Grist staff

  • Enviros Mobil-ize to Put the Nix on Exxon

    Enviro groups plan to oppose the proposed merger of Mobil and Exxon at the companies’ annual meetings this week out of fears that Mobil’s more conciliatory stance on climate change will be x-ed out if Exxon gets regulatory clearance to …

  • A review of 'Women Pioneers for the Environment' by Mary Jo Breton

    In 1993, Emma Must, irate over the British Department of Transport’s plans to plow through yet another grassy hillside for yet another highway extension, chained herself by the neck to the axle of a bulldozer for five hours. Her bold …

  • Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?

    A review of 'The New Wolves' by Rick Bass

    In The New Wolves: The Return of the Mexican Wolf to the American Southwest, Rick Bass ambles pensively and passionately through the controversial ground in Arizona’s Blue Mountains where Mexican wolves are being reintroduced. He walks alongside a host of …

  • Of Fish and Folks

    A review of 'Totem Salmon' by Freeman House

    In the wake of the federal government’s much trumpeted decision in March to confer threatened and endangered status upon nine salmon runs in Washington and Oregon, Northwesterners will need to reevaluate their relationship with this once mighty species, a cultural …

  • Pork on Rye, Hold the Sprawl

    This year could see Congress approve the most conservation spending ever, some officials are predicting. Republicans and Democrats alike have introduced six major environmental conservation bills in Congress this year, all of which would for the first time fully fund …

  • Wetlands, the Quicker Picker-Upper?

    Human-made marshes that filter water naturally are gaining in popularity as an alternative to high-tech water purifying systems, according to experts speaking at a National Marketplace for the Environment meeting in Anaheim, Calif. Partially treated wastewater and stormwater runoff are …

  • Mike Matz, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

    Mike Matz is executive director of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, which is pushing to preserve 9.1 million acres of Utah canyon country as federally protected wilderness. Monday, 3 May 1999 SALT LAKE CITY This week should be interesting. Our …

  • A review of 'The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices'

    Michael Brower and Warren Leon aim to distinguish their book, The Consumer Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists, from other laundry-list-like enviro books by telling readers which purchasing and lifestyle choices pack the …

  • Examining Extinction

    A review of 'Watching, from the Edge of Extinction'

    Cynthia Salley makes an unlikely hero for an environmental fable. A Hawaiian cattle rancher, Salley has tussled for years with the National Audubon Society and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over an endangered species on her property. Yet the …