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Winter 2012

volume 26 no 4
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From the Editor

When it comes to gizmos, I’m what you’d call a late adopter. I didn’t buy a cell phone until 2004. I just got a smart phone this year, when my old flip phone finally crapped out and the progressive phone company CREDO Mobile gave me an Android for free. Even though I’m something of a tech curmudgeon, I’ll admit that I love it. I love being able to check my email whenever. I love being able to follow Twitter from just about anywhere. I love the universal access to the worlds of information …more


What Killed Dunkard Creek?
Residents in Pennsylvania and West Virginia say fracking is to blame.
Warning: High Frequency
We are now exposed to electromagnetic radio frequencies 24 hours a day. Welcome to the largest human experiment ever.
Can Danilo Atilano Feed the World?
Industrial Agriculture Advocates Say Organic Farming Cannot Produce Enough Food for 7 Billion People. A Group of Rice Farmers in the Philippines is Proving Them Wrong.
Earth Island Reports: Bay Localize
A Resilient Future for the 99%
Dispatches: Material World
How Peak Oil Pricked the Housing Bubble
1,000 Words: All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
Sun Ji
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Dispatches: The Last Song of Mario Guifarro
Killed in the Line of Duty
Dispatches: It’s Wrong to Wreck the World
A Moral Call to Protect the Environment
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+ / -: Friend or Foe?
Invasive species
+/-: Harm Is in the Eye of the Beholder
+/-: An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure
Conversation: Wayne Pacelle
In Review: The New, New McCarthyism
Green Is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege
By Will Potter
City Lights, 2011, 256 Pages
In Review: Agent Orange Blues
Scorched Earth: Legacies of the Chemical Warfare in Vietnam
By Fred A. Wilcox
Seven Stories Press, 2011, 240 pages
In Review: Sizing Up the Planet
Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World
By Larrie D. Ferreiro
Basic Book, 2011, 353 pages
Voices: Coal Blasts Communities Apart



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