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People Save More Energy When They Know They're Being Watched

People who received postcards saying their energy use was being tracked reduced their consumption by 2.7 percent.

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Eerie Truths and Hard Lessons From a 1970s 'Ecotopia'

Revisiting Ernest Callenbach's controversial portrait of a more sustainable America.

How to Save Water-Starved Cities

The key, according to a new report, is forming partnerships with farmers.

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How Do You Get Conservatives to Buy Energy Efficient Products?

For starters, don't tell them it'll help fight climate change or "protect the environment."

Sprawl Could Kill Off 34 Million Acres of American Forest by 2060

According to a new study, urban and developed land areas will increase 41 percent.

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A Global View of Architectural Conservation: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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The Case for Public Transportation, in Infographic Form

A new chart details what we save when we take the train or bus.

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Land Transfer of the Day: 4.1 Million Acres

Turkey will open formerly protected land (much of it already illegally developed) to builders.

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How Las Vegas Created One of the Best Water Systems in America

This desert city has figured out innovative ways to cut down on leaks