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Winter 2015

volume 29 no 4
Winter 2015 cover

From the Editor

“Is altruism possible across species borders? And – the crucial question – can an entire species learn to shape its behavior, to its own cost, for the good of other species?” Those were some of the provocative queries posed by Verlyn Klinkenborg, a former member of The New York Times editorial board, in a recent online commentary. In his essay, Klinkenborg – who was writing about a disturbing new World Wildlife Fund report that estimates we humans have destroyed half of the world’s wildlife in the last 40 years (see page 5) – …more


Contents

Animals Are Persons, Too
We know more about the complex inner lives of animals than ever before. Are we ready to recognize their right to be free?
Drowned Heart
A Trip to Drought-Wracked Lake Powell Reveals the Lost Wonder of the “Cathedral in the Desert”
Underwater
In 2012, congress passed a long-overdue reform of federal flood insurance. Two years later, it reversed itself. What happened?
Feedback: Letters and Emails
Talking Points: Local News from All Over
Digging Deeper: Smoke ‘Em Out: Time to Kick Big Oil from the Global Climate Talks
Earth Island Reports: Greenwash Action
Defending Real Sustainability Standards
What Is a Critter Worth?
On the value of wolves and eagles, ravens and squirrels
Evolution of an Idea
A timeline of thoughts on animals
1,000 Words: Leave No Trace
Martin Hill
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DC’s Poor Sandbagged in Flood Preparations
Conversation: Wendell Berry
Food Forest
In the Peruvian Amazon, Locally Managed Brazil Nut Forests Keep Deforestation at Bay
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After The Ax
Following decades of unbridled clear-cutting, a tiny Caribbean island begins its botanical comeback
In Review: No Time to Spare
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
By Naomi Klein
Simon & Schuster, 2014, 576 pages
Voices: Social Change Is Magic
Doorae Shin

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