The Slow Demise of Cash Bail
As it bans holding defendants on bail for nonviolent crimes, New York is the latest state to challenge America’s bizarre system of money for freedom.
Sowing the Seeds of a New Agricultural Economy
Economic risk prevents poor Cambodian farmers from switching to crops that are more valuable and better for the land. What if they had guaranteed income?
Austerity Is Not the Only Way: Portugal!
While other European countries cut their budgets to the bone, Portugal lent its citizens a helping hand. Guess who came out on top.
Free the Floodplains!
Millions of Americans live at risk of flooding, but slow federal flood buyouts drain precious time and resources. How one community is rising above the storm, taking matters into their own hands, and returning the floodplain to nature.
Dead Plants are Powering Stockholm
The biochar process is ingenious, turning green waste into heat before returning it to the soil as an agricultural nutrient. No wonder it’s turning a profit.
How China Sold Us a Solar-Powered World
All those pictures of smog-cloaked Chinese cities mask the fact that China’s cheap solar panels have fueled the world’s green-energy revolution.
Doing the Right Thing is Good Business
These days, fossil fuels look like a shakier investment than ever. As more investors decide the smart money is on clean energy, a tipping point appears near.
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