Grist staff

  • A review of 'Earth Odyssey' by Mark Hertsgaard

    Will humans survive the environmental degradation we’ve loosed on the world, or will we drive ourselves to extinction alongside countless other species? Mark Hertsgaard sets forth to explore this question in his wide-ranging book Earth Odyssey: Around the World in …

  • A review of 'Song of the Meadowlark' by James Eggert

    In this gentle and disjointed collection of essays, economist James Eggert pushes his quantitative impulses aside and puts his ecological consciousness front and center. A professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, he argues in Song of the Meadowlark: Exploring Values …

  • Clean, Clean, Clean Up the Mississippi Mud

    A diverse coalition aiming to clean up the Mississippi River is asking the feds to put up $1.1 billion over the next ten years for the cause, a 40 percent jump over current spending. The investment could help reverse the …

  • Waste Hot, Want Not

    Nuclear refuse from the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant near Denver needs a home. It’s not radioactive enough to gain entrance to the newly opened Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico, yet it’s too radioactive for other disposal spots. …

  • Power to the People

    Earth Day 1999 — April 22 — will mark the beginning of a year-long “New Energy for a New Era” campaign leading up to Earth Day 2000. Denis Hayes, who was national coordinator of the first Earth Day in 1970, …

  • Denis Hayes, Earth Day Network

    Denis Hayes is president and chair of the Earth Day Network, which this week is launching an Earth Day 2000 campaign focusing on global warming and energy use. Hayes was the national coordinator for the first Earth Day in 1970 …