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Dry lake bed of Folsom Lake

A worldwide drought has raised major concerns about whether our cities – and the food we love – is sustainable. Read more...

Lettuce!

Reporter Rupa Shenoy looks at the growing trend of urban farming, and why a self-filtering fish tank just might be the future. Read More...

The bones of a woolly mammoth.

Author Maura O’Connor describes the extraordinary lengths conservationists are willing to go to in order to save species that are going extinct. Read More...

Volcano

We may one day need a silver bullet to cool the climate down. A look at the options - and the unintended consequences. Read More...

One month of a family's food waste

Did you throw away that half-eaten sandwich? Those bananas in your fruit bowl that had gone a bit brown? You’re not alone: 40 percent of the food America produces goes to waste. Ashley Stanley of Lovin’ Spoonfuls talks about why this is such a huge problem, and what we can all do about it. Read More...

Mushrooms

Put away that bubble wrap and say hello to mushrooms. Ecovative CEO Eben Bayer takes us into the growing world of biomaterials. Read More...

An example of a zipcar station. Credit: Shinya Suzuki / Flickr Creative Commons

The rise of Uber and Airbnb may make you think that we’ve reached the peak of the “sharing economy." But to Robin Chase, co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, we’re just getting started. Read More...

A 19th century weather map.

Before the 1800s, our climate was unpredictable, poorly understood, and frightening. Author Peter Moore gives us the untold story of a generation of maverick scientists who finally let us predict the weather. Read More...

A concrete parking lot

You already feel guilty about the car you drive to work, but you might want to start feeling guilty about your workplace too. Reporter Daniel Gross takes a look at why concrete is helping destroy the environment. Read More...

Storm clouds over a city

Floods, drought, crime waves, terrorism, and superstorms. The modern city faces myriad catastrophes and crises. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, tells us how cities can cope with these challenges, and what they can do to bounce back. Read More...

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