Environment


Climate Change on Mammoth Mountain

By Greg Hanscom, from High Country News

Mammoth Mountain is one of the snowiest ski resorts in the U.S., but with the climate changing, the future of winter sports looks bleak.


A Global Map of Deforestation

by Katherine Jennings

An eye-opening time lapse video illustrates global deforestation rates.


A Plague of Frogs in Farm Country

by Brian DeVore

Connecting the dots between wildlife, fertile fields, and the Farm Bill


New Orleans and the Cartography of Erosion

By Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker

A city that defies definition, New Orleans requires an atlas that takes into account the erosion of the landscape and the mystique of its history.


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Civil Disobedience and the Fight Against the Fossil Fuel Industry

By Bill McKibben

The author recounts his two nights in a D.C. jail following his arrest after a display of civil disobedience.


Population Growth, Climate Change, and An Uncertain Future

Edited By Piotr Dutkiewski and Richard Sakwa

With the planet's population growth expected to reach 10 billion by the end of the century, our children and grandchildren must find innovative approaches to climate change and food security.


Climbing the Last Light

by William H. Funk

An afternoon of hawkwatching


Turning Plastic Into Oil

By Staff, Utne Reader

A recycling facility in Whitehorse, Yukon, converts used plastic to oil with the Blest Machine.



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