In a Time of Drought, a Call to Rethink Lawns

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Americans love their lawns but are lawns good for America, particularly in drought-stricken areas? A look at our grassy love affair and what might be better alternatives.

‘Overview’: A Planetary Perspective

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We’re on a planet that breathes, pulsing with water and soil and love. We’re on a planet that cradles life without demand, turn after turn … We’re on a planet that is running out: out of water, out of air, out of time.

Dear Future Generations: Sorry (We Messed Up the World)

Dear Future by Prince Ea

Prince Ea offers an apology to future generations for leaving them with a world that will be nothing like the one we knew.

‘Water Man of India’ Makes Rivers Flow Again

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Revival of traditional rainwater harvesting has transformed the driest state in India, and could be used to combat the effects of climate change across the world.

Let’s Call it: 30 Years of Above Average Temperatures Means the Climate Has Changed

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If you’re always above average, it’s probably time to redefine what’s normal. The new normal for Earth’s climate is systematically rising temperatures.

A Purple Patch

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The climate in the UK is changing, and wildlife’s rhythm is the book where we can read the small marks of change.

California’s Governor Brown Orders Historic 25% Water Cuts

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California’s extreme drought calls for extreme measures.

You Can’t Say ‘Climate Change’ in Florida

Climate Change by Bill Day

If you can’t say it, then it doesn’t exist, right?

Sustainable Living Means Making Big Changes, So Why Can’t We Face Up To It?

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Something has to give—and that something would appear more significant than those with the power to stimulate change are willing to admit.

Why It’s Ethically Wrong Not to Recognize Man-Made Climate Change

Why Its Ethically by Andrea Della Adriano

Matthew Rozsa reminds us that man-made global warming is a fact, and we as a species need to grow up and take responsibility.

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.

Study: Ocean Life Faces Extinction

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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.

Hope You Like Mountains of Snow, It’s the New Normal

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Extreme weather seems here to stay—it’s getting worse and making our lives more difficult. Will we fight and defeat it, or accept it as the new normal?

US-China Deal Shows All That Effort to Tackle Climate Change Might Actually be Worth It

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Months of secret negotiations have paid off, as the world’s biggest polluters sign a landmark deal.

Climate Change Poses a Greater Threat to Humanity Than Ebola and ISIS Combined

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While many of us are distracted by the rise of ISIS and the spread of Ebola, climate change is actively destabilizing the planet. It might seem invisible to us, but this is a very real problem.

Five Ways to Stop the World’s Wildlife Vanishing

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New report shows a catastrophic loss of diversity as human populations grow. It’s time for action and the UK could lead the way.