Humans Explain Things to Me

Nature once tumbled through our language. There are practical ways we can bring it back.

William Powers

Hit Hard by Covid-19, the Navajo Nation Finds ‘Strength in Sovereignty’

The tribe’s resourceful efforts to protect its people might help the Navajo Nation avert the worst projected outcome of this pandemic.

Fiona McLeod

‘My Whole Life Has Been One Big Earth Day’

From schoolyard clean-ups to deep ecology, Earth Day bookends a half century within an ever-changing environmental movement.

Louise Fabiani

‘Of Course It Could Happen Again’: Experts Say Little Has Changed Since Deepwater Horizon

The danger of deepwater oil operations, combined with the loosening of Obama-era rules, mean the risk of a repeat disaster is high.

Emily Holden The Guardian

A Cinematic Celebration of Earth Day

From personal journeys to crime investigations to cultural movements, this collection of environmentally focused documentaries promises to engage and inspire.

Jon Fitzgerald

Born Out of Need, New Localized Food Networks are Emerging

The Covid-19 crisis underscores the flaws in our broken multinational food system. It also offers a chance at devising solutions.

Audrey Mei Yi Brown

Coronavirus Pandemic Leaves Indigenous Lands in Borneo at Risk

With in-person protests suspended amid shutdown, companies continue to destroy rainforest.

Fiona McAlpine

Why We Shouldn’t Push for a Closure of China’s ‘Wet Markets’ 

We should focus instead on getting wild and exotic animals out of what are essentially the Eastern equivalent farmers markets.

Latoya Abulu

Looking Beyond Pangolins and Chinese ‘Wet Markets’ to a Culture of Racial Bias

The spread of Covid-19 exposes, exacerbates, and weaponizes existing socioeconomic inequities.

Jeff Conant

Don’t Let Disaster Capitalism Dictate the US-Kenya Trade Agreement

Trade policies written in the shadows while the public is distracted always have terrible consequences for working people and the planet.

Will Wiltschko

EPA’s Enforcement Shutdown During Pandemic Puts Americans At Risk

Coupled with the agency’s deregulatory agenda, lack of monitoring and enforcement raises the risks faced by vulnerable communities living next to polluting industries.

Zoe Loftus-Farren

In Crisis, Learning from Ecologies of Care

Transforming our relationship with nature can help us build the future we want as we recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Gaurav Madan

To Protect New York City, Listen to the River

Now that plans for a storm surge barrier on the Hudson have been scrapped, it’s time to focus on natural solutions to sea level rise, say environmentalists.

Austin Price

The COVID-19 Stimulus Package Must Do More for Food System Workers and Families

The stimulus doesn't go far enough to protect family-scale farmers, food workers, and local food businesses that have been hit hard by this crisis.

Chloe Waterman and Jason Davidson

A Lesson In Harmony

The Changpa people have tread lightly on the Himalayan plateau for centuries. Now they are contending with the effects of climate disruption.

Rebecca George

Alberta Props Up Keystone XL Project With $7.5 Billion Cash Injection

Cash promise for the controversial oil pipeline comes just days after province cut $100 million from public education citing a funds crunch due covid lockdowns.

Ron Johnson