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    5 of the World’s Coolest EcoVillages

    5 of the World’s Coolest EcoVillages

    They’re exactly what they sound like.  Ecovillages are intentional communities designed to be environmentally, socially, and/or economically sustainable. The concept gained popularity in the 1960s and 70s when communes became more widespread, although many traditional, rural communities have long engaged in these practices. Following the publication of the landmark study “Ecovillages and Sustainable Communities” by […]

    How to Grow a Late-Season Vegetable Garden

    How to Grow a Late-Season Vegetable Garden

    Summer garden staples like tomatoes and eggplant can’t handle the coming fall frosts, but many crops thrive in the chillier temperatures. Growing a successful fall garden is all about predicting the weather, choosing the right crops, and protecting the plants on frosty mornings. 

    Residents Without Safe Drinking Water in Jackson, Mississippi After Flooding, Treatment Plant Failure

    Residents Without Safe Drinking Water in Jackson, Mississippi After Flooding, Treatment Plant Failure

    The failure of the main water treatment plant in Jackson, Mississippi, means 180,000 people in the capital city and its surrounding areas will be without reliable drinking water for the foreseeable future. Governor Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency, while bottled drinking water and non-potable water to be used in toilets were distributed to […]

    Dangerous Heat Wave Building in U.S. West Could Break Records

    Dangerous Heat Wave Building in U.S. West Could Break Records

    The U.S. West is entering a dangerous and potentially record-breaking heat wave that is expected to last through Labor Day weekend.  The temperature spike — which could push the mercury as high as 115 degrees Fahrenheit in Southern California, Sacramento and the San Joaquin Valley during the long weekend, according to The Guardian — comes […]

    EPA Proposes Regulating Two Common ‘Forever Chemicals’ Under Superfund Law

    EPA Proposes Regulating Two Common ‘Forever Chemicals’ Under Superfund Law

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a major step on Friday towards regulating the toxic substances known as “forever chemicals” for their tendency to persist in the environment and the human body.  The agency announced a proposal to list two of the most common per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as hazardous substances under the […]

    Deadly Kentucky Flooding Devastating to Schools, Children

    Deadly Kentucky Flooding Devastating to Schools, Children

    The flooding that killed at least 39 people in eastern Kentucky this summer also rampaged through Robinson Elementary School, collapsing the roof and destroying three decades’ worth of Robin Combs’ math curriculum materials, The New York Times reports. As they mourn the deaths in their community, including some children and staff, students and teachers from two […]