November 27, 2012 The pace of destruction of the Brazilian Amazon is at its lowest rate in more than two decades, says a new government report. According to data, 4,656 square kilometers of the rainforest were deforested in the 12 months through July 2012 — a 27 percent decrease from the previous year.
November 2, 2012 Americans haven't been scared of climate change. At least not until Sandy. How will fear make itself felt as we move forward, seek solutions, and raise our children? Commentator Alva Noë asks if this is a turning point for the United States.
September 26, 2012 Two new Republican groups are bucking their party's widespread rejection of climate science. They're targeting young people, warning of the national security risks of fossil fuel dependence, and touting free market ideas to deal with global warming.
September 17, 2012 After a mild winter and a late-April freeze, Michigan's apple harvest was decimated. Less fruit means fewer picking jobs. It also means little to no income from apples in storage that growers rely on to get them through to next year's harvest.
August 27, 2012 Hui o Ko'olaupoko works with landowners in Windward Oahu to improve and conserve threatened land and to restore the watershed.
August 9, 2012 Every third Saturday hundreds of volunteers show up at designated beaches with buckets in hand prepared to pick up trash.
August 9, 2012 Attention to social media diminishes our experience of the real world! So we're often told. But commentator Barbara J. King turns this notion around and shows how Twitter, especially, can markedly increase our appreciation of nature.
August 2, 2012 Earthcorps members from more than 60 countries work daily to restore and invigorate the Puget Sound bio-network.
April 22, 2012 It's Earth Day! An excellent day to reflect upon the joys of connecting with other animals — and of working to keep them safe and well-treated.
April 22, 2012 Around the globe, waste can tell both an environmental and social story. Here are some reports of communities living in, among and off of others' trash.
March 27, 2012 For centuries, the shad run signaled that spring had arrived. But pollution, dams and overfishing decimated the once-mighty American shad. Now young chefs are working to rekindle a taste for this seasonal, local treat.
February 1, 2012 A new study wants to rectify beef's image as an environmental miscreant. It says modern beef production is a lot kinder to the environment than it was 30 years ago.
January 20, 2012 Weather changes wreak havoc on the global food supply. But efforts to reduce the impact of climate change on agriculture haven't gotten much attention in climate change talks.