volume 28 no 4
“Scientists say …” If you’ve been involved in environmental politics for any amount of time, you’ve seen some version of that phrase before. Perhaps it was on a green group press release, or on a blog post at some eco-news website. Maybe you’ve said it yourself, in a (probably vain) attempt to convince a friend that climate change really is happening. When it comes to making an argument or stating a case, environmentalists often fall back on some version of “according to scientists.”
In a way, appealing to science makes good sense. From its …more
- What’s the Beef?
- Lab-grown meat could resolve the environmental and ethical problems of industrial agriculture. But will anyone eat it?
- Rough Waters Ahead
- A Rafting Trip Through Utah’s Desolation Canyon, One of the West’s Great Unprotected Wildernesses, Under the Shadow of Oil and Gas Development
- Science Friction
- We Like to Believe Science is the Ultimate Trump Card. Time to Think Again.
- Feedback: There’s Nothing Fishy Here: A Response from Conservation International
- Around the World: Local News from All Over
- Call of the Wild
- Temperature Gauge: Notes from a Warming World
- Climate Change Winners
- Material World: Time to Shut Down the Anti-Government Extremists
- Earth Island Reports: Nature in the City
- Finding Natural Wonders in Urban Areas
- Earth Island Reports: Shark Stewards
- Fighting to Save the Oceans’ Top Predators
- Green – It Seems
- Despite all the fine print on consumer labels, we still know very little about what goes into the products we use everyday
- 1,000 Words: Dave Imus
- America, Rediscovered
- The Yampa River
- Flowing Free, For Now
- After the Flood
- Dams across the United States are being decommissioned and rivers restored to their natural flow. As scientists are learning, tearing down the barriers is just the first step in returning a river to health.
- Conversation: Michael Pollan
- +/-: Peak Oil – Are We There Yet?
- +/-: Peak Oil as Wishful Thinking
- +/-: Preparedness Matters More than CO2 Targets
- In Review: Friend or Frenemy?
- Undercover: The True Story of Britain’s Secret Police
By Rob Evans And Paul Lewis
Faber and Faber, 2013, 352 pages
- In Review: A for Effort
- Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America
By Jon Mooallem
Penguin, 2013, 339 pages
- Voices: Time to Put Conservation Back in Conservatism