volume 29 no 2
The ploy was so shameless and obvious that it gave concern-trolling a bad name. In January, US and Canadian accident investigators, in a rare joint statement, warned their governments that an oil-by-rail accident could lead to “major loss of life.” The petroleum industry and its allies were quick to use the warning as an argument for building the Keystone XL pipeline and, in general, for building more oil infrastructure. “Clearly because this project [Keystone XL] has been held up, that is creating more [oil] traffic by rail,” Senator John Hoeven, a North Dakota Republican, …more
- Hazardous Cargo: Shipping Highly Flammable Bakken Crude Oil by Rail
- Oil trains are crisscrossing the US and Canada with volatile cargo, yet many communities are unrepared for an accident.
- It’s a Hardrock Life
- In Wisconsin’s picturesque Northwoods, a big battle over iron-ore extraction is pitting environmentalists and Native Americans against mining companies and their political allies.
- The Big Dry
- A Twenty-First Century Water War Erupts in Texas
- Feedback: Letters and Emails
- Around the World: Local News from All Over
- Powering the Clouds
- Temperature Gauge: Notes from a Warming World
- Material World: Plastic Microbeads: Don’t Use as Directed
- Earth Island Reports: Let’s Clean Up the Beach
- All One Ocean
- Earth Island Reports: A Simple Question: Where Does Your Water Come From?
- Wholly H2O
- 1,000 Words: The Folly of Man
- Michael Kerbow
- “We came back to Struggle”
- Indigenous communities in Honduras are fighting against new mining projects
- After the Fire
- Gemstone Mountain
- In a remote Cambodian province, children as young as seven risk their lives mining for a shiny blue rock
- Conversation: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
- +/-: Shoot to Save?
- Is hunting animals a viable conservation strategy?
- +/-: Hunters Value Wildlife
- +/-: Hunting Is a Setback to Wildlife Conservation
- If It’s Brown, Drink It Down
- A Postmodern Water Frontier
- In Review: Wild Things
Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding
By George Monbiot
Allen Lane, 2013, 316 pages
- In Review: Dining on Weeds
- Dandelion Hunter
Foraging the Urban Wilderness
By Rebecca Lerner
Lyons Press, 2013, 215 pages
- Voices: A Prayer for Earth