Photograph by Laura McPhee
If neurotoxicants in the environment were making us less smart, would we notice? And if we did, would we stop putting them on our food and in our air?
As an unsustainable agricultural system unravels in California's Central Valley, many people's lives hang in the balance.
An intimate encounter with the Trans-Alaska Pipelinefrom mile 800 to mile 0.
Celebrating diversity is a lot more fun than worrying about where to take a leak.
Ice, darkness, and a lonesome, kerosene-lit cabin in the woods are fertile ground for thoughts to bloom.
Web extra: Linda Hogan reads "Snow" aloud.
An elemental life, constructed piece by piece out of starred items in the pages of a journal.
Web Extra: The author reads The Asterisk Company aloud.
Portfolio: In these mist-shrouded landscapes, one can almost feel an earlier time.
Glitzy resorts and seaside Mayan ruins cast an air of doubt on anything hopeful coming out of COP16.
What would corporate responsibility look like if it were actually enforced?
In this department of the magazine, we offer a space for people to exercise their sixth sense and tell us about their place, their connection to it, its history and future and imaginary life, in words and pictures. It's an ongoing web feature as well. In this issue: Susan Starbird on Petaluma River, California; Katy Brandenburg on Moab, Utah; Jamariss Rhodes on Liberta, Antigua; and Eleanor Jones on Duluth, Minnesota.
Essay/review: the graphic novel takes on the environmentwith inventiveness and a strong sense of foreboding.
"I am not a tree-hugger of popular environmental mythology: I find forests creepy...."
Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, Edited by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson
Mink River, by Brian Doyle
When a Billion Chinese Jump, by Jonathan Watts
Beautiful Country, by Robert Wrigley
Wasting Libby, by Andrea Peacock