Full Broadcast 22-Min Version For our families, planet, and future, San Antonio must shut down its last coal plant by 2030. But City-owned CPS Energy won’t discuss shutting the JK Spruce plant down, other than to warn of the costs. After years of trying to negotiate a just transition to […]
SURVEY: What is Deceleration?
We’ve been doing an awful lot of livestreaming since we joined the viral sequestering a few weeks ago. Maybe you’ve noticed. Eight broadcasts, with dozens of interviews, guest poets and musicians, news updates (COVID-related and otherwise), action alerts, all made possible by a whole lot of plugging and unplugging of […]
Poetry as Citizen Science
Environmental writer Mobi Warren reflects on the science and pedagogy of nature poetry. EDITOR’S NOTE: In the fall of 2019, environmental writer Mobi Warren taught a community-based writing class called “The Poet as Citizen Scientist.” This essay—originally published in the February 2020 issue of Voices de la Luna, a special […]
San Antonio’s Top 15 Toxic Polluters
oal ash heaps. Toxic groundwater plumes. Waste pits and burning flares. San Antonio’s air, land, and waters are marred by permitted pollution—typically self-reported, under-regulated, and (surprise, surprise) under-counted.
Deceleration Mapping Hurricane Harvey’s Toxic Releases
The storm may have passed, but the damages are starting to be understood. Greg Harman Though the more obvious violence of Hurricane Harvey may be passed, residents of Southeast Texas and Louisiana continue to face threats from the storm’s aftermath. One of those very real threats comes from toxic […]