‘Community Ownership’ Might Be the Best Way to Fight Deforestation
Why community ownership might be the most effective way to fight deforestation.
The Climate-Friendly Refrigerators of Decades Past
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
The city has spent the last decade making its public housing better for the planet — and for people.
The Movement to Give ‘Personhood’ Rights to Animals
Legal systems around the world are beginning to confront an existential question: What rights does an animal have?
A Black-Owned Beach Is Returned to Its Owners after 97 Years
The waterfront property, seized in 1924, is being given back to the family that originally bought it. It’s now worth $75 million.
Inside the Pandemic’s Worker-Powered Co-op Business Boom
As the world reels through uncharted economic territory, the co-op model has become more popular than ever.
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