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The Climate-Friendly Refrigerators of Decades Past

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As the U.S. phases out hydrofluorocarbons, the next generation of fridges is adopting low-emissions technology that’s nearly a century old.

Paris Makes Public Housing Greener and More Livable

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The city has spent the last decade making its public housing better for the planet — and for people.

How America Is Winning the War on Overfishing

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Though overfishing remains a global problem, a science-driven approach has led to surprisingly sustainable practices in some countries, including the U.S.

Could Products Made of CO2 Help Cool the Planet?

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The growing carbontech industry is capturing CO2 from the air and turning it into everything from bras to vodka to fresh baked bread.

The Movement to Give ‘Personhood’ Rights to Animals

6 min read

Legal systems around the world are beginning to confront an existential question: What rights does an animal have?

Surfing Beyond Life’s Scars in Liberia

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How does a young generation wracked by civil war and ebola move forward? In one African surfing town, atop the perfect wave.

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What Baltimore Gets Right about Urban Trees

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While other cities plant trees, Baltimore has focused on monitoring and maintaining the ones it already has—and is one of the few cities whose urban forest is expanding.

Wine Country’s Farmworkers Are Staying Healthy Against All Odds

6 min read

Populated by seasonal laborers, Oregon’s Willamette Valley could have been devastated by the coronavirus. Instead, it’s become a model for how to keep workers safe.

Recovered Covid Patients Send Their Leftover Meds to Those in Need

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In India, an elegantly simple system ensures pills don’t get flushed when others can use them.

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You May Already Be Wearing the World’s Most Sustainable Jeans

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A family-owned Italian denim manufacturer is turning one of fashion’s most toxic staples green, one global brand at a time.

Can We Suck Up Enough CO2 to Cool the Planet?

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As we speak, giant machines are removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in an urgent attempt to slam the brakes on climate change.

Locked Up and Finding Their Way Together

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In California’s prisons, lifers — both human and canine — are setting each other free.

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