We were sitting in a rental car overlooking the picturesque Japanese fishing village of Taiji when Ric O’Barry said to me, “You know, we have a lot to learn from the Japanese.”
O’Barry (the su...
Mobilizing to Stop the Slaughter of Japan’s Dolphins and Whales
Mark J. Palmer
Directed by Joe Berlinger First Run Features, 104 minutes
Letters & E-mails
The Buzz on Bees
Adam Federman’s story on the decimation of North American bumblebees (“Plight of the Bumblebee,” Autumn 2009) made me wonder one thing. I understand that many commercial bee col...
International Marine Mammal Project
Mark J. Palmer
by Chris Carlsson 278 pages, AK Press, 2008
Local News from All Over
South America AFRICA
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In an effort to raise awareness about the conditions of threatened mountain gorillas, as well as boost their count...
Can collecting leftover produce help us re-envision the world?
by Mike Roselle with Josh Mahan 288 pages, St. Martin’s Press, 2009
Notes from a Warming World
The Ghosts Did It
More Americans believe in haunted houses than global warming. That’s the scary fact revealed by a comparison of the latest Pew poll on global warming and a recent Gallup survey. Th...
Toward the End, Genesis
Finding Beauty in a Broken World
by Terry Tempest Williams 432 pages, Pantheon, 2008
Solving the Water and Energy Crisis
… in One Swell Poop
Poland’s Bialowieza is one of the only old growth forests in Europe. Despite being a World Heritage Site, it’s threatened by logging.
Mountaintop Removal: Senseless Sacrifice
I recently spent a weekend in the mountains of my home state of West Virginia rafting one of the world’s best whitewaters, the Gauley River. The trip was a much-needed break from graduate school, a ...
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CarbonfreeDC is a grassroots initiative dedicated to mobilizing DC area residents toward one goal: dramatically reducing local carb...
… and The Story of Stuff
Last Summer’s Right-Wing Coup in Honduras Still Threatens Human Rights and the Environment
Traditional Himas are helping protect fragile areas in Muslim nations
The Reluctant Warrior
At 70, Ric O’Barry would love to be at home watering his bamboo and playing with his five-year-old daughter. Instead, he spends most of his time with people who hate him.