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.


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.


The tent is too damn high: Camping comes to the city

Call it roughing it or installation art, it’s all about getting out, while never leaving the city limits.


Architect Jeanne Gang threads nature into urban landscapes

Gang is among the new generation of designers and urban planners who are working natural forms and habitat into a world of steel and concrete -- for nature's sake and for ours.


With bicycling on the rise, motorists get a new round of driver’s ed

Bike lanes help, but what cities really need is drivers who know how to behave when there are two-wheelers on the roads.

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