"Mind Flowers," by Olaf Hajek
Acrylic on wood
12.7 x 16.4 inches
Fifty years ago a book changed the way we think about nature—or did it? Web extra: audio slide show
No one in Congress works harder for truth, justice, and sustainability than Vermont’s iconoclastic senator.
As a method of gauging the wealth of a society, gross domestic product is grossly inaccurate.
Photos from Matt Black’s Orion photo essay, as well as many more, are displayed in this poignant slide show featuring the voices of indigenous Mexicans whose village has literally lost its moorings in the hilly Mixteca region of southern Mexico. Web extras: video & audio slide show
Too early in the season, onto a blanket of freakish spring snow, drops a tiny creature fully formed, curled inside its steaming sac.
Two brothers ponder what we lose when we lose a view of the stars.
A barrel-chested stalwart, coniferous yet deciduous, a tree so venerable the author is almost too humble to attempt an essay about it.
Drifting down dirt alleys with the ghost of Tom Sawyer. Web audio extra: the author reads this column aloud.
If governments won’t protect us from polluters, to whom does that responsibility fall?
This issue of Orion is a testament, of sorts, to the need for the change Rachel Carson sought—change that is grounded in shifting paradigms rather than quick fixes. Web extra: editors out loud.
In this issue: Owen Maguire on Amherst, Massachusetts; Abigail Sussman on Byrd Surface Camp, Western Antarctica; Francisco Valdez-Perezgasga on La Laguna, Mexico; Orion Pahl on Boulder Creek, California.
A surprising musical revolution is heating up the Arctic.
Boleto, by Alyson Hagy; Breasts, by Florence Williams; Trespasses, by Lacy M. Johnson; Garbology, by Edward Humes; Mr g, by Alan Lightman; Zoobiquity, by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD, and Kathryn Bowers; Curious Critters, by David Fitzsimmons.