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Michael Simms: The Ruins

the air full
of transparent wings,
the fox crossing
the innocent road
full of weeds

January 28, 2023 · 25 Comments

Zane McNeill: Movement to stop Atlanta’s ‘Cop City’ calls for support after police kill forest defender

Atlanta activists are calling for an independent investigation and solidarity, after police killed an Indigenous land defender in a heavily-armed raid.

January 23, 2023 · 3 Comments

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley: One Day

Love Song for the Newly Divorced

January 21, 2023 · 11 Comments

Katherine Rapin: Nature’s Tools Help Clean Up Urban Rivers

Bringing back bivalves and reintroducing aquatic plants can connect people to their waterways—and the ecosystems we all depend on.

January 19, 2023 · 2 Comments

Thom Hartmann: This Is the Dying Phase of Reaganism–and It’s Hideous

The question today is whether we as a nation and a people will recover from Reaganism, or if it will, as Reagan promised, destroy the American experiment of pluralistic liberal democracy.

January 18, 2023 · 9 Comments

Video: Wooden Wheel | A Filmmaker’s Tender Tribute to Her Seafaring Father

Grounded by a sailing injury, Arthur still finds solace in the Irish Sea.

January 17, 2023 · 3 Comments

Matthew J. Parker: The Howling Resurrection of Ninemile

Until very recently, the score stood at Cows, 99,200,000, Wolves 0…. It took a lot of money to kill every last wolf out of the West. We behaved badly doing it: setting them on fire, feeding them ground up glass, et cetera.

January 13, 2023 · Leave a comment

Charlie Amáyá Scott: Beyond the Binary | Retelling the Diné Creation Story

I have spent years learning and unlearning what it means to be Diné and to be Queer and to be Trans in this world—this world that denied me First Woman’s gift. Now I am reclaiming this gift.

January 12, 2023 · Leave a comment

Doug Anderson: Ghost

The old man finally just went away
to live in the mountains. Two goats,
a dog for company. The wind
made a harp of the pines.

January 12, 2023 · 11 Comments

Peter Makuck: Winter Morning

At the window,
coffee in hand,
I’m just in time to see
a painted bunting
settle on the porch feeder.

January 10, 2023 · 4 Comments

Aric Sleeper: ‘Public Trust’—A Key Legal Tool to Preserve Our Natural Resources

There are underutilized legal weapons already on the books that can help fight big corporations and preserve the planet’s natural resources, such as watersheds and large forests… That legal weapon, a component of property law, is a concept known as the ‘public trust.’

January 6, 2023 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: It Was Dark. It Was Loud. It Was Hard For Many.

In America, where the dark and crazy remain strong, we choose to begin the year taking solace and inspiration from President Zelensky…

January 5, 2023 · 1 Comment

Jade Prévost-Manuel: Could Breadfruit Help Trinidad and Tobago Brace for Climate Change?

Despite its colonial origins, breadfruit is now the subject of international research to evaluate its potential as a staple crop in a warming world.

January 3, 2023 · 3 Comments

Video: Nuisance Bear

A documentary by Jack Weisman and Gabriela Osio Vanden, follows polar bears as they clash with a gaggle of tourists, wildlife officers, and the residents of a small Canadian town.

December 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

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