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Growing Power scores $5 million to feed our nation’s hungriest cities

Will Allen's urban farming powerhouse plans to put a sizable grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation toward funding “community food centers” in Detroit, New Orleans, and parts of Arkansas, Mississippi, and New Mexico.


Jill Stein wants to #Occupy the White House

The Green Party presidential candidate braves cops to stump on the People's Mic at Occupy Wall Street's first birthday bash.

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Alison Gannett: Extreme skier turned climate hawk

If we don't buck up and start behaving, we can kiss our powder days good-bye. So this world-champion downhiller is taking her message to boardrooms across the country to help major brands cut carbon by …

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Yikes: Avoiding dangerous climate change is still possible, but just barely

The chances of stopping catastrophic global temperature rise are not nil, exactly, but they are slim-to-nil, according to a new report prepared for the U.K. government. David Roberts analyzes our chances.


Toxic green slime has taken over the lakes of America. Again.

It's late summer, and that means toxic algae blooms fueled by conventional fertilizers and factory farms are taking over lakes in the Midwest. Run for your lives!


Ask Umbra: What’s that stuff in my bra?

A reader wonders about what’s in those newfangled foam rubber bras. Umbra makes the big reveal, and offers some uplifting alternatives.

Climate & Energy

Gus Speth: ‘Ultimate insider’ goes radical

In a new manifesto, an environmental statesman describes what it will take to rip out the roots of our unsustainable system and replace it with something better. Hint: It won't be easy.

Climate & Energy

What runners can teach us about sustainability

Today in the U.S., we have a “sprint culture” -- an addiction to speed and quick rewards. We need to slow down and begin to find a rhythm for a long-distance run.

Climate & Energy

Photos: See ya later, lovely glaciers

A new book by photographer James Balog captures in vivid color just what’s at stake as climate change erodes ice in some of the world’s most extreme places.