volume 31 no 3
It’s peak wildfire season in the American West. As I write this, firefighters are battling twenty-six active fires across eight of the thirteen Western states, including five in California, where a prolonged drought and extreme summer heat have turned forestlands into tinderboxes waiting for a light. So far, four civilian and two firefighter deaths have been reported and thousands of homes have been evacuated. As the fire season stretches on into fall, more grim news may be in the offing.
As is usual, the fires were quickly followed by another annual ritual: Officials …more
- Feedback: Letters and Emails
- Talking Points: Local News from All Over
- Digging Deeper: Will the Real Litterbug Please Stand Up?
- Earth Island Reports: Our Dear Friend, Mark Berman
- Earth Island Reports: New Leaders Initiative
- Meet the 17th Annual Brower Youth Award Winners
- Generating Controversy
- Biomass energy has been drawing increasing scrutiny in recent years.
- 1,000 Words: Sculpting Hope
- Courtney Mattison
- Stories: In the Pipeline’s Path
- The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is one among several projects threatening rural Appalachian landscapes and communities.
- Conversation: Climate Evangelist
- Bob Inglis
- Stories: To Keep a River Running
- Deep in the Amazon’s central basin, one tribe is holding back the seemingly inexorable march of development.
- In Review: Cross-Country Cougar
- Heart of a Lion: A Lone Cat’s Walk Across America
By William Stolzenburg
Bloomsbury, 2016, 256 pages
- In Review: True Grit
- Greenpeace Captain: My Adventures in Protecting
the Future of Our Planet
By Peter Wilcox (with Ronald B. Weiss)
Thomas Dunne Books, 2016, 314 pages
- Voices: Something Greater Than Myself