Members of the ultra-exclusive Bohemian Club—2,500 of America’s richest, most conservative men, including Henry Kissinger, George H. W. Bush, and a passel of Bechtels, Basses, and Rockefellers—are known to urinate freely against the ancient redwoods that cover their 2,700-acre property. Have they been chopping down the trees as well? According to one former member turned …Read More
As it appeared originally in Vanity Fair’s May Green issue.
Eveny reindeer herders in the Tomponski district of far eastern Siberia. The melting of the permafrost is threatening their ancient way of life. Photographs by Subhankar Banerjee.
On August 2, 2007, two 26-foot-long Russian submersibles, Mir-1 and Mir-2, descended through a hole in the ice at the …Read More
By Alex Shoumatoff
DUDE-ZILLA – Americans consume paper at an annual rate of 740 pounds per capita, seven times that of the world as a whole. The advent of the computer has paradoxically generated vastly more paper consumption.
Your unwitting complicity in the degradation of the planet begins the moment you wake up. You switch on your …Read More
Original Magazine Article
The Bloodvein, a Canadian Heritage River, flows 186 miles through Manitoba’s roadless wilderness to Lake Winnipeg.
Manitoba Hydro wants to build transmission lines (that no one needs) through a proposed World Heritage site. First Nations and conservationists have a better idea.
It is the beginning of September, and my 10-year-old son Oliver and I …Read More
(originally appeared in the Winter 2004 issue of On Earth, the Natural Resource Defense Council’s magazine)
The Flyover If there were an international tribunal that prosecuted crimes against the planet, like the one in The Hague that deals with crimes against humanity, what is happening on the Cumberland Plateau in eastern Tennessee would undoubtedly be …Read More
I am now [having sung and strummed a few peace songs with my three little boys] going to give a brief speech that is probably going to get me audited and sent to Guantanamo, but here goes :
The John Brown Homestead seems a somewhat strange venue for a peace rally, considering that Brown’s approach …Read More