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Choking the Oceans With Plastic

By Charles J. Moore | New York Times LOS ANGELES — The world is awash in plastic. It’s in our cars and our carpets, we wrap it around the food we eat and virtually every other product we consume; it has become a key lubricant of globalization — but it’s...

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4th Graders + Story of Stuff + Minecraft = AWESOME

These rad fourth graders took their learning to a whole new level and created their own version of The Story of Stuff…in Minecraft! We are totally impressed and very flattered.

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An Ounce of Prevention

by Shana DeClercq | July 31, 2014 Unsurprisingly, delaying action to address climate change is breathtakingly costly. The longer we wait, the harder it will get to stop the increase in carbon emissions, to kick-off clean energy programs, and to recover from mega-storms, droughts and floods. A new report out this week...

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Detroit’s Fight for Public Water is Also the Nation’s

By Anna Lappé June 30, 2014 Detroit made international news this month when its municipal water board resumed cutting off water to residents with unpaid bills. With thousands of community members struggling in homes with no running water, local groups reached out (PDF) to the United Nations special rapporteur on...

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