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Ellen Wohl: Small streams and wetlands are key parts of river networks – here’s why they need protection

The Trump administration is proposing to redefine a key term in the Clean Water Act: “Waters of the United States.” This deceptively simple phrase describes which streams, lakes, wetlands and other water bodies … Continue reading

March 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

Video: Filtering a Plastic Ocean

. Filtering A Plastic Ocean profiles ocean activist Marc Ward and his simple invention that removes toxic microplastics from the beach, and therefore the ocean. The film explores the impact … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

David Korten: How to Restore Our Relationship to Earth

We must reduce our burden on Earth’s regenerative systems by approximately 40 percent. To have a viable human future on this overstressed planet, it is essential that we build a … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · 2 Comments

Oil companies fracking into drinking water sources, Stanford University research shows

Energy companies are fracking for oil and gas at far shallower depths than widely believed, sometimes through underground sources of drinking water, according to research released Tuesday by Stanford University … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Conversation with John Detwiler

Vox: John, unlike most environmental activists you have a strong background in industry and business. You received a PhD in engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and you worked in the … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

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