Should You Watch That Pre-Flight Safety Demonstration?
Nearly a third of all airplane deaths are preventable, but in the decisive moment most of us will freeze up.
Canada’s Big, Ugly Environmental Problem
Our neighbor to the north’s once-celebrated record of environmental science research and climate change policy has been thoroughly turned on its head over the past decade. And tense negotiations over the Keystone XL pipeline may have damaged Canada’s relationship with the U.S.
The Boom-Bust Girls: Sisterhood in Casper Turns 60
The Geowives, a social club for women whose husbands work in the energy industry, is having difficulty attracting new members, but the existing group remains committed to its Tuesday afternoon lunches.
The Difference Between Lightning Bugs and Lightning
Last year, 23 people in America died from lightning strikes. And over the last 70 or so years, lightning has killed more people than hurricanes.
Should Tourism Ask More Questions Than It Answers?
Traveling to places where not much remains.
Speaking of Climate Change: Time to Agree on a Language of Defeat?
We should continue to fight for new building codes and oppose the construction of new oil pipelines—and more ambitious projects still—but only because they offer hope and aspiration in the midst of despair, not because they will actually help at this point.
Why Don’t We Have a National Park to Protect Native Grasslands?
It might be the only way for our National Park Service to nurture the kind of ecological awareness required for a genuine environmental ethic.
What’s Wild? The Battle for Nature in the 21st Century
It's conservationist against conservationist as those that care most about biodiversity and wilderness argue over the best way to manage and protect what little we have left.