volume 31 no 1
“Drinking a glass of water shouldn’t be risky business,” I wrote in the previous issue of this magazine. Sadly, the unfolding crisis in Flint, Michigan – where people’s drinking water has been poisoned with dangerous levels of lead, where officials failed to notify residents for months after they learned of the problem – shows that a glass of water continues to be risky in many places across the United States.
We now know that anywhere from 6,000 and 12,000 children in Flint have been exposed to the contaminated water, which could leave …more
- Casualties of War
- Radioactive waste from the nation’s atomic past could be connected to the high number of cancers and rare illnesses in North St. Louis County.
- Living in Limbo
- Five years after the meltdown in Fukushima, the Japanese government’s effort to reboot its nuclear energy program is still being met with resistance.
- Repurposing Rocky Flats
- The transition of a heavily polluted nuclear site into a wilderness refuge raises questions about the implications of hiding our tainted environmental past.
- Feedback: Letters and Emails
- Talking Points: Local News from All Over
- Digging Deeper: Un-bottling Water
- Earth Island Reports: Sharing Conservation Success Stories
- Wild Hope
- Earth Island Reports: From Water Bearers to Water Providers
- Global Women’s Water Initiative
- 1,000 Words: Beauty in Truth
- Linda Gass
- Stories: Killing to Conserve
- Is it effective, or ethical, to cull one protected species to help another?
- Conversation: Rhea Suh
- Stories: Sea Change
- The wasting disease afflicting sea stars is but one of many indications that a warmer ocean is a sicker ocean.
- In Review: The Naturalist We Know Nothing About
- The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World
by Andrea Wulf
Alfred A. Knopf, 2015, 496 pages
- In Review: Battling Big Oil in Texas
- A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas
by Adam Briggle
Liverlight Publishing Corporation, 2015, 336 pages
- Voices: The Something I Do