Environment


Private Interests Fuel Corporate Sustainability

By Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister

The benefits of corporate sustainability principles are brought into question as big-brand companies continue to implement more environmental goals.


Facing Changing Climate, San Francisco Prepares to Share

By Suzanne Lindgren

The city of San Francisco is partnering with its local sharing economy to prepare for climate change.


Why You Should Try Zero-Waste Living

By Amy Korst

With no solution in sight to America’s overflowing landfills, there is no better time than now to try zero-waste living.


Land Deals in Africa: The Pros and Cons

By Michael Kugelman

With almost half of the world’s unfarmed land located in sub-Saharan Africa, foreign investors are increasingly interested in land deals in African countries.  


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Final Footprint Introduces Natural Burial in the U.S.

Press Release

The natural burial company Final Footprint has an opportunity for real business in the U.S.


Fruit Flies Help Further Study of Health Benefits of Organic Produce

By Staff, Utne Reader

A middle-school student and her science project with fruit flies leads to some impressive findings for those studying the health benefits of organic produce vs. conventionally-grown produce.


Covering Up Oil Spills in the Gulf of Mexico

By Staff, Utne Reader

How the oil industry uses coffee filters and bottled water to doctor water samples, covering up oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico.


Waste Not, Water Naught

by Katie Moore

Western India's ongoing drought, in many ways a man-made disaster, offers many lessons on water politics and inequality on a warming planet.