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By Alec Appelbaum / On November 30th, 2015

Did you hear that Keystone XL—the long-planned pipeline from the Canadian tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast—got ...

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By Edward Struzik / On November 24th, 2015

Ted Schuur has spent the better part of his career making the connection between climate change and wildfires that are burning an increasing amount of land in Alaska and in sub-Arctic and Arctic forests around the world. So the Northern Arizona...

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By Laurie Mazur / On November 12th, 2015

Last month, in a case that sent shivers through corporate America, a former peanut-company executive was sentenced to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak. The executive, Stewart Parnell, knowingly shipped contaminated peanut...

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By Charles G. Curtin / On October 20th, 2015

What does it mean to conserve is an era of ever growing rates of cultural, social, and ecological change? One dictionary definition of conservation I found defined it as the act of preserving, guarding, or protecting. But what does one guard or protect...

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By Laurie Mazur / On September 22nd, 2015

This week, Pope Francis is making his first visit ever to the U.S., and there is plenty of speculation about what he will say.

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By Jennifer Miller, PhD / On July 1st, 2015

The Island Press Urban Resilience Project, supported by the Kresge Foundation, is working to promote a holistic understanding of resilience that is grounded in equity and sustainability. The president of the most powerful nation in the world, the leader...


By Meghan Bartels / On June 26th, 2015

Vancouver is a leader in ecodesign. Photo by Larry Beasley.  

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By Meghan Bartels / On June 12th, 2015

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By Jason Leppig / On May 11th, 2015

A new report that highlights specific examples of climate adaptation in the Midwest published this [last?] week in partnership with National Wildlife Federation. Informed by the data of Climate...

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On April 16th, 2015

Reposted from Cristina Eisenberg's Huffington Post blog with permission. The...