Tag: environment

  • Stream and Shale

    (Excerpt from my book, Stream and Shale.) 6AM. At the journey’s beginning, stars still shine brightly in the dark blue sky. It’s below freezing. We gather on a Brooklyn street corner and wait for the bus going to a Citizens Tour of Pennsylvania arranged by Brooklyn for Peace. Each person carries a few gallons of…

  • Zika: The STD We Aren’t Thinking About Yet

    Mosquitoes carrying Zika haven’t reached the U.S., but we do have 819 Zika-infected people here who could pass the virus on to others through sex.

  • December’s Spring

    With a 72 degree Christmas Eve, New York City is not the only place feeling the heat of climate change.

  • New Books: Global Chorus Offers Essays of Hope

    In the new book Global Chorus, 365 different essays – including one of mine – answer the question: Do we have hope? How would you answer? The chorus comes from scientists, authors, artists, humanitarians, political, and spiritual leaders responding to editor Todd MacLean’s not-so-simple, and surprising query. He asked each of us to send him…

  • Force of Nature: Scientist Activist David Suzuki

    Force of Nature: Scientist Activist David Suzuki

    Forces of Nature Forces of Nature – what are they? Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and volcanoes come to mind. In the documentary film genre, the new Force of Nature, suggests that humans have become a force of nature. In this documentary, renowned Canadian geneticist David Suzuki gives an elder’s view on science, the environmental crisis, and how all…