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Leaky Faucet by Maarten van Damme
A lot of energy goes into treating and distributing municipal water, so if you want to conserve energy, you need to conserve water.
Istanbul Spice Market by Chris Winter
You can learn much about a country from its local markets.
Blanding's Turtle
Loopholes in rewritten ESA are jeopardizing species' survival and recovery.
Poznan, Poland
Poland's star is rising, but its environmental challenges are all too familiar.
Alabama civil rights movement: Selma to Montgomery march
The civil rights movie is steeped in lessons in organizing and movement strategy – here’s how one group is applying those lessons to the Energy East pipeline.
Eco-polymaths, illustration by nik harron
Our "Skills for the New Economy" series concludes with two keys to professional fulfillment: being resilient and sticking to your values.
Antarctic Ice Shelf Loss
A new study predicts a substantial carbon impact resulting from the loss of glaciers and ice sheets.
Shorebirds in southern Nova Scotia at Port Joli
A new study predicts a marine mass extinction – but there's still time to prevent it.
Citronella Plant Mosquito Repellant
In a move seen as targeting natural products, Health Canada is considering restricting the popular bug repellent ingredient.
Eco-polymaths, illustration by Nik Harron
The next instalment in the "Skills for the New Economy" series looks at how NGOs and eco-polymaths can create a greener future in supply chain management.
Beluga Whales at the Georgia Aquarium
With fewer than 1,000 remaining in the St. Lawrence Estuary and Gulf, the beluga whale joined the endangered species list late last November.
First Dates with David Miller, A\J AlternativesJournal.ca
WWF Canada and Plug'n Drive team up to create funny videos to educate on EVs
The US flushes about 350 billion kilowatt-hours of heat energy down the drain every year. Enter wastewater heat recovery.
Eco-polymaths, illustration by nik harron
The eco-polymath series returns with a look at apprenticeship and modern-day guilds.
Crude oil pipeline
A look back at the major environmental challenges of 2014, from endangered species to pipelines and dying pollinators, and where we’re headed in the new year.
Screencapture from Pride with "They Shall Not Starve" banner.
A basic income would remove the tension between saving the planet and supporting the working classes.
Santa and sleigh in a town square in Kos, Greece.
Tracing Santa Claus back to St. Nicholas.
Asian carp jumping
Canadians are invited to comment on new regulations designed to help keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
Muzzled environmental groups are stuck singing an old refrain – and waiting for us to write a new verse.
Our most popular pieces of the year, as chosen by you (and a few chosen by us).