The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf Alfred A. Knopf, 2015, 496 pages
Casualties of War
Radioactive waste from the nation’s atomic past could be connected to the high number of cancers and rare illnesses in North St. Louis County.
Battling Big Oil in Texas
A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas by Adam Briggle Liverlight Publishing Corporation, 2015, 336 pages
Mark J. Palmer
Beauty in Truth
The Something I Do
“Because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something I can do…” —Edward Everett Hale For more than 20 years I have spent my Saturday nights volunteering as part of a team ...
Lest We Forget
“Drinking a glass of water shouldn’t be risky business,” I wrote in the previous issue of this magazine. Sadly, the unfolding crisis in Flint, Michigan – where people’s drinking water has be...
Maureen Nandini Mitra
Living in Limbo
Five years after the meltdown in Fukushima, the Japanese government’s effort to reboot its nuclear energy program is still being met with resistance.
Letters and Emails
The Journal’s treatment of DuPont’s toxic cover-up (“Teflon’s Toxic Legacy,” Winter 2016) was forceful, carefully reported, well-contextualized, and constructive....
Repurposing Rocky Flats
The transition of a heavily polluted nuclear site into a wilderness refuge raises questions about the implications of hiding our tainted environmental past.
Eric Freedman, Photos by Michael Kodas
Local News from All Over
photo Flickr user Le NinersCapitalizing on poor air quality in Chinese cities, Canadian company Vitality Air is selling fresh air bottled in Alberta’s Banff National Park.
For a Breath of ...
Killing to Conserve
Is it effective, or ethical, to cull one protected species to help another?
photo Taneli MielikäinenNational Parks are banning plastic in favor of refillable water bottle hydration stations.
The majestic half-dome of Yosemite. The psychedelic-colored hot springs of Yellowsto...
The so-called “Big Green” groups have a diversity problem. They are overwhelmingly white, and the top leadership is predominantly male. Rhea Suh, now in her second year as president of the Natural...
Sharing Conservation Success Stories
The wasting disease afflicting sea stars is but one of many indications that a warmer ocean is a sicker ocean.