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What type of environmentalist are you?

Medium Chill Pragmatist? Eco Yuppie? Traditional Treehugger? Take our quiz to find out!

Politics

The Civil Rights Act at 50: Protecting people of color and the environment, too

The law has been particularly effective at ensuring access to public transportation for communities of color. Fitting -- it was born on a bus.

Cities

Neighbors transform abandoned mall into a giant aquarium

Reduce. Reuse. Fill with fish.

hacking the climate

In the Colombian rainforest, an experiment in community-driven climate protection

The Tolo River community sells carbon credits to corporations via a United Nations program called REDD. The rewards go far beyond just money.

Water supply key to outcome of conflicts in Iraq and Syria, experts warn

Security analysts in London and Baghdad say control of rivers and dams has become a major tactical weapon for ISIS.

Hay, Girl

Farming is full of shit, blood, and stubborn fields. How’s that for romantic?

Thanks to farm weddings, agrotourism, and Chipotle, agriculture seems downright glamorous. The truth is much dirtier than that.

Climate & Energy

Caribbean coral reefs will be lost in 20 years — unless they can be protected

Pollution and overfishing are killing off grazing fish, according to a new study, which is driving the region’s coral decline.

baby got back

Borneo’s adorable vampire squirrel is threatened by deforestation

On the plus side for the squirrel, with no trees, it will be harder to make stakes.

Cities

Public transit still isn’t safe for women — but we can change that

We talked to Emily May, founder of Hollaback!, about why sexual harassment is so widespread on public transit, and what we can do to end it.

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