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Death Over Dams

Photographs by Roberto Guerra Text by Ruxandra Guidi

A threat to lives and livelihoods gets a green light from the Mexican government, but the resistance is determined to stop it.   read more



Window of Possibility

by Anthony Doerr

Why one particular photograph should be in every classroom in the world.  read more



Bye, Bye, Miss American Empire

by Bill Kauffman

Which way out of the current mess? Turn left (or is it right?) toward the Green Mountains and explore the patriotic territory of secession.  read more

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Everybody’s Doing It

by Michelle Nijhuis

Motivations to save the planet differ; apparently, even your credit card has something to say about it. A short piece about human nature and incentive. read more



Medicine After Oil

by Daniel Bednarz

The good news about peak oil: it may be the key to fixing our health care system  read more

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Reasons Not to Glow

by Rebecca Solnit

As the energy crisis heats up, you may need a refresher on the evidence against nukes.  read more

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read more Flower Confidential
read more Untapped
read more House of Rain
read more Under a Green Sky
read more Marshes


read more Wedding Poem (Epithalamium) by Chris Dombrowski
read more Quickening by Jacqueline Kolosov
read more Crab and the Rag by Ricardo Pau-Llosa
read more Visiting the Largest Live Rattlesnake Exhibit in North America by Averill Curdy



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