Archive for October, 2012

Actions, Activism, Fracking

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Powerful Interests: A Conversation with Sandra Steingraber

The award-winning writer, scientist, and activist talks to Sage Magazine about fracking, water pollution, surviving cancer, and why human rights and the environment are inextricably linked.
by × October 29, 2012 × 2 comments

Energy, Fracking

Oil, Oil, Everywhere, and Not a Drop to Drink

Oil, Oil, Everywhere, and Not a Drop to Drink

In Texas, just because you own the ground beneath your feet doesn't mean you own the oil beneath the ground.
by × October 19, 2012 × 3 comments

Uncategorized

Left to the Whim of Nature: The Strange Saga of Pleasure Beach

Left to the Whim of Nature: The Strange Saga of Pleasure Beach

The decline and renewal of Connecticut’s most famous seaside resort may hold a few lessons for America’s blighted cities.
by × October 16, 2012 × 1 comment

Human Landscape

Thinking Like a Mountain Climber

Thinking Like a Mountain Climber

How has Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard forged one of the world's most environmentally responsible companies? Easy: by drawing inspiration from the rock.
by × October 15, 2012 × 2 comments

Actions, Activism, Culture, Uncategorized

Delta Blues: Documenting Nigeria’s Oil Conflict

Delta Blues: Documenting Nigeria’s Oil Conflict

What does our thirst for cheap coil cost the people of the Niger Delta? Filmmaker Andrew Berends spent eight months amongst guerilla warriors fighting for their fair share of the spoils.
by × October 15, 2012 × 1 comment

Agriculture, Human Landscape

Tragedy of the Commons in Reverse: Talking Land Grabs with Fred Pearce

Tragedy of the Commons in Reverse: Talking Land Grabs with Fred Pearce

Land grabbing is emerging as one of the great international social and environmental problems of our time. Journalist Fred Pearce and anthropologist Jennifer Baka let us know what it's all about.
by × October 10, 2012 × 4 comments