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Floating Solar: A Win-Win for Drought-Stricken Lakes in U.S.

Floating solar panel arrays are increasingly being deployed in places as diverse as Brazil and Japan. One prime spot for these “floatovoltaic” projects could be the sunbaked U.S. …

Storing Heat Underground in a Geosolar System

As an engineer and permaculture designer living in a cold-climate, I am particularly fascinated with the interplay between thermodynamics and design and …

From Wasteland to Rainforest

In Kodagu, India, a couple has created a biodiversity haven. Over two decades, the Malhotras bought abandoned farmland and planted a rainforest to invite …

The Magic of Trees

So when you talk about “complete streets” and “active transportation” be sure to mention the importance of canopy trees.

A New Chapter of Agricultural Practice

Although to a degree the soil remains and perhaps always will be a dark and mysterious world – the phrase from the hymn comes to mind “in light …

As Britain Exits, the Need for a Strong Climate Movement Remains

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union will be a disaster for the climate — both physical and political — on both sides of the Atlantic.

Christopher Alexander’s Challenge meets Darren J. Doherty’s Design Process

This post continues and deepens an inquiry into two contrasting understandings of design process.

The Cosmos, the Earth, and Your Stomach: The Story of Soil

When we deeply understand the system we’re working with—be it a garden, a business, a community, or even a personal relationship—we can …

A Brief History of Climate Denial

The fossil fuel industry has spent many millions of dollars on confusing the public about climate change. But the role of vested interests in climate …

The Dithering Age: Holocene, Anthropocene, and Chthlucene

If people just hear that humans are destroying the environment, they aren’t given much incentive to act or even think much.

Hot Mess: States Struggle to Deal with Radioactive Fracking Waste

No federal agency fully regulates oil and gas drilling byproducts — which include brine, sludge, rock and soiled equipment — leaving tracking …
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