Environment


Tundra Fires and Melting Sea Ice

By Edward Struzik

Devastating tundra fires, melting sea ice and polar animal migrations are shaping the arctic into a very new landscape with a profound impact on a host of global issues.


To Drill or Not To Drill?

By Subhankar Banerjee

The Obama Administration, Shell, and the Fate of the Arctic Ocean


Can Shrimp Shells Cure the Global Plastic Addiction?

by Lindsey Kennedy

As plastic production rises, so does the need for its biodegradable replacement.


Utne Reader Bookshelf: Environment

A selection of books that pique our interest.


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The Environmental Repercussions of Pesticides on Food

By Marie-Monique Robin

Bioaccumulation of pesticides on food can lead to a much higher concentration of toxins in the environment than is originally intended, with disastrous consequences.


The Real Path Through History: An Arrow of Progress

By Courtney White

Although civilization-building computer games can be an informative way for young people to learn the famous leaders of history, they forget the most important thing about carving a path through history: true consequence.


Carbon Counterattack

By Michael T. Klare

How Big Oil is responding to the anti-carbon movement with the purported benefits of carbon-based fuels and visions of a better world.


Everything’s Coming Together While Everything Falls Apart

By Rebecca Solnit

Encouraging news about clean energy and climate activism rises but does so in the shadow of dire scientific evidence about our environment.