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Protecting Alaska's Old Growth Rainforest

Brendan Jones | Posted 01.31.2017 | Green
Brendan Jones

One of the benefits of living in Alaska is that the rest of the country tends to forget about you. The frozen north, may they remain happy while gnawi...

A Means To An End, Method 4.0

Susie Lee | Posted 08.22.2016 | Arts
Susie Lee

I recently collaborated with Joe Freeman, an artist who explores imagined and existing landscapes. We created A Means to an End, Method 4.0, a work that documents rebuilding a tree out of harvested wood in the middle of a clearcut in Washington state.

How To Build A Tree

Susie Lee | Posted 08.05.2016 | Technology
Susie Lee

The scope of human alterations to our environment reaches far beyond the rainforests and coral reefs we've halved. We have also radically transformed our daily surroundings, increasingly forsaking our physical environment altogether, in favor of a digital-only space.

Clearcutting the California Dream

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

In 1988-1989, I was a visiting professor of environmental studies at Humboldt State University in northern California. By then I was convinced that la...

If You Can't Beat Them, Try to Silence Them With Lawyers: Really, SFI?

Todd Paglia | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Todd Paglia

Sustainable Forestry Initiative is the best greenwashing that money can buy. That's why so many companies have dropped the SFI label and it's also why the premier green building system, LEED, has refused SFI's many attempts to make SFI certified lumber eligible for LEED green building points.

It's the Water, Stupid: The Perils of Clearcutting

Bob Burnett | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green
Bob Burnett

There are many signs that California's water supply is imperiled by global climate change. Clearcutting increases the probability that the Sierra Nevada watershed will be furthered diminished or rendered unfit for consumption.

Climate Change: Too Much At Stake

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

To the extent that we speak from our hearts about the world we want to create, we will attract energy, resources and support--and inspire others to act.

Bomb Appalachia (and Face the Music)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Theirs is a coast-to-coast campaign to save Appalachia's mountains and streams -- and Appalachians' homes, jobs, and culture -- from the devastating coal mining practice known as mountaintop removal.

Obama Administration Approves First Logging Contract In Alaska's Tongass National Forest

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This week, the Obama administration approved the sale of timber in a roadless national forest in Alaska. The Tongass National Forest is a 17 million a...