Environment


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.


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.


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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.


Superweeds, Superbugs, and Superbusiness

by Brian DeVore

A report from the resistance front.


Ancient Cities Turned to Sand

Adapted by Caroline D'Angelo from Sean Gallagher's Meltdown: China's Environment Crisis, produced by the Pulitzer Center.

Desertification in China offers a warning to us all.


Our Fossil-Fueled Future

by Michael T. Klare

Washington planners predict our appetite for fossil fuels will only grow over the next 30 years. Does that mean game over for the climate?