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We Can’t Defuse the Climate Crisis Without Tougher, Louder News Coverage

We Can’t Defuse the Climate Crisis Without Tougher, Louder News Coverage

Mark Hertsgaard This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. The author is CCNow’s co-founder and executive director. Some of the best news out of Glasgow so far is that the U.S. media is finally paying serious attention to the climate crisis. We’ll see if […]

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    Can Small-Scale Farming Feed the World and Stop Climate Change?

    Can Small-Scale Farming Feed the World and Stop Climate Change?

    In the 1970s, environmentalists and politicians in the imperial core quivered in their seats over the prospect of a population explosion. Malthusian prophecies of total collapse and Thanos-esque proposals of racial extermination pervaded political thought. For many, it seemed the end of the world was at our doorstep, and one of the main worries was […]

    Infrastructure for Insects: Congress Should Invest in Bees and Butterflies

    Infrastructure for Insects: Congress Should Invest in Bees and Butterflies

    By Malia Libby The insect world’s version of the ultramarathon is now taking place across the United States. Monarch butterflies have started their journey to the groves where they’ll spend the winter. Monarchs west of the Rocky Mountains have a long trip to the California coast before them, while eastern monarchs have a hefty 3,000-mile […]

    Why Solarpunk Gives Me Hope for the Future

    Why Solarpunk Gives Me Hope for the Future

    When we look out into the murky depths of our future, it’s hard not to despair. The scars of capitalism run ragged through our minds, bodies, and environments. The uncertainty of a world in climate chaos is driving many into a state of apathy. Inaction and status quo politicking is so prevalent among the ruling […]

    Can the Colorado River Sustain More Population Growth?

    Can the Colorado River Sustain More Population Growth?

    News reports about the Colorado River over the last few months have been intense and depressing. The first ever “cuts” in water deliveries out of the river to Arizona and Nevada took hold last week, with more cuts likely coming to more states. The ongoing 20-year drought, with the likelihood that climate change is the […]

    As the Climate Changes, Where Are the Safest Places to Live?

    As the Climate Changes, Where Are the Safest Places to Live?

    By Tara Lohan Talent. King Mountain. Hugo. The town names — each the site of new wildfire ignitions following a lightning storm the day before — are all new to me. After I read each incident report, I head to Google maps to ask the same question that’s been on my mind for weeks: How […]

    How One Actress Found an Eco-Minded Community on TikTok

    How One Actress Found an Eco-Minded Community on TikTok

    It began with a quick upload. In early 2020, Canadian-based actress Christine Lan uploaded a video describing how she made DIY, sustainable cosmetics in her home. She hadn’t posted regularly on TikTok before and didn’t expect much to come from her video. Christine’s following began to grow. Followers and commenters were not only asking her […]