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Greece’s Islands Are Zero-Waste Laboratories

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Even as mainland Greece struggles to meet its recycling goals, its islands are turning sustainability into a science.

A Wandering Conservationist’s Quest to Protect the World’s Soil

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Criss-crossing the globe, one man has secured pledges from 74 countries to preserve their soil through more sustainable farming.

Pakistan’s Mangroves Are a Coastal Conservation Marvel

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A far-reaching reforestation effort has dramatically turned the tide for a waterborne climate change warrior.

Europe’s New Trams Are Reviving a Golden Age of Transit

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Tramways were once a staple of European cities. Now, a new generation is enhancing urban life once again.

Brooklyn’s New Food Hub Sells from Black- and Brown-Owned Farms

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“This is a hyperlocal model that supports the people who live in the area.”

Everyone Owns Boston’s New Jazz Cafe

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A new local music venue proves that when communities invest in themselves they don’t need to settle for Walgreens and Applebees.

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Protecting Insect Habitats Is Saving Multitudes

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As awareness about their ecological importance grows, a movement to grant insects the same protections as more majestic creatures is gaining steam.

Kentucky’s Abandoned Coal Mines Are Elk Heaven

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The remnants of a destructive form of mining have inadvertently helped the elk return to coal country for the first time since the Civil War.

Grazing Livestock Among the Trees Is Helping to Prevent Wildfires

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The once common practice is making a comeback — and saving forests from destruction.

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Your Yard Could Be a Wildlife Sanctuary

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Lawns are America’s biggest irrigated crop. Converting some of them into natural habitats could do wonders for Earth’s biodiversity.

Everyone Owns Boston’s New Jazz Cafe

9 min read

A new local music venue proves that when communities invest in themselves they don’t need to settle for Walgreens and Applebees.

The Spectacular Comeback of the American Farmers Market

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Once ubiquitous, farmers markets nearly vanished in the mid 20th century — until an array of forces converged to bring about their modern-day renaissance.

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