Racist Housing Policies Have Created Dangerous 'Heat Islands' in Cities
On any given day east Portland is 18 F hotter than the city's west side. Coronavirus orders will make it even harder to escape.
How to Stay Sustainable During Home Quarantine
While we’re relying on prepackaged food and gadgets more than ever, limiting waste and conserving energy is still possible while stuck indoors.
A Garden Grows in Lower Manhattan
Thirty years ago, my mother and several neighbors turned an abandoned city lot into an oasis in a forgotten neighborhood. Let's take a trip back to Earth Day 1991.
How to Get Your Food from Farms, Not Corporations
As the systems we've grown to depend on crumble before us, CSAs can be an entry point into more sustainable solutions.
The Fight for Greener Neighborhoods Is a Matter of Life or Death
Everybody loves parks, but coronavirus has shown us they’re more than just neighborhood amenities. They’re necessities.
As Coronavirus Spreads So Does Single-Use Plastic. Here’s What That Means for Our Environment
As oil prices rapidly drop, recycling centers remain shut and plastic personal protective equipment becomes biohazard waste, the pandemic could worsen the already serious plastic pollution problem.
How Coronavirus Lockdown Has Actually Affected the Environment
Figures from across the world show that we need to reconsider what we see as "essential."
Environmentalists Tell Us How Their Zero-Waste Lifestyles Prepared Them for Lockdown
"Being zero-waste… helps one become more conscious of everyday habits and the environment, which is a plus in these times."
Eerie Photos of a People-Free Sydney
COVID-19 has been good for the environment, but very bad for people.
The Pandemic is Teaching People One Important Lesson: Grow Your Own Food
The fear of food shortages is driving many to follow what urban farmers have been doing for years: growing their own groceries.
Here Are Some Illustrations That Show Just How Good the Pandemic Has Been for the Environment
While only time will tell if these changes will last, here’s some positive news during this dark time.
COVID-19 Could be the Carbon Turning Point Australia Needed
Here's why it's unlikely we'll go back to living like we were.