How Tokyo’s Farms Have Survived for Centuries
In the world’s biggest concrete jungle, over a thousand small farms continue to grow crops protected by a powerful ally: the city itself.
‘Tiny Farms’ Bring Agriculture Jobs to the Work-Life Balance Generation
In Germany, a new model of low-cost, very small-scale farming is luring young people who value flextime and vacations.
For Some Fish Farmers, the Ocean is Becoming Obsolete
Land-based aquaculture startups are producing healthier fish without polluting the sea.
How Sweden Sends Just 1% of Its Trash to Landfills
The country incinerates nearly half its garbage to create the energy that powers its homes and buildings.
The Alpine Country Going All-You-Can-Ride
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?
Every Battery Is a Treasure Box
A tsunami of spent EV batteries is coming, and the effort to recover the valuable materials inside them is already underway.
The Era of the Wood Skyscraper Is Arriving
Sprouting in our concrete jungles, high-rises built of wood are pointing the way to a greener form of construction.
Don’t Toss It, Fix It! Europe Is Guaranteeing Citizens the “Right to Repair”
The EU is restricting products designed to be unfixable, forcing companies to change their ways.
With Centuries-Old Techniques, This Farm Is Preparing for the Future
No modern methods or machinery required — just crops cultivated by hand in incredible, climate-proof quantities.
Berlin’s Second-Hand Craze Is Turning It into a ‘Zero-Waste City’
Buying used goods is trendier than ever, and the capital’s retailers are responding.
How Europe Engineered Its E-Bike Boom
Millions of Europeans now commute by e-bike, a mobility revolution carefully cultivated by governments and employers.
Meet the Detectives Solving Crimes Against Trees
At a forensics lab in Germany, a team of sleuths is busting illegal timber traffickers and keeping our forests safe.
Are You Going to Eat That?
A chain of German supermarkets is selling expired yogurt, mislabled jam and chocolate Santas in July. Is this the grocery store of the future?
Greening the Desert With Wastewater
Like a mirage, an ethereal woodland kingdom rises from the Egyptian sands to fight desertification