Nature

Can Mushrooms Fight Deforestation?

Truffles aside, mushrooms don’t really get the love they deserve. Picked off pizzas, stuck between buns as a sad stand-in for a burger, and detested by toddlers the world over, mushrooms...

How to Become a Climate Change Activist

Despite growing up in cities such as Washington, DC, and the Hague in the Netherlands, Susan Casey-Lefkowitz always winds up in wild places—mucking in streams, biking through dunes,...

The High Cost of Oil

Less than a year after the end of World War II, when Celina Harpe was just seven, she sat beside her grandfather on the steps of his cabin, overlooking the Athabasca River in the northern...

Leave Wilderness Alone

Dave Foreman, cofounder of Earth First!, has been semiretired from the eco-vigilante business since the day four FBI agents...

The Body Electric

Michael Utley does not remember much about his death. ...

Rewild Your Child

Even if you're not ready to yank your kid out of fourth grade to let them

We Don't Need No Education

In early September, in a clapboard house situated on 43 acres just outside a small town in northern Vermont, two boys awaken. They are brothers; the older is 12, the younger 9, and they rise to...

In University Forests, Money Does Grow on Trees

As far as university forests go, North Carolina State University's Hofmann Forest is huge. At 79,000 acres, it is about 2,500 acres larger than Arches National Park. Of course, it is nothing...

The Case for Going Uncivilized

Dawn light, mouse gray in the woods. Gazing north into the trees through the bedroom windows, I can see hours of daylight waiting for me. Time for a recalibration walk. I’ve been living in...

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