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The Re-Use Revolution

The Re-Use Revolution

Plastics Peril Drives New Strategies

Daily news footage and photos capture the damage plastic is doing to the planet’s oceans: turtles ensnared in plastic nets, whales with guts full of plastics and aerial views of the burgeoning island of floating detritus known as the Pacific Garbage Patch.

Beyond Sustainability

Beyond Sustainability

Regenerative Agriculture Takes Aim at Climate Change

Farmers are increasingly exploring inexpensive organic methods to return microbial diversity to the soil, which could help mitigate a warming planet by allowing soil to absorb more carbon.

Help For Home Gardeners

Help For Home Gardeners

Extension Agents at Your Service

Nationwide, local extension agents offer soil testing and instruction in organic methods, making rain barrels, choosing native plants and a host of low-cost and no-cost services.

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The Re-Use Revolution

The Re-Use Revolution

Daily news footage and photos capture the damage plastic is doing to the planet’s oceans: turtles ensnared in plastic nets, whales with guts full of plastics and aerial views of the burgeoning island of floating detritus known as the Pacific Garbage Patch.

Beyond Sustainability

Beyond Sustainability

Farmers are increasingly exploring inexpensive organic methods to return microbial diversity to the soil, which could help mitigate a warming planet by allowing soil to absorb more carbon.

Help For Home Gardeners

Help For Home Gardeners

Nationwide, local extension agents offer soil testing and instruction in organic methods, making rain barrels, choosing native plants and a host of low-cost and no-cost services.

Crops in the City

Crops in the City

Entrepreneurial innovators are tapping into new technologies and markets to grow fresh, healthy food within cities, turning so-called ‘mean streets’ into ‘green streets.’

Pre-Wired for the Future

Pre-Wired for the Future

Imagine, if you can, pedestrian- and transit-friendly cities with new homes pre-wired for electric vehicles and office buildings planned without parking spaces. It’s already happening.

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Breathe Easier

Hamburg Gets Serious About Diesel Fumes

Built for Two

Smart Car Wins Smiles

Safer Sleep

People- and Planet-Friendly Fire Retardants

Think Twice

Greenhouse Gas Controls Needed for Flat-Screen TVs

Tweet Treats

Trim a Tree, Feed the Birds

Water Cartons

Paper Can Easily Replace Plastic

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