Bringing Nature Back to the Chicago Area

Ecological restoration has deep roots in the Midwest, where extraordinary community efforts have revived prairies, savannas, woodlands, and wetlands.

Christopher Johnson

Lion Shaped Mountain: The Embers of Abandonment

Following a big blaze, Sierra Leone’s chimpanzees must adapt to their new, scorched world.

Andrew Halloran

The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis

Despite our growing understanding of the climate crisis, we're still remarkably dependent on oil. This dependence sways US policy in the Middle East.

Michael T. Klare

Fighting for Animal Welfare on the Path Towards Animal Liberation

A conversation with Farm Sanctuary founder Gene Baur.

Aazan Ahmad

Trump Claims Environment Has Been Key Priority in White House Speech

The president touted his environmental record despite efforts to gut dozens of rules meant to safeguard air and water, stem the climate crisis.

Emily Holden The Guardian

Satellite Imagery Confirms Factory Farm Growth Is Major Cause of Lake Erie Algae Blooms

With the future of the Great Lake in question, environmental groups point to need for greater regulation of runoff from animal feeding operations.

Eric Sandy

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The Hydroponic Threat to Organic Food

USDA’s organic certification of hydroponically grown produce is an example of conquest and colonization.

Dave Chapman

Park Service Reportedly Diverting $2.5 Million for Trump’s Fourth of July Jamboree

Critics concerned about cost of celebration, which will include battle tanks, fireworks, and a speech at the Lincoln Memorial.

David Smith The Guardian

Plans for Prison on Mountaintop-Removal Site in Kentucky Scuttled. Maybe.

US Bureau of Prisons has withdrawn the $500 million proposal, but Mitch McConnell says he’s going to make it “move forward.”

Maureen Nandini Mitra

Reject Partisan Divides

'The Sunrise Movement has expanded the climate change conversation and it has given me an unprecedented sense of hope.'

Lily Gardner

Using Trash to Clean Up Trash

Alter Terra

Oscar Romo

Bush Sr. and the US’  Blatant Disregard of Palau’s Nuclear Free Goals

US was playing dirty politics in Palau in the 1980s when a reign of terror against anti-nuclear activists was unleashed in the remote Pacific Islands.

Ed Rampell

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