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  • photo of high mountainsA New Geography of Hope
    In a warming world, we’ll discover that wilderness continues to sustain us.
    By Kathleen Dean Moore
  • photo of cactu in a lush desert at sunriseShift to Clean Energy
    We need to do for renewable energy what John Muir did for wilderness.
    By Michael Brune
  • photo of high mountains and a meadow of wildflowersWilderness in the Anthropocene
    In the “Age of Man” we’ll need wild places to hold steady the sanity of our species.
    By Jason Mark
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8 Tips to Reduce Your Waste This Thanksgiving

Fill bellies instead of landfills!

The holiday season is here, so let’s remember that while we’re filling our bellies this Thanksgiving, we shouldn’t be filling landfills with perfectly good food! Here are a few tips on how we can move towards a zero waste holiday. Photo by…
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When A River Doesn’t Run Through It

Pete McBride talks about his work on the Colorado River and the Ganges

Photographer and filmmaker Pete McBride is a lover of rivers. His work has focused on rivers around the world, including the Ganges in India and the Navua River in the Fijian headlands. In the United States, McBride’s photos and films have centered…
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TransCanada’s Energy East Pipeline Faces Stiff Opposition at Home

With public protests on the rise, Ontario and Quebec to work together to ensure climate change is addressed before project is approved

Although most of the news involving oil pipelines in Canada is focused on the recent protests and arrests in British Columbia, and the ongoing battle over the Keystone XL pipeline, there is a growing movement in Eastern Canada centered on the province…
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An 85-Year-Old Takes On Big Oil and the Company Burying the Industry’s Dangerous Waste

Lupe Anguiano is working to stop fracking near the beautiful pacific beaches and fertile agricultural fields of her hometown, Oxnard, CA

I’ve come to Oxnard, California to see oil wells but Lupe Anguiano starts by showing me the ocean. “I love the ocean,” she says as we walk a cement path from the parking lot to the sand. “I have a prayer that…
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Living With the Aftermath of the BP Oil Spill

In Review: The Great Invisible (Documentary)

During a congressional hearing with oil industry honchos following the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Exxon Mobil chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson made a startling — and hair-raising — candid admission: “When these things happen we are not well equipped to handle them… There…
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Efforts to Curb Destructive Palm Oil Plantations Brings Together Strange Bedfellows

Will corporations and activists join forces to end deforestation in Indonesia?

September brought good news for the world’s forests with the unveiling of the New York Declaration on Forests at the UN Climate Summit. The Declaration, which pledges to end global deforestation by 2030, was signed by 130 governments, including the US, Germany,…
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Pesticide Exposure Linked to Depression Among Ag Workers, Says Report

It is not clear if farmer suicides are linked to pesticide use, says coauthor of study that’s being cited in news reports connecting the two

Is routine exposure to pesticides responsible for the global outbreak of suicides on farms? One might think so after reading a recent report that was published in several popular science and environment magazines and websites that suggested researchers have linked pesticide exposure…
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Voices

Jon Jarvis
The National Park Service Director discusses climate change, technology, and nature deficit disorder.
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Black Faces in Wild Places
Chelsea Griffie on how to ensure all people are enjoying the outdoors.
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Ticket to Ride?
The head of the International Mountain Bicycling Association and an ecologist debate bikes in wilderness areas.
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What do you think? Should bikes be allowed in the wilderness?
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