Nature’s Best Hope

Nature’s Best Hope Doug Tallamy Professor of Entomology at the University of Delaware; Author, Bringing Nature Home (2007), The Living Landscape (2014), Nature’s Best Hope (2020), and The Nature of Oaks (2021). Recent headlines about global insect declines, the impending extinction of one million species worldwide, and three billion fewer birds in North America are

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Using the Miyawaki Method to Rewild Our Communities

Using the Miyawaki Method to Rewild Our Communities Hannah Lewis and Maya Dutta Biodiversity for a Livable Climate Join Hannah Lewis and Maya Dutta in a discussion of Lewis’ new book, Mini-Forest Revolution: Using the Miyawaki Method to Rapidly Rewild the World (Chelsea Green, 2022). The Miyawaki Method is a unique approach to tree-planting conceived

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The Visible Woman

Why do we still not see black Americans as having a connection to the environment? illustration by Abayomi Louard-Moore Interview by Heather Shayne Blakeslee Carolyn Finney’s book “Black Faces, White Spaces” is a must-read for anyone who wants to better understand all of the ways in which African-Americans have been prevented from owning, accessing and

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Global futurist Jack Uldrich: A sustainable economy will require unlearning what we think we know

Illustration by Corey Brickley Learning to Forget interview by Heather Shayne Blakeslee It’s unlikely that any particular college degree would prepare you to become a “futurologist.” But that’s exactly what polymath Jack Uldrich calls himself. His breathless recitations of game-changing inventions and ideas that entrepreneurs and environmentalists should be on the lookout for run the

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The Fight to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Illustration by Nicholas Massarelli Swarthmore students helped spark a national movement toward fossil fuel divestment. But their own school has yet to take action. by Steve Neumann When freshman Kate Aronoff arrived in 2010 on the small, idyllic campus of Swarthmore College, a “Little Ivy” tucked away in the suburbs of Philadelphia, she was already

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Health Care for All

Big changes to federal policy are cascading into local programs and breaking down barriers to healthier lives for some of our most vulnerable residents

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Philadelphia won’t thrive if we continue to pollute the air we breathe

Illustration by Narrator Choking on the Past by Patrick Ammerman The city of Philadelphia is at a crossroads: We must choose between our past and our future. We are still struggling to fill the most basic needs of our residents: From grossly defunded public schools to the 25 percent unemployment rate among young adults of color,

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Your hybrid car isn’t good for the environment

Illustration by Kathleen White Car Culture Calculus by Jerry Silberman Question: What is best for the environment—a fuel-efficient internal combustion car, hybrid, or electric car? The Right Question: Is driving, regardless of the car, the biggest threat to the environment? When it comes to evaluating a car, we tend to look at how much gasoline

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The Encyclical

Pope Francis, who took his name from St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment, will visit Philadelphia in September of 2015. Long after he has left the City of Brotherly Love, the words from his encyclical letter “On Care for Our Common Home” will be with us. 

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