Environment


Downwinders: Life Near Nuclear Explosions

By Sarah Alisabeth Fox

As nuclear weapons were tested and uranium was extracted in the American West during the Cold War era, the inhabitants of the Great Basin region — now commonly referred to as downwinders — were exposed to radiation.


Chinese Filmmakers Have Rare Environmental Impacts

By Soli Salgado

Now that China joined the fight against pollution, documentaries depicting the country’s environmental issues are finally getting their due attention.


Changing the Climate Change Narrative

By Charles Eisenstein, from Resurgence & Ecologist

A challenge to our obsession with climate change at the expense of all other values.


A Hidden Superfund Site on Experimental Road

By Mary Heather Noble, from Fourth Genre

When the beauty above hides the dangers lurking below.


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Is the Water Crisis Interesting Enough for the News?

By Kate Galbraith, from Columbia Journalism Review

Water is the most important resource on earth. So why don’t reporters cover water crises?


Road Kill Meets Fashion

By Soli Salgado

One woman is revolutionizing the controversial fur industry, one accidental death at a time.


Measuring Radioactivity in the Environment

By Timothy Mousseau, ed. Helen Caldicott

26 years after Chornobyl, researchers found significant decreases in biodiversity in the Chornobyl exclusion zone, apparently directly correlated to the degree of radioactivity in the environment.


Cause and Effect: Residential Housing in Natural Environments

By Lincoln Bramwell

As residential housing developments turned away from the urban and suburban sprawl during the 1950s and 1960s, developments that emphasized landscape features became appealing to developers.