Erik Hoffner

Erik Hoffner works for Orion magazine and is also a freelance photographer and writer. Follow him on Twitter: @erikhoffner.

Natural gas, war of words

Citizens blocked a proposal to build a liquefied natural gas terminal on tribal land in Maine, but the battle isn't over yet.

New green zone spreads in Iraq

A new green zone is sprouting in Iraq, but it’s not the kind you think. It’s a grassroots one pushed by a new culture of conservationists whose currency is reeds. The recent environmental history of Iraq is a tale of …

How to queer ecology and the environmental movement

Alex Johnson exploring riotous, unpredictable Nature.Missoula-based writer Alex Johnson believes we need to queer the concept of ecology, and I’m inclined to agree. After enjoying his feature “How to Queer Ecology: One Goose at a Time” in the current issue …

Montanans rally against mega-loads to the tar sands

Activists in Montana and Idaho are fighting back against these monstrosities.Iconic authors and outdoorsmen David James Duncan and Rick Bass have an important new book that they wrote in response to the notorious “haul” this month of gargantuan machines (“mega-loads”) …

The ‘greenest Olympics’ actually an environmental catastrophe

If the Sochi Olympics are green, then this logo is compelling to look at.Like a downhill skier that crashes right out of the gate, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has a lot of catching up to do if it wants …

New Agtivist: Chris Chaisson wants to root around in your cellar

Chris Chaisson and Whole Farm Services offer farmers, gardeners, and communities an array of very old-school -- now very hip -- crop storage services. From root cellars to ice houses, these technologies may just become integral to a sustainable food …

Acclaimed author Terry Tempest Williams reflects on BP's oil disaster

Author Terry Tempest Williams traveled the length of the Gulf of Mexico to see the fallout from BP's Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. Read the interview

Goldman Prize winner says sharks still in trouble

Costa Rica is a leading exporter of shark fins for fin soup trade. Fighting this is Randall Arauz. I spoke with the Goldman Environmental Prize winner

Co-op capitalizes renewable energy businesses

Co-op Power, a renewable energy cooperative, broke ground on its newest green business, Northeast Biodiesel, last week.