Spending my days walking through the Illinois River valley.
Study: Global warming is drying up the Colorado River — vital to 40 million people
By Dan Elliott Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century, two scientists say. The… Read More ›
End of Ultralight-guided Migration for Whooping Cranes
Operation Migration has played a lead role in the reintroduction of endangered Whooping cranes into eastern North America since 2001. In the 1940s the species was reduced to just 15 birds. Using ultralight aircraft, Operation Migration pilots act as surrogate… Read More ›
Meet IL Governor Bruce Rauner — Poster Boy for War on Middle Class
by Robert Creamer Rauner makes me long for Blagojevich, who tried to sell Obama’s senate seat, or Quinn, one of the most incompetent governors in Illinois history. Hell, I’d take Ryan over Rauner, given the choice. Illinois politics suck more than… Read More ›
Imagine if Exxon had told the truth on climate change
by Bill McKibben Like all proper scandals, the #Exxonknew revelations have begun to spin off new dramas and lines of inquiry. Presidential candidates have begun to call for Department of Justice investigations, and company spokesmen have begun to dig themselves deeper… Read More ›
Can a Venture Capitalist Jumpstart Illinois?
This man is ruining the entire state just so he can bust up the unions and forfeit the pension owed to state employees. He thinks he can force through his plan to make the rich richer. It isn’t working, and… Read More ›
What Candidates Talk About When They Talk About Inequality
Americans are deeply worried about wealth and income gaps. But the issue evinces only confusion on the campaign trail. By Eric Alterman Were it not for Trumpmania, we might be using this endless election season to discuss the fact… Read More ›
Palestinian Grassroots Resistance to Occupation Growing
Anti-intellectualism is taking over the US
By Patricia Williams Recently, I found out that my work is mentioned in a book that has been banned, in effect, from the schools in Tucson, Arizona. The anti-ethnic studies law passed by the state prohibits teachings that “promote the… Read More ›
Fracking Brings Ammonium and Iodide to Local Waterways
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