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Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Environmentalism
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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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The cruel and increasingly usual punishment of prison heat islands

Climate change and urban heat islands are making life inside the big house even more intolerable for the guilty and innocent alike.

Farm tech isn’t a war between good and evil — it’s a quest for whatever works

Forget the ideological showdowns. Poor farmers will thrive when they find the right mix of high and low technologies that serves their needs.

How many times can I use a towel before it gets gross?

A reader wants to dry off responsibly. Umbra brings out the fold standby.

How to pick mushrooms without poisoning yourself

The beginner's guide to mushroom hunting -- because every fungi forager has to start somewhere.

Morgan Freeman presents an awesome vision of a green future

Attention, world leaders: When Morgan Freeman tells you to do something, you better do it.

In the cities of the future, skyscrapers could be made out of wood

About an architect who thinks we should build skyscrapers out of wood, and save the earth and climate a whole lotta hurt.

Chicago’s garbage trucks will be rollin’ on volts

Our trash won't be riding dirty for too much longer. North America's first electric garbage truck is rolling through Chicago.

The SXSW kids are about to get schooled by the dean of environmental justice

Robert Bullard, who keynotes the upcoming eco-geek conference, says the war for climate justice will be won (or lost) in the South.

No, we should not abandon the 2C target

Two academics argue that the international community should drop the long-held goal of limiting global average temperature rise to 2 degrees C or less. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Examining Eric Holder’s environmental record at the Justice Department

The Attorney General said it was a “personal mission” to ensure that everyone enjoyed the same environmental protections. He quickly learned how difficult that would be.

Finding the magic and manure in one family’s farming chronicles

The Brockman family writes about the challenges of the seasons, the hard realities of farming organically, and the turmoil of climate change.

Apparently, water is a luxury in Detroit, not a right

A judge says Detroit can continue to cut off water to residents because the city "can't afford any revenue slippage."

Why Wyoming is doing bison right

How Prairie Monarch Bison Ranch is building a better food system.

Germany kicks our butts, again, at clean energy

Germany hits another renewable energy milestone, sourcing more than a quarter of its electricity from renewables.

Who cares if your state is being fracked to hell? Let’s talk DRESS SHOPPING!

Corbett is using a tone-deaf, insulting political ad campaign in the Pennsylvania governor's race.

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