University of Minnesota
Stephanie Xenos is a Twin Cities-based arts writer with a special interest in visual arts as well as the intersection of art and environment. She is a regular contributor to Mpls/St Paul magazine and is currently hard at work on her first novel.
Power to the People
Second Hand: Artists Turn Trash to Treasure
This infographic shows why renewable energy is here to stay
Did you know the first high-power solar cell was developed in 1954? Or that since the late 2000s…
Cities are the greatest hope for our planet
If we design cities like ecosystems, they would have the potential to address many of our most…
Could evolution be our ally when it comes to mosquito control?
Two researchers propose a novel approach to reduce mosquitoes’ human toll without disrupting…
Can we have our cities and biodiversity, too?
Smart development could mean big benefits for biodiversity and urban areas alike.
Sustainia wants us to start acting today, not tomorrow
Earlier this year, we asked if we might already have what we need to solve our greatest…
Divestiture is nothing but a distraction
Feel-good measures that have no effect on actual greenhouse-gas production are a diversion from the…
The vaults in this bank hold something more precious than money
You might expect the world’s number one biodiversity hotspot for wild plant species to be located…
How some climate “wins” can lead to other uphill battles in the clean energy fight
Proponents should consider all possible reactions in order to create a smoother path forward for…
Futurist Ramez Naam forecasts mix of high- and low-tech agriculture
: This infographic shows why renewable energy is here to stay
Don’t microwave plastic. Minimize purchase of processed food. Reduce contact of food & beverages w/ plastic. Why:
ICYMI: When it comes to food packaging, what we don’t know could hurt us
Just how wild should the Wild West be?
“Diversity is good for the human gut” A close at why grains could be beneficial to us *and* our environment
: Solve two problems with one filter? That’s what Drinkwell aims to do.
Phosphorus: can’t live with it, can’t live without it
By 2050, 3x as many people will be 65 or older - and other food for thought about our aging
: Cities greatest hope for our planet. Here's why.#city
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