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How Do You Say ‘Danger’ in Sperm Whale Clicks?

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These massive sea creatures communicate in complex, techno-like patterns. Listening in could prove key to saving them.

Inside the UK’s First Open-Access, Pay-As-You-Go Factory

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By making manufacturing technology available and affordable, maker spaces like BLOQS are knocking down barriers.

How Schools in Germany Are Preparing Students for Flexible Futures

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With interest in vocational training on the rise in the US and elsewhere, a German program promising “no graduation without connection” could provide a model.

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At ‘Garbage Cafes,’ You Can Trade Plastic Bottles for Free Food

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Designated eateries in India’s capital are addressing the problem of plastic waste while providing warm meals for those in need.

A Tidal Wetland Restoration of Epic Proportions

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Salt ponds form a vast mosaic spanning thousands of acres in California’s South Bay. But a 50-year transformation is underway.

What We’re Reading: Sustainable Soccer, Curbing Deforestation and More

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See what caught our attention this week, from the carbon footprint of sporting events to the persistent problem of palm oil.

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The Beautiful Place that Stopped Big Bottled Water

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As Washington State moves to ban companies from selling its spring water, the story of Hood River County shows how even a small place can stop the extraction of its most precious resource.

The NFL Logo Embraced by the Indigenous People Who Inspired It

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In a sports world fraught with controversial mascots, the Seattle Seahawks logo isn’t just accepted — it’s beloved.

Churches Are Becoming Players in Making Cities More Affordable

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They own prime land in expensive residential areas and have a mandate to help the vulnerable.

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The Perks of Virtual Coworking With Strangers

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Amid the rise of remote work, “body doubling” has been helping those with ADHD — and those who just want more support — get things done.

What We’re Reading: Eating Invasive Fish, Smart Densification and More

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See what caught our attention this week, from blue catfish filets to a lesson for New York’s housing crisis.

What We’re Reading: Climate Seniors’ Victory, Surging Solar and More

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See what caught our attention this week, from a landmark climate ruling to the encouraging rise in renewable energy in the US.

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