We've only got one planet, and it makes our lives possible. We can no longer take it for granted.
Bringing Back Desert Springs
by Gary Nabhanposted Dec 31, 2003
- The Hopi people of the Black Mesa region know how to farm and thrive in the desert Southwest. But a giant coal company is draining the aquifer that feeds their sacred springs and makes their livelihood possible.
by Carolyn McConnellposted Dec 31, 2003
- Pit a global conglomerate with revenues of over $52 billion a year, intent on swallowing up utility companies on every continent, against a California community of 4,900 people. Who would you bet on?
When Youth Lead
by Elise Miller, Jon Sharpeposted Mar 31, 2003
- Teens in a conservative agricultural town discover dangers that others had tried to ignore
From Silent Spring To Scientific Revolution
by John Peterson Myersposted Mar 31, 2003
- Endocrine disruption, effects of chemicals on health. "Our Stolen Future"
by Paul Stametsposted Mar 31, 2003
- bioremediation using mushrooms, How fungi can cleanse water and toxic spills
High-tech Goes Green
by Ted Smith, Chad Raphaelposted Mar 31, 2003
- Work-related cancers and toxic emissions have eroded the high-tech industry's clean reputation. New European Union rules banning heavy metals and requiring manufacturers to take back discarded computers could set a new global standard
Principles of Environmental Justice
posted Mar 31, 2003
- Declaration from the People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit.
Health Hunger And Hunting
by Jim Minickposted Mar 31, 2003
- a story of a vegetarian who learned how to hunt on his land. He developed his own personal ecology, which included eating locally and responsible hunting.
When Nuclear Plants Close, Infant Deaths And
Childhood Cancers Drop
by Carolyn McConnellposted Mar 31, 2003
- A study of the areas surrounding nuclear power plants has found that rates of infant death and childhood cancer drop dramatically after the plants close. Rates dropped by 17 percent on average, and in one case, infant deaths and childhood cancers dropped by a full 42 percent.
Restoring Nature, Restoring Yourself
by Francesca Lymanposted Mar 31, 2003
- A dying man thought he’d spend his last days cleaning a small creek behind his house. Did he save the creek? Or was it the creek that saved him?
Surviving the Great Dying
by Michael Lernerposted Mar 31, 2003
- As an era of extinctions unfolds, the dawning understanding of its links to our own health could energize a movement to save us all
Walking Our Talk: the Paper
by Fran Kortenposted Mar 31, 2003
- Fran Korten's column, Walking Our Talk.
Kids And Chemicals
by Elizabeth Guilletteposted Mar 31, 2003
- In one village, kids grew up normally, but nearby, children had trouble catching a ball, drawing a picture, remembering a color. What made the difference?
Keeping the Balance
by Lisa Gale Garriguesposted Mar 31, 2003
- An indigenous people at the tip of South America reclaims health, culture, and the vitality of the land.
Discussion Guide :: Our Planet, Our Selves- environment and health
posted Mar 31, 2003
- Questions like: Who in your own life has experienced serious illness? What has it been like for those close to that person? What obligation do we have to keep an environment clean for other people?