December 7, 2013
As 2013 wraps up, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. Each week in December we’ll reveal the next group of our favorites.
An Age Defined By Human Impact?
At night, city lights become the prominent feature on earth and we can see a new physical quality of the earth—it glows. On a planet defined by human impact restoration efforts must fit the context especially to create habitats that thrive in the urban environment.
Snowmobiling in Yellowstone
Yellowstone is a vulnerable ecosystem that is actively shaped and managed by humans. A controversial debate, without a simple solution.
Restoring the Ohio River with Lessons from the Hudson
We are beginning to see rivers across the country from a new perspective—one that understands the value of riparian ecology, but the Ohio River seems left in the dark. As the source of drinking water for 3 million people, restoration is essential and using lessons from the Hudson, restoration can integrate the currently conflicting urban and natural environments.
Society is exceeding what our planet can handle in terms of waste, pollution, and consumption. It’s going to take innovation at the intersection of disciplines and radical solutions like Styrofoam made out of mushroom materials and ocean roombas, to figure out a way to live sustainably. And Generation Y is leading the way.