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Spring 2011

volume 26 no 1
Spring 2011 cover

From the Editor

I’ve always been surprised that so many environmentalists, typically found on the political left, are such stalwart believers in the conservative doctrine of supply-side economics.

For proof, just look at the various enviro-campaigns against the fossil fuel industry. Hoping to choke the coal industry, greens go after strip mines in Appalachia. Determined to address the risks from natural gas “fracking,” campaigners demand state-level moratoriums on the practice. The same thinking is at work in the fight against the Canadian tar sands. Convinced that they can slow the razing of the boreal forest if they …more


Contents

Not a Pretty Picture
More than 500 cosmetics sold in the United States contain chemicals banned from beauty products in Europe, Canada, and Japan.
A proposed law aims to change that.
Riding the Long Wave
A writer paddles the Salish Sea and ponders the impacts of our society’s short attention span.
Crude Conundrum
Canada’s Tar Sands Are Dirty, Dangerous … and Managed by Awfully Nice Folks. Does that Make them Ethically Just?
Tunnel Vision
Oil companies are determined to build two massive new pipelines to transport crude from the tar sands. Local activists, concerned about spills and water quality, have geared up to fight them.
Dispatches: Caution: Wide Load
+/-: Gas Attack? … Or Friendly Fire?
+/-: Natural Gas: A Bridge to Nowhere
+/-: Ally Renewables with Natural Gas
Conversation: Janine Benyus
In Review: Drowning Academic Freedom
Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story
Written, Produced, and Directed by Larkin McPhee
In Review: Movements Beyond Movements
Journal Bookshelf
In Review: Can’t Find My Way Home
You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon, but Get Lost in the Mall
by Colin Ellard
336 pages, Doubleday, 2009
In Review: A Child of Dystopia Reads Ecotopia
Ecotopia: The Novel of Your Future
by Ernest Callenbach
181 pages, Bantam New Age Book, 1975
Voices: Still Crazy After All These Years

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