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    Special Report: The toxic footprint of America’s prisons
    By Candice Bernd, Zoe Loftus-Farren, and Maureen Nandini Mitra
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    Is your retirement fund driving deforestation?
    By Jeff Conant
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    Kenya’s geothermal power development blitz shows that renewable energy isn’t always sustainable.
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A Sustainable Trip Around the World

Using clean technology to sail around the globe and visit every country on Earth

When I first considered the idea of sailing around the world and visiting every sovereign nation along the way, I was quite surprised to learn that no one has ever actually tried to do it. In an age when adrenaline junkies are…
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Setting Free the Urban Tomato

Swiss project has city dwellers enthusiastically farming rare vegetable varieties while producing free seeds for all

Slivi Limonje looks like a lemon. Bulging Vincent’s appearance is deceptive, too: Is it a bell pepper or a tomato? Both are masters of disguise. Looking at a “bull’s heart,” we are quite certain it is a tomato — we’ve seen that…
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Major Publishers Defend Greenpeace in Dispute with Logging Firm

Publishers concerned case could set dangerous precedent, have silencing effect on environmental organizations

The world’s biggest book publishers have been dragged into a bitter dispute between a US logging company and environmental campaigners Greenpeace. It follows legal action taken by the logging company, Resolute Forest Products, which campaigners and publishers fear has implications for freedom…
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Adventures in Canyonlands

On car troubles, nuclear power, and life in the desert

“Next services on I-70 110 miles,” warns the sign on the side of the highway just outside Green River, Utah, the longest stretch of Interstate in the country without a gas station. And that’s one of the reasons I love Utah. Despite…
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Trump’s Planned EPA Cuts Will Hurt America’s Most Vulnerable

Administration's actions embrace a time when rivers caught fire and pollution darkened the skies

The Trump administration is using a deliberate and systematic approach to undermine, weaken, and disempower America's most vulnerable communities. The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed budget cuts are a clear-cut example of this attack. The cuts will gravely reduce the ability…
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Embracing Earth-Centric Learning

When today's students inherit a host of environmental problems, they will the knowledge and courage to act

It was 1992. Laurette Rogers, a fourth-grade teacher in San Anselmo, California, had shown her students a film about rainforest destruction. Distressed, they asked what they could do about it. “I just couldn’t give a pat answer about writing letters and making…
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Voices

Lori Marino
A neuroscientist and behavioral biologists explains why scientists make the best advocates.
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Ken Ward
The direct action activist, who faces a felony conviction for cutting a valve on the TransCanada pipeline, write about why he has no regrets.
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Current Issue

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The Butterfly Effect

How nature restoration programs in Oregon’s prisons are helping inmates find a new purpose in life.
By Nancy Hill

Forecast: Uncertain

Myanmar is being battered by the worst impacts of global warming. Does it have the capacity to adapt?
By Kendra Pierre Louis

Hope for a New Trade Agenda

Holding NAFTA negotiators accountable for policies that truly benefit working people and the planet.
By Aaron Lehmer-Chang

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