A look at an acclaimed new work by journalist Dan Egan on the environmental state of the Great Lakes finds much to laud. But our BookShelf editor and long-time Great Lakes reporter Tom Henry sees important weaknesses as well, such as when the comprehensive compendium of environmental challenges tackles Lake Erie’s algae crisis.
A new book on "Big Chicken" dissects how common practices of the U.S. poultry industry are harming our air, water and health — and why Europe does it better.
Writer David Owen's “Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River” tells the story of the Colorado, while exploring water issues ranging from drought and climate degradation to cross-state and cross-border legal complexities.
The new book “Climate of Hope” by ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Sierra Club chief Carl Pope concludes that, despite partisan obstacles, we have made progress in fighting the planet’s warming.
Author Lisa Palmer tackles a question many experts in the natural and social sciences are also pondering: How can we feed a growing world population in the coming decades when climate change is stressing global food production systems?
BookShelf takes a peek into the hidden life of trees, to understand how biologists believe plants may communicate and even assist others that are struggling, and what that may mean for modern forestry.
Canoes have long been part of North America’s cultural fabric. And a hefty new book, rich in visuals, tells the story of this unique mode of transport, which brings us closer to nature and despite changes in materials has remained essentially unchanged.
"Water in Plain Sight" suggests better land practices could reap water and climate benefits.
"Water Is for Fighting Over" explores how Western water woes may not be so disastrous.