The media baroness Arianna Huffington, ever a quick wit, has pointed out that Barack Obama’s nice-sounding phrase, the “Audacity of Hope,” has taken on a different spin during his presidency. Or...
Brower Youth Awards
Meet the 2009 Winners
Rumble in the Jungle
Timber or Tourists? Environmentalists are Fighting Each Other Over How Best to Protect Forests in Guatemala.
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Deborah Rich’s article “Hold Stead...
Not a Drop To Drink
The Lerma Santiago River Is One of the Most Contaminated Waterways in Mexico. So Why Do Government Officials Want People to Drink It?
Hungry for Change
Food, Inc., Directed by Robert Kenner, Magnolia Pictures, 93 minutes Fresh, Directed by Ana Sophia Jones, 72 minutes
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Dozens of flower farms surrounding Kenya’s Lake Naivasha are pulling so much water out of the lake that they threaten to w...
The Foreclosure Crisis Has Walloped Florida’s Gulf Coast, But Sprawl Still Threatens the State’s Endangered Panther.
Hope for Animals and Their World
by Jane Goodall with Thane Maynard and Gail Hudson 416 pages, Grand Central Publishing, 2009
Notes from a warming world
The Road To Hell…
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. That regret might well be on the minds of the well-meaning environmentalists who helped phase out ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons (CFC...
The Path Well Trodden
Soil Not Oil
by Vandana Shiva 144 pages, South End Press, 2008
Emissions Trading? I Beg Your Indulgence
The ancient Roman Catholic doctrine of “indulgences” has been born again in the 21st century. The once popular practice allowed rich parishioners to purchase “remission” for their sins by maki...
Plight of the Bumblebee
Bombus franklini, a North American bumblebee, was last seen on August 9, 2006. Professor Emeritus Robbin Thorp, an entomologist at UC Davis, was doing survey work on Mt. Ashland in Oregon when he saw ...
Operation Bite Back
Rod Coronado’s War to Save American Wilderness by Dean Kuipers 295 pages, Bloomsbury, 2009
The Cove, a documentary that follows the efforts of Ric O’Barry, International Marine Mammal Project, and the Save Japan Dolphins Coalition (Earth Island Institute, Elsa Nature Conservancy of Japan,...
Hacking the Sky
Geo-Engineering Could Save the Planet… And in the Process Sacrifice the World
Across the Sea, Too Close to Home
Thirty years ago, my parents left the Philippines in search of the America of their dreams. Their uprooting was challenging in many ways, but it allowed me the chance to grow up in privilege. I went t...
Protecting America’s Song Dog
Dr. James Hansen
World Development Movement
A recent New York Times article pointedly asked whether NASA climate scientist Dr. James Hansen still matters. The subtext to the story was, has Hansen been too vocal and to...
Global Service Corps
Promoting Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
Bolivia’s Shimmering Gamble
Will a Barren Desert Be the Cradle for the Green Economy?