Environment


Forever Gone: The Tale of the Carolina Parakeet

by J. Drew Lanham, from Orion

Learn how bird lives and black lives intertwine under the long shadow of history.


The Elimination of Fires in the United States

By Mark Hudson

Follow the history of fire suppression in the United States and see how it became the norm in a country where periodic fires were common.


Ecological Implications of Fire Suppression

By Mark Hudson

Find out how the history of complete fire suppression in the United States creates far-reaching ecological implications.


The Industry of Forestry

By Mark Hudson

Find out how the Forest Service has been greatly influenced by the timber industry.


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An Economy of False Profits

By Scott Russell Sanders, from Notre Dame Magazine

Our national allegiance to the monetary bottom line threatens to negate other measures of personal and communal wealth. What’s being sacrificed to the cult of money?


Beyond Climate Fundamentalism

By Charles Eisenstein, excerpted from Climate: A New Story

Recognizing that healing on any level contributes to healing on every level.


Rebuild or Retreat

By Ben Goldfarb, excerpted from Coming of Age at the End of Nature

Should climate change force us to give up on living in coastal areas?


The First Earth Day

By Grant J. Merritt

Learn more about the first Earth Day and how people in Minnesota played a vital role in the environmental issues occuring at the time.



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