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April 2011

Changing the Endgame, an Earth Week Webcast with Dr. Riki Ott

Marine toxicologist Riki Ott, author of Not One Drop: Courage and Betrayal in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, will take part in a webcast teach-in taking place April 18th-22nd for Earth Week. This three-part, on-demand web cast, entitled “Changing the Endgame: America’s Energy Future”, will revisit the Gulf of Mexico – and […]

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Kirkus reviews Chasing Chiles

Chasing Chiles by Kurt Michael Friese, Kraig Kraft, and Gary Paul Nabhan continues to spice things up with a new review from Kirkus: Three self-described “gastronauts” plumb climate change through the piquant prism of chile peppers. The journey is the destination as the earnest trio launch their “spice ship” throughout the United States and Mexico […]

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Upcoming Event: Nature Has Rights

If you’re in or around New York City on Thursday, April 21st, don’t miss the highly anticipated launch event for Wild Law, a new book by Cormac Cullinan. Just in time for Earth Day, the event is co-sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at CUNY Graduate Center, the Brecht Forum, Global Exchange, […]

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Telling The Story Of Climate Change By Way Of Chile Peppers

Annie Corrigan from Indiana Public Media’s Earth Eats program interviewed Kurt Michael Friese, co-author of the newly released Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail, recently. Here’s an excerpt. Kurt Michael Friese and two other chile lovers went on a year-long adventure to experience some of America’s most interesting pepper varieties – from datil […]

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ForeWord review: The Mystery of Metamorphosis

The following book review by Joseph Thompson was published April 1st at In 2009, retired zoologist Donald Williamson published a radical theory shocking the scientific world. His paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggested the dual stages of an insect’s life, larval and adult, are a result of […]

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Diane Wilson to deliver Black Planet Award to BP’s Tony Hayward

Shrimper-turned-environmental hero Diane Wilson, whose new book is Diary of an Eco-Outlaw: An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth, will be in London along with other Gulf Coast activists next week to deliver the International “Black Planet Award” to Tony Hayward, CEO of BP. (Some of you may recall that last summer, Diane […]

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Chasing Chiles in the New York Times!

We’re bursting with pride to see Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail featured in a wonderful new article by Anne Raver of the New York Times. Read an excerpt from the piece, published April 6th, below! Hot on the Trail of Chili Peppersby Anne Raver Patagonia, Arizona: There was a frost expected here […]

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Win a Free Copy of The Color of Atmosphere

Over on now through April 15th, you could win one of five free copies of The Color of Atmosphere: One Doctor’s Journey In and Out of Medicine by Maggie Kozel. View the book giveaway details here. In case you’re not familiar with it, Goodreads is the largest social network for readers in the world. […]

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Chile Crisis of 2011 Reveals Need for More Resilience and Diversity on the Farm

by Gary Paul Nabhan, co-author of Chasing Chiles. What a difference a few days of aberrant weather can mean to our food security, our pocket books, and our penchant for hot sauce. The record freeze that hit the U.S. Southwest and Northern Mexico in early February is still affecting vegetable availability and food prices in […]

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Dissident Voice reviews Get Up, Stand Up

Kim Petersen over at Dissident Voice found Bruce E. Levine’s new book, Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite, to be “extraordinarily relevant”. Read on for her full review. There is democratic fervor and revolutionary ferment in many spots around the world today. There are mass and sustained […]

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