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Why We Wish for Wilderness
Wilderness, the environmental historian Roderick Nash has argued, is not so much a place as an idea—one enshrined in the 1964 Wilderness Act’s somewhat whimsical legal definition of wilderness as “an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”
November 6, 2019
Justin Trudeau, Liberal Let-Down
In October’s election, Trudeau may hold onto power in a minority government. But the liberal formula is unravelling, in Canada as elsewhere. The question is what sort of politician, offering which flavor of radical options, will step into the breach.
October 7, 2019
The Yanomami’s Last Struggle
The Yanomami are not the only ones under threat from the new regime: we all are. The Amazon currently loses nearly 3,000 square miles of jungle forest every year. It is terrifying to contemplate the impact that Bolsonaro’s assault on the area will have on climate change over the next four years of his presidential term.
April 17, 2019
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