Coal Is a Four-Letter Word

My favorite line from the coal industry flaks is their boast that the United States has enough coal reserves to power the country for another 200 or so years. Really?, I feel like saying, only 200...

Jason Mark

Ultimate Civics

Who Rules? The People vs. Corporate Power

Riki Ott

Electic Cars are Still Cars

As Editor in Chief and Publisher of Next American City, Diana Lind is constantly looking at ways to make cities sustainable. She also produces NAC’s signature events, Next American Vanguard and ...

Diana Lind

Trading Places

Let’s say you chose the neighborhood you live in because everything you needed – grocery store, school, park, a bank, your job – was within walking distance or a short commute. Imagi...

Elizabeth Grossman

Letters & E-mails

Not-So-Happy Ending All that was missing from Jacques Leslie’s report on the recent Klamath River settlement (“Rough Water,’ Spring) was a chorus of Kumbaya. Tell us what you thin...


Big Wildlife

Bear Down


People Want Cars, Lets Give Them Better Ones

A veteran advocate for electric vehicles, Marc Geller is on the board of directors of the Electric Auto Association and co-founded the association’s San Francisco chapter and the San Francisco E...

Marc Geller

Ready to Rumble

A Global Movement Is Bringing Down King Coal – One Power Plant at a Time.

Ted Nace

Local News from All Over

Africa Asia Europe North America Oceania South AmericaAfrica Split DecisionThe World Bank, it seems, has something of a personality disorder when it comes to environmental policy. Exhibit ...


Bay Area Wilderness Training

Camping at the Presidio


Kumi Naidoo

Kumi Naidoo is the real thing. Naidoo, who became the Executive Director of Greenpeace International in November 2009, is not your typical career environmentalist. In a recent conversation, he was ref...

Nell Greenberg

Notes from a Warming World

Problem SolvedClimate change – and the associated likelihood of droughts, disrupted harvests, and declining fresh water supplies — is often thought of as a phenomenon that will increase geopol...


No Money Down

Global Justice Groups Say Wealthy Countries Must Pay Reparations for Climate Chaos

By Jean Friedman-Rudovsky


by Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab, 101 minutes

Amy Westervelt

Plant, Baby, Plant

On March 31, President Obama reversed a campaign pledge by calling for renewed oil drilling off US shores. Unfortunately, this was no April Fool’s joke. Domestic drilling, the president argued, ...

Gar Smith


A Mining Resurgence in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Threatens the Environment and the Region’s Tourism Industry.

Kari Lydersen

Sustainable World Sourcebook & Plan C

New Society Publishers, 2009, 2008

Jason Mark

Women’s Earth Alliance

The Navajo Nation’s Green Economy


Good Credit

Ingrid Munro’s Microfinance Outfit in Kenya Is Helping to Move People out of Slums and into a New Green Town.

Tobin Hack

Deep Blue Home

by Julia Whitty
256 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010

Christine Heinrichs

Center for Safe Energy

Siberia: The Next Costa Rica?

Melissa Prager

Petroleum Planet

Edward Burtynsky


Emergildo Criollo

Horrible History


International Marine Mammal Project

And the Oscar Goes to …

Mark J. Palmer

Need A Ride?



A Growing Concern

Urban Farms Are Sprouting up across the United States. Can They Translate Popularity into Profitability?

Sena Christian