Environment


A Preservationist in the Gilded Age: John Muir's Love for Glaciers in Alaska

By Kim Heacox

John Muir explored Alaska during the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. During those years he discovered many secrets of the glaciers in Alaska.


Ignoring the Effects of Climate Change

By George Marshall

How our natural instinct to stay in step with others is interfering with our ability to address the effects of climate change.


A Trip to Kuwait (on the Prairie): Life Inside the Oil Boom

By Laura Gottesdiener

A journalist’s account of the dark side of the oil boom in Williston, North Dakota.


Climate Change and Outside Stress Favors Birth of Girls Study Says

By Soli Salgado

A Japanese study shows that an increase of female births could be directly correlated with extreme rise in temperatures and extreme stress.


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The Depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer Affects Kansas' High Plains

By Julene Bair

From the mid-sixties to present day, the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer has had a noticable impact on Kansas’ High Plains.


What to Do When You’re Running Out of Time — Hope in a Time of Climate Change

By Rebecca Solnit

Only mass movements and collective action can save us from the effects of climate change.


The Effects of Copper Mining on Environment and Society

By Bill Carter

A personal tale of poisoning in a former copper mining town.


Stepping Forth for a Planet in Peril

by Eddie Bautista, La Tonya Crisp-Sauray, and Bill McKibben

The People's Climate March is designed to serve as a loud and pointed reminder to our leaders that the next great movement of the planet’s citizens centers on our survival and their pathetic inaction.