Environment


I Feel the Winds Changing: An Interview with Goldman Environmental Prize Winner Phyllis Omido

Utne Reader speaks with Phyllis Omido, one of the winners of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize.


Saved by the Sea

By David Helvarg

Journalist, diver and conservation activist David Helvarg reflects on a lifelong appreciation of all things oceanic.


Taming the Wilderness

By Christopher Ketcham, from Orion

To save wilderness, we may need to learn how to just leave it alone.


Keeping Wild Caves Secret

By Spencer Fleury, from Earth Island Journal

Cave lovers worry that sharing their passion just might kill it.


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Water Feel: The Big Swim

By Carrie Saxifrage

Author Carrie Saxifrage writes of the physical triumph of a long distance trek in her environmental memoir “The Big Swim.”


The Environmental Movement’s Middle Ground

By Seamus McGraw

Finding common ground in the current environmental movement among differing cultural and political beliefs is not so simple.


Return to Nature for Spiritual Restoration

By Patrice Vecchione

Spending time in the natural world recharges us on a primal level, and you don't have to take a special trip to return to nature. Parks, green spaces and even vacant lots are all sources of direct contact with the earth.


Protecting Biodiversity in the Gombe National Park

By Jane Goodall, ed. George Wuerthner, Eileen Crist and Tom Butler

Protecting biodiversity is a matter of developing healthy relationships between people and the environments they live in.