volume 30 no 4
I drink water straight from the tap at home. It’s tasty, it’s refreshing, and it’s healthy. At least I assume it’s healthy.
Carla Bartlett assumed the same. For many years she drank “lots and lots” of iced tea – her favorite drink – made with water flowing from the tap in her home in Coolville, Ohio, a small, working-class town across the river from DuPont’s plant in West Virginia. But what Bartlett didn’t know was that her water supply was contaminated with a carcinogenic chemical, C8, that DuPont used to make one of …more
- Teflon’s Toxic Legacy
- For more than half a century DuPont hid information that a chemical it was using to make Teflon might be making people sick.
- Hounding the Hunters
- Animal rights activists are employing a new set of tactics to thwart hunters from taking down wolves, bears, and other game.
- Paris and After
- Will Paris be a success or a failure? It will be both. The real question is whether it opens the way to a meaningful “ambition ratcheting” mechanism.
- Feedback: Letters and Emails
- Talking Points: Local News from All Over
- Digging Deeper: One Word: Agroecology
- Earth Island Reports: Wine Soul Train: Rumbling Past Food System Biases
- Oakland Food Policy Council
- Earth Island Reports: People as Medicine, Gathering as Activism
- Real Food Real Stories
- 1,000 Words: Remnants of the American Dream
- Michael Light
- Stories: More Than Words
- The race to save a Northern Paiute dialect that’s down to a handful of speakers reveals what we stand to lose when a language dies.
- Conversation: Aaron Mair
- Stories: Wild at Heart
- Scientists and crop breeders are racing to identify the wild ancestors of domesticated plants before they disappear.
- In Review: When Radical Action is Moral
- What We’re Fighting for Now Is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice
By Wen Stephenson
Beacon Press, 2015, 256 pages
- In Review: Fighting Famine
- The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World
By Joel K. Bourne Jr.
W.W. Norton & Company, 2015, 408 pages
- Voices: Cultivating Meaningful Change