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Autumn 2010

volume 25 no. 3
Autumn 2010 cover

From the Editor

In late July, as the Eastern Seaboard sweated through the second punishing heat wave of a restless summer, it was difficult to know which was the worse environmental disaster: the just-barely-contained BP blowout in the Gulf of Mexico or the failure of the US Senate (the “greatest deliberative body in the world”?) to even debate long-overdue climate legislation. The waters of the Gulf and the political culture in Washington seemed equally poisoned. Across the country I heard expressions of surprise that the Macondo oil well had finally, mercifully, been capped. And if many were …more


Contents

We Are All Louisianans
No Comment
Despite a flood of information about the Gulf spill, there’s very little understanding of its impacts.
Hide and Leak
BP’s Cleanup Is More Like a Cover up. Holding the Company Accountable Will Require Digging for the Truth.
Disaster in Another Language
The Oil Spill May Hit the Gulf’s Vietnamese Community Hardest
Web of Destruction
From Grand Bargain to Devil’s Bargain
How the BP Disaster Sank the Climate Bill
Feedback: Letters & E-mails
Around the World: Local News from All Over
Temperature Gauge: Notes from a Warming World
Spyhopping: “Ecocide”: The Fifth War Crime?
Earth Island Reports: Announcing the 2010 BYA Winners!
Save the Date!
Earth Island Reports: Sustainable World Coalition
Required Reading
Earth Island Reports: Project Survival Media
Local Solutions
Earth Island Reports: Plastic Pollution Coalition
The Bioplastic Labyrinth
Earth Island Reports: New Earth Island Projects
Earth Island Reports: International Marine Mammal Project
The Cove Spurs Free-Speech Dialogue in Japan; IWC Spares Whaling Moratorium
Dispatches: Night Vision
A writer takes a journey into the dark and finds that there is a lot to see
Dispatches: Forests Forever
Environmentalists and Logging Companies in Canada Recently Inked One of the Biggest Conservation Agreements in History. Can the Deal Stick?
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1,000 Words: Awfully Beautiful
David Maisel
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Conversation: Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson
+/–: Got a Light?
Deserts vs. Big Solar
+/–: Solar Belongs on Rooftops
+/–: To Fight Big Pollution, We Need Big Solar
Dispatches: Not a Square to Spare
Toilet paper, it turns out, grows on trees
In Review: Who’s Going to Clean Up This Mess?
3 Films
In Review: Crude World
By Peter Maas
288 pages, Knopf, 2009
In Review: Don’t Be Such a Scientist
by Randy Olson
216 pages, Island Press, 2009
In Review: Schneider’s Last Stand
Science as a Contact Sport
by Stephen Schneider, PhD
290 pages, National Geographic Books, 2010
Voices: Leave the Leaves

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