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Conservation news and analysis from The Nation
January 23, 2023
In a Land of Apartheid, a Trip to the Beach Can Be an Act of Resistance
Not long ago,
’s Palestine correspondent snuck into a moshav to sunbathe, because no one owns the sea.
December 22, 2022
What the Extinction Crisis Took From the World in 2022
From a frog in Venezuela to a sturgeon in China—obituaries for the species we lost.
September 20, 2022
Letters From the October 3/10, 2022, Issue
One-state reality… Documenting January 6… Leaving water for migrants…
September 15, 2022
The Indefatigable Bill McKibben
An interview with the environmentalist about what inspires him, how he became a writer, and his recent book,
The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon
July 4, 2022
The Tricky Politics of Ecological Restoration
A conversation with Laura J. Martin about the Cold War origins of environmental management and her book
Wild by Design: The Rise of Ecological Restoration
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September 1, 2021
How Do You Tell the Story of a Fire?
A conversation with reporter Lizzie Johnson about the aftermath of wildfires and the human cost of neglected infrastructure.
August 11, 2021
Seeing the Climate Crisis Through the Eyes of Henry Thoreau
“I walk toward one of our ponds,” Thoreau wrote in “Slavery in Massachusetts,” “but what signifies the beauty of nature when men are base?”
March 17, 2021
Awaiting a Second Spring, and the Growth of Living Things
On gardens, fellow feeling, and whether “we’re all in this together” shall transcend cliché, on the cusp of another surreal spring.
February 22, 2021
We Need a Civilian Conservation Corps
We need knowledgeable, passionate stewards of our public lands, but most people can’t afford to pursue a career in conservation. So let’s create the jobs.
September 8, 2020
Letters From the September 21/28, 2020, Issue
Prey without predators… The costs of long-term care…