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  • photo of high mountainsA New Geography of Hope
    In a warming world, we’ll discover that wilderness continues to sustain us.
    By Kathleen Dean Moore
  • photo of cactu in a lush desert at sunriseShift to Clean Energy
    We need to do for renewable energy what John Muir did for wilderness.
    By Michael Brune
  • photo of high mountains and a meadow of wildflowersWilderness in the Anthropocene
    In the “Age of Man” we’ll need wild places to hold steady the sanity of our species.
    By Jason Mark
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400,000 Marchers Sound the ‘Climate Alarm’ in New York City

Largest climate protest in history draws comparisons to the first Earth Day action in Manhattan 44 years ago

New York City: A massive river of humanity poured through the canyon of concrete called Manhattan this morning as the People’s Climate March kicked off. Advertised as the largest climate march in history, it was predicted that as many as 100,000 people…
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“Love Will Save This Place.”

Why we still need wilderness in the era of climate change

This article originally appeared at The Nation.com. Trust the academics, God bless ’em, to confirm the obvious. This summer the journal BioScience reported that global climate change has eclipsed biodiversity conservation as the top environmental concern among philanthropies and scientific researchers, as well as in media…
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All Aboard the People’s Climate Train

Activists tackle big-picture questions while traveling across the country for Sunday’s big march in NYC

On an Amtrak train hurtling east toward New York City, a wall is festooned with bright-colored sticky notes announcing workshops and discussion groups: “stories and photos from the Tar Sands Healing Walk,” “Fukushima,” “stories and photos from Keystone XL,” “green sustainable regenerative…
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“A Weekend to Change the Course of History”?

Beyond appealing to powers-that-be, climate justice movements need to focus on creating systemic change to address the climate crisis

A Weekend to Change the Course of History. That is how the call-to-action for the People's Climate March taking place this coming Saturday, September 21, begins. The appeal goes on to suggest the weekend will be used “to bend the course of…
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Governor Brown Sign’s Historic Groundwater Legislation

Trio of bills may put California on the path to groundwater sustainability

California is in the midst of one of its worst droughts in centuries, yet until yesterday, it was also the only western state without a statewide water management plan. That changed on Tuesday, when Governor Brown signed into law three bills that…
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Can Dumping Poison on the Farallon Islands Save It From Mice Overpopulation?

USFWS plans to shower world’s most mice-infested archipelago with rodenticide-infused food pellets.

About 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco, the Farallon Islands are craggy, other-worldly outposts, a seasonal home to a variety of marine life such as elephant seals and sea lions, dozens of species of shore and seabirds, and a few…
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Lettuce, From a Skyscraper Near You

Vertical farms are gaining traction from Illinois to Singapore, but questions remain about their role in urban agriculture.

Skyscraper farms seem like a thing of the future: Lettuce growing in windowless rooms under red-tinted LED lights while scientists check nutrient levels and calculate optimal harvest times. Basil plants stacked 10-feet high. Tilapia swimming in large troughs. While these images may…
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Voices

Jon Jarvis
The National Park Service Director discusses climate change, technology, and nature deficit disorder.
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Black Faces in Wild Places
Chelsea Griffie on how to ensure all people are enjoying the outdoors.
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Ticket to Ride?
The head of the International Mountain Bicycling Association and an ecologist debate bikes in wilderness areas.
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What do you think? Should bikes be allowed in the wilderness?
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