December 2010 / January 2011

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Terry Tempest Williams pays tribute to those who made the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a reality.

Ruth Conniff tells how Obama sold out on global warming.

Save the Earth One Trip at a Time Katie Alvord
After a trial separation from my car, I'm convinced we can all drive less.

The Nightmare of School Lunches Ann Cooper
Let's make our children's health a priority.

The News from the Land Wendell Berry
The disappearance of species does not augur well.

An Interview with Wendell Berry
Taylor Lee Kirkland "Every minute that you entertain yourself without paying some corporation to entertain you, you're acting radically," says the writer and farmer.

Between Soil and Soil Wes Jackson
To take a swipe at Isaiah, the plow has destroyed more options for future generations than the sword.

Reconstructing Our Desires Barbara Kingsolver
The honorable choice is to power-down.

Bill McKibben Matthew Rothschild "We better start figuring out how we're going to live on a degraded Earth," says the writer and activist.

Solar Energy Gold Rush Jason Mark
An alternative energy bonanza is upsetting some environmentalists.

Vandana Shiva Matthew Rothschild "The length of women's walk for water in the Third World is the most important indicator of economic progress," says the eco-feminist.

Saving the Seas David Helvarg
The BP disaster was not even the largest threat to our global
Cataloguing Waste Susan J. Douglas
Mail order is the Manifest Destiny of consumerism.

David Suzuki Matthew Rothschild "We invented the idea of the future, and now we're turning our backs on the very survival strategy of the species," says Canada's preeminent environmental journalist.

Ten Steps to a Less Toxic Future Florence Williams
The average American child is walking around with more than 200 industrial chemicals coursing through her bloodstream.

Margaret Atwood Matthew Rothschild "A lot of people in this biosphere are in lifeboat situations," says the novelist.

Dave Zirin ponders Brett Favre's legacy.

Poem Ellen Bass

Our Favorite Books of 2010

Jim Hightower says God should have asked Adam and Eve for a security deposit.
Index Ina Lukas