian Country.
Categories: Ecological News

Hurricane Harvey Isn’t a “Natural” Disaster. Politics Created the Chaos

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:30
Don’t blame climate change for Houston’s vulnerability. A hurricane need not become a disaster.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate Justice Is Racial Justice Is Gender Justice

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:30
What is a “just transition,” anyway? Bill McKibben asks Jacqueline Patterson, the director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.
Categories: Ecological News

Locals and Tribes March Together to Oppose Construction of Natural Gas Plant

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:30
The construction of the Puget Sound Energy facility is already underway in Washington state, and it has locals worried about the health and safety of their community.
Categories: Ecological News

How to Help 55 Million People Out of Food Deserts

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:30
Programs provide easier access to fresh, healthful foods to low-income neighbors.
Categories: Ecological News