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Recent News

  • Biden’s DOE Announces $366 Million for Green Energy Projects in Rural and Remote Areas
  • California towns are banning new gas stations. Big Oil is paying attention.
  • Illinois EPA Must Revamp Its Permitting Process After Chicago Activists File Civil Rights Complaint
  • Air Pollution Could Be Significant Cause of Dementia – Even For Those Not Predisposed

Very Cool: Trees Stalling Effects of Global Heating in Eastern US, Study Finds

Vast reforestation a major reason for ‘warming hole’ across parts of US where temperatures have flatlined or cooled.

Rachel Carson and the Case for Hibernation

In a “just not quite fatal” winter, Rachel Carson recommends we divert our efforts of mastery from nature to ourselves.
“Where does Goldilocks go when it’s cold?”

Black History is More Than a Month

I wrote this photo essay in 2019 about the growing danger of the disappearance of Black history, of environmental justice, and of the wonderful wildlife in the rivers and estuaries of historic Eastern Shore, Maryland, because of climate change, sea-level rise, and the need for more Americans to take action.

What Will It Take for the EPA to Ban a Pesticide Linked to Parkinson’s?

Pesticides, Rachel Carson wrote in 1962, have “the power to kill every insect, the ‘good’ and the ‘bad,’ to still the song of birds and the leaping of fish in the streams…”

Fracking in Rural Pennsylvania

Once the “lumber capital of the world,” today Lycoming has fallen victim to the fracking epidemic because it positioned over a very large, very significant natural gas deposit, the Marcellus Shale.

“To Be, Rather Than to Seem:” False Promises of Sustainability

Driving up the last swell of mountain on Highway 421 towards Boone, North Carolina, a wind turbine pierces the horizon. The turbine is surrounded by sloping hills of trees and foliage that blanket your vision.