Category: Ecology & Sustainability

The Local Food Revolution

With the World Bank projecting that in just 35 years we’ll need to produce at least 50% more food to adequately feed the planet, food security is quickly becoming one of the most critical issues of our time. Resource scarcity and the looming global food crisis—compounded by climate change—is exposing how unsustainable and ultimately ineffective …continue

Adding Fuel to the Fire: Why Climate War Is Not the Answer

The metaphors we use speak to our assumptions about the world. Whether we’re addressing a diagnosis like cancer or the condition of our rapidly warming planet, speaking about waging warfare can seem like an important—even heroic—way to rally people to the cause. But seeing the condition of our cells and the state of the climate …continue

New Release: Water Wars

In her new book, Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit, award-winning scientist and activist Vandana Shiva details the severity of the global water shortage, exposing the destruction of the earth and the disenfranchisement of the world’s poor as they are stripped of their rights to a precious natural resource. The book takes readers on a …continue

Summer Vacation: Liz Cunningham on the Beauty of Going it Alone

Many of our authors are seasoned travelers, spending months or even years abroad researching and writing their books, often in remote locations and often in close communion with the local inhabitants of those regions. Our Summer Vacation Series collects some of their thoughts, along with some tips to keep you grounded while you’re on the …continue