Environment


Moving the Goalposts for Plant Intelligence

By Derrick Jensen, from The Myth of Human Supremacy

What Cleve Backster’s research into plant intelligence reveals about the attunement of living things.


From a Need for Hygiene to Environmental Racism

By Carl A. Zimring

From the age of Thomas Jefferson and on, environmental racism in the United States and ideas about waste and cleanliness have shaped where people have lived, where people have worked, and how society’s refuse has been managed.


A Quantified Approach to Water Conservation

By Joe Whitworth

Modern technology and precise data collection help alleviate the freshwater crisis unresolved by outdated water laws and regulations.


Protecting Communities from Climate Change (Hint: It’s not Just About Seawalls)

By Jeni Miller

New research confirms that climate change takes its greatest toll in low-income neighborhoods that concentrate many kinds of vulnerability.


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Reclamation: To Take Back, To Make Right, To Make Useful

By Ana Maria Spagna

Should we return areas to their natural state, or make them more accessible for human use? A difficult dilemma for those who strive to interact positively with the natural world.


Bee-ware of Neonicotinoids

By Nicole Rivard, from Action Line

While the Environmental Protection Agency drags its feet on regulating pesticides harmful to bees and other pollinators, local communities take action.


Spring Fever and Black Earth

By David Fideler, from Restoring the Soul of the World

Accepting an invitation to feel the living spirit of nature.


Two, Three ... Many Flints

By David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz

America's Coast-to-Coast Toxic Crisis