Father John McCarthy, an ordained Jesuit priest with a PhD in forest ecology, is working with the Newfoundland government to protect a unique species of boreal lichen. Earth is an altar, says McCarthy, and God speaks through the beauty of the forest.
Visions from a drive through Plaquemines Parish.
In 2001, an effort to restart a New Haven power plant while cleaning the city’s air stalled in litigation. It took another decade and myriad lawsuits until a serious proposal to improve New Haven’s air quality once again took to the fore, found traction, and became reality. So, what happened?
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, huge and undeveloped, represents the kind of wilderness upon which America has defined itself. Its almost 20 million acres are visited by only a few thousand rugged tourists each year. And the Refuge’s northern border sits atop billions of barrels of untapped oil. Eliza Cava reports on this tension during a week-long rafting trip down the Firth River.
India’s rapid development and rising wealth pose huge questions for the motorization of a country with more than one billion inhabitants. The subcontinent is on the move, and here Joshua Sperling considers some of the major implications.