Sandra Steingraber

Sandra Steingraber is the author of Living Downstream and several other books about climate change, ecology, and the links between human health and the environment. She was an Orion columnist for six years. Author photo: Laura Kozlowski.

Dubbed “Worms from Hell,” Halicephalobus mephisto was discovered 1.3 kilometers below the Earth’s surface in a South African gold mine.

It’s Alive!

SUPPOSE THE PLANET’S DEEP geological strata contained life. I don’t mean “life” in a healing crystal, Mother Earth sort of way. I’m talking about life in the blood-and-guts Darwinian sense: procreating, Continue reading