Night of the Living Dead, Climate Change-Style

By Bill McKibben

How to Stop the Fossil Fuel Industry From Wrecking Our World

Trekking Through the Aravaipa Canyon

By Jason Mark

Hiking through the Aravaipa Canyon to reconnect with the forces of nature in a new, advanced epoch: the Age of Man.

Minisink Maladies

A small town navigates the hazardous implications of fracking.

How to Measure Indoor Air Pollution

By Jessica Cohen, special to Utne Reader

Home air monitoring has been instrumental in identifying relationships between emissions from fracking-related infrastructure and symptoms experienced by people living nearby.


The Role of Plants in the Order of Life

By Mary Siisip Geniusz

The story of “The Year the Roses Died” embodies the teaching of the place of plants in our world.

Lost Frontier: Theodore Roosevelt National Park

By Sierra Crane-Murdoch, from High Country News

As the North Dakota oil rush closes in on Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the Badlands’ most ardent defender wonders if it’s time to leave.

Home Sick from Toxic Emissions

By Jessica Cohen, special to Utne Reader

How emissions from a toxic gas compressor led one family to abandon their house amid health concerns.

Bakken Oil Boom: The Making of a Rich Man

By Melanie Hoffert, from Orion

How to cash in on a boomtown before it busts.