Environment


How to Get Solar Panels Onto More Affordable Apartment Buildings

By Laurie Mazur

Tackling the energy costs of affordable housing tenants with solar + storage technologies.


The Pain Truth: What is Pain?

By Justin O. Schmidt

How is the nebulous and murky nature of pain explained?


Fighting Fracking to Save the Land

By Louise A. Blum

The threat of environmental destruction creates unity among those who believe that their efforts, no matter how small, have the power to create change.


Moving the Goalposts for Plant Intelligence

By Derrick Jensen, from The Myth of Human Supremacy

What Cleve Backster’s research into plant intelligence reveals about the attunement of living things.


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From a Need for Hygiene to Environmental Racism

By Carl A. Zimring

From the age of Thomas Jefferson and on, environmental racism in the United States and ideas about waste and cleanliness have shaped where people have lived, where people have worked, and how society’s refuse has been managed.


A Quantified Approach to Water Conservation

By Joe Whitworth

Modern technology and precise data collection help alleviate the freshwater crisis unresolved by outdated water laws and regulations.


Protecting Communities from Climate Change (Hint: It’s not Just About Seawalls)

By Jeni Miller

New research confirms that climate change takes its greatest toll in low-income neighborhoods that concentrate many kinds of vulnerability.


Reclamation: To Take Back, To Make Right, To Make Useful

By Ana Maria Spagna

Should we return areas to their natural state, or make them more accessible for human use? A difficult dilemma for those who strive to interact positively with the natural world.