Five years after the meltdown in Fukushima, the Japanese government’s effort to reboot its nuclear energy program is still being met with resistance.
The transition of a heavily polluted nuclear site into a wilderness refuge raises questions about the implications of hiding our tainted environmental past.
Is it effective, or ethical, to cull one protected species to help another?
The wasting disease afflicting sea stars is but one of many indications that a warmer ocean is a sicker ocean.
“Drinking a glass of water shouldn’t be risky business,” I wrote in the previous issue of this magazine. Sadly, the unfolding crisis in Flint, Michigan – where people’s drinking water has be...
photo Taneli MielikäinenNational Parks are banning plastic in favor of refillable water bottle hydration stations.
The majestic half-dome of Yosemite. The psychedelic-colored hot springs of Yellow...
Global Women’s Water Initiative
The so-called “Big Green” groups have a diversity problem. They are overwhelmingly white, and the top leadership is predominantly male. Rhea Suh, now in her second year as president of the Natural...
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New Worldby Andrea WulfAlfred A. Knopf, 2015, 496 pages
A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gasby Adam BriggleLiverlight Publishing Corporation, 2015, 336 pages
“Because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something I can do…”
—Edward Everett Hale
For more than 20 years I have spent my Saturday nights volunteering as part of ...
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