Environment


Mystery of the Three Scary Numbers

By Bill Bigelow, from Rethinking Schools

Inspired by “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math,” a teacher brings the scary numbers behind climate change and climate chaos to the economics classroom.


Peak Oil is Dead

by Michael Klare

Long live peak oil!


Stripping Conservation to its Bare Essentials

by Brian DeVore

Planting just 10 to 20 percent of a crop field with patches of prairie can reduce erosion by 95 percent and runoff by 90 percent.


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.


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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.


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.



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