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Can Ultimate Frisbee Greenwash the Olympics?

The Ultimate Frisbee community has been buzzing this week with the news that the International Olympics Committee (IOC) has finally recognized its sport. Critics wondered whether a defiantly counter-culture sport can continue to grow as part of mainstream culture, and others braced for yet another round of jokes at the expense of the sport’s dignity,…

Newtown Creek: The Unseen Stream That Keeps New York City Flowing

Text and Photos by Gloria Dawson Riverkeeper’s patrol boat glides along Newtown Creek in New York City. Like a cruise ship captain leading a voyage through environmental hell, Phillip Musegaas points out oil slicks, the sewage treatment plant, and the huge pipes where raw sewage flows into the creek every time it rains. He notes…

New York Projects Aim to Make the City More Sustainable

New York City’s eight million residents and skyscrapers, built on one of the world’s largest natural harbors, have made the country’s largest city one of the most polluted. Air pollution is a leading environmental threat to the health of the city’s residents. But a New York nonprofit, ioby, has helped 101 urban projects raise a…