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Summer 2012

volume 27 no 2
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From the Editor

Two years ago, The Nation magazine published a list of the “The 50 Most Influential Progressives of the Twentieth Century.” Among giants like Eleanor Roosevelt, Thurgood Marshall, and Cesar Chavez were three environmentalists: Rachel Carson, Ralph Nader, and David Brower. Brower, whose centennial we are celebrating this year, was the first executive director of the Sierra Club, one of the driving forces behind the passage of the Wilderness Act, and the founder of Friends of the Earth, the League of Conservation Voters and, 30 years ago exactly, Earth Island Institute. …more


“Objectivity is the greatest threat to the United States today.”
An Excerpt from Encounters with the Archdruid
A Voice for the Wilderness
An Excerpt from The Wildness Within
Green Dragon
A suspicious and powerful government. Home to incredible biodiversity and the world’s biggest polluters. A citizenry struggling to define its notion of civil society. Despite these challenges, the environmental movement in China is gaining momentum.
Life on Refinery Row
Residents of Corpus Christi, Texas are afraid of the chemicals around them – and scared to leave home.
1,000 Words: Inside the Abattoir
Sue Coe
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Dispatches: Flight Plan
A successful crane conservation program in China’s Guizhou province holds lessons for people’s participation in restoration projects
+/-: Worth a Dam?
Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite
+/-: Time to Repair the Damage of the Past
+/-: … Not until we have a Clean energy system
Conversation: Jane Kleeb
Dispatches: Smoke Jumpers
With global action on reducing CO2 emissions all-but-stalled, governments focus their energy on another global warming pollutant: Black Carbon
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Dispatches: No Smoking
The Search for a Stove to Save the World
In Review: The Limits of Limits
The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources
By Michael T. Klare
Metropolitan Books, 2012 306 page
In Review: A Royal Proclamation
The Prince’s Speech: On the Future of Food
By HRH The Prince Of Wales
Rodale Books, 2012, 64 pages
Voices: In the Wild, There Is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch



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