“The species biologists call Bison bison is known in the Blackfoot language as iinnii, in Arapaho as bii or heneecee, and in any Indigenous plains language as a synonym for life itself.”
“Muir’s romantic vision obscured Indigenous ownership of the land—but a new generation is pulling away the veil.”
“Before a disastrous blight, the American chestnut was a keystone species in eastern forests. Could genetic engineering help bring it back?”
The EPA approved a plan to pump enormous amounts of fracking wastewater under a rural Pennsylvania township, potentially poisoning residents’ groundwater and ruining their health and property values. The township has no public water service, only private wells. In opposition, residents created a Community Bill of Rights stating that “all residents of Grant Township, along with natural communities and ecosystems within the Township, possess the right to clean air, water, and soil.”
An environmental journalist struggles to reconcile her desire to be a mother with the effect procreation has on the warming planet she writes about.