Sustainability Archives - State of the Planet

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How Urban Transport is Changing in the Age of COVID-19

The pandemic is changing how we get around. Emergency response measures and experiments around the world offer lessons for sustainable mobility and resilience strategies going forward.

by |July 10, 2020

To Bring Back Endangered Fish, This First Nation Is Claiming Environmental Management Authority

After eulachon populations in the Bella Coola River of British Columbia crashed two decades ago, the Nuxalk Nation has made a concerted effort to strengthen its management authority — and hopefully bring back the culturally significant fish.

by |July 9, 2020
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Workshop Will Teach the Basics of Community Organizing

On July 14, the workshop will teach young people how they can take their passion and individual activism to the next level.

by Tara Stafford |July 6, 2020

Environmental Justice and Economic Recovery

An American infrastructure revitalization program could put people to work while improving the efficiency and quality of our communities and economy.

by |July 6, 2020

Geologists Identify Deep-Earth Structures That May Signal Hidden Metal Lodes

Previously unrecognized structural lines deep in the earth appear to signal the locations of giant deposits of copper, lead, zinc and other vital metals near the surface.

by |June 30, 2020

Even During Lockdown, California Moves to Decarbonize Trucking

California’s Air Resource Board and governor deserve enormous credit for moving ahead even in the face of the worsening pandemic. It demonstrates leadership, vision and persistence.

by |June 29, 2020
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Waste in the World of COVID-19

Single-use plastics are having a revival. Some of the changes have been brought on not by necessity, but by the powerful plastics lobby taking advantage of a time of crisis.

by Kelly Rose Nunziata |June 24, 2020
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Coronavirus and Wildfires Combine to Pose Potential Threat to Indigenous Lives and Lands

But experts say it’s not too late to reduce the most serious effects of these compound issues.

by |June 22, 2020

Huge Land Buys Are Driving Tropical Forest Destruction

A new study finds that investments to establish new oil palm or tree plantations seem to consistently have higher rates of forest loss than other types of activities, such as mining and logging.

by |June 22, 2020

Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Investments Are Necessities, Not Luxuries

A clean and healthy environment and environmental justice are necessities and not luxuries.

by |June 8, 2020