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March/April 2014




read article Wild Darkness

By Eva Saulitis; Photographs by Michael Raudzis Dinkel

Seeing the wonders of nature through the prism of illness.

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read article The City and the Sea

By Meera Subramanian

Working with nature to build more resilient coastlines. Fifth installment of Orion’s Reimagining Infrastructure series

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read article Forest Farewell

By Robert Sullivan; Paintings by Lowell Hayes

In which the author opens his heart and mind to a tree with a tenuous future.

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In the Black Chamber

By Paul Kingsnorth; Drawings by Cai Guo-Qiang

A meeting with mystery in the heart of a mountain.


A Sun So Generous

Text by Walt Whitman; Illustration by Allen Crawford

Declarations of interdependence infused with the joy of being alive.


The Oldest Living Things

Photographs and text by Rachel Sussman

Up close and personal with some of the planet’s oldest living organisms.


Lay of the Land


Lay of the Land

read article Snapper on the Road

By Sy Montgomery

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Lay of the Land

Love in Gator Country

by Luis Alberto Urrea

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The Green Tide

by Tim Dee

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Potato Moments

by Jay Griffiths

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Unseen River

by Akiko Busch



From the Editor-in-Chief

By H. Emerson Blake

Pete Seeger was a deeply committed optimist whose hopefulness was contagious. His message will live on through the many people influenced by his progressive views.



read article 10 Remedies for Cabin Fever

By Ana Maria Spagna

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Media & The Arts

read article Red, Black, and Green

By Ross Gay

Taking the stage to build a more diverse environmental movement

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The Story in which Coyote Drops the Sun and Moon

By Danica Novgorodoff


Farmacology, by Daphne Miller, M.D.
The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert
Unfathomable City, by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker
The Signature of All Things, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Genesis, by Sebastião Salgado


go to poem John Street Watershed, by Janice N. Harrington
go to poem Mandarin Ducks and Snow-Covered Reeds, by Paula Bohince
go to poem Day-Moon, by Lucia Perillo
go to poem Prayer, by Teddy Macker