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Autumn 2012

volume 27 no 3
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From the Editor

In a move that immediately became irresistible fodder for late night comics and editorial cartoonists, the Republican-controlled North Carolina Legislature this summer approved a law that bars state agencies from considering scientific predictions of how much sea-level rise will impact the state’s coastline. Cue the references to King Canute and his infamous decree for the tides to halt. “If your science gives you a result you don’t like, pass a law saying the result is illegal,” Stephen Colbert joked. “Problem solved.”

The darkly hilarious episode could be considered just the latest evidence of the …more


Weird Science
The Promise and Peril of Synthetic Biology
The Worst Environment Money Can Buy
A special report on the environmental pollutant
called money in politics
Hunt, Fish… and Save the Planet
Greens with Guns: How can the values of hunters and anglers fit within an environmentalist ethic?
1,000 Words: What’s in a Name?
Douglas Gayeton’s Lexicon of Sustainability
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A River of Money Runs Through It
Money to Burn
Oil and Gas Interests Are Spending Big to Keep Their Allies in Office
Cash for Trash
The Country’s Largest Garbage Company is Lobbying to Repeal State Laws that Boost Composting
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Shut Up Money
Big Ag is Pushing Laws to Silence its Critics
Citizens United Against Citizens United
A Movement Is Building to Amend the Constitution
We’ve Been Here Before
American History Offers a Hopeful Lesson in Checking Corporate Power
+/-: Up in the Air over Flying
+/-: Get Comfortable on the Horns of this Dilemma
+/-: Flying Less Is about Environmental and Social Equity
Conversation: Raj Patel
In Review: Unseen Landscapes
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot
By Robert Macfarlane
Hamish Hamilton, 2012, 448 pages
In Review: Captive Time Bombs
Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity
by David Kirby,
St. Martin’s Press, 2012, 469 pages
Voices: Reclaiming the Wilderness



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