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May/June 2008

Features

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Feature

read article Going to Ground: Britain's Holloways

by Robert Macfarlane

They were at one time the busiest of routes, but now they are among the wildest niches of Britain

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read article Gray Thunder: Listening to Elephants

by Cyril Christo Photographs by Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson

Elephants are speaking to us. Is anyone listening?

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read article Sunrise on the Medicine Wheel

by Elizabeth Dodd

At an ancient site, the seasons are turning -- but something both richer and more frightening is turning, too

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read article How to Be a Climate Hero

by Audrey Schulman

Don't just stand there. Do something. Do anything.

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read article Snap into Action for the Climate

by Mike Tidwell

The climate is shifting with terrifying speed. Can we stop it with a lightning-quick shift of our own?

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read article Taking Wildness in Hand: Rescuing Species

by Michelle Nijhuis

Rescuing some species from a warming climate may mean picking them up and moving them.

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read article The Fatherland of Apples

by Gary Paul Nabhan

A nonagenarian botanist fights for the wild apple forests of Kazakhstan

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read article The Gospel of Consumption

by Jeffrey Kaplan

The urge to buy is as manufactured as the stuff you have heaped in your shopping basket

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Add to Cart

Three photographers reflect on an icon of American culture.

Columns

Each Other—Where We Are

read article Environmental Amnesia

by Sandra Steingraber

Americans today know more about environmental pollution but less about the environment itself.

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From the Faraway Nearby

read article Revolutions per Minute

by Rebecca Solnit

Radical transformation is all around us, if only we'd train our eyes to look.

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Lay of the Land

Departments

Sacred & Mundane

read article Bad Hair Day

by Alastair Bland

Human hair turns out to be terrific for mopping up oil spills

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Sacred & Mundane

read article Roadkill: How to Make a Great First Impression

by Nick Neely

Roadkill etiquette

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Sacred & Mundane

Fruit: The Go-To Transitionary Fuel for a Multisensory Experience

by Adam Leith Gollner

Marketing new fruits...

Point of View

read article Down with Descartes

by Charles Eisenstein

The distinction between humans and nature has made us both sick, but every crisis has its opportunity

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Making Other Arrangements

read article Making Other Arrangements

by our readers

A department of the magazine features Orion readers detailing their and their community's responses to climate change and peak oil.

 

Making Other Arrangements

read article A Voice for Downeast Maine

by Cheryl Daigle

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Making Other Arrangements

read article Dressing Locally

by Michelle Nijhuis

 

Making Other Arrangements

read article On Being Loopy

by Mark Schimmoeller

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Coda

read article Sea Stars: A Galaxy at Our Feet

by Barbara Hurd

Sea Stars: beholding a miracle as the world grinds the living into debris.

 

Reviews

go to review Reinventing Los Angeles, by Robert Gottlieb
go to review Everything's Cool, A film by Daniel B. Gold and Judith Helfand
go to review Troubled Waters, by Dieter Telemans
go to review Vanishing America, by James Conway
go to review The Life of the Skies, by Jonathan Rosen
go to review A Naturalist and Other Beasts, by George B. Schaller

Poetry

go to poem Poaching, by Abby Gambrel
go to poem Roots, by Dorianne Laux
go to poem On Turning One, by Derek Sheffield
go to poem Not Necessarily at Rest, by Lance Larsen