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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.

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.

Australia’s ‘Teal Independents’ Are a Conservative Force for Climate Action

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Right-wing electorates in Australia are voting in eco-conscious, emissions-slashing conservatives. Could this political strategy be exported?

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.

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The Alpine Country Going All-You-Can-Ride

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Austrians now have access to every form of public transit in the country through a single affordable ticket. Is it enough to make a dent in carbon emissions?

Our Bicycle Future

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At the Bicycle Architecture Biennale, spacious parking garages and elegant water crossings point the way to a two-wheeled utopia.

How Portland Makes Local Food Work for Everyone

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A food hub known as the Redd solves the business and logistical challenges of local food — and helps small farmers become a big deal.

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Your Yard Could Be a Wildlife Sanctuary

5 min read

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

Want Fewer Abortions? Legalize Them

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The countries with the lowest abortion rates have one thing in common: access to safe, affordable abortion.

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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