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Americans Want to Fight Climate Change -- Let's Give Them a Way to Help

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 04.30.2016 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

While we fight to save our planet from the ravages of climate change through the Clean Air Act, international agreements, better fuel mileage standards and clean energy incentives, climate change is already happening.

Learning Los Angeles: Andy Lipkis on Making our Cities More Like Forests, Part Two

Julia Wasson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

Part Two: Interview with Andy Lipkis, founder of TreePeople, on urban forests and watersheds, and how individuals can make a difference for good.

Why We Must Put Nature Back to Work, Part 1

William S. Becker | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

Ecosystems perform a wide variety of important services for free. But many of these ecosystems have been degraded or destroyed by human development. Now, communities need to put nature back to work.

Can There Be a Silver Lining in Sandy? (Part 1)

William S. Becker | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

In the late 1970s, a small community in Wisconsin made a big decision. The Village of Soldiers Grove decided that when people and nature come into conflict, it's sometimes better for people to get out of the way.

Global Lessons from the Pakistan Flood Catastrophe

Patrick McCully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick McCully

We urgently need to step up efforts to protect ourselves from this new normal: extreme weather. We need to do all we can to stop weather disasters becoming catastrophes