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Dawn Potter: Epithalamion for Grendel

He strides into storms, he wades into pools of silt.

July 29, 2019 · 3 Comments

Deepak Ray: Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies

Feeding a growing world population in a changing climate will require a global-scale transformation of agriculture.

July 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sarah Jackson: A rock, a human, a tree — all were persons to the Classic Maya

For the Maya of the Classic period, who lived in southern Mexico and Central America between 250 and 900 CE, the category of ‘persons’ was not coincident with human beings, as it is for us.

July 27, 2019 · 1 Comment

Andrew J. Bacevich: The Great Reckoning

From our present vantage point, it seems clear that, by 2019, the United States had passed a point of no return. In retrospect, this was the moment when indications of things gone fundamentally awry should have become unmistakable

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Baruch November: Summer, Duluth, M.N.

we reel
in crappie after crappie,
laughing at their name
and the ease at which
they are hooked

July 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Amahia Mallea: As flood risks increase across the US, it’s time to recognize the limits of levees

The US has more than 100,000 miles of levees nationwide, in all 50 states and one of every five counties. They were simply not designed to deal with extreme weather conditions. It’s time to re-think flood control.

July 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Vincent Spina: Multitude

one comes to realize a certain wisdom
entangled in the afternoon. Not of mind.
But of bone, the tendons, and beyond

July 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Travel Deep Inside a Leaf

To really get to know the tallest trees in the world, start with their leaves.

July 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

Robert Frost: The Sound of the Trees

Why do we wish to bear
Forever the noise of these
More than another noise
So close to our dwelling place?

July 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sydney Lea: 2019

The gulls that once patrolled the Bay
of Naples, for instance, long since shifted
attention toward the city’s landfill

July 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mayeta Clark: When Fracking Companies Own the Gas Beneath Your Land

Natural gas companies have cut down forests and paved over farms on West Virginia private lands, calling it “reasonably necessary” to access subsurface gas they own the rights to. A legal battle with property owners has ensued.

July 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Frances Moore Lappé, Zachary Field: Who Can Afford a Green New Deal? We Can!

Despite ridicule by Republican leaders, calls for a Green New Deal resonate with 80 percent of Americans.

July 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

David Korten: 8 Essential Steps to Radically Transform Our Economy

An economic system that serves everyone and the planet is necessary for our survival. Here are some guiding principles to get us there.

July 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Origin of Strawberries

She sat down, but the longer she waited the stronger became her desire for her husband, and at last she gathered a bunch of the finest berries and started back along the path to give them to him. He met her kindly and they went home together.

July 6, 2019 · 2 Comments

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