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    10 New Books About Wildlife and Our Relationship With Animals

    10 New Books About Wildlife and Our Relationship With Animals

    By John R. Platt As I sat in a pharmacy chair for the required 15 minutes after my first vaccine dose, my mind turned to animals. There weren’t any animals nearby, of course — the buzzing fluorescent lighting of the run-down drugstore wasn’t anyone’s natural habitat, including mine. And that very absence of visible sky […]

    12 Books on Healing Our Connection With the Planet for Earth Day

    12 Books on Healing Our Connection With the Planet for Earth Day

    By Michael Svoboda For April’s bookshelf we take a cue from Earth Day and step back to look at the bigger picture. It wasn’t climate change that motivated people to attend the teach-ins and protests that marked that first observance in 1970; it was pollution, the destruction of wild lands and habitats, and the consequent […]

    10 Environmental Books We’re Reading This Spring

    10 Environmental Books We’re Reading This Spring

    By John R. Platt Spring has arrived, and while the rapidly improving weather begs us to spend more time outdoors and with friends and families, the ongoing pandemic also offers some good reasons to stay safe and indoors until most people have been vaccinated. So let’s get out into the world virtually with the latest […]

    7 ‘Champions for Nature’ Share Their Must-Read Books

    7 ‘Champions for Nature’ Share Their Must-Read Books

    By Kimberly Nicole Pope During this year’s Davos Agenda Week, leaders from the private and public sectors highlighted the urgent need to halt and reverse nature loss. Deliberate action on the interlinked climate and ecological crises to achieve a net-zero, nature-positive economy is paramount. At the same time, these leaders also presented a message of […]

    The Latest Books and Reports Covering Environmental Racism and Justice

    The Latest Books and Reports Covering Environmental Racism and Justice

    By Michael Svoboda The COVID-19 pandemic has confirmed again a fundamental truth about the Anthropocene: When disaster strikes, the vulnerable take the hardest punches. Communities of color have suffered much higher rates of infection, hospitalization, and mortality, both because they are disproportionately represented in frontline service positions and because their access to routine healthcare is […]

    Scientist Michael Mann’s Must-Read Book: ‘The New Climate War’

    Scientist Michael Mann’s Must-Read Book: ‘The New Climate War’

    By Jeff Masters, Ph.D. The New Climate War: the fight to take back our planet is the latest must-read book by leading climate change scientist and communicator Michael Mann of Penn State University. Published Jan. 12, 2021, The New Climate War describes how outright denial of the physical evidence of human-caused climate change simply is […]