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A Virtual Garden in Missouri, a Food Refuge in Los Angeles

From the Midwest to the West Coast, urban farms are taking unique approaches to the same mission: building a community, a connection to the earth, and a local food supply.

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Making Change With Her Pen

A conversation with environmental artist Elkpen about her work and inspiration.

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The Meat Supply Chain Is Broken

Meatpacking plants have proven to be major hotspots for the coronavirus, with some forced to temporarily shut down as a result. But there was nothing stable about them to begin with.

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Citizen Science, Coronavirus & Climate Change

Journalist, author, and citizen scientist Mary Ellen Hannibal walks Nadine Zylberberg through the many ways all of us can contribute to scientific research, like helping track weather patterns, giraffes migration, or find kelp forests.

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Can We Plant One Trillion Trees?

In 2019 at Davos, the World Economic Forum launched an ambitious initiative to grow, restore and conserve one trillion trees globally. The aim is to join existing projects already engaged in the effort, and to raise funds and political support.

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When Death Creates Life

ReCompose, a Seattle based startup, reintroduces an ancient death ritual.

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How Does Bhutan Remain Carbon-Negative?

Landlocked between China and India, Bhutan has been an independent state throughout its history, building a national identity around the tenets of Buddhism. Today, 72% of Bhutan is forest; the government, following a ruling from the fourth king, has mandated that 60% remain that way indefinitely.

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Low on Water, Cities Get Creative

Droughts are increasingly common worldwide. Brought on by changes in rain, snow and wind patterns, the effects take years to reveal themselves.

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Praise for the Banana Leaf

In March 2019, photos from inside a Thai supermarket went viral. In an effort to reduce the ubiquity of single-use plastic, the Rimping shop in Chiangmai had replaced its packaging with local banana leaves.

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Women Set Sail in the Name of Science

In October of 2019 an all-female crew embarked on an ambitious sailing mission around the world to research and raise awareness of the threat of ocean plastic pollution.