Environment


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.


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


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Turning Plastic Into Oil

By Staff, Utne Reader

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


Accepting the Reality of Climate Change

By Katherine M. Preston, from Sojourners

A faith-based response to the reality of climate change.


Best and Worst U.S. Cities for Climate Change

By Staff, Utne Reader

The U.S. cities you’ll want to be in—and the ones you won’t—as climate change’s extreme weather surges.


The New Frontier of Urban Wildlife

By Lyanda Lynn Haupt

A look at the challenges of co-habitating with urban wildlife as more of the wild becomes confined to the city limits.