Forest Fires and New Life

Forest Fires and New Life

Yellowstone National Park was ablaze in the summer of 1988. From June to November, numerous fires consumed over 1.2 million acres across the area, leaving residents and visitors with the horrifying illusion that the park had been destroyed. Scorched trunks from tall...

Human Rights, Ecological Wisdom Go Hand in Hand

“Poverty is the worst environmental pollution,” said Indira Gandhi, prime minister of India at the United Nations Conference on Human Environment in Stockholm in 1972. Since then her statement has been quoted and interpreted by many. What did she mean? Did...

As Climate Changes, We Must Seek Ecological Justice

Recently, I awoke to flashes of lightning, deep rolling thunder and rain hitting my window. As I lay in bed contemplating whether to check the weather on television, I thought this is nothing but a mild summer thunderstorm rolling through the city. However, after this...