Your Lawn: Where the Wild Things Are?

We need to re-learn how to apply an ecological sensibility to our lawns. Ethicurean had a great interview with Nancy Gift, author of "A Weed by Any Other Name: The Virtues of a Messy Lawn, or Learning to Love the Plants We Don’t Plant.” The search for the "green carpet" effect, amping...

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Tags: Climate, Lawn, Nature, Water, Wildflower

New Beef Section on Cater to the Earth

Check out the new Cater to the Earth section on Beef. This in-depth look at the environmental impacts of meat consumption follows cows from their food and water to the meatpacking plant, your plate, and beyond to the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases, corn's footprint, and what happens when cows are ...

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Tags: Beef, Climate, Culture, Industry, Meat

Science Fiction...or the Future?

Do we have a science-fiction future to look forward to? We all know there is a finite supply of fossil fuels. Perhaps many of us think that they will run out in the next generation's lifetime, or the generation after that, and thus will not see the way a post-petroleum humanity conducts itself. ...

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Tags: Climate, Environment, Future, Octavia butler, Philip k dick, Science fiction, Vision


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