A Meditation on Ownership
1000 Words: Pamela Pitt
Zoe Loftus-Farren
Can Animals Feel?

In Review: Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves,
by Frans de Waal; W. W. Norton & Company, 2019

Austin Price

GE American Chestnut — Restoration of a Beloved Species or Trojan Horse for Tree Biotechnology?

Biotech industry hopes that getting genetically engineered chestnut approved for conservation planting will soften public opposition to transgenic trees.

Rachel Smolker Anne Petermann

With Dozens of Sick Children, Parents Took a Hard Look at Their Town’s Toxic Legacy

The carcinogen TCE has been lurking in the ground beneath Franklin, Indiana, for decades. Now families are demanding answers.

Susan Cosier

In the City, A Jungle Revives

A once-emptied woodland In the heart of Rio de Janeiro is filling up again.

Bernardo Araujo

Students Accuse US Schools of Censoring Climate Crisis Message in Graduation Speeches

Highschoolers say authorities have barred them from reading text that warns of ‘catastrophic climate change’ for being too political.

Oliver Milman The Guardian

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Florida’s Ongoing Struggle with Non-Native Water Hyacinth

The Sunshine State continues controversial spraying of herbicides like glyphosate to combat the aquatic weed.

Robert Beringer

The Potato Guardians

In the Peruvian Andes, Indigenous potato farmers are working with researchers to develop climate-smart spuds.

Camille von Kaenel

Old-Growth Logging Leaves Black Bears without Dens, Biologists Say

British Columbia protects beaver lodges and occupied migratory bird nests, but there are no regulations protecting black bear dens in most parts of the province.

Sarah Cox


The faux-frontier world of manufactured deer and canned hunting in Texas.

James William Gibson

Trump Administration Rebrands Natural Gas as ‘Freedom Gas’

Department of Energy calls fossil fuels 'US molecules of US Freedom' as administration redoubles assault on the climate.

Andy Rowell

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