Youth Take Climate Change Fight to the Courts


Many young people feel they have too much at stake to wait for our leaders to get their act together and take meaningful action on climate change. It’s being termed the Children’s Climate Crusade.

Are Horses As Smart As Humans?

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Horses have very powerful senses of hearing and smell that exceed those of any dog.

Satellites, Mathematics and Drones Take Down Poachers in Africa


The world loses three rhinos a day and an elephant every 15 minutes. Simply stated, this is an unsustainable situation.

The False Promise of Fracking and Local Jobs

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Most people, including politicians and people in the media, assume that fracking creates thousands of good jobs … They are wrong.

Yellowstone River Spill a Preview of Potential Keystone Disaster


At about 10 a.m. on January 17th, an oil pipeline in Billings, Montana spilled over 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River near Glendive.

Wilderness, and Why It Matters

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Our understanding of wilderness and its usefulness has changed over the last century as science has revealed its significance for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services.

Nature’s Fireworks: The Best Meteor Showers Coming in 2015

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The coming year promises to be another good one for meteor buffs, so here’s a guide on what to expect and how best to enjoy nature’s own firework displays.

Study: Ocean Life Faces Extinction


A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them.

Holy Volcano, Batman! Massive Eruption Caught on Film

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How many times have you watched a volcano blow its top?

The Economic Cost of Climate Change: Time for New Math

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Economists underestimate the social cost of carbon by ignoring climate change’s impact on the rate of economic growth, Stanford researchers find.

Preparedness Simplified

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Disaster preparedness for those with a busy life.

City vs. Country Minimalism


What kind of environment does minimalism thrive in? Leo Babauta argues for all types.

Living Without Water, Until Surfers Changed His Life


There is a big world out there to explore and Sammy the grommet from Sumba is keen to see it all.

We Did it For the Wild – a Birthday Note to Our Daughter

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Successful entrepreneurs, advocates for the environment — living “like footloose gypsies” and raising their daughter to be a “citizen of the world.”

The True Cost of Fuel

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Leo Babauta asks, “What would happen if fuel prices suddenly became not just expensive but ridiculous? What if gas shot up to $20 per gallon?”

Conventional Economics is a Form of Brain Damage

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David Suzuki explains the fallacy of conventional economics, in an interview done for the BBC.