When the town of Greensburg, Kan., was nearly wiped off the map by a giant tornado, local residents decided to rebuild a town that would endure.
We like to think we do our part by buying local and riding our bikes. Not so, says author Greg Sharzer. We need a revolution!
The North Branch of the Chicago River had nearly vanished from both sight and memory. Then the Riverbank Neighbors appeared.
Aschwanden spent a year connecting to her “local habitat” and discovered that it was not only better for the planet — it was better for her, too.
All that recycling and bicycling and turning off the lights? It’s completely undone the second you step onto an airplane.
Both industrial designers and industrious teens alike are engineering tiny paragons of sustainable living. Behold some of our recent favorites.
Animals worldwide cope with climate change by getting physically smaller, in a biological trend scientists call “adorbs.”
Do massive, planetary-scale dilemmas look different at eye height? In March, we intend to find out, as we seek micro solutions to macro problems.