Jim O'Donnell

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How Vulnerable Are We to Collapse?

Along the cottonwood-lined rivers of southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona, the Mimbres people did something unique: By the year 1000, …

Climate Change and a Politics of Morality

In 1979 Claire L. Parkinson published her scientific paper “Arctic sea ice decay simulated for a CO2-induced temperature rise”. Based on mathematical …

Republicans Introduce Bill to Eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, a Republican, has introduced a bill to permanently eliminate the EPA …that is the agency dedicated to protecting …

World Wetland Day - the Wetland Jewels of Northern New Mexico

Today is <b>World Wetlands Day</b>.<p>Wetlands are lands saturated with water all or part of the year. We know them by many different names. Marshes, bogs, …

Europe's Migration Crisis is Also Big Business

After three months in Rabat, the capital of Morocco, Famara (who requested his last name not be used) left for the Gourougou mountain forest of …

Human Rights

International Migration. The Stark Disparity of Travel.

“While some travelers – whether executives, “expats” or tourists- are celebrated for their powers to shrink distances and connect territories, others …

Free Trade

Aimed at Refugees, Fences Are Threatening European Wildlife

A flood of migrants from the Middle East and Africa has prompted governments in the Balkans to erect hundreds of miles of border fences. Scientists …

For Sale! : America's Public Lands are on the Market - Action

<b>UPDATE: February 2, 2017</b>: Proof that all your calls and letters to Congress actually have an impact. Last night, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz withdrew …

Republicans Want to Make the Endangered Species Act Extinct

Last week we learned the Republicans are setting the stage to give away public lands such as National Parks, National Monuments, Wilderness Areas and …

Endangered Species