With pro-extinction extremists running the Republican Party, and dangerous climate tipping points ahead, does the world still have room for feel-good nature documentaries?
The Culture Warriors Out to Destroy ‘America the Beautiful’
Billions of dollars may soon be en route for US wildlife conservation. But a Texas-based org’s groundless ‘land grab’ warnings have seeded resistance across the West.
The Environmental Scientist Out to Decolonize Conservation
Indigenous communities ‘are seen as research subjects rather than researchers.’
We Can Live with Jaguars Again
More than a century after being driven from their historical territories from Texas to California, jaguars are returning to the United States. More than 25 years of experience in South and Central America illustrate how we can share the land with them successfully.
PODCAST: Liberty Heise on Monarchs, Marathons, Migration
Marisol Cortez As Día de los Muertos approaches – bedecking local H-E-Bs in all manner of commercialized Latinidad – another familiar ritual begins in the far northern reaches of the hemisphere. Like glacier melt rolling downhill to join with rivers and eventually oceans, a tributary of monarchs moves slowly southward […]
In Praise of Nuisance Heronries (Part Two)
Bird-dispersing chemical warfare comes to the Westside’s little Aztlan, our ‘place of herons.’ Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series. Click here for part one, a dispatch from Brackenridge Park. Marisol Cortez Roosting together on a mid-March Sunday evening, the birds of Bird Island sound collectively at times […]
In Praise of Nuisance Heronries (Part One)
How the slow attention of local women exposed an institutional war on the birds of San Antonio. Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series. Read part two, “Place of Herons,” here. Marisol Cortez In 1962, Rachel Carson—government scientist, nature writer, breast cancer non-survivor, and queer woman on […]
Stopping Bolsonaro’s Genocidal Policies Targeting Brazil’s Native Peoples
It is official. On the first of the year, Jair Bolsonaro, was inaugurated as the 38th President of Brazil. One of his first official acts as a newly inaugurated president was doing away with demarcation of indigenous territories in Brazil. All of us living on this planet should be fearful of this act.