David Helvarg

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David Helvarg is a former war correspondent, award-winning journalist, and founder of the Blue Frontier Campaign. His latest book is The Golden Shore–California’s Love Affair with the Sea.

Guns, guns, guns.

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Once we acknowledge gun ownership is both a right and a public health menace, we might be able to begin a discussion. more

Oct 16, 2017 3:09 PM Dispatches

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Much of the destruction in Houston from Hurricane Harvey didn't have to happen. more

Sep 5, 2017 10:22 AM Dispatches

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Most marine scientists now believe 75 percent of the world’s coral reefs will be dead due to accelerating climate change by mid-century. Half are already gone. But that's not the end of the story. more

May 23, 2017 11:54 PM Magazine 2 Comments

Trump’s new Secretary of Interior idolizes Teddy Roosevelt, but Zinke’s history reveals he’s in close company with the “great special interests” Roosevelt condemned. more

Mar 9, 2017 1:08 PM Dispatches


Steve Kaiser

Protest Advice from an Old New Lefty more

Feb 3, 2017 4:06 PM Dispatches

How do environmentalists and climate realists respond to the threat of a Trump presidency? Lessons from the past suggest some strategies that can be applied in new and creative ways. more

Feb 1, 2017 2:57 PM Magazine

Obama's new Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area supports one of the largest seasonal marine mammal migrations in the world, including thousands of bowhead and beluga whales, hundreds of thousands of walruses and ice seals, and milli... more

Dec 21, 2016 4:58 PM Dispatches

My city's greatest natural treasure—that was almost a casino. more

Oct 3, 2016 1:52 PM Dispatches 4 Comments

What to do with the blue in our red, white and blue? more

Aug 18, 2016 2:42 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

I respect my friend Sylvia Earle’s refusal to eat seafood, as well as the famed ocean scientist’s argument that no market hunting has ever been sustainable. Still, there’s nothing as delicious to me as a wild salmon I’ve caught myself, or raw oys... more

Jul 7, 2015 1:08 PM Magazine 3 Comments

Cliven Bundy, whose hundreds of supporters, including armed supporters, recently won a standoff with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) along Highway 15 in southern Nevada, doesn’t look like Bill Murray, but his scene strongly reminds me o... more

Apr 19, 2014 3:45 PM Op-Eds

I was arrested in Washington DC in 1971 when we declared, "If the government doesn't stop the war the people will stop the government." Our enemies were the ruling class, war, racism and sexism. Sixty thousand of us were gassed, 8,000 arrested. N... more

Oct 2, 2013 4:43 PM Dispatches

In his State of the Union address, President Bush called for investing in hydrogen-powered cars. more

Jun 1, 2003 12:00 AM Dispatches