No. 2, 2008

Saving Rural America: The Fight Against the NIET Corridors: Part Two

Saving Rural America: The Fight Against the NIET Corridors: Part Two

As she looked out lovingly over their 60–acre farm of rolling hills and green pastureland, Luciana Duvall explained how she felt when she arrived in Virginia from Argentina: “When I walked up to this hill the first day I arrived on this farm, I sat down here, and the wind was absolutely brilliant, and it felt like the station before heaven. It was my first day in Virginia,” she said. As she remembered that moment 12 years later, she continued passionately, “Whe...

Global Warming and Lost Lands: Understanding the Effects of Sea Level Rise

Global Warming and Lost Lands: Understanding the Effects of Sea Level Rise

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), elimination of the Greenland Ice Sheet would create a potential sea level rise of 6.55 meters or approximately 21.5 feet. This increased water level would have an effect on more than 669,739,138 people around the world with an accompanying land loss of more than 5,431,902 (km2). The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is particularly vulnerable because most of it is grounded below sea level. A break-up of the two...

An Assault on Bristol Bay

An Assault on Bristol Bay

Alaska has been home to its fair share of environmental assaults and controversies as a direct result of wars between materialists and conservationists. So in 2008 it’s probably not a big surprise that Alaska is, once again, the center of a contentious environmental issue: the development of a copper and gold mine in the tributaries of Bristol Bay, which is adjacent to the Bering Sea. The proposed project raises many questions of sustainability – from the cultural ...

Doing Business with the Poor for Prosperity

Better Building With Logs

What Makes Carpet Green?

Lessons from America’s First Land Managers

Why Land Trusts Are So Critical

Building a Better World

Focusing on Local Needs and Opportunities

The Importance of Being Native

The Price of Detachment

Forests to Fight Poverty

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