Lori Rotenberk

Lori Rotenberk is a Chicago-based journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The Boston Globe, Chicago Wilderness Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times. She is also also wild about nature. Follow her on Twitter.


Up the creek by pedal power: An Englishman bikes the Hudson Valley

Nick Hand rode 500 miles from Manhattan to Hudson Falls, following Pete Seeger's "dirty stream," interviewing and photographing working people along the way.


Man of the cloth: Zace the Great grows organic, heirloom veggies — and blue jeans

On a farm in the hills of Ohio, 36-year-old Zachary Myers has built a cottage industry on vintage denim.


When it comes to climate change, this artist lets the trees do the talking

Chicago’s newest urban renewal project will let people watch the slow-motion calamity of climate change -- by way of tree blossoms.


Chicago turns “the Ol’ Pisspot” into a watery urban playground

Once a backwater filled with unspeakable yuck, the Chicago River is now a model of how cities can right past wrongs, for everyone’s benefit.


Drift catchers use citizen science to fight pesticide pollution

Tired of watching chemicals blow across their fields, withering crops and threatening their own health, some farmers are taking matters into their own hands.


Green sleeves: Tattoo art takes root in farm country

Farmers, beekeepers, vintners, and chefs are rocking the indelible markings of their trades -- and their passion for what the land provides.

Climate & Energy

Green ole opry: Susan Werner sings sweet songs of sustainability

Her songs about pesticides, frankenfoods, climate change, and selling the family farm have struck a chord with farmers both old and young.


The next great farming frontier? Look up

A new green revolution is underway -- on urban rooftops.


Camp appeal: Photos of gorgeous modern tents for urban adventurers

Check out photos of beautiful, otherworldly, and thoughtful tent designs.