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Around the World in 1,000 Days

Three-year voyage of the Hōkūleʻa, a giant Polynesian sailing canoe, spread Indigenous knowledge and concern for Earth’s future

In the summer of 2017, after a three-year voyage, spanning more than 40,000 nautical miles with stops in 23 countries and territories, the Hōkūleʻa — a giant Polynesian sailing canoe — returned home to the shores of Honolulu, Hawaii. Moments before her…
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by: Nancy Averett – January 24, 2018

Copyrighting Nature

An artist uses her creativity to fight the construction of natural gas pipelines

In June 2015, ecological artist Aviva Rahmani installed an unusual work of art in a forest in Peekskill, New York. She and several dozen volunteers used non-toxic paint to create blue sine waves, the symbol for sound waves, on trees that stood…
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by: Nancy Averett – June 16, 2016

Net Gain: Fighting Ocean Pollution

Three American entrepreneurs fight ocean plastic pollution by upcycling discarded fishing nets into skateboards

Ben Kneppers paused as he strolled around a music festival in Santiago, Chile. In front of him was a booth where local kids could repair damaged skateboards, making them ride-able again rather than throwing them away. Kneppers, an environmental consultant originally from…
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by: Nancy Averett – November 14, 2014

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