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For the last 12 years, LaToya Ruby Frazier has photographed her family as it deals with reality on the American post-industrial front lines in Braddock, Pennsylvania. The images, she says, show a family struggling to survive.

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Johan Rockström says humanity has already raced past four of the nine boundaries keeping our planet hospitable to modern life. Writer John Carey digs into the theory — and why Rockström says his isn’t, actually, a doomsday message.

Investigative journalist Will Potter shares useful resources for anyone looking to find out more about “ag-gag laws,” legislation that seeks to criminalize people for exposing animal cruelty.

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American lawmakers are becoming ever-more Kafkaesque in their contorted attempts to reassure us that they’re working in our best interests while suppressing, cajoling and outright bullying those who might hold a different point of view. That’s why people like journalist Will Potter matter more than ever.

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Maya Penn is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, fashion designer, animator, blogger, writer and illustrator. She runs a budding eco-friendly fashion business and a nonprofit for environmental awareness, and her mind churns constantly with new creative projects. Oh, and she’s only 13.

Is sharing the solution to our global challenges? Robin Chase says yes. Read about the founder of Zipcar’s vision for future collaborative economies.

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In 1945, there were 4.5 million bees in the United States. Today, there are just about 2 million. It’s been a subtle decline over time, but one that has dramatically accelerated over the past seven years. And this should be extremely alarming, given that bees pollinate one-third of the world’s crops. In today’s talk, […]