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

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US Bureau of Prisons has withdrawn the $500 million proposal, but Mitch McConnell says he’s going to make it “move forward.”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

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

Blood-Thinning Rat Poisons Need to Be Strictly Regulated. A California Bill Aims to Do Just That.

AB 1788 advances in state senate; continues to face opposition from industry groups

Lisa Owens Viani

What if We Covered the Climate Crisis Like We Did the Start of the Second World War?

In the war, the purpose of journalism was to awaken the world to the catastrophe looming ahead of it. We must approach our climate crisis the same way.

Bill Moyers The Guardian

Big Green Groups Struggle to Retain Staff of Color

High turnover keeps people of color from moving up the career ladder, widens the movement’s already significant diversity gap.

Zoe Loftus-Farren

GE American Chestnut — Restoration of a Beloved Species or Trojan Horse for Tree Biotechnology?

Biotech industry hopes that getting genetically engineered chestnut approved for conservation planting will soften public opposition to transgenic trees.

Rachel Smolker Anne Petermann

With Dozens of Sick Children, Parents Took a Hard Look at Their Town’s Toxic Legacy

The carcinogen TCE has been lurking in the ground beneath Franklin, Indiana, for decades. Now families are demanding answers.

Susan Cosier

Students Accuse US Schools of Censoring Climate Crisis Message in Graduation Speeches

Highschoolers say authorities have barred them from reading text that warns of ‘catastrophic climate change’ for being too political.

Oliver Milman The Guardian