Environment


The Communication Techniques of Elephants

By Tobias Fischer & Lara Cory

Elephants understand nature on a level we can’t duplicate, but they also share an abundance of traits with humans including the structure of their brains, their ability to mimic speech, and the broad range of emotions they experience.


Poaching in Africa Becomes Increasingly Militarized

By William H. Funk, Mongabay

Dozens of African rangers are killed each year by increasingly well-armed and -organized poachers in a bloody conflict over the continent’s wildlife.


American Petro-topia

By Rebecca Altman, from Aeon

The genius and hubris of plastic has been absorbed by every living thing. Is it acurse or evolution’s next step?


Standing Rock: A New Beginning

By Jerico, a collaboration of writers Jeri Maeve Reilly and Eric Utne

The victory for Water Protectors at Standing Rock is just the beginning of a new wave of peaceful social justice activism.


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Your Revolution at Home: Radical Fossil Fuel Divestment

By Samara Reigh

A new environmental ethos for this new era of climate crisis.


Psychological Warfare at Standing Rock Reservation, Oceti Sakowin Camp

By John Sheldon

A firsthand account of conditions at the Oceti Sakowin Camp at the Standing Rock Reservation.


The Depletion of Earth's Resources

By Anthony D. Barnosky and Elizabeth A. Hadly

The fight for Earth's resource takes a violent turn when depletion strikes.


Indians and Cowboys

By Chip Ward

The 2016 version of an old story on a new planet.