For nearly 24 hours now, several Lebanese villages south of Beirut have been on fire.
Wildlife, trees, homes, cars, people — burning.
But where are the headlines? The massive donations? The hashtags?
When people realized the Amazon was on fire, you couldn’t watch American television or scroll Facebook for two…
Dressed in mismatched patterns and vibrant colors, my friends and I exited the subway platform into what felt like a parallel universe.
It was the Coney Island mermaid parade — a New York City tradition of sorts. Every summer solstice, the nutty, nautical side of the city shows…
Perhaps no country on the planet can rival Iceland’s cornucopia of natural wonders. Its harmoniously dichotomous landscape — fiery volcanoes and numbing glaciers, sublime peaks and sunken valleys— now invites tourists and Instagram likes in the millions each year.
But before the rest of the world opened its eyes to…
It is often said that nothing — or nobody — can ever be perfect.
That is one of humankind’s greatest lies.
Everything on this planet, and everything in the universe as we know it, is perfect.
It is perfect because it is.
From the tiniest zooplankton to…
Climate change solutions come in two forms: mitigation and adaptation. While many proposed techniques focus on one or the other, some offer the benefit of slowing the global rise in temperature while adapting to now inevitable impacts. One such solution has been around for thousands of years.
Silvopasture, the ancient…
On International Women’s Day, a celebration of a few women who have fought to preserve our natural environment and all who depend on it.
Winona LaDuke is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, a mission to retrieve 837,000 acres of land for its native owners…
Replete with jittery pests
Finds stillness in the oddest
Ancient piles of past
And reefs restrained to records
To know they have been here for thousands of years
And will remain long after I am gone
But I can know neither
Only the nonce
And so my mind
In its benthic bath
Lets float away
Mistakes that cannot be undone
And that have not yet been made
Some time in history
A boat must have anchored where my gaze lands
A shark must have swam where I sit
Musician Pharrell Williams has recently taken a Leo-esque foray into climate change advocacy, using his influential platform to call for better protection of the planet.
There’s just one problem.
Pharell’s songs include what many claim are misogynistic lyrics. And you can’t be pro-environment without also being pro-women.
From rhymes to…