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Dust Bowl

ReThink Review: Young Ones -- Praying for Rain in the Sci-Fi West

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Young Ones is one of my favorite movies of 2014, combining aspects of science fiction and Westerns with Greek and Shakespearean tragedy in a beautifully realized, utterly realistic, lived-in world with age-old themes that continue to echo throughout the human experience.

Q&A With Timothy Egan: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"The leading early environmentalists were all Republicans -- Teddy Roosevelt, foremost among them. The way to make it bipartisan is to convince people that the consequence of doing nothing hurts all of us."

Is Another 1930s Dust Bowl Drought Possible This Century?

Posted 06.17.2013 | Green

From Marlene Cimons, Climate Nexus: Marlene Cimons of Climate Nexus contributed this article to LiveScience's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. D...

American Crisis

William E. White | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
William E. White

We live in critical times. So has every other generation of American citizens. We cannot realize the promise of our American Revolution by restoring the past. We cannot become the "summer soldier and sunshine patriot" of Thomas Paine's The American Crisis.

Are Hurricanes Our Next Dust Bowl?

Thomas Fisher | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Thomas Fisher

We ended the Dust Bowl by returning much of the landscape back to its native state and changing how we treated the land we continue to occupy. And we will end disasters like Hurricane Sandy the same way.

Ken Burns' Dust Bowl: A Cautionary Tale

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Ken Burns' eloquent film reminds us that the fate of nature and people are bound irrevocably together. We disregard dark clouds of dust looming in the distance at our peril. History is not was, but is.

Meet the New Dust Bowl, Same as the Old Dust Bowl

Donald Carr | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Donald Carr

Ken Burns, America's premiere documentarian, has tackled topics from jazz to the Civil War. His new film chronicles the Dust Bowl, the massive ecological disaster that plagued a large swath of U. S. farmland during the 1930's.

Dust Bowler and Tie: Randy Sharp's Last Man Club

Bess Rowen | Posted 12.08.2012 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Though the show is aesthetically pleasing in terms of lighting, set, and sound design, the script and the acting are simply not up to par. The show's best moments occur when actors are silent, as the design is able to express itself without the burden of slow-moving dialogue.

Punt Now, Pay Later: Why Congress Should Pass the Farm Bill Now

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

As rising temperatures and soaring demands for food and energy put more pressure on our planet's resources, we can invest wisely in food and environmental security by helping America's farmers, ranchers and foresters act as good stewards of our lands and waters.

WATCH: 'The Dust Bowl' Trailer

Posted 07.24.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries: Calling it "the greatest man-made ecological disaster in U.S. history," Ken Burns told members of t...

A 99-Year Old Woman Saved My Life

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 09.02.2012 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I lay in bed with her last night holding her birdlike hand, the one that milked cows on her family farm in the 20s, the one that held her mother close after her father's suicide, the one that held me.

Happy Birthday Dorothea Lange!

Posted 05.28.2012 | Arts

Dorothea Lange was an iconic American photographer, most famous for capturing the human strife and resilience during the Great Depression. Her photogr...

Conservation Lessons of the Dust Bowl

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

It marked the peak of the American Dust Bowl, a nine-year period that destroyed farmlands, blackened skies and left millions homeless.

Make History in Your Pajamas

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.30.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

On April 2nd, after a long wait of 72 years, the 1940 census will be released, and in a historic first, the collection will emerge online in digitized form -- a remarkable snapshot of a nation still recovering from the Great Depression and not yet aware of its approaching entry into war.

Meatless Monday: Fire and Rain

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

The two farms are 2,000 miles apart, but both farmers use sustainable practices, and unlike Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, both believe in climate change.

Green News Report: April 12, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.12.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: One month...

Oklahoma Hit With Driest Weather In 90 Years

AP | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Posted 06.06.2011 | Green

COYLE, Okla. -- In most years, the dark clouds over western Oklahoma in the spring would be bringing rain. This year, they're more likely to be smoke ...

Green News Report: August 17, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Shrimping ...

ReThink Review: DIRT! The Movie -- Love the Earth, Literally

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Earth Day has come and gone, and while many of us took time to think about our planet, we were probably focused on the things that happen on its surfa...

The Grapes of Wrath Revisited

Lynn Parramore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lynn Parramore

It's time for a new Steinbeck. And we had better find her quickly, because what's coming if we don't find a new way of relating to ourselves and the world that we are all part of will make the Dust Bowl look like a tempest in a teapot.

Gulf Oil Spill Reporting: Cue The Hyperbole

Craig Medred | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Medred

Are reporters in this country really this historically ignorant, or is this all just about hyping the story of the moment? The "nation's worst environmental disaster"? Who decided that?

Summer Reading: Manmade Disaster II

Seth Bauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Seth Bauer

Climate change skeptics were on my mind this week as I read, The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan's book on the Dust Bowl. Now Sen. James Inhofe is helping to write the sequel.

The Dirt on Ecosystem Stewardship

Megan Shank | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Megan Shank

Filmmaker John D. Liu believes we have a solution to climate change, but it's not as simple as reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Here are excerpts from my recent telephone interview with him.